JQN - 24/10/2014

JQN – 24/10/2014

Just a Quick Note                   24th October 2014

We had a very constructive volunteer day last month when we finally installed the Welcome sign at the cattle grid on Mountain Road, we cleared the triangle at the car park and planted a few more trees in it, we cleared up the mess left by a burnt out car, did a fence repair and, of course, a litter pick around the mountainside.

VOLUNTEER WORKDAY and LITTER PICK – Sunday 26th October 2014

We haven’t got quite as much to do this month but we will be meeting as usual for our  volunteer workday this Sunday (26th) – meet up at the car park on the common below the Twmp at about 10.30am. Jobs we have to tackle are as follows:

  • We have a few trees left over from the springtime planting and we’ll plant them in the triangle by the car park.
  • There’s a length of fence cut down by the entry to the forestry which we could repair.
  • As usual the new fences need to be checked for any damage and the bracken inside the fences needs to be bashed back away from the tree seedlings too.
  • Of course there’s the usual litter pick to do – last time I was up there, there was a lot of broken glass which needs to be cleared away.
  • As usual we’ll have tea and biccies available.


ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Monday 3rd November 2014

Please don’t forget… The AGM of Cymdeithas Twmbarlwm Society will take place at Crosskeys RFC on Monday 3rd November 2014 at 7.00pm.

I will send out the Agenda for the meeting in the next few days – but in the meanwhile make a note of the time and place to ensure you get there on the night. We really need members to get more involved in our work and the running of the society – the AGM is a good time to get involved.



CTS offers support to Rob Southall’s group to lobby the authorities to get clarity on the future of the Forest Drive which is an integral part of Twmbarlwm.


The campaign has had a good start and has already influenced some decisions of NRW. A public meeting was held last week where NRW presented their proposals and were quizzed intently by the 60 strong audience that attended.

A petition Rob organised on the Welsh Government’s website achieved nearly 3,000 signatures and the campaign will now continue to monitor the situation and ensure NRW and the government stick to their promises.


Go on FaceBook and search out “Campaign to Save Cwmcarn Forest Drive” – there’s already nearly 5,000 people on there discussing the future of the drive.




The Friends of Cwmcarn Forest Drive are organising a rally on the Drive during its last day of opening to vehicles – Sunday 2nd November. We will meet near the pay lodge at 3pm. and then drive in our cars around the Drive without stopping with our headlights dipped.





There are more Events planned throughout the year – please check out the website regularly for details – www.twmbarlwm.co.uk – click on the “Events” tab.


Address general queries to:  twmbarlwmsociety@gmail.com