The attached notices have recently been placed by us in the Dinas changing areas (screens and village hall) as part of our responsibility to help NRW & BBNPA manage the gorge-walking concordat. If you have any concerns about these signs, please let us know.
Please note this report from Ieuan Starks of School Camp regarding climbing at Morlais Quarry:
"A large rock was dislodged by my group and would have caused sever injury if it had hit someone. There appears to be a line of loose rock 3/4 of the way up the corner climb but on the flat wall (I have not managed to abseiled in to inspect this). Please see photo attached for area marked in red. NB. This is not the abseil wall, but the next corner along (60m south) identifiable by a small tree above the flat wall."
Found Mon 14 Aug at Twynau Gwynion: a hanked rope identified with a numbered label tag. If it’s yours (or you know whose it is), let me know the colour and number on the tag and I’ll arrange to get it back to you!
Recent low water levels have uncovered a number of 40mm diameter solid metal bars sticking upwards out of the reservoir bed. All three are within a 40m stretch. As well as being a hazard now these will be more so once covered and hidden from site.
Please see map attached and pictures.
Thanks to Ieuan Starks of School Camp for this information.
BBNPA is recruiting a part-time (22.2hrs a week) Community Development Officer – fixed-term 2-year contract, £23,111-£24,463pa pro-rata.
The role includes organising and leading lifelong learning and awareness outdoor activities with a range of excluded groups at various locations in and surrounding the National Park. One of the Essential requirements is Walking Group Leader or Mountain Leader or Hill and Moorland Leader qualification.
Mid Wales businesses are being encouraged for their views on the future of the region’s economy and what can be done to boost growth.
The Growing Mid Wales Partnership, an amalgamation of public, private and voluntary sector organisations set up to strengthen the region’s economy, has commissioned consultants to help develop an economic action plan for Mid Wales. This follows from the publication of the Welsh Government’s new economic action plan and the announcement of a potential Growth Deal for Mid Wales in the autumn budget.
The Partnership are asking businesses for views on issues such as digital connectivity, business support, transport infrastructure and skills, to identify opportunities for growth in the region.
Chair of the Growing Mid Wales Partnership Cllr Rosemarie Harris Leader of Powys County Council said; ”A Growth Deal for Mid Wales is a major opportunity for the region that will require the full support and participation of the private sector. Proposals must be transformational focusing on innovation and unlocking the barriers to growth for local businesses and new investment.
“The work being undertaken will set out a clear vision and direction for the regional economy. The voice of the Mid Wales business community is vital in informing the economic plan. We are very keen to speak to a wide cross section of business leaders within the region that could help shape and influence future growth.”
The economic action plan will look to develop a programme of strategic projects and investments that will help transform the Mid Wales economy and support growth over the next 15 years. It is anticipated that the projects will be delivered through a range of funding sources including the potential Growth Deal for Mid Wales.
Great to see some users proudly displaying SWOAPG vehicle cards at Dinas car park today to show their entitlement to use the Sychryd gorge…
…but disappointing to see other providers (to whom they have been issued) not displaying them.
Please help the NRW Concordat scheme to work effectively by displaying your vehicle cards whenever you’re in the gorge, so that NRW, BBNPA and other users can clearly see who is entitled to be there. If you need more copies, please let us know!
The afternoon event will be held in Bristol on Wednesday 19th September 2018, and will focus on work in the UK and beyond to encourage participation in activities like kayaking, sailing, caving and climbing amongst people living with varying forms and severities of sight impairment.
a)The health and wellbeing benefits of being able to get involved in these activities;
b)Varied approaches to opening up opportunities to engage in these activities;
c)The importance of assistance that is appropriate to people’s individual parameters and skills.
The event is aimed at anyone with an interest in this area, including outdoor activity providers, people with sight impairment, people working in the eye health or sight loss sectors, researchers, and those in the policy sector with a remit to open up such experiences to all.