At the beginning of last year we were trying to think of something to uplift folks and enhance the environment, a permanent addition to our village that can benefit everyone and the wildlife.
One of our villagers had the great idea of a Community Orchard so all could enjoy the Spring blossom and share the fruit in the Autumn and those with green fingers can help plant and maintain the trees.
We would like to plant about 20 trees, Welsh Heritage fruit trees where possible and these will be mixed with Cherry trees and hopefully some young grafted trees from local stock.
If you would like to support us in establishing our orchard any contributions would be fantastic (on average 1 tree, stake and guard = £25.00) but any amount we would be very grateful for.
Diolch yn fawr – Many thanks, and happy scrumping to all! Any planting will take place when appropriate and safe to do so.
UPDATE: Thank you all so far in supporting this project. We’ve decided to change our target as many more people would like to contribute. Our plan was to eventually site some benches and have name/information plates for all the trees. We will now use the rest of the monies for those purposes. Diolch yn fawr iawn.
UPDATE: Unfortunately, we did not secure any funding from the Cardigan Wellbeing Fund this time around. Thanks to all who voted, or tried to.
🍏 VOTE LLANGRANNOG! PLEIDLEISIWCH LLANGRANNOG! 🍏 Join the Cardigan Wellbeing Fund Zoom Event on Saturday 5 December to help the Welfare Committee win funding to plant an orchard in the car park field in Llangrannog. Watch our video application for more info! 😊🍎🍎🍏🍐 https://www.facebook.com/events/4028173953863902 Ymunwch a’r Zoom Event dydd Sadwrn i helpu’r Pwyllgor Lles yn codi arian am neud perllan yn y maes parcio Llangrannog. Fideo isaf! 🍏🍎🏴
The newly-formed Plastic Free Llangrannog group held a meeting on 22 March in Pontgarreg Village Hall. Attendees included Beverley Hodgett from Ceredigion County Council’s Waste Management Team, Gwyn James our local councillor and Ben Lake, our MP. The event was chaired by Helena Boyesen and saw representatives from Business Wales, Gwersyll yr Urdd, Llangrannog Welfare Committee, Llangrannog Boating and Angling Association, local farms and the Beach Hut Cafe, among others.
Items discussed included a recycling station for the beachfront, bins needed for the boatyard, details of the current Council processes, how to deal with holiday home waste, dog waste and dogs on the beach, taking plastic out of the system at a higher level, information for residents and visitors, water bottle refill/water fountain stations for the village, how to reward people who are doing good things in this area, organising a local co-operative or hub for buying materials and the new Council proposals for waste collection.