Bedlinog and Trelewis Community Council successfully applied to the National Heritage Lottery Fund for the installation of a solar-powered interpretation panel at Nant Llwynog Park in Bedlinog, near Merthyr Tydfil in south Wales.
The sign now provides visitors to the park with an overview map and some basic information about the park. The real magic is the Info Point concealed in the pitched roof. Securely stored in a metal box the Info Point delivers videos, PDFs, images and much more information than one panel could ever hold. A solar panel on the roof provides power, stored in a battery, to the Info Point.
From the outset we were impressed with the professional service provided by Dan and his team, stepping us through the project to ensure all our requirements were met. We appreciate that now that the project has been completed, there is an on-going working relationship with Wildfi where continued, on-going support has been offered by Dan and his team.Ryan James, Clerk/Proper Officer to Bedlinog and Trelewis Community Council
Users simply connect to the Info Point wifi, which has a range of 150 metres, and scan the QR code on the panel to gain access to the ‘website’. The videos highlight the wildlife and nature that can be seen throughout the seasons in the park, whilst images portray how it used to look when the site was mined for coal.
I was very pleased to work with the Community Council in developing the concept of a Digital Interpretation Board in the park. We believe this is the first such installation in South Wales and were delighted to host it. The work of assembling information and ideas was complex and we were aware of the detailed input from the professional team at all points in the process.Edward Dawson, Chairman of Friends of Nant Llwynog Park