|Forgotten Landscapes Operation with Gwent Police and other Agencies|
Gwent Police work with partner agencies to protect Forgotten Landscapes of Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent
Crimes including fly-tipping, the illegal use of off road
vehicles, vehicle and scrap metal thefts were targeted during a one day
operation in Gwent.
• 6 Section 59 warnings – this means that if anyone is found
riding or driving illegally again in the next 12 months, their vehicle
will be seized
Duncan Green, Chairman of The Treadlightly Trust says, ‘Multi agency working is key to reducing illegal off – roading and helping people understand how and where they can use their vehicles responsibly.’
Treadlightly! is a scheme run by The Treadlightly Trust charity that sets out to protect motorised recreational access opportunities through education, partnership working and conservation initiatives. For more information on the work of the charity, visit http://www.treadlightly-uk.org/
The Forgotten Landscapes Project is an ambitious landscape conservation scheme which aims to manage the natural and built environment of the Blaenavon World Heritage Site and its surroundings.
The Forgotten Landscapes Project, principally funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund is a unique landscape conservation scheme which aims to manage the natural and industrial heritage across three boroughs – Torfaen, Monmouthshire and Blaenau Gwent.
The project covers a 71 square KM area of countryside and is co-ordinated by Torfaen County Borough Council and receives the majority of its funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Through the project, a range of regeneration and conservation projects will be delivered including;
• Restoration of wetlands, grasslands and heather moorlands to provide habitat for the area’s wildlife.
• Return of Welsh mountain ponies and traditional breeds of cattle to the common land.
• Conservation of archaeological features in the landscape
• Interpretation of the landscape and its stories through events, school trips and educational courses