A Dinas Mawddwy community organisation has taken on the ownership and development of a woodland in the centre of the village.

The woodland was previously owned by housing association Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd, who gifted it free of charge to Cwmni Nod Glas as part of their land disposal strategy.

Cwmni Nod Glas cyf is a social enterprise, with the aims of making the Mawddwy community more sustainable.

The woodland forms part of the old estate called Y Plas, a mansion that was completed in 1872, but demolished in the ‘60’s. There are still some remains of the old walled garden on site and a small avenue of Yew trees.

Chair Elwyn Jones said: “Our intention for the woodland is to give local people the opportunity to have their say as what can make it a more pleasant place; a place where projects can be undertaken if that is what the interest is and to manage it so it can benefit all who use it.”

Ffrancon Williams, Cartrefi Cymunedol Gwynedd chief executive, said: “We are always keen to form new partnerships and to work with community organisations for the benefit of the communities we serve. The environment, culture and wellbeing are all key themes of our new corporate plan and I’m confident that Cwmni Nod Glas use of the land will deliver many of these benefits.”

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