Released Friday 14th August by Torfaen County Borough Council:
***Update on Greenmeadow Community Farm***
There’s some bad news and plenty of good news!
The bad news first.
After the initial closure of the farm during March following restrictions on visitor attractions due to Covid-19, it has been decided the farm will now remain shut until February 2021.
The farm normally closes for Christmas and throughout January but given the additional measures required to maintain a safe experience for all visitors, it means we would be unable to open all of the farms attractions and provide the same hands-on, fun experience for our young visitors.
The farm has also had a landslide which would limit the route of the popular tractor rides!
The good news (finally).
The landslide is being fixed and while they’ve been shut the farm team been giving the farm animals lots of love and attention during your absence.
They’re also using the time to carry out essential maintenance and make sure the farm opens with a bang in February.
The farm also plan to make wider improvements to the farm buildings such as the stables and create safer pathways and visitor areas.
The really big news is that the council are proposing to make a capital investment into the farm which will improve the farm’s attractiveness and help sustain the farm into the future.
This is where you come in. If this investment is approved by council in September, we hope to share several options on where the money can be spent and we’ll want your views on what you would like to see most down on the farm.
It’s visitors that keep the farm alive, so whatever’s invested must make it a more popular place to visit.
Thank you for all your ongoing support for the farm and please continue to visit the farm’s Facebook page to stay up to date with life on the farm and updates on investment.
The link below will take you to the Torfaen Covid-19 page where you can follow updates to all service areas:
We have been profoundly touched by offers of donations to the farm at this difficult time and can announce that you are now able to make a donation should you wish. To do so, please click on the link below:
We've been a working farm for over 250 years and in the late 1980s were saved by a group of local people who wanted to protect this beautiful green space from being turned into another housing estate around the ever expanding new town of Cwmbran. Over 30 years on and we are proud to stand strong as a vibrant working farm which opens its gates to welcome visitors from far and wide. We offer lots of farming fun, activities and hands on learning as well as space and tranquility - a place to reconnect with nature.
Set in over 120 acres, we have a wide range of pedigree and rare breed animals which you can come and meet up close. Daily activities include milking demonstrations and tractor and trailer rides and we have lots of additional activities during school holidays as well as seasonal events throughout the year.
We would love to see you soon! Please browse our website to learn a little more about the Farm and follow us on and Twitter to be kept up to date on our news.
Tel: 01633 647662 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Modified on: 17-08-2020