LATEST NEWS

10th November 2018
Another successful plant giveaway by Grow for Talgarth

Thank you  to everyone who supported the Plant Give Away in the town square on Saturday 20th October. Donations received amounted to £73.25 of which every penny will go towards more plants for the town. 

The next Plant Give Away will be in April 2019.

5th October 2018
The Regen group takes over Talgarth recycling site

The Talgarth and District Regeneration Group (TDRG) have now taken over the daily management of the recycling site, based in Talgarth car park, and are asking everyone who uses this site to respect the information clearly displayed at the site by Powys County Council.

The monetary return we will receive  through  adopting this site will be used for
 * planting * 
 * events *   
 * new projects * 

So,  please dump your rubbish correctly,  don’t fly tip as it is illegal, and support the TDRG to keep the site tidy and clean.

3rd October 2018

IMPORTANT: Public meetings are coming up to address the development plans for the Mid Wales Hospital site. They are on Friday 5th October and Monday 8th October - CLICK HERE for details. 

21th September 2018
An update on Talgarth survey results:


19th September 2018
Grow for Talgarth were shortlisted in Cultivation Street's Community Garden category - an excellent result for the team's hard work. We are already looking forward to next year! 
https://cultivationstreet.com/regional-winners-2018/


26th June 2018
Grow for Talgarth's Pick Your Own is ready for picking! 
    

16th June 2018
Grow for Talgarth have been awarded Gardening Heroes of the week by Cultivation Street - see their message below:
"A big well done to you and your team, you have been named as Garden Heroes of the Week. Please find your certificate attached. This is just an opportunity for us to recognise the efforts of a school, community group, or garden centre ambassador each week – and this week you guys have been chosen. So a big well done and keep up the hard work.  Alice Whitehouse / Cultivation Street Campaign Executive"

4th May 2018
Grow for Talgarth have been featured in the Cultivation Street website newsletter!

See the link below for details:
https://cultivationstreet.com/grow-for-talgarth/

9th April 2018
HAVE YOUR SAY: the Talgarth community survey is ready
We need your contribution to create a living Town Plan. This is an opportunity to influence what happens in Talgarth and its surroundings today and tomorrow. The questionnaire is anonymous so you need not fear about expressing what you really feel. We are eager to get as many views from those in your household as possible - CLICK HERE  LEARN MORE AND TO COMPLETE THE SURVEY ONLINE. If you prefer, paper copies are available in the library, Talgarth Information and Resource Centre or from the Town Clerk.



9th April 2018

Grow for Talgarth receive grant

More good news from Grow for Talgarth: "We have been awarded a  grant of £1200 from the RHS Elspeth Thompson Bursary to buy some large planters.  These will go on the piece of land opposite Glenning and will be used to plant some vegetables."

15 March 2018

Talgarth's sunflowers prepare to return!

Over 200 seeds have now been planted in Rosie’s greenhouse. Thanks to the Old Railway Line Garden Centre for supplying 700 sunflower seeds. 

Talgarth Allotments Association AGM / update

The Talgarth Allotments Association members held their AGM on Tuesday 6th February. Cllr William Powell congratulated the new Allotments team & thanked Chris Hill & the other outgoing officers for their hard work & dedication. There are not currently any vacant allotments, but the situation may change after the Association's next meeting on Tuesday, 6th March 7:00 pm at the Castle Hotel, Talgarth. Anyone interested in getting involved - or in taking on an allotment in future - should contact the new Chair, Mike Tovey, click to email

Below, left to right: Ken Field; Mike Tovey (new chair); Martin Draper; Neil Turner: Chris Hill (outgoing chair); Jack Dodds & Anthony (Scoby) Morris (new Vice Chair.)

                

Bronllys Well Being Park: Project Development Officer appointed 

5th February 2018: Bronllys Well Being Park (CLT) Ltd Board are pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Adams MBA MCMI as our Project Development Officer. Jon has excellent credentials previously being engaged as an NHS manager and having managed complex change programmes external to the NHS albeit directly working with health & care organisations. Arwain via the new LEADER Programme in Powys have funded the Project Development Officer for the next three years. Visit the Well Being Park's Facebook page to read more.

Funding Support for New College Feasibility Study

From the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority website: "[the authority] have awarded £82,500 funding to support the Black Mountains College Project.

The award from the Sustainable Development Fund has been made so that organisers of the Black Mountains College can undertake a full feasibility study and options appraisal.

The overall vision for the project, if successful, is to create an inter-disciplinary modern University, within the National Park, that will pioneer new ways of thinking, learning and working." Click here to read more.  

Several locations within Talgarth and the district are likely to be used by the college if the project goes ahead. We will be adding a Black Mountains College page to the Projects area of the website soon.

Grow for Talgarth fundraising event to be heldThursday 22nd February

Talgarth Christmas Market 2017

The Talgarth Christmas market in early December was very successful with a constant stream of visitors throughout the day - stallholders went away happy,  and lots of customers ticked many things off their list of Christmas presents to buy.

The Tombola stall raised £185 for Grow for Talgarth - thanks to everyone who donated prizes. Click here for an update on Grow for Talgarth, and here to read a letter of thanks from Talgarth Town Council. 

Book Club – Talgarth Town Hall Committee Room – Wednesday 22nd November 2017 at 6.30pm.

Have you thought about making your reading a social event?  Look no further …………join our book club.

The current read is “The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly" by Sun-Mi Hwang. 

New members are welcome - just come along with ideas for our next read.

Refreshments available, or bring your own (no alcohol please).

All enquiries to Carol Wheeler 01497 842777 or e-mail: carolwheeler2014@btinternet.com

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY: Bronllys Wellbeing Park Project Development Officer (CLOSING DATE WEDNESDAY 25th OCTOBER at 9am)

See the document below for details:

POWYS

TRANSITION & LOW CARBON COMMUNITIES NETWORK 

2017 CONFERENCE & WORKSHOPS

Formal talks in the morning
Informal gathering in the afternoon (open “roundtable” workshops)
Take a look at electric cars and electric bikes
Varied transport related displays

Saturday October 14th, 2017 @ Clyro Court, Baskerville Hall Hotel

AM - Speakers
· Paul Allen - Zero Carbon Britain
· Mike Woolacott - National Low Carbon Centre

PM -
Roundtable workshops and discussions etc.
· Community Car Clubs: Paul Allen, Mike Woolacott & Andrew Capel (Llanidloes Car Club)
· Electric Bikes: Jon Hodges
· Electric Vehicles: Paul Evans & Neil Lewis

CHAIR: ALAN FAY PTLCC

Can we travel less? / Future of electric cars? / Public Transport options? / Methane buses? / Cycling? / Waterways? / Community Car Clubs / Local Food / Repair-Reuse-Reduce +++

YOUR ideas! www.powystransition.org.uk

Book Club – Talgarth Town Hall Committee Room – Tuesday 10th October 2017 at 6.30pm.

Are you an avid reader?  Would you like to discuss what you read?  Do you want to widen your book choice?  How about making your reading a social event?  Look no further …………join our book club.

The suggestion for a read in advance of Tuesday’s meeting is “Star of the Sea” by one of Ireland’s brilliant storytellers, Joseph O’Connor.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a chance to read this though, just come along with ideas for our next read.

Refreshments available for a donation or feel free to bring your own (no alcohol please).

All enquiries to Carol Wheeler 01497 842777 or e-mail: carolwheeler2014@btinternet.com

I look forward to seeing you then.

Carol Wheeler
Talgarth & District Regeneration Group

ANOTHER PLANT 'GIVE-AWAY'

When – Saturday 14th Oct, 10-2pm

Where – in the town square

 If you have any plants to donate please bring them on the day or
contact Rosie (01874 712223)

Mid-Wales Hospital, Talgarth - proposal posted

At last - we can share some news on proposals for the Mid-Wales hospital site. Although regeneration of the site is not within the group's remit, we are aware it's a matter of much local interest, so we will try and keep the hospital page up to date whenever possible. You can find the latest developments here

The Grow for Talgarth volunteers have been receiving praise all summer for their hard work - see the gallery below...

Talgarth Sports 2017 - another success!

See the Talgarth Sports page for more details, and the directory for details of the sports providers. 

Grow for Talgarth on camera...

Rosie Williams and Sue Phair from Grow for Talgarth explained to the Cultivation Street team why they enjoy community gardening:

Transition Town Community Meeting

To be held in Talgarth Library on Monday 15th May 2017 at 7.00 pm.

Wye & Usk Foundation    

The foundation will open its new offices in the old bank building in Talgarth in week commencing 8th May, 2017.

Bronllys Well Being Park    

Now a Community Land Trust with the legal status of a community benefit company, the organisation operates under the name of Bronllys Well Being Park (CLT) Limited. 

In March, a grant was awarded by the Arwain Leader Programme which enables the company to recruit a full time Project Development Officer for three years.

On 27th April 2017, at an Extraordinary General Meeting, the interim board were unanimously voted onto the permanent board by the membership.

Grow for Talgarth plant stall success

Grow for Talgarth, one of the T&DRG's sub-groups, organised a plant donation table in the town square on Saturday 22nd April.  Lots of locals and the Old Railway Line garden centre had given a range of perennials that could be taken home in return for a small donation. All profits will go towards buying flowers and vegetables for the planters that are being placed around the town. 

Talgarth Mill Crafts

On Saturday 1st April there was another retail opening in town. 'Talgarth Mill Crafts', just opposite the Co-Op and adjacent to the entrance to Talgarth Mill and 'The Baker's Table' cafe, offer a range of lovely things in a variety of materials including fabrics, silver, wood and paper - just the place to buy a thoughtful gift. 

Talgarth's Co-Op & Post Office Reopens

Friday 31st March 2017 witnessed the opening of Talgarth's vastly improved and considerably larger C0-Op. The store represents a significant investment by the Co-Op in what is now the largest food retailer centred on an area bordered by Brecon, Hay, Crickhowell and Builth Wells. Services include Post Office, cash-point and off-licence in a bright and friendly environment. 

Town Clerk Celebrates 30 Years of Service to Talgarth Community

Wednesday 15th March 2017 saw Josephine Rumsey, our Town Clerk, celebrate 30 years in post with a surprise reception in the Town Hall for friends and colleagues. Josephine, who has never missed a single town council meeting in those thirty years, is the only employed person of the town council and has vast knowledge of Talgarth and its surrounding district.