AM welcomes news of Dark Skies funding

MONMOUTH  Assembly Member Nick Ramsay has  welcomed news that the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has been successful in gaining funding for a project to bring together the three Welsh National Parks to work jointly on developing the “dark skies” project.

Mr Ramsay, who championed a campaign for a reduction in light pollution and inspired a bid to create the Brecon Beacons International Dark Sky Reserve, said:

“It was wonderful news when the Brecon Beacons National Park became Wales’ first destination to be granted the prestigious Dark Skies status in 2013, resulting in a surge of interest in studying our skies at night and praise from local residents for what is being done at the Reserve.

“Now, all involved have the opportunity to build on this success and create an exciting Dark Skies brand and activities to promote the area to national and international markets.

“There are also plans to commission a promotional film and a Dark Skies Manual for businesses, local groups and event organisers,

“I am delighted this bid has been successful and look forward to hearing more details of this exciting  project.”

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