Keep Wales Tidy is the only Welsh charity shortlisted to receive Tesco’s 5p bag levy charge over the coming year. You can support their work with volunteers to protect and enhance the environment and to create a sustainable future for Wales (www.keepwalestidy.org) by voting for them in the fortnight starting Tuesday, 12 August, at www.tescoplc.com to#bagyourvote. Groundwork UK is your other option for Wales.
This September Transition Chepstow Food Group will again be organising the Chepstow Local Food Challenge. They say ‘during September eat, as far as possible, food that is grown or produced within a 30 mile radius of Chepstow – ‘as far as possible’ will be different for everybody: we’re keen for people to set their own challenge. Last year, some people ate almost entirely local produce – others just chose the local alternative when possible, buying vegetables and eggs from the Saturday markets instead of the supermarket, for example.’ Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re participating – they want to be able to demonstrate how many people are involved, and all participants will be entered into a prize draw to win a hamper of local produce. See facebook page Chepstow Local Food Challenge 2014 for event details – https://www.facebook.com/groups/185945381565459/.
The Brecon Beacons National Park is recruiting volunteers to work on restoring paths in the Eastern Central Beacons. Training will be available, including residential weekends in othe Parks. Contact email@example.com.
Friends of the Earth Cymru are planning to seek a judicial review of the Welsh Government’s recent decision on the M4 relief road if ministers do not change their minds. Their challenge is based on an alleged failure to consider properly the ‘blue’ route upgrading the A48 distributor road through southern Newport and on traffic projections. The Campaign Against the Levels Motorway (www.savethelevels.org.uk) is urging opponents of the decision to write to the Minister, Edwina Hart, and AMs and is meeting at Newport Civic Centre on Wednesday, 20 August at 7.30pm.