Waterfront residents join with Council teams for renovation project

The Vale of Glamorgan Council recently teamed up with residents of the Waterfront Estate in Barry to renovate the area.


  • Thursday, 23 September 2021

    Vale of Glamorgan

Heol Gwendoline Park openingMembers of the community both old and new came together with the initial goal of tidying up the entrance to the estate. Over 20 years of pampas grass and bamboo was cleared, revealing the slate plaques that had been hidden. 

Following this, they established a WhatsApp group where ideas to improve and maintain the estate can be shared.

A litter pick has since taken place, steps and pathways have been cleared, with efforts culminating over the summer break when the children’s park at Heol Gwendoline was revamped.

Adam Sargent and Wyndham Hughes, who both work in the Council’s Neighborhood Services team liaised closely with the group, along with local Councillor Ian Johnson and PCSOs Sarah Johnson and Leanne Davies.

Residents have expressed their gratitude to Adam and Wyndham for providing new benches, bins and paint for the refurbishment of the park.

Cabinet Member for Neighborhood Services and Transport, Cllr Peter King said:

“We’re lucky to have such a strong sense of place and community in the Vale of Glamorgan. This project goes to demonstrate the lengths our residents will go to to maintain the spaces that are special to them.

“This project is a fantastic example of what we can achieve when we work together, and I was pleased to see from the photos so many members of this community, young and old, at the opening event.”