Keep Wales Tidy - Local Places for Nature in Gowerton
Gowerton was lucky enough to be accepted for an award called Local Places for Nature from Keep Wales Tidy after Cllr Bolchover put in the application earlier this year. The aim of the award was to provide places within villages and communities, to build a nature garden to attract butterflies, bees and other insects, in a place where they could be easily accessed and enjoyed by all.
It was decided that the land opposite the Library would be the ideal place to set up the nature garden, as it is in the centre of the village. Cllr Holt took delivery of various plants, seeds and materials, then she met Phil Budd, who is from Keep Wales Tidy, at the site where they got to work to put everything in place.
Cllr Jones also popped by to help get the area into shape by cutting back brambles and trimming the hedges.
As the garden progresses, we will post more pictures.
Gowerton Community Council really hope you enjoy visiting the nature garden and it's a great place to take children to in during the school holidays.
Thanks to a kind group of greenfingered volunteers, the garden in the middle of the village opposite the shops has been transformed to its former glory.
The garden was previously maintained by Cllr Viv Davies, but owing to illness, Viv has been unable to continue her hard work.
We're sure you'll agree that the area looks amazing!
Well done and thank you to all concerned. A great job!
We all wish Viv a very speedy recovery.
FOOD FOR THOUGHT
NOMAD BAR AND KITCHEN, owned by Jack Fraser and Sam Richards, were keen to help the village during our lockdown restrictions.
Jack and Sam contacted Councillor Susan Jones to enquire how Nomad could help. Nomad kindly offered to provide meals for those who live alone, and for those who may be vulnerable.
Susan asked people in the village to suggest members of the community who would benefit most from the meals. After much consideraton, it was decided the best option would be to offer a Sunday lunch prepared, cooked and delivered to our most vulnerable residents. And, that's when Gowerton Rugby Club got involved!
The members of Gowerton Rugby Club have assisted with voluntary work within the community previously, and once again, they certainly did not disappoint! Thirty six members kindly stepped up to the cause, and set about the delivery of Nomad's generous offer
Cllr Jones said she has received many messages of appreciation from those who enjoyed the roast chicken dinners and would like to thank Jack, Sam and the staff at Nomad Bar for this fantastic gesture, and also thank you to all involved from Gowerton Rugby Club.
Nomad Bar and Kitchen continued to prepare and cook Sunday lunches for the vulnerable people of Gowerton through the Covid 19 pandemic. Gowerton Rugby Club's volunteers delivered the lunches.
Up to Sunday 12 July 2020, between them they cooked and delivered a total of 621 lunches. What an outstanding effort from all involved!
We wish Nomad all the very best when they re-open for business in the very near future, and we are sure the people of Gowerton will show them the support they deserve to get things back up and running.