Eisteddfod 2016 Plans

Plans are well advanced to stage the 2016 Monmouthshire and District National Eisteddfod of Wales at Castle Meadows, Abergavenny, and an application will go before Monmouthshire’s planning committee on December 1st.

The Friends’ group recently met Huw Aled Jones, Head of Technical Services ‎for the National Eisteddfod, who outlined the proposals for the temporary transformation

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Green Flag Celebration

GreenFlag award

The Friends were joined by Monmouthshire Council’s Countryside Head Warden, Mark Langley, countryside services’ volunteers and local councillors to celebrate the Green Flag award made to the Meadows by environmental charity Keep Wales Tidy. The Mayor of Abergavenny, Councillor Maureen Powell, congratulated the team for their work in retaining the award this year.

Full reports are in the South Wales Argus and Abergavenny Chronicle.

New Year bird walk: 9th Jan

Join us on Saturday 9th January for a bird walk in the Meadows with Steve Butler. Meet at 930am in the Byfield Lane car park. Walk is subject to weather conditions: please wear suitable footwear. If the Meadows are flooded we’ll walk through Linda Vista Gardens instead.

Annual Report

The Chair’s report from our 2015 AGM…

Croeso Cynnes i Gyd.   A warm welcome to you all, to our second annual general meeting of the Friends of Castle Meadows. A special welcome to our guest speakers, Sue Taylor and Alison Richards of Merthyr Tydfil Naturalist Society and to Jackie Parker of Llangattock Community Woodland Group.

Last year’s report covered the two years since we started in 2012. This year I want to focus on the developing role of FCM; I will review the highlights of the past year and the priorities for the coming year… Continue reading