The walk details in the programme say that there will be the option “of stopping for coffee at the Wildflower Café part way through our walk (or bring a picnic to consume nearby)”. Unfortunately the Wildflower Café is closed this weekend so please bring your own refreshments.
Dawn Thomas, who organises events for the Gower Society Youth Activity group, has published a Newsletter which can be viewed by clicking here.
Our chairman, Robin Kirby, called into “Cover to Cover” in Mumbles, prior to the shop closing, to thank Sarah Rees for selling Gower Society publications. We now understand that “Cover to Cover” will not be closing but is being taken over by Tim Batcup, who is Mumbles born and bred and an alumnus for 16 years of Jeff Towns, the Swansea based renowned bookseller.
This Saturday, 1st July, Jane Shrrard-Smith will be talking about the Clyne Valley Brickworks – with a train crash included! The talk will be in Sketty Parish Centre, de la Beche Road, Sketty and start at 7.30pm. All welcome
Details of the Gower Society Design Awards for 2016 have been added to the website. Three awards were made: Cynghordy Farm House, Kilvrough Home Farm Cottage and the Pilot House. Click here to read about the awards.
In the period week ending 14th April 2017 to week ending 28th April 2017 (Weeks 15, 16 and 17), the Gower Society Planning Team scrutinised 13 of 106 planning applications registered with the City and County of Swansea Planning Department of which approximately 24 related to peninsular Gower. The 13 applications were specifically selected because of their relevance to the Society’s objectives. Of the 13 planning applications that were ‘searched’ the Gower Society Planning Team commented on 5 and objected to 2.
Application forms, plans and supporting documents for all the applications searched by the Gower Society Planning Team for this period can be viewed on www.swansea.gov.uk/planningsearch. For further information on how to use the search site, please refer to the Planning Section of the Gower Society web site on
The link in the post circulated on 11th May 2017 appears to have been corrupted. To see the report go to the website and open up the report by going to the News menu and clicking on the Chairman’s Report 2016 item.
Sorry for any inconvenience.
The Gower Society has a New President. Byron Davies M.P., well-known for his commitment to Gower, has taken over the role from Malcolm Ridge M.B.E. Welcome to our new President and many thanks to Malcolm Ridge for his long and caring role as President and previously as Chairman of the Society.
The Chairman’s Report for 2016 has been added to the website and can be seen by clicking the link below.
Chairman’s Report 2016