Our Work

Gelligaer & Merthyr Commoners Association is currently delivering the 
Comin Cydweithredol – Common Connection Project.

Building on the work of the Tirwedd y Comin project, we have secured a further 2 years of funding that will allow us to focus on three key areas:

  • Tackling Landscape Crime
  • Public Engagement
  • Habitat Restoration & Creation

Community and school engagement will be a key element of the project, with opportunities for members of the public and local schools to take a proactive role in the upkeep of the common. Regular volunteer sessions will be held along with training sessions on traditional countryside crafts. Schools will be encouraged to explore and learn about the common, its history and importance to the local area. To keep up to date with events please sign up here.

Common Land - Gelligaer and Merthyr Common
Common Land - Gelligaer and Merthyr Common

This project has received a grant from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) for its Sustainable Management Scheme project funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.