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What’s On in October 2013

Fundraising Curry & Quiz Evening
Monday 14th October. The evening starts with a curry at the Buck Inn, Pontlliw, followed by a general knowledge quiz to decide the Brain of Penllergare 2013! By invitation only – for Friends and volunteers.


Help Wanted!

Our new visitor centre is opening on Friday 20th September and we hope to be open 7 days per week thanks to the commitment of our volunteers. We already have a strong team of over 20 local people running it but in order to open we still need help on:

Tuesday afternoons (1pm – 4pm)
Thursdays (10am – 1pm and 1pm – 4pm)
Friday afternoons (1pm – 4pm)
Saturdays (10am – 1pm and 1pm – 4pm)
Sunday afternoons (1pm – 4pm)


What’s On in September 2013

Information/Liaison Meeting
Wednesday 4th September. To respond to and answer questions and concerns about the work going on in the woods at present, we are holding monthly informal meetings in the Woodland Centre. These meetings are open to anyone.  4.30pm. Hope to see you there.


Restoration Update: July 2013

The Penllergare Trust’s monthly project review and planning meeting took place in the Woodland Centre on Thursday 18th July. There were also contract review meetings with both W B Griffiths (Car park/ Visitor Centre and Llewelyn bridge) and also Kingcombe Aquacare (lake works). Here’s a progress update:


What’s On in July 2013

Blaenymaes Meet the Neighbours Drop In Session
5th July. Find out more about how the Penllergare Trust is managing Penllergare Valley Woods, what’s happening with the restoration project over the next 12 months and how you could get involved! We’ll be happy to answer any of your questions. We’ll be at the Spark Blaenymaes Shop from 12pm to 3pm.


What’s On in June 2013

Wildflower Walk
15th June 2013. Join volunteer ranger, Keith Clements and woodland warden, Edward Tucker, for a wildflower walk at Penllergare Valley Woods. 2pm. Meet at the Council Office Car Park. Donations welcome. Wear sturdy footwear.


Volunteer Kiosk Assistants Wanted


Penllergare Trust appeals for volunteers to help transform Swansea beauty spot

A group working to transform one of Swansea’s finest beauty spots is looking for volunteers.

Penllergare Trust has come up with a volunteer wishlist to help with its massive restoration project at Penllergare Valley Woods.

The list comprises film-makers, photographers, researchers, rangers, surveyors, guided walk leaders, marketing assistants, and admin assistants.


Weekend Woodland Volunteering – Sat 1st June 2013


What’s On in May 2013

Weekend Woodland Volunteering Session
Saturday 4th May. Interested in conservation? Like working outdoors? Come along and get stuck in on a range of woodland/restoration tasks. Meet in the Woodland Centre. 9am-12pm. Wear sturdy footwear, waterproofs and gloves. Free.