Plans by the RSPCA centre at Llys Nini to expand to create a major community and environmental resource have won the backing of the Welsh Liberal Democrats Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black.
Mr. Black visited the centre in Penllergaer today to see the plans for himself. The centre have put in a bid to the Big Lottery for funding to enhance and develop a wet meadow habitat to provide additional habitats for otter, possibly water vole, some bird species and aquatic invertebrates, build a sensory trail so people with sensory impairments can enjoy Llys Nini, to develop the community heritage orchard, build a heritage based adventure playground for children to enjoy and encourage them to play out doors and to plant a living maze.
“The animal centre at Llys Nini has already expanded considerably since I last visited it,” said Mr. Black. “It is the biggest RSPCA Animal Centre in Wales and is using a number of government schemes to provide training and work experience opportunities for many local people. They estimate that they are putting £1.2m into the local economy each year.
“The proposals for expansion are very ambitious but realistic. They will enable the local RSPCA to make full use of a large site in a sustainable an environmentally sensitive way, as well as providing a new visitor attraction for the local community. I am more than happy to offer my support.”