Park Cefn Onn, Cardiff
Project Number: 390641.009
Objective: To improve the entrance area to Parc Cefn Onn Country Park
Project Completion Date: April 2014
Contributing Landfill Operator: Cardiff City Council
LCF Funding: £35000
Project Partners: The ‘Friends of Parc Cefn Onn’ group
The park is situated to the north of Cardiff and is listed as a grade II site on the register of Historic Parks and Gardens in Wales by CADW. The main entrance and reception area had become degraded over a period of time and this project enabled the enhancement of the amenity and made it more welcoming for local residents and visitors. The project was conceived by the ‘Friends of Parc Cefn Onn’, a local group of volunteers with a strong and growing membership. The group have worked closely with Cardiff City Council Parks Department to help develop a management plan for Parc Cefn Onn, arrange volunteer workdays and have applied for grants.
The project protects the social environment by deterring any potential acts of vandalism through the leadership of the ‘Friends’ group whilst ensuring that the site is respected by visitors and local residents alike. One element of the funding was used to refurbish the reception/information booth which is manned by volunteers from the ‘Friends’ group. This project has also protected the built environment by replacing old dilapidated facilities with new.
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"We enjoyed working with the EB and found their knowledge and experience extremely valuable thoughout the project"
“We would also like to thank you for your continued support, excellent advice and immediate responses to all our requests during this project. We are only a small voluntary organisation and your assistance has been very much appreciated. Many thanks”