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  Newport and the Valleys Branch

Chairman:     Vic Warren Tel 01495 755557  
                      Email vic.warren@hotmail.com
 
Secretary:     Contact Chairman
                     
Treasurer      Simon Brook

Beaufort Ponds (Rural Wales Award)                           Site last updated December 21st 2016
Photo  © Jane Corey 

help-wanted.pngWe need a Branch Secretary
Can you help or do you know someone who could spend a little time with us? Workload negotiable – just meeting notices and Minutes, or more involvement in planning responses and Branch activies if you wish. CPRW membership not essential!  
Please tel Vic! Please tel. Vic.

NEWS

We’ve had a busy year, lots of work on the M4 Diversion, Caerphilly LDP and other planning matters, Royal Welsh Spring Festival (supporting Brecon & Radnor and Montgomery Branches – a real CPRW team effort),  and displays at other local events.

The highlights : -

  • A very successful ‘Environmental Hustings’ before the Assembly elections
  • A pub evening with friends from ‘KeepUsRural’ in the Cefn Mably Arms at Michaelsto –y Fedw (highly recommended for a pub meal)
  • Talk by Woodland Trust chap and Forestry Consultant Jerry Dicks after the AGM
  • In November a fascinating expose of the Caerphilly ‘Relacement LDP’, and how the amazing Gwern-y-Domen residents group led the opposition that forced the Council to scrap it.

Very sadly, we lost one of our Committee members late in the year

Welcome to new committee member Jayne Garland

EVENTS IN 2017

Yet to be firmed up, but will include a talk by Monmouthshire Meadows – the importance of wildflowers, and how to create / enhance a meadow; and a talk, maybe a seminar, on farming and the environment after Brexit. ANY OTHER SUGGESTIONS, TALKS YOU WISH TO GIVE??

THANKS TO ALL CPRW MEMBERS IN OUR BRANCH FOR YOUR LOYALTY, AND WE WISH ALL OUR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS A SUPER CHRISTMAS AND A GREAT NEW YEAR.