Posted on: Monday 7 June 2021
Love Your Burial Ground Week runs from Saturday 5 to Sunday 13 June, and this year, the Council, along with partner organisations, are leading on several sub-projects under The Resilient Greater Gwent work programme, funded by Welsh Government’s Enabling Natural Resources & Wellbeing Grant.
Now in its final year, work will be undertaken to meet outcomes within the Sustainable Communities sub-project. This project focusses on community action and engagement, behaviour change, and skills and capacity building.
Churchyards and burial sites are important historic sites that reveal evidence of the past, including people who have lived and worked in the parish. They can also be important sites for wildlife offering unique habitats for a significant variety of plants, animal and ancient trees.
The Council would like to offer some support and advice to community/volunteer groups who may be currently managing the grounds of churchyards/burial sites across Torfaen. The offer of support would include a Covid-safe virtual training session, an action plan for the site, and a biodiversity enhancement kit.
If you are interested in learning more about how you can help your site support more wildlife please contact Rachel Edwards, Ecologist: firstname.lastname@example.org and register your interest by Monday 14 June.
Find out more about Love Your Burial Ground Week here