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Natural Resources Wales - Successful grant application for "Shared Spaces"

Hay Town Council took part in an Open Grant application process with Natural Resources Wales, which had made available £1.4 million for projects in Wales towards improving natural habitats and people's health and wellbeing. We were successful in our application for £10k towards an overall project of £20k. The project is called "Shared Spaces". 

"Shared Spaces" has several key elements aims to open up the accessibility of Hay town centre as well as the surrounding countryside for local people and visitors alike. We aim to improve people's health and well-being through this project, as well as supporting and enhancing the biodiversity resource of Hay-on-Wye. The main elements of "Shared Spaces" include:

  • Removal of gates/stiles to be replaced by kisssing gates;
  • Improvement to footpath surfaces;
  • Repairing minor footbridges;
  • Installation of wooden sculptures
  • Installation of interpretation boards
  • Planting trees, bulbs and wildflowers
  • Installation of electric car charging portal
  • Purchasing portable ramps for businesses in Hay to allow better access
  • Creating publicity materials, signposts, posters, flyers and on-line to make sure people are fully aware of "Shared Spaces" and all the benefits of the project
  • Creation of "Low Carbon Steering Group" to explore reducing Hay's carbon footprint


If you would like to know more about "Shared Spaces" or how you or your business can participate in the project, please contact Nick Burdekin on 01497 820296 or e-mail: haytownclerk@hotmail.co.uk

Published on Thursday 7th July 2018 by Nick Burdekin