We'll be looking to get the shelters in the recreation ground finished on Friday evening and Saturday. If you can help, please come along but bring a hammer. If you are not the building type, please bring cake. Failing either, some encouraging words and ideas how you would like to see them used in future!
Here's a lovely video showcasing the work of a Llangattock volunteer group.
If you have been down to the Recreation Ground over the past few days, you will have seen a lot of activity. We have been constructing Covid shelters or covered seating areas for people to sit in and enjoy the park. We got funding for these from a special National Lottery Covid Response fund. The finished shelters will have felt shingles on the roof and low height wall panels, so that people can enjoy the outdoors while having a bit of protection, too. As you can see from the aerial photos, there's still plenty of room on the old tarmac area for other things. And we hope in future we will be able to use these for events as well. Thank you to the many local people who volunteered, those who offered help (we couldn't have too many people on site), and the people who brought biscuits and delicious Welsh cakes. We hope to finish the shelters next weekend.
The Recreation Ground Survey has closed. Thank you so much to everyone who designed it, printed or delivered it. It has been the best response to a survey Llangattock Community Council has had in the shortest time. We will get the results to you as soon as we possibly can.
Below is a message from the Llangattock Village Society. We are delighted to be able to help.
fundraising during the pandemic has been difficult but we're now able to announce that in December we will have a village Christmas tree 🎄 at the Recreation Ground! We've raised enough to pay for the installation of a permanent, safe electricity feed and to pay for high quality LEDs. The only item left to fund is the tree itself. Thank you so much to all the individuals who've donated 🎄 and thanks to Llangattock Community Council🎄for their support. Not only have they given permission to site the tree in the park, they've helped with the cost of the project by awarding £500 from the Community wellbeing fund 🎄 Huge thanks also to As I See It Media Ltd for generously donating prize money to a 'Best Christmas Lights Street Scene' in Llangattock, Dardy, Ffawyddog, Hillside or Legar. Details closer to the time, but prizes will be 1st - £75, 2nd - £50 and 3rd - £25 As You See It Media Ltd will photograph the Christmas lights just before Christmas for an online Christmas gallery 🎄 There's still a little way to go but hopefully we'll be able to hold some events through the summer which will get us across the finishing line, and make Christmas 2021 one to remember for all the right reasons! 🎄🌟
Llangattock Community Council has developed a strategy for how it would like the Council and its relationship with the community to develop over the next 5 years. It's set out in this graphic and below in text. It is meant to be a 'living' document, which can develop over time. We hope you will join us on this journey.
Shaping our community together
This document aims to describe the 5-year vision and plan for Llangattock Community Council (LCC).
This document will be used:
Over the next 5 years our aim as a Community Council is to continue to help build an attractive, inviting and secure community. One that is committed to ensuring equality, tolerance and diversity are at the forefront of our actions so as to continue to build a strong community that works together.
We will work in partnership with residents to foster community pride, develop and support our local economy, plan for the future and preserve and enhance the natural beauty of our environment.
Where we can achieve these things ourselves, we will aim to do so. However, we will also aim to work with and alongside local community groups and organisations to further enhance the offering and benefits to our community.
We will raise funding wherever we can. Where the power to act rests with other external bodies, we will work with them to achieve our aims.
Our priorities will be to ensure our community:
There will be 4 Pillars or strategies which will support the delivery of the LCC vision
Culture and Community:
Environment and the local Economy:
Each element within the pillars will be achieved through specific actions and activities detailed within a working plan which is supported by Llangattock Community Council’s Schedule of Delegation and Code of Conduct.
These ‘pillars’ support the approach of Powys CC in their Wellbeing Plan and the work they are doing through their 5-year plan.
Work to refurbish the climbing frame continues as part of the Perk Up The Park project. We are replacing some of the softwood. Some of the treads are solid oak and will stay as they have plenty of wear in them.
Llangattock Community Council has declared a climate emergency and is developing plans for a climate working group in the village.
The Council passed a motion this week which will commit it to "work towards ensuring that sustainability is embedded in all that the Council undertakes and strengthen the village's resilience with respect to the impacts of anticipated climate changes and the risks this poses."
Councillors also want to work with others to reduce the carbon footprint of the community.
If you want to read the full declaration, click here.
Llangattock Community Council wishes to extend its sincere condolences to The Royal Family following the death of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
If you live in Llangattock, you'll be getting a survey through the door asking what you would like to see in the Recreation Ground. They've been delivered by a small team of volunteers. Please, don't let the boys down, fill it out!
As lockdown begins to lift, we are looking to get 'Perk Up The Park' going again. This is an ambitious project to gain grant funding for more and better facilities in Llangattock Recreation Ground. The aim is to create a space for all ages and abilities. But we need your help. The National Lottery will only give large grants where local people are involved in the design, development, and delivery of the project. This has to be a joint effort to succeed. We need your ideas and involvement. Please click on our slideshow to find out more and email us on Llangattockcc@gmail.com if you are able to help in any way.
We have now created a shorter, downloadable version of the Perk Up The Park presentation, which you can share by email (many thanks to Cllr Kate Inglis for doing this). Please send it to anyone you think might want to get involved. You can download it by clicking this link.
Llangattock Green Valleys have asked us to share a car-sharing survey being carried out by Community Engery Wales. CEW are looking to get a scheme going in the Crickhowell area in partnership with The Green Valleys CIC.
Llangattock Community Council's Community Committee decided this afternoon to form a working group with residents to find ways to improve the Recreation Ground. This meeting was, appropriately given the subject matter, held in the Recreation Ground itself and online via a mobile phone. The Community Committee decided unanimously to invite the group to explore options to improve the park so that it is accessible and attractive to people of all ages and abilities. The Working Group should report back monthly to the Community Committee, We are in listening mode. If you want to join the working group, please email email@example.com
Watch our video here:
This notice is to let users of the Recreation Ground know that it is our intention to close the climbing frame/multiplay equipment shortly for routine repairs. The exact dates of the closure are to be confirmed.