Monthly Archives: October 2016

Week of Action on Climate Change

Abergavenny’s part in the nationwide Speak Up Week of Action on Climate Change (Oct 8-16) will be Lobby of Assembly Members at 6.00pm on Tuesday, 11 October at Room 21, Ty Hywel, at the Senedd.  The focus will be on action needed in response to the Environment (Wales) Act and the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act.  All welcome; tea/coffee will be available.

SEWBRec Post

SEWBReC are currently recruiting for a Biodiversity Information Assistant to join their team. The role will be 3 days per week for 12 months. They are seeking a candidate with a good understanding of data management, excellent attention to detail and a passion for biodiversity conservation.  Contact for the application pack and further information.  Apply by 12 noon on Tuesday, 18 October; interviews on Thursday, 27 October.

Use Brexit as an Opportunity to Do Better

In the wake of the State of Nature 2016 report (28 September) a coalition of 15 conservation groups has called on Welsh Government to use Brexit as an opportunity to reform farm support to further enhance the natural environment, as well as the rural economy and communities.  They claim that the CAP has failed to deliver sustainable food production or a resilient environment.  Habitat restoration, storage of atmospheric carbon, and natural management of flood risk should be given greater attention in policy.

Don’t Waste Those Apples

Rather than waste those apples that are dropping off the trees in your garden why not take them along to the juicing and chutney making day at Abergavenny Community Centre (Park Street) on Sunday, 9 October (11.00am-4.00pm).  Just bring your own bottles.  Contact 07751 666481.

Bee Friendly

Bee Friendly is a brand new Welsh initiative aimed at communities and community organisations, schools, public bodies, town and community councils, businesses, universities and colleges, places of worship and many other organisations.  It is probably the first co-ordinated national scheme of its kind and has at its heart making Wales a Pollinator- Friendly country.  Although the scheme is called Bee Friendly, they want people to take action to help all our pollinators, and not just bees.  For the Action Guide and more go to