Keep Wales Tidy has extended the deadline for applications to the annual Tidy Wales Awards to 28 November. The Awards – http://www.keepwalestidy.org/tidy-wales-awards – recognise the efforts of Welsh groups that work to restore their local environment and improve life in their communities. Awards of £250 (with £50 of vouchers for each shortlisted entry) are available in each of the following categories: River Improvement Award; Coastal Enhancement Award; Recycling Innovation Award; Community Transformation Award; Biodiversity Improvement Award; Cleaner Communities Awards; Eco-schools in the Community Award; Keep Wales Tidy Environmental Volunteer of the Year Award. All entries should be subject to activities that took place during 2014.
At an Abergavenny Civic Society meeting on Monday, 10 November, Edward Holland, Senior Projects Adviser for the Prince’s Regeneration Trust, who has also worked for Cadw and the National Trust, will explain how historic buildings can have a future and contribute to heritage-led regeneration in the 21st century. The meeting (non-members £2) is at 7.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Castle Street (immediately opposite the Castle St car park).
Cllr Phil Hobson is being recommended to approve a report and Action Plan – http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/meetings/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2014/08/3.-Individual-Member-Decision-Fairtrade-Nov141.pdf – on the County Council’s commitments towards promoting Fairtrade over the next two years, seeking to renew Monmouthshire’s Fairtrade County status.
The Brecon Beacons National Park is consulting on six new Supplementary Planning Guidance documents, including minerals safeguarding, sustainable development, farm diversification and biodiversity in towns. Details at http://www.beacons-npa.gov.uk/?p=29129; responses required by 8 January.