Access to the Natural Environment
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Environmental Question Time - Invitation
You are invited to “Environmental Question Time” organised by Wrexham Environmental Network. The event will be held on the 17th July in the Nick Whitehead lecture theatre at Glyndwr University, Wrexham and will run from 6:00-7:30 with free refreshments to follow.
Environmental Question Time, chaired by Professor Peter Heard, brings together a panel of local individuals who collectively have an immense breadth and depth of knowledge, in terms of both subject area and also practical application. For more information on the panel please go to the eventbrite page (http://wenquest.eventbrite.co.uk).
Pose your questions to a leading panel of experts on topical environmental issues, such as: Sustainable Resources; Carbon Footprint; Renewable Energy; Climate Change; Recycling & Waste; Geodiversity; Biodiversity; Food Miles & Rock Miles.
To avoid disappointment book free audience tickets at http://wenquest.eventbrite.co.uk or simply turn up on the night. Submit your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively tweet @WENQUEST or discuss using hashtag #WENQUEST
Please feel free to promote this event in your community and circulate this to your contacts – everyone is welcome at this free event! Poster promoting Environmental Question Time
This event is supported by the Rural Environmental Project run by Northern Marches Cymru.
We look forward to seeing you on the night!
Wrexham Food Festival 2012
Nightingale House Hospice invite you to their Wrexham Food Festival
Llwyn Isaf, Guildhall, Wrexham.
Saturday 12th May 10am - 6pm
Sunday 13th May 11am - -5pm
Live cookery demonstrations, local producer food stalls, food samples, fun for all the family and much, much more.
Cookery demonstrations by Leigh Myers Executive Head Chef from Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa and Graham Tinsley Executive Chef from Devere Carden Park Hotel on the AGA Rangemaster Cookery Theatre.
£3 Entry Fee
For more information visit www.wrexhamfoodfest.co.uk
Heritage & Culture Grant
The Heritage and Culture grant is now available.
Rural Wrexham Community Groups can now apply for upto £10,000 towards the following: -
Bilingual Cultural Activities,
Small Scale restoration and interpretation of historical monuments,
A celebration of heritage features.
To obtain further details visit the Heritage and culture Page
Launch – Into your Business
A new grant scheme is being launched this week for 16-30 year olds looking to start a new business within Rural Wrexham. The grant is will fund up to 90% to a maximum of £1500. Support is also available to guide you through starting your own business. For further information on Launch contact Charli Dickenson...
There are many miles of footpaths and bridleways in every corner of Wrexham. There is every conceivable landscape from woodland and river valley to windswept moorland and heathery mountain. Just get out there and explore!
The Rural Environmental Project will help promote access to the countryside and work with communities to help open up access to previously accessible areas for the public to enjoy. It will also promote existing rights of way to help people discover the great outdoors in Wrexham.
Wrexham’s Tourist Information Centre can tell you how on 01978 292015 or email email@example.com There are lots of Trails in Wrexham including the Maelor way, Offa’s Dyke Path, Wat’s Dyke Way.
If you’re after a less strenuous walk there are plenty of country parks to enjoy in Wrexham.
Wrexham County Borough Council has loads of walks on their website. Find one you like, print it off and there you go! Get walking!
Wrexham Local Access Forum
Wrexham Local access forum advises the Local Authority, the Countryside Council forWalesand others on the improvement of public access to land for open-air recreation and the enjoyment of the area. This includes both the improvement of public rights of way and the new right of access to open country and registered common land.
The Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) champions the environment and landscapes of Wales and its coastal waters as sources of natural and cultural riches, as a foundation for economic and social activity, and as a place for leisure and learning opportunities. Part of this work involves promotes safe responsible use of the countryside. CCW suggest “Follow the Countryside Code wherever you go. You will get the best out of the countryside and help to maintain it now and for the future.” In order to get the best from the countryside and preserve it for future generations CCW ask visitors to Respect – Protect – Enjoy. Five key points to think about when out and about in the countryside include:
- Be Safe – plan ahead and follow any signs
- Leave gates and property as you find them
- Protect plants and animals, and take your litter home
- Keep dogs under close control
- Consider other people
The Ramblers Association of has all sorts of interesting information about where to walk and local rambling groups that you can join and get exploring your local countryside. Ramblers Cymru is the representative body for walkers in Wales and its overall aim is to encourage walking and public understanding of the outdoors
Whether you are travelling to and from work, exercising to get that blood pressure down or strolling to relax and forget the stresses of modern life, our network of footpaths, bridleways and byways provide a network of delightful routes. Follow them and you will encounter the finest landscape and most fascinating heritage in the county borough.
British Horse Society
Find a route to ride or carriage drive. Where provision for equestrians is plentiful, there can be no finer pastime than riding out with friends, or enjoying the company of your horse. Whether you want the challenge of an epic long-distance ride, a route for your fundraising fun-ride, a horsy holiday, or just a change of scenery closer to home, The British Horse Society can help you find somewhere to ride.