L-R Cllr Lesley Walton, Suzy Richards and Nigel Robbins

Community Group unveils information board at Washing Pool

An information board has been unveiled at Mayhill Washing Pond which was recently awarded a Green Flag by Keep Wales Tidy.

The award is in recognition to the hard work done by volunteers – the Friends Group – in the ward to transform the historic Wishing Pond.

And to mark its rich history the information board charts the origins and evolution of the Washing Pond.

“As a group we agreed it would be nice to acknowledge the history behind the Washing Pond,” said Townhill Ward Labour councillor Lesley Walton.

Mayhill Washing Pond sign

Mayhill Washing Pond sign

“We are very lucky to have words on its history provided by local historians Nigel Robbins and the late Roy Kneath, represented at the unveiling by his daughter, Suzy Richards.

“So we have been able to put together this information board.

“The group has a second part to it: we have a community food garden down the hill, so the information board covers both areas.

“So, hopefully people will come along and read the board and find out what this area is all about.”

Townhill’s three Labour Councillors – Lesley Walton, Cyril Anderson and David Hopkins – are funding a flag pole to fly the Green Flag Community Award presented to Friends of Mayhill Washing Pond.

The flag pole is to be donated by the councillors from their Community Budget.

CAPTION: L-R Cllr Lesley Walton, Suzy Richards and Nigel Robbins

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