CWMBRAN Boating Lake fully reopened to the public on Saturday..

The area to the north of the Boat Lake Cafe, covering the play area, had been closed from February 28.

Throughout March, more than 600 metres of conifer trees near the railway line and adjacent to the boating lake and the park were felled.

Many of these trees, the council and Network Rail said, were "decayed and leaning dangerously towards the railway line."

The area was supposed to have been closed for 13 days, however this was subsequently extended.

A Torfaen council spokesperson said: "There is still some tidying up to do after the tree felling, but the area is safe for the public to use.

"The Council would like to thank users of the Boating Lake for their cooperation and understanding whilst the essential tree removal took place."