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  • TRANSATLANTIC TRADE & INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP petition

    Can we encourage as many as possible to sign and/or organise petitions - and if possible to attend the "Day of Action" at the Carmarthen Guildhall on Saturday 30th August at 10am.

    If the TTIP goes ahead, as is being discreetly negotiated at present, it will make billions for the US global corporations and ruin our society, economy and environment in the process.

     

     

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  • The new Three Towns Food Network, linking Knighton, Presteigne and Kington to increase local food resilience, will be showing at Knighton Agricultural Show on 30 August (next to the tea tent, with Tene Valley Environmental Group and Knighton Tree Allotments Trust. Read more ...  

  • The 2014 Spring Greens Fair

     

    Bigger, better, bursting with good things green, but still intimate and charming...the 2014 Spring Greens Fair is back this weekend, 3/4 May at the wonderful Court of Noke, Staunton on Arrow. Mid Wales Permaculture Network will be there, of course (perennial forest garden plants for sale and adopt-a-plant with free plants for children. This year there will be even more wonderful food, activities, forum discussions, demonstrations, crafts, performace... see it all here:

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  • FARMERS MARKET

    AND TRANSITION PRESTEIGNE SKILLSHARE

     

    SATURDAY 5TH APRIL

    Memorial Hall, Presteigne, 9am -1pm

     

    LOCAL PRODUCE inc fresh organic veg, local cheeses, meats, eggs, smokerie, scrummy bites, homemade Indian foods, apple juice ...

    A SPECIAL stall for April from Whitton WI

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The Llandovery Project – Visioning a Better Future:

In October 2009, following a series of public meetings convened by Llandovery Town Council and The  Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment, a Partnership Management Group ( PMG ) was established. The task of this Group is to analyse the social, economic and environmental problems facing the Community and to devise a strategy for its rejuvenation and sustainability over the coming decade.

For several years the Town, like many other communities  in rural mid-Wales, has witnessed a steadily declining local economy,

deterioration of important services and the flight of its young people to the larger towns and cities.

There is virtually no affordable housing for local people of modest means and as development land is severely restricted it is very expensive.  Farming, once the mainstay of the local economy, now supports very few jobs and there is limited employment opportunity elsewhere in the area.. Small commercial businesses have a high failure rate and investment in the town is falling. Only a minimum level of service is possible for the railway operator, schools are having to close and most local children do not expect to return to the area after higher education.

It would not be unreasonable to expect the local population to feel frustrated and depressed and, certainly, expectations have faltered as these problems have deepened over the last few decades. But now there is a new mood emerging, evidenced by a group of determined people capable of galvanising the community, intent upon reversing this spiral of decline and able to help Llandovery  prepare for the end of cheap oil  and a changing climate.

To achieve this, the PMG has launched a radical initiative, the Llandovery Project, the first stage being the preparation of a range of policies for housing, food, energy, transport, tourism, education and other public services. These policies and priorities  will be illustrated in a “Vision Plan”, a view of Llandovery Community in 2020.  Achievable, commonsense proposals in conceptual form, presented in clear graphics and plain language.

Guided by public opinion in the town and neighbouring communities, and by discussions with Local Government  councillors/officers, this work will be carried out in an accelerated programme and will be  completed by March 2010.

Discussions will be sought with CCC during the early development of the vision plan. On completion the intention is to promote the project in a wider public arena as soon as possible and  to work hard  for  the adoption of its policies.

(from a summary prepared for the Llandovery Partnership by the Calon Cymru Consultancy: December 2009)

 

 

 

 

 

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