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Trustees are meeting with representatives of NRW

Trustees are meeting with representatives of NRW this week.  David Carrington, former Warden for the site has also been invited in an advisory capacity.  The purpose of the meeting will be to formulate a Management Plan for the future of KNNR.

Kenfig National Nature Reserve update

Following the end of Bridgend County Borough Council’s management lease of Kenfig National Nature Reserve, Natural Resources Wales and the Kenfig Corporation Trust (KCT) who own the site, have been in negotiations about the potential of NRW taking on the long-term lease.

After many months of lengthy discussions, both parties have agreed that we cannot proceed with a lease agreement.  The possibility of pursuing a Nature Reserve Agreement for the future management of the site is being explored.

Both parties remain committed to managing the conservation of this protected site to safeguard the many rare species of plants, insects, birds and animals that live there, and to ensure it maintains its national nature reserve status.

Collection of Rubbish at Sker Beach

Update 06 September 2019

The Kenfig Corporation trustees would like to update the community regarding the Kenfig nature reserve.  We have been in talks with the NRW (Natural Resources Wales) regarding the future of Kenfig. These discussions are on-going and as I hope you will appreciate a lot of information needs to be considered. We are working hard to look into options and we are working with NRW to offer as much support as we can to ensure the future of Kenfig is secure.

All trustees have fought hard for the long term guarantee of this beautiful common land and have the interest of the community at its forefront, we have not been able to give any information out while discussions with the NRW have been taking place. We have been forced to make a statement due to unrest in the community, but it must be understood with decisions not confirmed and with negotiations still under way, a decision will hopefully be announced soon. With respect to the general public all trustees have the best interest of the nature reserve and fought hard in talks with the NRW to convince them of obtaining this land for the future of our younger generation to enjoy as we did.

Due to national cuts BCBC made a decision to withdraw resources from the nature reserve this was an extremely difficult time to find someone to take over that responsibility. We are hoping our negotiations with the NRW will be successful and the public will be informed when that decision has been made.

Kenfig National Nature Reserve

The Lease with Bridgend County Borough Council, for the management of the Kenfig National Nature Reserve, expires in December 2019 and the Trust is currently considering all options at this time and no firm decision has been made yet.

The Trust is keen to ensure that the Reserve continues to be managed both as ecologically and commercially, as it has been to date.

The Trust are currently in ongoing negotiations with a potential new lessee for the KNNR and, as the matter is sensitive, we cannot disclose any information to the public at the present time but, as soon as the matter has been finalised, we will provide an update on our website.

Update 4th Sept 2019

We are currently still under negotiations with interested parties regarding the lease and will hopefully have some news shortly. The Trust apologise that they cannot divulge any further details at this stage.

The Prince of Wales Public House

The building works at the Prince have now commenced (June 2019) with Bow Construction full title of Bow Construction, Conservation & Property Maintenance Ltd.


One of the assets owned by Kenfig Corporation Trust is a property known as Fernlea, situated in the vicinity of Prince Field, Kenfig.  This property has become severely run down and the Trustees have made an application to Bridgend County Borough Council to build a brand new property on the footprint of the existing building. 

The plans for this property have been taken forward with the location of it at the forefront, it will be built in sympathetic manner both environmentally and aesthetically with the land in which it sits.

By ensuring this property is built to a high specification the Trustees are ensuring that future income for the Trust will be secured to allow it to continue to undertake its duties as set out in the Schedule for Kenfig Corporation Trust