Press Release - Neath's Poppy Trail

Published: 29 March 2019


Neath Town Council has been presented with an Award for Community Engagement at a One Voice Wales National Awards Ceremony in Builth Wells. This was in recognition of the efforts of the Town Council and Neath community coming together to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the World War. The development of the Poppy Trail was led by Jim Harle who was instrumental in working with the Town Council to develop a walking Poppy Trail throughout the Town. Jim Harle stated “This has been a tremendous honour to remember the fallen in Neath and to identify where they lived in our community and not forget their sacrifice. The Town Council have been extremely supportive of this project and have provided the funding to make this idea a possibility”.

Mayor receiving One Voice Wales Award for Poppy Trail
Pic: Cllr Mark Protheroe, Neath Town Mayor, Mike Cuddy, Chair of One Voice Wales
and Award Sponsor David Ogilvie

Cllr Mark Protheroe, Neath Town Mayor added “The Award is recognition of the collaborative and partnership working of the community of Neath coming together to bring this Poppy Trail to life. The Launch event was such a success and to see the public getting involved, especially the youth, with such an emotional project was fantastic. ”The Poppy Trail continues to be updated with new locations and is available to download on the Town Council’s website along with photos of the Launch Day. “Working for the community”

Poppy Trail Leaflet
Poppy Trail Leaflet