Spring Preparations

  Spells of colder weather and heavy rain have limited our activities but now that Spring is on the way there is masses to do. By the time this issue is out we will have installed two benches and a noticeboard and bee hotel down at Goldsland Farm. Next another orchard which will make it 5 that we have created. […]

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AGM and The Wild Orchard

    We held our 10th AGM in January with 28 attending – not many organisations get such a good turnout. However we still need practical help from people who might be able to contribute the odd hour here and there. So if part of your New Year's resolution is to get fitter and healthier and help to Save the […]

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Keep Wales Tidy Awards

      We were runners up in the Biodiversity category of the all-Wales Keep Wales Tidy awards. This is the second year we have been shortlisted and we shall enter a different project again next year in the hope that we make it to the top spot. Thank you to everyone who voted for us at Tescos. Again we […]

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Green Flag Awards

With Christmas and New Year imminent, this is an opportunity to reflect on what has been achieved this year. We managed 3 Green Flag awards, the only village in Wales to get three and one of these was the first Green Flag to be achieved on a working farm. We now have 7 sites – one for every day of […]

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Wildlife Group News

In October's issue we mentioned that we had been fortunate to have been selected as one of the three charities that you can vote for at Tescos with all three receiving grants. After the print deadline for Whats On we heard that Tescos had postponed the start of the scheme until the last week in October so you should find […]

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Goldsland Farm Charity Scheme

If you find yourself in Tescos up till around 9th October you will have an opportunity to vote for us under the Bags of Help scheme. We were delighted to have been one of the three charities to be supported in the latest round and our project involves the development of wildlife habitats and education at Goldsland Farm near the […]

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GROUP NEWS

  Green Flag Award Ceremony   The photo shows Sue Hoddell receiving our Green Flag awards at a ceremony for Vale of Glamorgan winners. We have decided that our fourth entry next year will be the Welsh orchard near Maes y Felin. This is our largest orchard and includes fruit trees of Welsh origin. If you would like to be […]

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August 2016

Green Flag Award   We have heard that all three of our applications for a Green Flag award have been successful so the Upper Orchid Field, Community Orchard and Elizabethan Orchard will soon be displaying their award certificates. We have not yet seen the results for the rest of Wales but the probability is that we are the only village […]

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March 2016

A mix of news this month, some good and some not so good. To start with the not so good, the area known as Molluscopolis on the Upper Orchid Field has been destroyed by a vandal or vandals. It has been in place for 6 years and in 2011 won an Innovation Award from Keep Britain Tidy, the only time […]

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