Future Landscape Wales Update

Our Local Policy Officer, Gus Stott, has written a report on the current state of the Future Landscapes Wales project and the history behind it. You can read the report here.

National Parks Societies Conference 2017

 

Jane Mason represented FPCNP at the National Parks annual conference in October, hosted by the Friends of the New Forest. You can find a summary of the conference on their website, and read here Jane’s notes (made at the time; she apologises for any inaccuracies or omissions) on the various presentations which included Persuading People to your cause in a Post-Truth Society and National Parks under Pressure. The presentation slides are also available.

The future of Newport National Park Information Centre

24th September 2017: The Chairman of the Friends submits a further statement on behalf of members, supporting the retention of the facility by the NPA with volunteer support. To see a full copy of the letter, click here.

10 December 2017: Christmas Afternoon Tea and Carol Service

Details: This year’s Christmas Tea and Carol Service will follow the well-tried and popular procedure. The Tea will take place at St Brides Castle and the Carol Service will follow in St Brides Church. The Service will be taken by Rector of St Brides, Father Andrew Johnson, with several Friends conducting the readings. There will be no pre-tea activity this year but we intend to put on a Mulled-Wine-and-a-Mince-Pie social after the Carol Service at Dylan’s Restaurant in St Brides Castle (18:00 – 20:00) with Christmas cheer aplenty!

Friends attending the tea are requested to bring cakes, savouries and sandwiches.

Information Needed Ahead of the day:

(1) Are you a small mince-pie specialist? If so please make yourself known to Caroline!
(2) We need to know approximate numbers if the social is to happen so let Ian Pattinson know.

Timings and Meeting Point: Tea will start at 15:30 and run to 16:45 and the carol Service will start at 17:00 and last approximately 45 minutes. There is ample car parking at St Brides Castle (SA62 3AL) and again at St Brides Church for those who wish to drive the short distance between the two.The social will take place between 18:00 and 20:00

Lead Organiser: Ian Pattinson (01239 821631) is coordinating the event as a whole but Caroline Potter (01646 636341) is organising the tea.