Keep Wales Tidy

KEEP WALES TIDY AND RELATED EVENTS IN FEBRUARY 2017 (CARMARTHENSHIRE)

Date: 2nd.

Event type: Hedge laying.

Location: Llannon allotments.

Meeting point: Allotment car park.

Map link: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=51.759234,-4.113307&hl=en&num=1&t=h&z=16

Time: 10am – 3pm.

Bring along (if possible): Gloves (thorn proof is ideal), bill hook, loppers, bow saw.

Physicality level: High.

Suitability: Not suitable for children.

Further information: Event held in partnership with Llannon Community Allotment Group.

Date: 4th.

Event type: Cleanup.

Location: Garden Suburbs, Trimsaran.

Meeting point: Entrance to Garden Suburbs.

Map link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1QxqcNy15NW9-vycS24yj8E4l5AY&usp=sharing

Time: 10am – 12pm.

Bring along (if possible): Gloves, hi visibility jacket.

Physicality level: Low.

Suitability: All welcome.

Date: 6th.

Event type: Working party (Christmas tree plot works).

Location: Troserch Woods nr. Llangennech.

Meeting point: Woods car park next to Graig Fach.

Map link: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=51.718056,-4.106011&hl=en&num=1&t=h&z=16

Time: 10am – 3pm.

Bring along (if possible): Gloves.

Physicality level: High.

Suitability: Children welcome but must be kept under close supervision as powered equipment may be in use. Not suitable for young children.

Further information: As many of you know, over the last few years, Troserch Woods Society have been selling Christmas trees, grown in the woods themselves. This has been a fantastic way for the group to raise essential funds to help keep the woods open and free to use for all, all year round. Managing a large community woodland doesn’t come cheap; there are two expensive insurance policies to pay for, tools and equipment for the monthly volunteer working parties, and repairs and maintenance to the tracks, paths and structures (which often needs doing with contractors).

The first couple of years of sales didn’t go very well, and only a few trees were sold, but then in the Christmas of 2015, there was a surge in interest, and many of the trees growing in the plot were sold. The same can be said for Christmas 2016, and as a result, the group now have to restock, but they have been victims of their own success really! The group have now decided to develop the Christmas tree plot to include a suitable pathway (anyone who has been to buy a tree will know what the terrain is like on the plot!). The plot will also be extended slightly, and new saplings planted.

The group have decided to hold two extraordinary working parties, outside of the usual last Saturday of the month events. It is hoped that the bulk of the work for the plot will be completed during those two days so that the group can enjoy a sustainable income stream to keep the woods going for years to come.

Date: 9th.

Event type: Cleanup.

Location: Llwynhendy.

Meeting point: Library car park.

Map link: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zok88VXVHpdQ.krJDMSoU5UIc&usp=sharing

Time: 9.30am – 11.30am.

Bring along (if possible): Gloves, hi vis jacket.

Physicality level: Low – med.

Suitability: All welcome.

Further information: Event in partnership with Llwynhendy Families Taking Action Group.

Date: 10th.

Event type: Cleanup.

Location: Llanelli Railway Station.

Meeting point: Behind the westbound platform.

Map link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1hfe7rG-4JaTvM3QzTXEB6FQYnds&usp=sharing

Time: 2pm – 4pm.

Bring along (if possible): Gloves, hi vis jacket.

Physicality level: Low.

Suitability: All welcome.

Further information: Event held in partnership with Friends of Llanelli Train Station.

Date: 13th.

Event type: Working party (Christmas tree plot works).

Location: Troserch Woods nr. Llangennech.

Meeting point: Woods car park next to Graig Fach.

Map link: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=51.718056,-4.106011&hl=en&num=1&t=h&z=16

Time: 10am – 3pm.

Bring along (if possible): Gloves.

Physicality level: High.

Suitability: Children welcome but must be kept under close supervision as powered equipment may be in use. Not suitable for young children.

Further information: See event on the 6th for more information.

Date: 15th.

Event type: Working party (grass / tree cutting, litter picking, improving fencing / paths and removing overgrown vegetation or anything else that may arise).

Location: Morfa Berwig Nature Reserve, Bynea nr. Llanelli.

Meeting point: Turning area at end of Berwick Road.

Map link: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=51.669894,-4.107728&hl=en&num=1&t=m&z=16

Time: 10am – 3pm.

Bring along (if possible): Gloves.

Physicality level: Medium – high.

Suitability: Not suitable for young children.

Date: 16th.

Event type: Hedge laying.

Location: Llannon allotments.

Meeting point: Allotment car park.

Map link: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=51.759234,-4.113307&hl=en&num=1&t=h&z=16

Time: 10am – 3pm.

Bring along (if possible): Gloves (thorn proof is ideal), bill hook, loppers, bow saw.

Physicality level: High.

Suitability: Not suitable for children.

Further information: Event held in partnership with Llannon Community Allotment Group.

Date: 17th.

Event type: Cleanup.

Location: Llanelli Railway Station.

Meeting point: Corner plot opposite the Coffee Pot café.

Map link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1riDukVG894cPQUWzkITcYRKfD7A&usp=sharing

Time: 2pm – 4pm.

Bring along (if possible): Gloves, hi vis jacket.

Physicality level: Low.

Suitability: All welcome.

Further information: Event held in partnership with Friends of Llanelli Train Station.

Date: 20th.

Event type: Working party (litter picking, flytip clearance, footpath maintenance and / or community garden works or anything else that may arise).

Location: Pontyberem.

Meeting point: Rear of main car park.

Map link: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=51.778634,-4.169827&hl=en&num=1&t=h&z=17

Time: 10am – 12pm.

Bring along (if possible): Gloves, hi vis jacket.

Physicality level: Medium.

Suitability: All welcome.

Further information: Event held in partnership with Pontyberem Environmental Group.

Date: 21st.

Event type: Cleanup.

Location: Cross Hands Business Park.

Meeting point: Leekes car park.

Map link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1zHO2QzBu_v9PpeqXsW3Cg7v5E-Q&usp=sharing

Time: 10am – 12pm.

Bring along (if possible): Gloves, hi vis jacket.

Physicality level: Low.

Suitability: Not suitable for children.

Further information: This event will target the roadsides and car parks in the business park. Therefore it is not suitable for children. Event held in partnership with Cadw’r Mynydd Mawr yn Daclus.

Date: 23rd.

Event type: Working party (clearing litter and overgrown vegetation).

Location: Carway hall.

Meeting point: Front of hall.

Map link: https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zKZKytycWDzY.kSpZvglOjkEE&usp=sharing

Time: 10am – 12pm.

Bring along (if possible): Gloves, hoe, rake, spade, shovel, scraper, brush.

Physicality level: Medium.

Suitability: All welcome.

Further information: Children must be kept under close supervision as powered machinery may be in use.

Date: 24th.

Event type: Cleanup.

Location: Burry Port.

Meeting point: Multi use games arena.

Map link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1CX276i47ldBG5PzLQqtAsyYTj0w&usp=sharing

Time: 10am – 12pm.

Bring along (if possible): Gloves, hi vis jacket.

Physicality level: Low.

Suitability: All welcome.

Date: 25th.

Event type: Working party (litter picking, clearing windblown trees, path improvements, drainage work, Christmas tree management or anything else that may arise).

Location: Troserch Woods nr. Llangennech.

Meeting point: Woods car park next to Graig Fach.

Map link: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=51.718056,-4.106011&hl=en&num=1&t=h&z=16

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm.

Bring along (if possible): Gloves.

Physicality level: Medium – high.

Suitability: Children welcome but must be kept under close supervision as powered equipment may be in use.

Date: 27th.

Event type: Beach clean.

Location: Llansteffan.

Meeting point: Beach car park, next to recycling bins.

Map link: https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=51.76857,-4.388405&hl=en&ll=51.76873,-4.388909&spn=0.00721,0.021136&num=1&t=m&z=16

Time: 10am – 12pm.

Bring along (if possible): Gloves.

Physicality level: Medium.

Suitability: All welcome.

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This list is subject to change. If any details of event changes, an updated list will not be sent out. Any changes will be posted on the facebook page https://www.facebook.com/kwtcarms/

If you wish to join in with an event, it may be a good idea to contact Dan: daniel.snaith@keepwalestidy.cymru or Brian: KBMogford@carmarthenshire.gov.uk beforehand.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE MEETING POINTS ON SOME OF THE MAP LINKS ARE WHERE THE ARROW / PIN IS POINTING, NOT POINT A.

You are welcome to stay for the duration of any event or any time you can give will be greatly received. For all day events (those that continue after 12pm), please bring lunch as we don’t provide this, and the work locations are often not near food outlets / shops.

If you arrive after the designated start time, please ring 07824 504805 or 07887 932066 when you arrive in case we have moved on to a different part of the site, or come and look for us.

End times are just a guide and events / work days may end earlier if the job is finished.

Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For larger school type groups, we ask that a ratio of 1 staff member per 10 pupils is adhered to for proper supervision. Most events are open to all but where those state they are unsuitable for children, then that applies to anyone 16 and under. If it states unsuitable for young children, that applies to anyone 10 and under.

You are covered under Keep Wales Tidy / community group insurance while at these events.

Please dress sensibly to suit the weather conditions on the day. Suitable footwear should also be

worn (not sandals / flip flops, formal shoes); safety boots are ideal, but anything fairly rugged will be acceptable.

For more information, contact Dan: daniel.snaith@keepwalestidy.org or phone 07824 504805, or Brian: KBMogford@carmarthenshire.gov.uk or phone 07887 932066.

Please feel free to circulate this list around your contacts.


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