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Gower Society Grants awarded 2016

The Society is aware of its responsibilities in maintaining architecturally important buildings, protecting the natural environment, keeping footpaths in good repair and supporting local scientific and cultural activities. All this is necessary to keep Gower special. To this end we are pleased to have awarded around £35,000 in grants during 2016 as detailed below.

Natural Resources Wales
Ecological monitoring of Oxwich Woods

St Cattwg’s Church, Port Eynon
Alterations and repairs to nave and chancel

Gower Ringing Group
Ornithological monitoring at Oxwich Marsh

CCS Countyside Access Team
Engineering report to assess embankment  at Cwm Ivy and proposed  re-establishment of footpath

Pennard Parish Hall
Improvements to heating system and furnishings of hall

Swansea Valley Heritage
Publication of history of Tareni Colliery by Clive Reed

Penrice Estate
Restoration of dry-stone wall alongside public footpath at Hayes Lane

St David’s Church, Llandewi
Repairs to internal walls using lime mortar

St George’s Church, Reynoldston
Repairs to window reveals and west gable

Bethel Chalel, Penclawdd
Installation of two new windows

Nitten Field, Middleton
Seeding with mixed wild flowers, grasses and grains to attract insects and birds

Men of Sweyne’s Ey
Renewal of traditional garb and equipment for Morris Dancing

Swansea Environmental Forum,Trailblazers
Environmental activities on Gower for 8-12 year old Swansea schoolchildren

CCS Countryside Access Team
Footpath improvements, gates and new bridges on Rhossili Down and Bishopston Valley

St John’s Church, Penmaen
Repairs to chancel arch and rendering with lime mortar

Prehistoric human footprints, Port Eynon Beach
Radiocarbon dating to establish precise age

Bethesda Chapel, Burry Green
Roof replacement

West Gower Ploughing Society
Sponsorship of ploughing and hedging matches

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