Park Protector Award 2018 – nominations open

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Park Protector Award, run by the Campaign for National Parks.

National Parks are home to some of our most important wildlife and sites of cultural heritage, we believe this makes them worth protecting. The annual Park Protector Award aims to celebrate those projects making a big difference in England and Wales’ National Parks. Whether the project is improving biodiversity, restoring built or natural heritage, protecting or campaigning against a threat, involved in rural skills, volunteering or youth engagement, we look for the most innovative and impactful projects.

The winner receives a £2000 grant towards their efforts and a further £500 second prize is up for grabs. Closing date 31st July 2018.

More information and application forms on the CNP website.

Response to Ofgem RIIO-2 Framework Consultation

FPCNP have responded to Ofgem’s RIIO-2 Framework Consultation regarding gas distribution and gas and electricity transmission price controls after 2021.

You can read the Framework Consultation document on Ofgem’s website.

And FPCNP’s response is here.

Rediscovering the Lost Words

In October 2017 Pembrokeshire-based artist Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane published The Lost Words, a celebration of some of the nature words that are slipping out the language of children.  The importance of the book has been recognised through multiple awards and by teachers and readers of all ages.

Following a successful fund-raising campaign to put The Lost Words into every school in Scotland, similar initiatives are appearing all over the country.

The Friends of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park are seeking donations to get the book into all 70 schools in Pembrokeshire.  We are working with #AcornIsToWood, the campaign covering the whole of Wales.

Click on the book cover to read more about this wonderful book.

To donate to our appeal for Pembrokeshire, go to our Donations page. Please type Lost Words into the reason for donation – all money raised with this tag will go towards copies of the book.

Donate now

If you would like to donate for a local school outside Pembrokeshire, check out the #AcornIsToWood page on Facebook, or read about some of the amazing initiatives across the UK  here.

Response to St Davids Glasfryn Road planning application

A planning application for housing and a Premier Inn on the edge of St Davids has now been submitted to the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority. The proposal has divided opinion both locally and more widely. FPCNP have written a response which can be read here.