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Youth Voice in Action has arrived in Bishopston.

VocalEyes have gained grant funding from the Community Foundation Wales to create a way for young people in the community to have their say on what facilities and amenities they want and need during our various stages of a "new normal" and beyond.

There is a whole topic dedicated to Ideas for Youth Voice in Action in the Bishopston community group where young people can suggest ideas and rate ones already added. The platform will prioritise the ideas based on the average rating and the number of people engaging with the idea.

We also hope that some young people will feel so empowered by this project they will sign up to become Community or Climate Action Influencers, spreading the word and helping take ideas into actions.

Follow us on instagram @yva_gower or get in touch to find out more: susan.r@vocaleyes.org

posted on 25 Mar 2021

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Conversation Cafe
Young People are interested in a wide range of topics. We could set up a Conversation Cafe for young people to have the opportunity to learn about different topics that interest them. For example Environmental or Political topics.

The young people would decide what they want to know more about and the Cafes would be attended by an expert in the area who would be able to answer questions and have a lively discussion in a relaxed environment.
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posted on 4 Mar 2021

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Climate and Community are very busy clearing land for new trees for a hazel coppice on Mansel Green in Murton. Historically the land is grazing common land but the main road that cuts through Clyne Common has stopped the majority of animals grazing on Mansel Green for many years. Bramble and bracken took over and it was inaccessible apart from a few pathways through the undergrowth.Over the last year Climate and Community have removed bramble and bracken from many areas and grass has returned. They are planting many variety of trees and have pollarded the mature trees already growing there.


This is such a positive project with loads of ideas such as no-dig food growing and involving communities from Swansea. 
They have plans to create 7 areas of hazel coppice over the next 7 years. Coppiced wood is invaluable for building materials and for converting into bio-char to add to the soil. (The project is inspired by Ed Revill's growing project on South Gower and his biochar pioneering work). 


Tuesdays have now been set as a weekly workday. It would be great to have a large group of people working together and sharing food and conversation too. Car parking available across the road at Bishopston Community Centre or the number 14 bus from Swansea bus station takes you right there.

If you want to get involved please contact Bob and Jules on 07964 530436 or climateandcommunity@btinternet.com or Val on 07533 711 506. Also if you know of any community groups that may be interested in participating, contact Jules and Bob. Volunteer expenses are provided plus unlimited cups of tea and coffee with biscuits!

https://climateandcommunity.org.uk/ 

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Tue, 28 Jan 2020
10:00 to 12:00
THIS TUESDAY, (28th Jan 2020) there will be 300 trees to heel in!

Clearing bracken and bramble and enabling grass to return. Tasks include digging up bracken and bramble and raking and removing so grass can grow. Digging holes for trees, weeding out any bracken roots and planting a variety of trees. 

Long term plan is for 7 hazel coppices. 

10am Mansel Green (opposite Murton Green). Car parking in Bishopston Community Centre and number 14 bus from Swansea bus station drops right outside too.

More info: https://vocaleyes.org/vocaleyes/news/view/id/443
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posted on 27 Jan 2020

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Improved road signage on the Gower commons
The dilapidated and missing signage at the entrances to the Gower commons needs to be replaced urgently!
The existing signage was funded and installed by the Gower Commons initiative in circa 1998 and are now badly in need of replacement.
New signs will warn drivers of free roaming livestock and Animals crossing the roads.
They will beed to be placed near each Cattlegrid on Fairwood, Pengwern and Cefn Bryn where possible.
Hopefully this will raise awareness of the animals, slow traffic and reduce animal deaths.
There have been 9 animal deaths since the beginning of December 2019 already!
Please vote for this initiative and help make the Gower roads safer for everyone.
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posted on 17 Jan 2020

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