A special date(s) for your diary in order to help us celebrate 25 years of supporting our precious Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
The outline of the programme for this week-end is to start with a celebratory dinner at Wolfscastle Country Hotel on Friday evening, 20 May 2016, with Tori James as our guest speaker, a choice of guided short or longer walks and evening event on the Saturday and finishing with a voluntary service at St. David’s Cathedral on Sunday morning. To find out more details of the FULL Programme , please click here.
Although notice of these events are well ahead of time, we will be inviting members and friends from other Park Societies, throughout the UK to join us and we are anxious therefore to ensure that all members of the Friends have the opportunity to book first. To avoid disappointment, don’t just put the dates in your diary, complete your Special Invitation for the Friday Dinner (which has already been sent out to all members in the Autumn edition of News & Views) and return it with your cheque for the dinner as soon as possible to Ian Pattinson, Tregynon Cottages, Pontfaen, Fishguard, Pembrokeshire, SA65 9TU.
We believe the dinner will be extremely popular (as it was for our 20th Anniversary) not least because we are very fortunate indeed that Tori James has agreed to join us as our guest speaker. For us, she was a natural choice since not only is 2016 the ‘Year of Adventure’ but also she was born in Pembrokeshire and grew up on a farm here where she claims to have gathered much of her toughness for venturing outside in all weathers. At the age of 25, she became the first Welsh woman to climb Mount Everest. Tori stars in the BBC documentary ‘On Top of the World’ which was produced about her expedition. She was also a member of the first team of ladies to complete the 360 mile Polar Challenge. Since then there are many other adventures she has undertaken which doubtless she will tell us about on the night.
We have arranged special room rates at the Hotel for those who live further afield and wish to make a week-end of it so there is no excuse for not joining us. (Please book rooms direct with the Hotel Tel: 01437 741225 and mention the Friends Dinner). So why not let us all get together, enjoy each other’s company and make 2016 a year not only to celebrate but also to kick-start in style the next 25 years of the Friends.
To find out more details of the FULL Programme , please click here.
John Hayes is going to lead an interesting evening in Pembroke with firstly a short presentation about the millponds ecosystems and the setting up of the millpond action group and management of it. John will then lead us on a walk around the millpond. We will then finish up with a meal at Williams in Main Street at about 7.30pm. Full Details to be posted in due course.
Reservations to be made with Jane Mason 07796 331743
The Friends AGM will be held at Llwyngwair Manor. At 10.15am. the prizes and awards for the Children’s Literary Competition will be presented with the AGM immediately following at 11.00 a.m. Full details of the calling notice and Agenda for the AGM can be seen here.
Buffet lunch at Llwyngwair Manor will be followed by a guided visit around Castell Henllys. Tea and cakes will be served at the end of the tour. A lovely day to catch up with what is going on in the Friends and meet everyone again.
Please attend from 10.15am if you can as it is always good to show our support for the Children who have taken the trouble to enter our literary competition about the National Park.
Please confirm your attendance and let our Treasurer Howard Williams know if you will be attending and would like lunch. For full contact details, please click on the Calling Notice and Agenda.
National Park Ranger, Ian Meopham will discuss the conflicts on our beautiful Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, with particular reference to North Pembrokeshire. “Working together to ensure a sustainable future for adventures in Pembrokeshire”
Paul Renfro from The Pembrokeshire Coastal Forum will also outline the viewpoint from the Coastal Forum and highlight how the Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Group works with stakeholders to ensure the amazing recreational and leisure opportunities in Pembrokeshire are here for years to come. Paul will touch on what the group has accomplished and what they are currently working towards.
If you want to learn more about how we can manage and take care of these issues then we look forward to welcoming you to the discussion.