Since Top Pond was drained in 2010 we have worked to make it a good fishery and to improve the experience for those who use it for leisure activities such as walking and along the Cycle path.
To this end we have installed litter bins, planted trees, and in conjunction with Merthyr Council we have planted the pond itself with water plants to improve the habitat for both fish and wild life.
Ducks, Moorhens and a pair of Grebe have been using the pond and this together with the work carried out by Keith Jones one of our dedicated committee men led to us being advised to enter it as an open space for the Green Flag Award
We are pleased to say we were awarded the Green Flag Status and Keith Jones and our treasurer (Tony Rees), went to pick up the award at a ceremony held at Cheltenham last week.
The club is proud of this achievement.
We are also glad to hear that the pond has been fishing well, maybe the fish are grateful too
An International benchmark for parks and green spaces
The Green Flag Award® scheme is the benchmark national standard for parks and green spaces in the UK.
It was first launched in 1996 to recognise and reward the best green spaces in the country.
The first awards were given in 1997 and, many years later, it continues to provide the high level of quality against which our parks and green spaces are measured. It is also seen as a way of encouraging others to achieve high environmental standards, setting a benchmark of excellence in recreational green areas.