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The cows wonder around the housing estates and use these paths regularly. You only need the cows to be spooked and they stampede up these paths putting people using them in danger or risk causing a car accident when they run onto the road. I would like all our children in the community to feel safe when walking down these pathways and not have to worry about meeting cows.
The cows also tend to poo a lot and it's very hard to avoid the poo when walking up these narrow paths especially when pushing a pram.
Please can we consider easy access gates to stop a potential accident/death and keep the poo out.
Petitions to install a cattle grid to keep cows out of the village don't seem to have worked so this is just an idea to keep them out of our pathways where there is no room to avoid them.
posted on 6 Apr 2018
This beach clean forms part of Pennard's commitment to achieving Plastic Free Coastline accreditation this year.
As far as possible, litter picking equipment will be provided but it is advisable to bring your own gloves if possible.
Looking forward to a great afternoon and we will update on the event next week!
posted on 5 Apr 2018
It is a process of democratic deliberation and decision-making, and a type of participatory democracy, in which ordinary people decide how to allocate part of a budget. Community members identify spending priorities.
What does that mean and how does it work in Pennard?
In Pennard, we are taking part in the Swansea Rural Community Voice Project. This is community engagement in a way that has never been done before. This project gives every resident the opportunity to have their say on facilities, amenities and ideas for positive change they'd like to see within their community.
The Project makes use of a digital platform, www.vocaleyes.org. Here, residents who register are able to rate and debate suggested ideas for change in the community. The process is anonymous so it affords residents the opportunity to be honest and brave and anyone can add an idea for the rest of the community to decide if it's a priority or not. This provides a list of priorities for the community that in turn, informs elected representatives, such as the ward Councillor or Community Council, where there is a need. It also provides opportunities for members of the community to come together and bring about positive change themselves.
As a further commitment to this Project, Pennard Community Council have increased the Environmental Project fund to £5000 for the 2018/19 financial year. This is visible under the "Budgets" section of the VocalEyes platform. As ideas are rated, the top rated ones become priorities. Where appropriate, the Community Council will allocate funds to these priorities to help them become a reality. These transactions will also be visible to all on the platform.
As you can see, your voice can really make a difference in Pennard. Don't let others direct where the money is spent, make sure you have your say on positive changes you'd like to see in your community.
posted on 27 Mar 2018