BBCW have successfully applied to the Tesco Bags of Help Grant Scheme.
Our project will be put forward to a customer vote in Tesco stores during September and October 2017.
Voting will take place from Friday 1st September to Tuesday 31st October.
The project with the highest number of votes across your region will receive up to £4,000, the second placed project up to £2,000 and the third placed project £1,000.
List of stores taking part in the voting on your project.
CWMBRAN EXPRESS NP44 4LF
Ty Gwyn Rd Cwmbran
NEWPORT GWENT EXTRA NP20 3BA
MALPAS RD NEWPORT EXP NP20 5PY
NEWPORT CHPSTW RD EXP NP19 9EZ
NEWPORT CAMBRIAN EXP NP20 4AB
CAERLEON RD NEWPT EXP NP19 7BX
CLYTHA PK NEWPORT EXP NP20 4NZ
NEWPORT SPYTTY EXTRA NP19 4TX
Please Vote for BBCW
Every summer, the Methodist chapel in The Square have a tea and cake afternoon between 2 and 4 each Saturday.
The money from this helps to support this lovely chapel that’s been the centre of the community for many years.
So if you’re up around for a stroll, please call in.
Everyone is welcome and if you are interested in the history of the area then there will more than likely be someone there who can help you.
For ‘teas in the Trees and Activities please’ on Sunday 13th August 2017, Andy Maddock has kindly organised a woodland ‘treasure’ hunt similar to the style of Geocaching but just within the woodland.
The gist of it is to follow a map or use GPS to find orange buckets which will have picture key rings inside. You put the one you have into the bucket, take the new one and do the same at the next point. The rest will be explained on the day but thank you Andy for organising this!
A great way of getting to know our woodland and having fun at the same time .
For people who are ‘friends of Blaen Bran’ (current members) a lovely get together on Saturday 12th August 2017.
The next meteor shower is supposed to be happening – how great would it be if we have clear skies and we’re able to watch it from our beautiful woodland.
Keep Wales Tidy has unveiled this year’s Green Flag Award winners – the international mark of a quality park or green space.
In total, 101 community managed green spaces in Wales have met the high standard needed to receive the prestigious Green Flag Community Award (83 in 2016/17).
The flag will be flying at Blaen Bran Community Woodland in recognition of its excellent facilities and commitment to delivering great quality green space.
The Green Flag Award scheme is delivered in Wales by environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy, with support from Welsh Government. It is judged by green space experts, who volunteer their time to visit applicant sites and assess them against eight strict criteria, including horticultural standards, cleanliness, environmental management and community involvement.
A full list award winners can be found on the Keep Wales Tidy website www.keepwalestidy.cymru/greenflag
Please see the press release
BBCW Green Flag
Teas in the trees will be running throughout the summer holidays (other than bank holiday Sunday weekend) and there’ll be a little something for children/big adult children to do at their leisure.
Open to all.
Also if people want to come and help, the more the merrier!
Click the image to expand it.
The August picture in the 2018 BBCW calendar will belong to the winner of the ‘creative competition’.
It needs to be about the woodland (in the summer months) but can be anything as long as we can take a photo of it or scan it in, in order to be printed in the calendar.
Categories will be 6 years and under, 7-11 and 12 to 16.
The winner will also get a full year’s family membership and a tree to plant too.
Deadline ready for voting will be the end of August.
We held a Den Day in 2015 and again in August 2016 and we will hold another Den Day in 2017.
POSTPONED – WE WILL LET YOU KNOW THE NEW DATE SOON
Feel free to turn up any time, we will direct you to a place where you can build your den.
We ask for a donation of £2 which will go to Save the Children.
We will provide branches, sticks and leaves but feel free to gather your own.
It’s a great activity for a family and proved great fun last time.
Some Dads even let the children help!
Sue will be helping and refreshments will be available.
So come along and join in even if you don’t have children with you !!
Postponed, we will let you know the new date soon … starting at 2pm at the Log Circle.
Children and adults welcome.
Raising money for Save the Children
Our local fire service will be bringing some young firefighters up to Blaen Bran on Tuesday 6th and Tuesday 13th June for a training exercise.
They will be bringing one engine into the woodland and will probably go to the area close to our charcoal oven, at the far end of the service track.
This is a planned activity with no need to be alarmed.