Ogmore MP Chris Elmore was pleased to join his Assembly colleague, Huw Irranca-Davies, and local residents at the celebration event to mark the re-opening of the Ogmore Valley Community Trail. Speaking to constituents and community leaders at the event in the Nantymoel Boys and Girls Club, the Ogmore MP praised the “unrelenting work” of everyone who had played a part in re-opening the much-loved trail.
The new interactive heritage trail allows local residents to explore the rich cultural history of the Ogmore Valley. The trail starts at Bryngarw County Park, before heading through the Valley to Nantymoel, and uses information panels to document the area’s past and highlight places of interest for walkers and cyclers.
The trail was made possible by over £62,000 of funding delivered by Welsh Labour-led Bridgend County Borough Council’s Reach Rural Development Programme and Nantymoel Boys and Girls Club, via the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Chris Elmore MP said:
“It’s great to see the community coming together to celebrate its past in a fun and innovative way. I pay huge tribute to Bridgend County Borough and Nantymoel Boys and Girls Club for delivering this project which allows local residents and people from further afield to explore the fascinating history of the Ogmore Valley while enjoying the beauty of our natural environment.”
During the event, Chris took the opportunity to try out the club’s innovative smoothie-making exercise bike – the results of this he said were “delicious”!
“I can’t wait to explore the heritage trail for myself. I know it’s going to be a really popular activity for families as we head into the spring and I’d highly encourage everyone to take a look when you next have a free afternoon!”