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Community event a success

On Sunday 18th June 2017, Wyesham Community Woodland Project held its annual Big Lunch. The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours – a day where neighbours and members of communities can stop what they’re doing and come together for the simple act of sharing a meal. It is part of the Great Get Together, inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June last year, and whose ‘more in common’ values resonated throughout her work.

The event was a great success, with local residents of all ages coming along to join in with the activities, which included face painting (thanks to Monmouthshire Youth Service, pioneering (thanks to 1st Wyesham Cubs) willow weaving and other crafts, and delicious home made cakes. Dens were built, trees were climbed and hammocks were lounged in.

Thanks to the organisations and volunteers who made the event possible, including Monmouthshire Youth Service, 1st Wyesham Cubs, Transition Monmouth, the Eden Project.

In 2014 the project won a S106 grant for £21,000 from Monmouthshire County Council. The majority of this will be used to resurface the paths with the remainder going towards a pond, benches and hedge management. Since then the brief for these works have been put together and now agreed by all parties and can be put out to tender, once a satisfactory quote is received the funds will be released by Monmouthshire County Council. If any local contractors wish to provide a quote please get in touch.

Working party days are held on the first Sunday of every month and all are welcome. More information about the project is available here, and regular updates are posted on our public facebook group ‘Wyesham Community Woodland Project’. Alternatively we are happy to be contacted via email communitywoodlandproject@gmail.com or telephone 01600460102.

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The Big Lunch and a Project Update

On Sunday 18th June 2017, Wyesham Community Woodland Project held its annual Big Lunch.  The Big Lunch is the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours – a day where neighbours and members of communities can stop what they’re doing and come together for the simple act of sharing a meal. It is part of the Great Get Together, inspired by Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June last year, and whose ‘more in common’ values resonated throughout her work.

The event was a great success, with local residents of all ages coming along to join in with the activities, which included face painting (thanks to Monmouthshire Youth Service, pioneering (thanks to 1st Wyesham Cubs) willow weaving and other crafts, and delicious home made cakes. Dens were built, trees were climbed and hammocks were lounged in. We intend to hold another Big Lunch next year and some photos have been shared via our facebook group.

Thanks to the organisations and volunteers who made the event possible, including Monmouthshire Youth Service, 1st Wyesham Cubs, Transition Monmouth, the Eden Project.

Below is an update on progress with the project:

In 2014 the project won a S106 grant for £21,000 from Monmouthshire County Council. The majority of this will be used to resurface the paths with the remainder going towards a pond, benches and hedge management. Since then the brief for these works have been put together and now agreed by all parties and can be put out to tender, once a satisfactory quote is received the funds will be released by Monmouthshire County Council. If any local contractors wish to provide a quote please get in touch.

Working party days are held on the first Sunday of every month and all are welcome. More information about the project is available on our website http://www.wyeshamcommunitywoodland.wordpress.com and regular updates are posted on our public facebook group ‘Wyesham Community Woodland Project’.

Kind Regards

The Woodland Project Team

News: felling in wood

The council have carried out some long planned felling near the bus shelter entrance to give back some residents their views. The timber has been into around 30 manageable lengths at 2 metre lengths from 3 inches to a foot in diameter. The manager has said that the community can make use of the wood for whatever purpose it deems fit. As we have no long term plan at the moment it is probably best moved to a secure location for the time being. As such does anyone know where this could be stored? On a slightly different note, the wood chippings have been left on site, if anyone is willing we can move this to cover the wetter areas of the wood? Cheers everyone

S106 grant application a success and general update

The application for funding was agreed at Monmouthshire County Councils, Cabinet Meeting, on the 4th June 2014, and passed calling in, on the 14th. We have been awarded £21,000 of the £22,120 applied for.  As soon as I recieve full details of what the next steps are we will need to call a meeting/hold a dicsussion on the way forward.  Minutes of meeting and Decision log available here: http://www.monmouthshire.gov.uk/meetings/event/cabinet-3/

I have been in contact with Renew Wales and signed up for their mentoring scheme, which will provide invaluable support to the community,  towards, amongst other things, managing the woodland over the long term.  website: www.renewwales.org.uk   

The next step whilst waiting on the s106 application details is to come up with a  name for the woodland, a few ideas, already out in the community are:  Wyesham woods, Wyesham Community woodland, Claypatch woods, Brickyard woods, Doggy field 😉 etc
once we have a few neames together I will put together a survey.

thanks all

Community meeting arranged

After reviewing all the responses the most accessible date and time is Friday the 7th March 2014 at 18:30, I have booked the community hall adjacent St James Church, Wyesham for the meeting.

The meeting will be to update everyone on the current position, discuss any ideas or queries and to form a steering group to look after the woodland going forward.

Please pass this onto anyone else who may be interested, I look forward to meeting you there , if you have any queries or items for discussion before then please don’t hesitate to contact me

Thanks

Richard Garner
11 Wyesham Avenue
Wyesham
Monmouth
NP25 3NE 

Tel. 01600460102

 

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