Hustings for Welsh Assembly Elections
Thursday 21st April, 7.30 pm at Llandeilo Rugby Club
On 21st April you will have an opportunity to see all the Welsh Assembly candidates together, hear their views on matters related to the Assembly's new powers and ask your own questions. Transition Town Llandeilo is interested in all matters concerning a future in which fossil fuels will be increasingly expensive and the impacts of climate change are felt across the world. Our new Assembly Members will be dealing with agriculture, fisheries and forestry; with the environment; with health and health services; with highways and transport; housing and town and country planning; water and flood defences; education and training; economic development.
Seedling Sunday in Machyntlleth on May 15th
This is Rubbish has been given the wonderful opportunity of hosting Mach's Seedling Sunday on May 15th this year.
This is Rubbish believes social space encourages conversation, and room to discuss food waste solutions. We use interactive and participatory means to facilitate community ideas generation with regard to how best to reduce food waste in the British food industry and at home: we explicitly focus on the arts and social games to engage people with the issue of food waste, and believe that sustainable solutions can be pleasurable and community-orientated.
Presteigne is buzzing
Zero Waste Extension
Zero Waste Presteigne continuing until at least June 2011
Cwm Harry are pleased to announce that the Zero Waste Presteigne project will continue until at least June 2011. Unique in the UK, the local authority has handed over full responsibility for waste and recycling to the community of Presteigne and Norton to see how close they can get to Zero Waste. The community are supported by Cwm Harry Land Trust, a local social enterprise. The community has already achieved a recycling rate of 67%, which compares to a rate of 45% for the same period in Wales as a whole and is just a whisker away from the Welsh target for 2025 of 70%.
Lee Price from Powys County Council said " the Powys Zero Waste Action Board were pleased to support this innovative project in Presteigne. Our grant will support the operation through to June and we know that Cwm Harry are waiting to hear on other bids to allow them to complete a full second year."
Woodland Warden vacancy
Vacancy: Long Wood warden:
From Coedwig Gymunedol Long Wood Community Woodland: We have been successful in obtaining funding from Environment Wales to appoint a WOODLAND WARDEN You will require skills in practical woodland management and the ability to work effectively with volunteers and engage with members of the public. This is a part-time position: 20 hrs per week, salary up to £18,000 pro rata. Hours may be flexible but will include some weekend work. Funding for this post is for 12 months in the first instance, but may be renewable. For more information:
www.longwood-lampeter.org.uk (please cut and paste this web address into your web browser.) Or contact the chairman, Philip Swain 01570 493284. Closing date for applications: 14th March.