Bee Friendly Carmarthen

On November 2nd, Friends of the Earth Cymru are launching a new project to make Carmarthen an official Bee Friendly town.

The Welsh Government launched a new nationwide scheme for towns, communities, schools, businesses, universities, public bodies and places of worship to encourage action around pollinators under the title Bee Friendly / Caru Gwenyn ( )  in September.

We would like to make Carmarthen  one of the first towns in Wales to be an official ‘Bee Friendly’ town,  so we are launching this new project with a special film showing and talk by Friends of the Earth bee campaigner Bleddyn Lake

If you would like to get involved with Bee Friendly Carmarthen please do join us :

7pm Wednesday, November 2nd

Carmarthen Library
9 St. Peter’s Street,
SA31 1LN

The Four Goals for Bee Friendly are:
1. Food–providing pollinator-friendly food sources in your area
2. Five Star accommodation–providing places for insect pollinators to live
3. Freedom from pesticides and herbicides – committing to avoid chemicals that harm pollinators
4. Fun–involving all the community and telling people why you are helping pollinators.

Terry Howe
Friends of the Earth Cymru
33 Castle Arcade Balcony
CF10 1BY

Tel 029 2022 9577


The Ferryside Village Forum invites you to take part in a Beach Clean on the 26th April on the so called Marsh area close to the railway line to the North of Ferryside. The public are invited to meet on the foreshore close to the yacht club or go direct to the Marsh area the other side of the railway line.

The litter pick starts at 10.00 am and should finish by about 2.00 pm. Your time will be much appreciated as there is a lot of litter to pick.

You need gloves and stout boots or wellingtons. Bags and pickers will be provided.

This event is jointly organised by Colin Butters and Dan Snaith of Keep Wales Tidy

The Forum hope to organise two litter picks a year and will publicise via the Ferryside Village Forum Facebook page, twitter @FerrysideVF and on our web site

CONTACT Mike Evans – 07904313156 for more detail.

Exciting Theatre event for young and old In Ferryside on the 23rd January

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 On Saturday 23rd January at 1:30 pm in Ferryside Village Hall, Hall terrace  there will be a performance of Tales from the Taiga, by the Cardigan based Small World Theatre who have worked across Wales and overseas. This will be followed by a bring and share tea, so please get baking, and then there will be a discussion on what we think about the natural areas that we have around Ferryside, and how these can be safeguarded and enhanced for future generation.  While this is going on there will also be a shadow puppet workshop for children.
This wonderful tale comes from the Nanai people who live in the frozen Taiga forests of Siberia.  Magical creatures are played by puppets and there is music and story-telling. It will be fun for everyone. The play has a strong environmental theme and will be followed by shadow puppet workshop for children, and a discussion on safeguarding the natural environment around Ferryside for others, with a view to producing a map of the area’s natural resources.
The event will finish at about 4:30 pm. It is FREE, everyone is welcome, and the performance is suitable for all ages.The Forum cafe will be open selling fresh coffee, tea and juices.
What audiences have thought of ‘Tales from the Taiga’:

“Excellent! Really thought provoking and beautifully presented!”

“Fantastic, engrossing, full of surprises. I am 58 and I enjoyed it as much as the kids.”

“What an amazing time we all had! The performance was just the right length.”

“Its a wonderful show and a day that will stay with me and the children for a long time.”

The event is organised by Carmarthenshire County Council and funded by Natural Resources Wales. The event is hosted by the Ferryside Village Forum.
Cynhelir y digwyddiad hwn gan Gyngor Sir Gâr a’i hariennir gan Gyfoeth Naturiol Cymru. Bydd Fforwm Pentre Glanyfferi yn westywyr y diwrnod.
Please contact Mike Evans on 01267267147 for any further details you need.






Would you like to know more about the birds in the Tywi estuary?

Exciting talk about our fabulous estuary bird life.
This Wednesday at 8 pm in the Village Hall


Jointly sponsored by
Natural Resources Wales,Carmarthenshire County Council and Ferryside Village Forum.

Come along enjoy and learn more about our wonderful natural environment.
All welcome.

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Would you like to know more about the birds in the Tywi estuary?

Wednesday 16th December 2015  8.00 pm
Ferryside Village Hall, Hall Terrace. SA175SN. Ferryside

Come along to a talk by Neil Calbrade about the birds in the Estuary and on the Ferryside foreshore. The talk will be in The Ferryside Village Hall starting at 8.00pm. Neil is a research ecologist with the British Trust for Ornithology, and is the national organiser of the Wetland Bird Survey ( ). He will talk about the birds we see in the estuary, and why this area is recognised as being of European importance for the coastal habitats and birds it supports. Neil will be happy to answer any questions about birds you may have.

This talk is jointly organised by Carmarthenshire County Council, with grant aid from Natural Resources Wales, and Ferryside Village Forum, with the aim of promoting biodiversity in the Ferryside and St Ishmael area. All very welcome. Contact Mike Evans 01267 267147 for further details. Entry is free.