The 'Clwt Glas' project.

Colin Jackson CBE at Malltraeth on the 26th September 2010 - why? - read on -

'Clwt Glas' was an overgrown and neglected piece of land adjacent to the bridge at Malltraeth - Dec 2009.
Another view of 'Clwt Glas' in December 2009.

'Clwt Glas' (Green Patch) was an area of land at the lower end of the village of Malltraeth and was essentially the reverse side of a mound built as part of the scheme to reclaim the Cefni Marsh (Cors Ddyga) during the latter years of the 18th Centuary, a project completed in the early years of the 19th Centuary.
It had been neglected for some years and was overgrown and some of the walls had collapsed. The local re-generation group Malltraeth Ymlaen resolved to try to improve this area of land, which is located in a prominent position adjacent to the village car park and the Anglesey Coastal Footpath. The area is popular with both locals and tourists, located near the bridge, the Lon Las Cefni cycle/footpath and a CCW managed nature reserve.

An "idea" was converted to a sketch by the well known local artist Philip Snow BA -


Using the above sketch a set of drawings were prepared to convert the land to a picnic/viewing area. With the assistance and support of the locally based leading programme and project delivery agency MENTER MON, an application for funding from the Rural Development Plan was prepared. This is part of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development administered by the Welsh Assembly Government, to which the Isle of Anglesey County Council submitted a bid for funds with the Isle of Anglesey Charitable Trust contributing 'matchfunding'. The application prepared for the Clwt Glas scheme was presented on behalf of the group by Jackie Lewis of Menter Mon.
The funding bid was accepted an award of £26740 was made to move the project forward at the end of December 2009. The Coastal Footpath Team of the County Council awarded further funds to provide a bench, three picnic tables, litter bin and a stone plinth on which would be mounted two interpretation panels. The first panel was commissioned by the local group and the second by GeoMon. Two planning applications were then prepared and submitted and consent to proceed came through in April 2010. Another application for funds was submitted to Keep Wales Tidy in March 2010 to build and plant a small raised garden at the narrow end of the site, and that was agreed in April.
The contract for the works was awarded to a local company - H R Hughes & Sons from Aberffraw, who started work on site on the 8th May 2010.
The following photos show how the site was transformed over the following weeks -

8th May 2010.
One week later.
Work in progress.
Taking shape.
August Bank Holiday 2010.

Whilst the work was in progress another grant application was submitted for funds from the 'Tidy Towns- Tidy Island initiative, managed by the Waste Management section of the Isle of Anglesey County Council to tidy up the land adjacent to 'Clwt Glas'. The application was accepted and the works were carried out whilst the other scheme was being finished by the same contractor. Photos of those works appear later.
All works were virtually completed by mid -August 2010, but the site was offically opened on the 26th September by Colin Jackson CBE and 99 year old Mrs M A Edwards MBE. Mrs Edwards has given a lifetime of public service to the Community of Bodorgan of which the village of Malltraeth is a part.

The plaque to commemorate the opening is un veiled.

Colin Jackson, Mrs M A Edwards and members of the Community.

The seaward end of the site - April 2010.
The seaward end July 2010.

Before the 'Tidy Towns-Tidy Island' works-above and below.

After completion of the 'Tidy Towns-Tidy Island' scheme works-next two photos



Garden funded by 'Keep Wales Tidy'

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"Cyllidwyd y prosiect hwn yn rhannol drwy Gynllun Datblygu Gwledig i Gymru 2007-2013 a ariennir gan Lywodraeth Cynulliad Cymru a'r Gronfa Amaethyddol Ewrop ar gyfer Datblygu Gwledig"
"This project has received funding through Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 which is funded by the Welsh Assembly Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development."