Vol­un­teers sprin­kle a lit­tle fairy dust on area around reser­voir

Carmarthen Journal - - News - IAN LEWIS 07790 591150 [email protected]­di­awales.co.uk

A GROUP of young peo­ple have spent the past four months vol­un­teer­ing to trans­form the area around the reser­voir in Car­marthen.

Up to 20 young­sters have turned the area in Tan­erdy into a fairy gar­den es­pe­cially for young chil­dren in the com­mu­nity.

Since Septem­ber, the young peo­ple who at­tend ac­tiv­ity ses­sions at the reser­voir and class­room at Rath­bone Train­ing Cen­tre, have been clear­ing the path­ways and area around the reser­voir as well as clean­ing and paint­ing the bridges.

To date up to 30 unique fairy doors have been cre­ated and placed around the reser­voir, as well as bilin­gual signs.

The project, which has been or­gan­ised by Car­marthen­shire Coun­cil’s Youth Sup­port Ser­vice Post 16 Team, is set to con­tinue into spring – with plans to add to the fairy gar­den as well as cre­at­ing bird­boxes, bat boxes, bug houses and pic­nic benches.

Ev­ery­one who has taken part will re­ceive a cer­tifi­cate for their achieve­ments to sup­port their job prospects in the fu­ture.

Nia Mered­ith, aged 18 and from Car­marthen, has been in­volved in the project since the be­gin­ning.

She said: “It’s been fun and has been good to meet new peo­ple.

“I’ve been try­ing new things and have learnt a lot.”

Car­marthen­shire Coun­cil ex­ec­u­tive board mem­ber for ed­u­ca­tion and chil­dren’s ser­vices, coun­cil­lor Glynog Davies, said: “I would like to con­grat­u­late this group of young peo­ple for all their hard work and for giv­ing up their time to vol­un­teer and trans­form the area, es­pe­cially for the ben­e­fit of the younger peo­ple in the com­mu­nity.

“I’m sure that this has been a valu­able ex­pe­ri­ence for them and that they have been able to learn new skills in the process.”

Jew­sons in Car­marthen have sup­ported the project with a do­na­tion of tim­ber for benches which the group will be work­ing on in the next part of the project.

The group is now look­ing for dona­tions of so­lar fairy lights to make the area more en­chant­ing.

■ If any busi­nesses are able to help, con­tact Katie Mor­gan 07825 402507 or email kmor­[email protected] car­marthen­shire.gov.uk

Young vol­un­teers have helped to trans­form the area around the reser­voir in Tan­erdy, Car­marthen.

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