Monthly Archives: June 2016

Anti-Levels Motorway Meeting

The Campaign Against the Levels Motorway (CALM) has organised a meeting at Newport Civic Centre on Wednesday, 22 June (7.30pm) to update on the situation and discuss the way forward, particularly with the aim of stimulating wider involvement of organisations and individuals.  Ten national environmental charities have recently written to the Welsh Government asking them to withdraw the current plans and invest the money in public transport, active travel and the use of rail freight services.

M4 Tunnels to Close at Night

Starting on 20 June, for 20 months, at least one of the Brynglas tunnels will be closed to traffic for up to five nights a week between 8.00pm and 6.00pm. During this essential maintenance period the main alternative route will be Newport’s Southern Distributor Road between junctions 24 and 28, though the intervening junctions will be available for local access not involving the tunnels.

High Court Blocks Wind Turbine

The High Court has ruled that a wind energy project at Tidenham by Resilient Energy Severndale was not given lawful planning permission because the Forest of Dean District Council was not entitled to take into account as a material consideration the community donation of 4% of the turbine-generated turnover.

Wildlife Warriors at Blaenavon

Blaenavon World Heritage Centre is holding taster sessions on Saturday, 25 June (at 12, 2, and 3pm) to try out activities and become a member of its Wildlife Warriors Club for children aged 7-11.  The club meets monthly to learn about forest skills, birdwatching, pond dipping, etc.  Information at or 01495 742333.