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posted on 20 Jun 2017

Our Priorities

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A community-wide cycle network

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!
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posted on 4 Feb 2018

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A Dark Sky Community
Gower's starry night skies are a special treat. And it's not just nice to look at either - studies have shown that it is important for wildlife, good for our health, and good for local tourism. The Gower AONB Partnership (the elected advisory group which helps manage the AONB) has discussed a report about Gower's Dark Skies, and about a possible Dark Sky designation. Maybe you saw the recent press articles on this - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-43576560 ? What do you think about Gower becoming a Dark Sky Community?
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posted on 25 Jun 2018

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Parkrun Pennard
Weekly 5km run from Pennard.
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posted on 20 Jun 2017

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To support the "Walkers are Welcome" scheme
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.
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posted on 21 Mar 2018

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Outdoor exercise equipment at the playing Field
Exercise equipment for adults/young people to use on the playing field. Similar to those on Swansea Prom
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posted on 18 Aug 2017

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Make Southgate fit for wheelchairs
Have you ever tried to get from Southgate to the community hall or the doctors surgery with a wheelchair? It’s a minefield.

Wheelchair users in our community deserve a wheelchair friendly route from one part of the village to the other.
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posted on 7 Jul 2019

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Multi use games area up the park
Lots of people who like to play football at the park play against the pavilion , and for people who like to play netball there is nowhere to play in Pennard . So why not get one so instead of them being on their gadgets they can be getting fit, healthy and socialising.
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posted on 19 May 2019

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20mph zone
Love the new 20mph zones. Why not extend it throughout the whole village?
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posted on 14 Jun 2019

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