Meeting and Event Schedule

If you are interesting in participating in any of our meetings or joining the group please contact the secretary, Naomi Hope (contact here).

Upcoming events in and around Newport
Watch this space!

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Help us to find Local Nature and Energy Solutions

April 30, 2024   View     Author: Naomi

We are holding a public event at 6pm on Thursday 9th May to co-create our next project - and we'd love to see you there!

This event aims to gather your views, ideas, and priorities, igniting action from vision on themes including water management, biodiversity habitats, community energy and plastic free Newport. 

Using Newport’s Green Infrastructure Plan and Newport Town Council’s environmental agenda as a starting point, the interactive and dynamic format of the evening will allow us to ask our community to help form our next project.

It will be a fun and interactive evening, an opportunity to think about what could make a real difference in Newport and surrounding areas, and to make new connections. A bar and snacks will be available. 

NAEG has a long history of taking impactful measures, starting with community collection of plastic and cans for recycling, before kerbside services were provided by Pembrokeshire County Council. 

Our most recent project was Newport For Nature, a project that planted 1500 trees, gathered data on biodiversity, and held a series of workshops and talks to encourage biodiversity in our gardens.

Now, we are looking for more people who would like to get involved to help identify and implement a next project. With the backing of key documents like the Green Infrastructure Plan and access to funding sources, combined with the increasing accountability of companies like Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, NAEG only requires the proactive involvement of our community to make meaningful changes.

The ‘Local Nature and Energy Solutions in Newport and the surrounding area’ event is on Thursday 9th May at 6pm at Newport Memorial Hall. We hope to see many of you there!

PCC/PCNPA Green Infrastructure Project

August 7, 2022   View     Author: Brendan

3 of the NAEG officers met with Hamish Liddle who is collecting information on 12 Pembrokeshire towns, including Newport, for the PCC/PCNPA Green Infrastructure project funded by UK Govt. Community Renewal Fund. You can read the notes from this meeting here: https://naeg.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/NAEG-meeting-with-Hamish-Little.pdf

Please let our secretary Sandra know if you have any comments, corrections or additions, particularly suggestions for deliverable projects. Sandra can be emailed at sandrabayes1@btinternet.com You can also add comments to this post.

The Great Newport BioBlitz!

June 7, 2022   View     Author: Brendan

Saturday 9th July 8am - late!

Get involved in mapping biodiversity across Newport, meet new people and learn about what species can be found in the town, in partnership with the West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre, we are organising a Newport BioBlitz.  What is a BioBlitz? It is a day-long event at which, with the help of ecologists and conservation experts, we will be identifying and recording as many species of plants, animals, insects, and other organisms as possible. Get in touch with Richard for more details!

8.00am prompt. Moth Trap, Tony Lewis, local moth recorder.

Meet at The Newport and Nevern Community Garden, where Market St meets Castle Lane, Newport, SA42 0PJ. Depart 8.05am for moth trap location, 3 min walk from the meeting place. The trap will be set on Friday night - come and see what we have caught, before the moths are safely released.

9.15 Event Intro

Coffee & Pastry with Richard Sylvester (Newport for Nature); followed by how to record what you see (and why!), with Carys Williams (West Wales Biodiversity Information Centre).Memorial Hall, West St, Newport SA42 0TF.

10.00-12.30 Bird walk with Paddy Jenks (Aderyn Ecology).Start at Memorial Hall for a walk from the Parrog along the estuary walk to the 'Iron Bridge'.

14.00-16.30 Plants and pollinator walk with Dr Abi Lowe and Dr Laura Jones (The National Botanic Gardens of Wales). Start at Memorial Hall for a walk along the back lanes and paths up by the Church and Castle.

20.45-22.00/22.30 Evening bat walk with Den Vaughan (Landsker Ecology). Please book - maximum 20 participants. Email Richard (richard@naeg.org.uk) to book your place.

For more details, see our Facebook event.

Upcoming Events

More events to follow in the coming months. We hope to see you at one (or all) of these events.

Newport for Nature’s latest newsletter is out.

February 14, 2022   View     Author: Brendan

This has details of our upcoming events.
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We need volunteers to help us plant some of the 1200 trees we are aiming to plant in and around Newport. Can you help?

Dwr Cymru / Welsh Water discharges from Cwm Pumping Station

February 14, 2022   View     Author: Brendan

According to the Dwr Cymru Alert Service, the CSO started spilling again on 12th February, and at the point of writing on the morning of 13th, has spilled for 24 hours so far this time.  Since Christmas Day, according to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water’s Smart Hub alert signals, the CSO has spilled for a total of 634 hours to date


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