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Community Allotment Scheme
The idea to create an allotment scheme has attracted the attention of Pennard Garden Society. We need some volunteers to come forward to suggest ways this could be achieved and to push forward with plans to make it a reality.

This Project has been created in response to the following idea
http://vocaleyes.org/vocaleyes/idea/view/id/7759/grp/3502

posted on 18 Oct 2017

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Interested members of the community to volunteer to help take this forward along with existing members of the Pennard Garden Society
This resource has 2 of 4 volunteers and is 50% complete.
Plastic-Free Pennard
We need volunteers to work with local businesses and organisations to encourage commitment from them to move towards a plastic-free community. This could be one small change, offering alternatives to single-use plastic or a bigger effort, it's the commitment that's important.
Businesses and organisations who commit to the scheme will be rewarded with a window sticker alerting the community and visitors to the area of their pledge for change.
If you think you could help, even if it's only with one business or organisation, please pledge your support here. Thank you

posted on 24 Jan 2018

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Plastic-Free Supporter
I pledge to ask businesses and organisations within Pennard Ward to commit to reducing their use of single-use plastic with the aim of creating a Plastic-Free Pennard.
This resource has 5 of 7 volunteers and is 71% complete.
Community Organising Team
Volunteers to join a Community Organising Team with the aim of enabling an ongoing conversation with residents to suggest, rate and debate ideas to improve our community. Priorities emerging from this ongoing conversation can then be used as evidence of need for working groups to research potential solutions. Projects can then be created to be crowdsourced into local ownership. Do pledge to volunteer if you’d like to be involved in empowering our community through participatory and digital democracy.

posted on 9 Mar 2018

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Community Organisers
Enthusiastic volunteers to join a Community Organising Team and help engage local people in an ongoing conversation around priorities, helping people to self organise and turn good ideas into action.
This resource has 2 of 6 volunteers and is 33% complete.
Eco Youth Council
We are looking for individuals with an interest in helping us form and run an Eco Youth Council and also young people with an interest in joining one.

posted on 24 Jul 2018

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Organiser
I am interested in helping to set up and manage an Eco Youth Council
This resource has 3 of 2 volunteers and is 150% complete.
Member of Eco Youth Council
I am interested in joining the Eco Youth Council
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A new Skatepark - Volunteer Team
Design and build something to appeal to skateboarders as well as young people with scooters, skates and bikes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QejJqe4ezw

posted on 9 Aug 2019

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Community Facebook Group - Volunteer Team
A Pennard Community Facebook group much like the highly successful Bishopston and Murton group would be an asset to our community.

This would serve as a ‘What’s On in Pennard’ and keep us all more informed.

posted on 28 Aug 2019

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The Message Bus has been coming to Pennard Community Field for the last four months. This is a safe place for young people (ages 11-17) to meet. The bus is kitted out with Xbox, PlayStation, DJ iPad, board games and nail bar. Relationships have been built over the four months with young people and families. The bus will be returning in September but we are looking to expand this and want to see how many people want to see this return and develop.

posted on 28 Aug 2019

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Sports clubs for girls - Volunteer Team

posted on 28 Aug 2019

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A community-wide cycle network - Volunteer Team

GET ON YER BIKE!!

I would love to see the introduction of a safe, well marked network of cycle paths covering our entire community and linking Southgate, Pennard, Parkmill and Kittle (hopefully eventually linking us to the Swansea Bay cycle path). I'd like this to be accompanied by a community-wide 20mph speed limit at school commuting times. This would allow our children to cycle to school safely, as well as to friends' houses, recreational areas and existing bridleways.

We would be a flagship Welsh community for promoting the health and wellbeing of an entire generation of village children in this way, as well as improving the natural environment by reducing vehicle and noise pollution at school run times.

Imagine a community where cars drive really slowly in the morning and everyone is out on their bikes! It would be fab!

posted on 28 Aug 2019

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Pennard Park Community Hub - Volunteer Team
Rebuild the pavilion to create a community hub in the park.
•youth cafe - space to hang out with organised activities, advice and trips.
•conservatory coffee shop allowing parents to give their children a little safe freedom in the park while they watch.
•modern comfortable meeting room for groups with views of the park.
•vocational workshops by visiting experts.
•up to date changing facilities and showers for sports teams.
•covered cycle storage to encourage people to cycle to the centre.
•space for a new state of the art library too?

posted on 28 Aug 2019

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The pavilion in in poor repair and needs replacing.What facilities would you like in the new building? A full size sports hall? A kitchen? A gym? Help shape the pavilion for the future and comment with suggestions.

posted on 28 Aug 2019

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Drama Club - Volunteer Team

posted on 28 Aug 2019

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posted on 28 Aug 2019

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posted on 28 Aug 2019

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The aims of the scheme are to help towns and villages to:

1) Be attractive for walkers with excellent information on local walks.
2) Ensure that footpaths and facilities for walkers are maintained, improved and
well signposted.
3) Contribute to local tourism plans and regeneration strategies.
4) Promote the health benefits of walking and increase participation.
5) Encourage the use of public transport.

The benefits of the scheme are:

General
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1) The process of applying for membership brings community groups and
businesses together in partnership for the benefit of the whole community.
2) Allows communities to benefit from regular networking opportunities within the
town and with other members of the network.

Tourism/Economic Benefits
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1) Attracts more people to visit your Town to enjoy local walks.
2) Economic benefit for local shops, B&Bs, Hotels, Pubs, Cafés, Restaurants,
etc. through increased footfall.
3) Strengthens towns’ reputation as a walking destination when signposted
walks/walking guides are available.
4) Promotes local visitor attractions.
5) Compliments towns’ economic generation/tourism plans and strategies.
6) Demonstrates that walkers will be given a warm welcome by the local
community.

Footpaths
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1) Ensures that public footpaths remain open and maintained for the benefit of
local people and visitors.
2) Promotes effective liaison arrangements with local councils and agencies
responsible for footpaths. WAW members provide a focus for cooperation.
3) Helps to create new footpaths and walking groups.
4) Encourages preparation of local walk guides and signage.
5) Promotes the health benefits of walking and being in the countryside.
6) Gives local people and visitors the opportunity to learn about the culture,
history and biodiversity of the Towns and surrounding countryside.
7) Helps ensure that footpaths and facilities for walkers are kept in good
condition.

posted on 28 Aug 2019

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WHATS ON - Volunteer Team
A Pennard Area

posted on 28 Aug 2019

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This would allow connections across Gower to and from Pennard.

posted on 28 Aug 2019

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Tool share - Volunteer Team
many people have an array of tools in their garden sheds which are only used once or twice a year. these could be lent to others in the village instead of them buying one.

posted on 28 Aug 2019

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Would you like to have a regular craft class in the community to learn paper crafts, mixed media and up-cycling? A local crafter is available and willing to run these classes if there is sufficient demand.

posted on 28 Aug 2019

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Community solar panel scheme - Volunteer Team
Members of the community get together to bulk- order solar panels to negotiate a better deal

posted on 28 Aug 2019

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To provide a base for a 'Gower youth council' at Gower Unearthed's new roundhouse facility at Parkmill. The incentive is to create a community hub for Gower ward that provides young people with a project and a voice that allows them to have an active part in their community-with an environmental focus. The main objective is to provide courses and activities to educate or help young people actively protect their local environment and heritage

posted on 28 Aug 2019

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posted on 28 Aug 2019

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- Volunteer Team

posted on 11 Sep 2019

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Plant More Trees - Volunteer Team
We need to plant more native trees within the community to offset the CO2 and help us move closer to a carbon-zero community.

posted on 9 Dec 2019

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A Vernon Watkins Trail - Volunteer Team
A trail linking Pennard school and Library complex starting from the Vernon Watkins memorial tree and stone and leading out to Pennard cliffs. The trail will be marked by information or directed points with opportunities to explore the wonderful poetry of Vernon Watkins and its direct links to the landscape of Pennard and Gower. Building on the recent success of the festival with Three cliffs coffee shops there will be a yearly event and competition for school children building on the legacy.

posted on 9 Dec 2019

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Please write any suggestions for routes, frequency, days/times, what where would you like to go in the comments

posted on 5 Jan 2020

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Increase the number of bike racks around the community to encourage use of them and reduce the number of cars on the road. People would be more inclined to travel by bicycle if they knew they could leave them safely and securely to go for a walk or do their shopping etc.
We could have some in the National Trust car park, Golf Club and in Kittle as a minimum.

posted on 27 Jan 2020

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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.

posted on 29 Jan 2020

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