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Safety gates to prevent cows accessing footpaths/shortcuts in the housing estates
The reason for this idea is that my children were in danger of been trampled by cows approaching the opposite way when walking down the path between Southgate Road and Heatherslade Road. We were fortunate that no one was hurt as we managed to get out of the way in time. This is a serious accident waiting to happen and easily result in someone getting hurt.

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.

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posted on 22 Apr 2018

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The Community Council have agreed to purchase a 2 minute litterpick board from the 2 Minute Beach Clean Project. This board will be sited at Pennard Stores where Jodi and Jamie have agreed to look after it. The aim of the project is for local residents and visitors to the area to carry out a litterpick and to collect as much in 2 minutes as they can, using the litter pickers and bags provided in the board. They can then photograph the rewards of their labour, upload the photo to the 2 minute beach clean twitter and facebook feeds, empty the rubbish into the bin and return the litter picker and bag to the board for others to make use of. This is a great step forward and if successful, will be expanded into other areas of the ward in the coming months.

posted on 6 Apr 2018

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Idea: 2 Minute Coast Clean av. rating: 4.7 rated by: 21 declined by: 0
In association with Surfers Against Sewage, Pennard ward are holding a Big Spring Beach Clean at Pobbles on Saturday 7th April 2018. The meeting point is 2pm at the National Trust Hut at Pennard Cliffs car park. 

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

What is Participatory Budgeting?

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, 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

A litter pick has been organised across Pennard Cliffs and down to Pobbles. This will take place on Saturday 7th April 2018. We will meet at the National Trust hut at Pennard Cliffs/Southgate roundabout at 2pm to collect litter pick equipment before heading off to clean up the cliffs and beach. A second litter pick has been organised for Sunday September 23rd at 10.30am. We will be meeting on Kittle Green to carry out a litter pick of Kittle community. These litter picks are in association with Surfers Against Sewage and will form part of Pennard ward's Plastic-Free Coastline accreditation.

posted on 21 Mar 2018

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Idea: Litter Pick av. rating: 4.7 rated by: 19 declined by: 1
Idea: Plastic-Free Pennard av. rating: 4.7 rated by: 29 declined by: 0