Spring Clean Cymru – Spring CLEAN BLAEN BRAN

Spring Clean Up at Blaen Bran!

Sunday 13th June at 10.00am.  Caru Cymru!!

As part of the annual Torfaen CBC and Keep Wales Tidy Spring campaign to clean up our communities, we will be running our own litter pick event at the woodland next Sunday morning.

Meeting at the log circle for a 10.00 am start, we will have litter grabbers and bags available to volunteers who will be rewarded with a cuppa on their return to the cabin.

Keep an eye on the weather and wear suitable clothes/footwear. Social distancing and COVID awareness measures apply at collection/drop off.

 Come along and help make a difference!

BLAEN BRAN COMMUNITY WOODLAND AWARDED Green Flag COmmunity Award 2020 / 2021

Celebrating amazing green spaces

224 parks and green spaces in Wales have received the prestigious Green Flag Award and Green Flag Community Award. They include a diverse range of sites, from country parks and formal gardens, to allotments, woodlands and churchyards.

In Torfaen – Blaen Bran Community Woodland along with Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden and Henllys LNR have been awarded Green Flag Community Awards.

Now in its third decade, the international Green Flag Award is a sign to the public that a park or green space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

The Green Flag Award programme is delivered in Wales by environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy, with support from Welsh Government. Independent green space experts volunteered their time in early autumn to judge applicant sites against eight strict criteria, including biodiversity, cleanliness, environmental management and community involvement.

Willow weaving and craft session

On Sunday 1st December from 10.15am through to around 1pm – along with our usual “Teas in the Trees” session at the Log Circle – we will be having a free willow weaving and craft session, as we have done in previous years, looking to make willow wreaths and other items (probably with a Christmas theme), as well as some Christmas decoration making.

Why not pop up to give it a try or just have a walk, a cup of tea and some biscuits… For more info click here

Sealed Knot – Civil War in BBCW!!

There will be a small marching camp, depicting a small group of English civil war soldiers gathering on their way to join the main army of the King near Bristol !!

This is a chance to see some of the equipment and weapons of the time, and some of the soldier’s pastimes – from repairing kit, to camp cooking and games of chance. The camp will be ‘open’ at the fire circle up in the wood between 12noon and 4pm on the Saturday, with anyone welcome to join us.

Click here to find out more…

Green Flag Community Award 2019 / 2020

Blaen Bran Community Woodland are delighted to have achieved a Green Flag Community Award in recognition of our excellent standards.

We are one of 127 Green Flag Community Award sites across Wales. 

Achieving this status has been a team effort – it’s all thanks to our incredible team of volunteers !!!

Relax in Cwmbran

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