The Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has announced that it will only be using Bannau Brycheiniog National Park from today, changing the name away from beacons to reflect the park’s leadership on decarbonisation, whilst also calling the old name "a bit of a nonsense."

Commenting, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Mid-Wales and local MS for Brecon and Radnorshire James Evans MS said:

“As a community that relies on agriculture and tourism it is welcome that the National Park wants to put Welsh food and farming at the forefront of their strategy and its promotion of the Welsh Language and our culture.

"However, I am concerned that the whole rebranding exercise by the National Park is not a priority for the people and the businesses who live in the park.

Bannau Brycheiniog
Brecon Beacons will now be known as Bannau Brycheiniog (Stock image)

 “Many of the residents in the area will also be wondering how much the rebranding exercise is going to cost.

"With all the issues facing the Brecon Beacons National Park, from the lack of available housing for local people, our High Streets and our businesses struggling and the Welsh Government plans for future land use.  

"I’m not sure this name change and rebranding is one of the top priorities for the people who live and work in the park and would rather the limited money the National Park have being spent on local people’s priorities.”

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