Ferryside Village Forum – Summer Market starts on the 28th June

The popular Ferryside Village Forum outdoor market will start again from Saturday the 28th June. The market will be in the grounds of the old Ferryside Education Centre and opens at 10 o’clock til 1 every Saturday for the rest of the summer.

Look out for details of the wide range of food, plant and craft stalls as well as the ever popular Village Forum cafe.

Contact Lucy on 01267267147 or Jean 01267267272  if you want a stall or further information.

Charcoal making Course- Ferryside. 21st and 22nd June

This exciting charcoal making course  is  taking place in Coed Panteg woodlands just outside Ferryside on the week end the 21st and 22nd of June.

Course Poster June 2014

Woodland Coop Ltd are running the two day “hands on” course about making small quantities of top grade charcoal using coppiced wood in  steel drum kilns. They will also use a professional 6′ kiln to demonstrate how larger quantities of charcoal can be produced.

Over the course of the two days they hope to show you the coppiced woodland, appreciate the woodland ecology , view newly planted woods and see the various interesting projects ongoing at Coed Panteg

Email mikee@canolnet.plus.com for more details about this exciting local course. Places are limited.


FSEG/ FFeri Future

Despite an initial negative response from the Big Lottery fund for a grant to develop the Education Centre at Ferryside, FSEG have now been given the go-ahead to rework and resubmit their bid. Carmarthen County Council have through the good offices of Cllr Mair Stephens also kindly agreed to give FSEG an extension in terms of time to develop future plans.
At their meeting of April 28th the group agreed to follow the advice and feedback of the Big Lottery fund and also to develop a number of new bids in consultation with the County Council. The committee decided to explore the possibilities of obtaining a Welsh Government “Community Facilities Grant” a “Heritage Lottery Grant” for the ex-RAF huts and a “Community Chest Grant”, for the main hall via the Sports Group.
The Heritage Lottery bid would include a World War 11 and RAF heritage centre, an Arts & Crafts initiative led by Dorothy Morris, a “Men’s Sheds” facility , making coracles, a local bird and wild life display involving West Wales Wild Life Trust and the RSPB, Broadside Films and a local market and community gardens led by the Village Forum.
FSEG will continue as the overall umbrella body, coordinating the complementary projects and moving forward under the banner of “FFeri Future” on Face Book and using a logo designed by Dave Smith. The group will meet again of June 2nd at the White Lion Hotel to assess progress

Disappearing Hay Meadows and our wonderful Welsh countryside

Chatted last night with founder Forum member Victoria Bancroft in the Yacht Club,Ferryside. Victoria recommended watching a short speech by the BBC wildlife reporter Iolo Williams The Welsh Assembly in 2013. I found it a moving and sincere call to action.

You can watch it by clicking this link  http://www.gwentwildlife.org/node/6762

Thanks for this Victoria.