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Moving the Mountain Working Party – call for volunteers

The implementation of the Walled Garden design plan is moving ahead well. The central paving feature is almost complete but before we lay down the rest of the paths we need to lay in ducting for a new electricity and water supply. For this we need to clear a path around the inner perimeter of the Walled Garden. Can you help?

On Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August we are planning a weekend working party to clear a way for us to get a digger on site to put trenches in for the new electric and water supplies. The clearance work will involve removing the spoil “mountain” by the south gate (see photo below) so there will be quite a lot of digging, lifting and barrowing required. We are hoping to find some strong, fit people to help us out. Many hands make light work!

We would also welcome volunteers to take on some lighter tasks such as keeping a regular flow of refreshments available for the grafters and hoeing out the spoil.

The working parties will run from 10.00 – 13.00 hrs and 13.00 – 16.00 hrs Sat and Sun. Please contact us on info.lgh.garden@gmail.com if you would like to come along. You will need to bring suitable footwear with covered toes (no sandals), sunscreen and a hat if the weather is sunny. Free refreshments will be provided.

Thank you.

 

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Notice of Public Meeting – 8 December 2016

sunflower-header-2016In December 2015, we set up the Friends of Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden (FoLGWG) as a small charity with its charitable aims being to take forward the plans to redesign and restore the Walled Garden as a community project for the benefit of all.  We have had a busy year working in partnership with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABUHB) and others and have began to realise the plans for the garden.

We will be holding the first public meeting of the FoLGWG on Thursday 8 December 2016 at 4 pm in the Main Hall, Llanfrechfa Grange. The purpose of the meeting will be to present our first year achievements and, in order to promote and sustain the garden’s ongoing development, will seek to recruit members to the charity.

The meeting will be preceded by an invitation only event for current volunteers, hosted by the Chair and Chief Executive of ABUHB, who wish to meet and thank all those who have helped get us this far.

Please join us at 4 pm to find out more about the project and become part of this exciting venture for the community. You might even win a prize in our raffle!

We look forward to seeing you.