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    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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    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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Volunteering in the Beacons

New Volunteer opportunities with the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

Our Volunteer’s Schemes provide wide range of practical opportunities to help us care for the protected landscape that is the Brecon Beacons National Park. We are currently recruiting for volunteers for specific projects across many of our departments. If you have a bit of spare time and want to improve your CV or gain experience in a certain area then please take a look at some of the projects we have on offer.


If you are looking for a rewarding opportunity in which environmental, social and economic factors go hand in hand, the National Park is the place for you. We offer mileage expenses, an induction and equipment. To find ou tmore about the work of the National Park Authority, please visit; .

We hope you find something of interest and look forward to hearing from you.

If you are interested in any of the projects, please contact Jemma at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or tel: 07890480641

Craig-y-Nos Country Park: This 40-acre country park forms part of the historic grounds of the Victorian Craig Y Nos Castle and is managed by the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority.

Volunteer projects include; hedge laying and bridge building, mowing and maintaining the grounds and general work with the Estate Worker. Own transport preferred (car share may be possible depending on location), suitable clothing essential, equipment etc provided.

The Mountain Centre: The Mountain Centre is situated about 5 miles out of Brecon, and

offers spectacular views of the Beacons and walks around Mynydd Illtydd. Projects include hedge laying and re- pointing the patio. (October onwards)

Warden’s Work Parties: Our Western and Eastern Area warden teams are looking for more people to join their work parties. Various locations, various work! Work parties are regular, usually a Tuesday for the West and Wednesday for the East.

Gwuan Hepste Welcome Warden Scheme: Based at the car park at Gwuan hepste (Waterfall Country). We need volunteers to act as ‘welcome wardens’ on weekends and bank holidays.

Guided Walk Leaders: Needed for our Guided Walks programme (2011). Must have a Walking Group Leader Qualification and up to date First Aid certificate.

Species Surveying: Species Surveying all National Park flora and fauna but particularly for animals and especially insects. Please register your interest by September 2010 for summer

2011. Experience required in ecology/species ID particularly invertebrates. Ability to work unsupervised and to write clear reports essential. Refresher/specific training may be possible for those already experienced in surveying but volunteers must register interest early.

Surveyors Needed! Structural & condition technical surveys across the National Park.

We are also looking for anyone with knowledge and experience of Tree Preservation Work, to assist in review of Tree Preservation Orders, review significant trees on possible development sites and help with mapping, scheduling & preparation of paperwork for legal Tree Preservation Orders.

Administration and Evaluation: Based in the National Park Authority Office in Brecon, we are looking for people who can offer their time to carry out:

s       Guided Walk Administration

s       Visitor Evaluation

s       Photo cataloguing and administration

Stalls at events:

We need a pool of volunteers, willing to man stalls at various events across the country. If you think you’d like to do this, please let us know.  Please also let us know if you have any events in mind you’d like the Authority to have a presence at.

Jemma Bere


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