The PLANED Bus

PLANED received funding from the Rural Community Development Fund for Wales, supplemented by the DATRIS Project and the Big Lottery Fund, to develop resources and establish projects to combat poverty in rural areas. With this funding we decided to create a “mobile PLANED office” which we can be used to provide support for communities within…

By admin July 12, 2019 Off

Saundersfoot Bay Heritage Trail

Take One … of the Saundersfoot Bay Coal Industry Hidden Heritage Discovery Trail movie. The DATRIS project is supporting a local heritage group who have been looking into the coal industry around Saundersfoot Bay. They have developed a very interesting walking tour of the main points of interest and would like to make a film…

By admin July 10, 2019 Off

The Weather in Hill Mountain

The first of our outlying weather stations has just gone live. This is based with the 1st Johnston Scout Group in Hill Mountain where they are using their station to study the weather which should lead to badge … or an interesting conversation at the very least! Having one weather station is intriguing but when…

By admin May 21, 2019 Off

Fishguard Community Awards 2018

Last night at the Fishguard Community Awards for 2018 were held at the Fishguard Bay Hotel just above Goodwick. The DigiChamps at POINT were nominated along with a number of other amazing community groups. DigiChamps runs twice a month and has support from the DATRIS project. In the photo you can see myself (DATRIS Coordinator)…

By admin May 19, 2019 Off

The New Hall in Brynberian

Brynberian are renovating their community hall … which was, at one time, the village school. It’s looking very nice and should be a real asset to the community. This has been another opportunity for the PLANED drone to take to the skies. The short clip shown here shows the work well under way. We intend…

By admin May 9, 2019 Off

St Florence Church Tower

At the end of April PLANED gained its first Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO) from the Civil Aviation Authority. This means that we can now add a new dimension to our work with communities by offering the use of a drone to record and celebrate the things that make those places special. One of the first…

By admin May 9, 2019 Off

The InkyPHAT from Pimeroni

The plan is to distribute weather stations about Pembrokeshire to community buildings that have internet access. Once this is set up I would like to create a weather map of the county that is constatntly updated. Pembrokeshire has such a varied terrain that, at any one time, the weather can be completely different on the…

By admin May 7, 2019 Off

Big Flock at Newgale

It was a blustery Thursday afternoon on Newgale Beach and Ruth Jones, supported by Span Arts, had organised a dance event called Big Flock in collaboration with Holy Hiatus and Joon Dance. To be fair, the weather wasn’t as kind as previous years but still there was an enthusiastic group of dancers taking part. We really…

By admin April 30, 2019 Off

Diolch yn Fawr Brynberian

It was a damp morning in the Preselis but that didn’t stop the people of Brynberian coming out to talk about potential digital projects in and around the village. It was great to see such a good turnout with people of all ages attending. There was a lot of interest in film making and in…

By admin April 16, 2019 Off

Robot Showdown in Hill Mountain

The second outing of the DATRIS / Hill Mountain Lego robots, on Saturday 6th April, ended in aggressive confrontation! But only from the point of view of the robots (phew!) everyone else enjoyed the chance to work with Lego, use a computer and participate in creating a movie. Both adults and youngsters managed to keep…

By admin April 8, 2019 Off