Tag Archives: environment

A vital part of the natural world

As well as being important in the process of recycling dead material and in other ways fungi can be beautiful. These impressive ‘fruiting bodies’ of the honey fungus were recently found growing on a tree stump in Saron Graveyard, Troedyrhiw.

More volunteer work in Saron Graveyard

Another Volunteer Day was held at Saron Graveyard, Troedyrhiw last Saturday. As reported in a separate post we began the day by collecting in much of the fly-tipped waste that has been dumped on the nearby path. We added a small ‘pollinator garden’ and rockery to the ‘sensory garden’ and stumpery/fernery that are already in place. Also, we reset a number of headstones and began to repair a couple of graves that have ceramic and polished granite surrounds that had become detached. Our hardiest volunteers were still working by torchlight at the end of the day!.

A place to be proud of?

Friends of Saron have, once again, cleared fly-tipped rubbish from the path that runs past the graveyard from Chapel Street to Cardiff Road in Troedyrhiw. Residents deserve to be able to enjoy a high quality environment that they can take pride in. Please report incidents of this illegal and anti-social activity to the Council.


If you are interested in the SARON GRAVEYARD PROJECT, TROEDYRHIW then why not pop in to one or both of next week’s events?

Friends of Saron AGM

Friends of Saron held their Annual General Meeting last Friday at the Willows Centre, Troedyrhiw. The bad weather limited the number attending but this was a very positive meeting. The main points of discussion arose from the welcome news that urgently necessary structural work will soon be carried out on a retaining wall at the expense of the leaseholder. It was strongly felt that the project needs greater support from the community to achieve its goal of creating a low maintenance memorial and wildlife garden on the Saron site. Much time and energy and a certain amount of money have been invested in the restoration programme – but this will count for nought unless the local community values the graveyard as an asset.

Full minutes of this AGM will, in due course, be posted in the ‘Documents’ section of the Friends of Saron blog at  https://friendsofsaron.wordpress.com/  (access from the foot of the home page).

Volunteer Day Washout. Let’s hope for better luck next time!

Many thanks to the volunteers of Saron Graveyard Project, Troedyrhiw who had made themselves available for last Saturday’s Volunteer Day only for it to be cancelled due to the bad weather. This is only the second time since the project began that this has been necessary. A quick look into the graveyard recently showed that many of the plants that we have put in are doing well but so, unfortunately, are the weeds! We would like to see as many helpers and supporters as possible at our next scheduled session on Saturday 1st June.

Events for you to support

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Many thanks from Friends of Saron, Troedyrhiw

Thanks for support
Very many thanks for all of the interest and support that this project has received in 2018. It now seems very likely that we will have good things to report on during the coming year. So please watch this space!


Saron on 1875 Map (1)

Why not pop in to lend a hand for an hour or two or just to see what is being done? You will be made most welcome.

Troedyrhiw – Its Heritage & Environment

Saron Heritage Plaque

If you are interested in the local history of TROEDYRHIW and the quality of the environment in the village then please think about attending the next meeting of FRIENDS OF SARON. This will be held in the ANGEL INN in Bridge Street at 6.30pm on Friday 16 November.

It would be good to see you there.

Amongst the topics on the agenda are:-

  • Securing a lasting legacy for the SARON GRAVEYARD POJECT following leaseholder funded repairs to the graveyard boundary and the completion of the volunteer led improvement programme.
  • Unlocking modest levels of funding for certain aspects of the improvement programme as it works towards the creation of SARON MEMORIAL & WILDLIFE GARDEN as a community asset.