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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/ 









Categories: Highlights, Featured, Case Study, posted on 14 Aug 2020

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

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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Actif Woods Swansea.

Actif Woods Wales (AWW) is a programme of Small Woods Association (known in Wales as Coed Lleol), a national charity supporting better management of woodlands for people and the environment. AWW has been running woodland activities for health & wellbeing in a number of locations across Wales since 2010. Our approach is one of partnership, working closely with local delivery partners from the environmental sector, and with the health sector and other social care organisations to ensure that people most at need are referred to our programmes. Our programmes include a system of monitoring and evaluation, and participants have shown clear improvements to health and wellbeing of participants in all programmes.

This project will work in partnership with the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales, and Swansea and Neath Port Talbot Forest School. We will deliver woodland activities for health and wellbeing, and volunteer training courses at a number of sites within the rural wards of Swansea, with expected outcomes:
1. Improved management of greenspace sites for biodiversity and amenity value
2. Greater community cohesion and participation through volunteering and gaining new skills
3. Improved health and wellbeing of members of the community with poor health and sedentary lifestyles
4. Improved skills of volunteers, participants and activity leaders

Swansea NPT Forest School will lead on programmes of activities for families with young children, which will focus on physical activity, group engagement in games and skill learning, with an additional focus on nutrition and healthy eating taught mainly through campfire cooking and food foraging.
Wildlife Trust will lead on provision of Agored certified training courses for volunteers, in partnership with Coed Lleol who are registered as an Agored training centre.

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posted on 6 Jan 2020

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Join Murton Community Choir

Come and join in the fun! No previous singing experience required. We are a lively and inclusive group focused on singing for our own enjoyment. Both men and women are very welcome.
We meet every other Saturday morning at Murton Day Room from 10-30 to 13.00.
£7.50 per session, no termly fee.
Autumn term starts Saturday 7th September 2019. For full term dates and details of our tutors please see our Facebook page or email Simon Cooper:
SAC1959@icloud.com 07392 362293
Alternatively for choir news, contact us at
choiratmurton@gmail.com

No registration required, just turn up and make a joyful sound!

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posted on 13 Sep 2019

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