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Local school children inspired the Brecon Beacons National Park Authority to produce a National Park leaflet to inspire visitors.
Earlier this morning (Friday 18th July) pupils from Llangynidr Community Primary School took delivery of their very own National Park visitor leaflets - 'A Pond for all Seasons'- at a special event held at
the school.

Read more: Brecon Beacons National Park are inspired by local school children

Consecrated soil carried down from Pen y Fan to mark First World War Memorial event At a special service held earlier this morning (Thursday 17thJuly) soil from the top of Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons National Park -especially collected for an event to be held on Flanders Field on 16th August involving the unveiling of a Welsh Memorial to mark the those of Welsh descent who took part in the First World War - was blessed and carried down from the mountain.

Read more: Brecon Beacons National Park helps prepare for the Welsh Memorial in Flanders Field

June 2014

You are invited to enter a team in the first Lampeter Young People’s Food Festival Cooking Competition which takes place on Saturday 5 July in Victoria Hall, Lampeter.

Teams should comprise three young people between the ages of 11 and 18 attending your school or organisation. Each team should be accompanied by an adult (teacher, parent or similar) who can advise but not participate in the competition.

Each team will have 45 minutes to prepare and present a 3 course meal for two, comprising:

  • Starter - Welsh Rarebit, or a dish based on this
  • Main - Burger (meat or vegetarian) with garnish and accompaniments
  • Dessert - Welsh cakes, or a dish based on this

Basic ingredients will be provided, but you are welcome to bring any unusual additions if desired. These additions can only be ingredients - no substantially ready-made or pre-prepared items.

Read more: Lampeter Young People’s Food Festival Cooking Competition

Five popular agricultural shows, including Llanfyllin Show,  in North Powys are again joining forces to promote the events and all but one will contribute points towards a coveted piece of silverware for sheep breeders next month.

Read more: Llanfyllin Show works together with other shows to offer salver for best sheep breeder

June 2014

A local historic Hall will be opening its gardens on Sunday 8th June from 11am – 4.30pm in aid of the National Garden Scheme. The grade 1 listed gardens at Gregynog Hall, Tregynon, Nr Newtown will be open in support of the charity and garden admission monies from the day will be donated to NGS. 


Read more: Gregynog Hall Garden Open For NGS

July 2014

Following the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the National Park Authority offices last month (Friday 27th June 2014), the new Chairman, Cllr Geraint Hopkins and Deputy Chairman, Mrs Melanie Doel were elected, along with the Chairs and Deputies of the Planning and Audit and Scrutiny Committees.  


Read more: New Chairman and Deputy elected to Brecon Beacons National Park Authority

May 2014

Whitsun Half Term 24 May – 1 June

Some highlights include:

Shearing Day 26th May all day

Join us for our annual shearing day with working demonstrations of both old and new shearing methods. There will also be a visit from the Ceredigion spinners and weavers who will be showing some of the ways wool can be used.

Grow your own day 29 May all day

Find out how to grow your own fruit and veg from our head gardener Tim Newby.

Read more: There Is Something For Everyone This Half-Term At Llanerchaeron

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