Weather forecast is looking ok so far… everyone welcome!!
More details on our Christmas gathering (open to everyone).
December 3 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
If you are planning on coming and making/decorating something it may be an idea to please let us know so you’re not disappointed if all the materials have been used.
Some will be ready made to buy too.
We’ll also have:
- leaf mandelas (patterns working with natural materials
- pebble painting
- a drumming demo
- making things from willow
- clay sculpting
- porcelain ginger bread shapes decorating
and lots of different activities around the fire (bread making/toasting etc)
As well as the usual – tea, coffee, hot chocolate, biscuits and other goodies.
Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear
Plenty of fun and games and goey things and dancing (and the children can join in too if they like. Free to existing friends of Blaen Bran members but non member children can join up for £2 (to become a child friend of Blaen Bran) which will last a year and include access to other children’s events happening in the coming year.
There will be a limit to the amount of places so it will be a case of first come first served. I’d also appreciate it if people are definitely coming to let me know so I can get enough icky silly stuff in 🙂 children must be accompanied and supervised at all times. Fancy dress and other fun things to be confirmed later.
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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 .
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