The Prince’s Trust

The Prince’s Trust were running some of their activities here at PLANED and Michael Botzaropoulos, an Operations Executive with the Trust dropped by to record a podcast. The Prince’s Trust is one of those organisations that you often hear about but might not know exactly what they do. Well Mike explains the work and aims…

By admin January 15, 2020 Off

Non-native Marine Invertebrate Workshop

Yesterday Anna Holmes, the Curator of Invertebrate Biodiversity at the National Museum of Wales, came to PLANED to talk to various organisations about invasive invertebrate species that are attaching themselves to plastic marine waste and rafting across the oceans to be washed up on our shores. Anna brought examples of these invasive species, you can…

By admin December 18, 2019 Off

The Priory Saltings Nature Reserve

Another excellent initiative from Haverfordwest Town Council is the renovation of the former town dump to the now, wonderful, Priory Saltings Nature Reserve. I took the drone and various cameras, gimbals and wireless microphones to interview Cllr Jon Collier at the site on a particularly damp and drizzly Friday afternoon. It’s just another example of…

By admin December 17, 2019 Off

Lower Prendergast Cemetery

It was on a wet Wednesday morning that I met Cllr Chris Evans from Haverfordwest Town Council in Lower Prendergast Cemetery to discuss the development of a community area within his ward. There are a number of exciting projects based around this deconsecrated churchyard that will support biodiversity within the town and, in turn, improve…

By admin December 13, 2019 Off

The PLANED Podcast

It all started with someone from an energy project (LEAF), that’s supported by PLANED, mentioning that she likes to make Podcasts and the nearest public facility for doing so is in Llanelli. Well this is a community group that needs practical IT support which is, after all, what DATRIS is all about. So over the…

By admin December 9, 2019 Off

Yr Hen Ysgol

The community hall in Dinas Cross, Yr Hen Ysgol, is now back online. After a lot of wrangling with various internet companies the internet connection to the old school building has been reestablished. Yr Hen Ysgol is now hoping to provide digital support for members of the community by linking up with Point Young Persons’…

By admin November 19, 2019 Off

Sport Pembrokeshire Young Ambassador Conference

Yesterday Ben and I visited Ysgol Caer Elen, the new Welsh-medium school in Haverfordwest, to deliver sessions at the Sport Pembrokeshire Young Ambassador Conference. There were nearly a hundred excitable Years Five and Six children representing schools from all around the county at the conference. We were delivering a session on how to make video…

By admin November 8, 2019 Off

The Lantern Parade

Last week Span Arts organised another amazing event in Pembrokeshire. It was Halloween and a mixture of young and not so young people spent the day building lanterns. As soon as it was dark enough the parade began … … as you can see, it was a dark and stormy night. My colleagues braved the…

By admin November 4, 2019 Off

From the Coal House to Amroth

I have been working with the Saundersfoot Bay Heritage Trail group and I knew that I needed some footage showing the stretch of the trail running from the Coal House in Saundersfoot, through Wiseman’s Bridge and Coppit Hall along to Amroth. Well the weather wasn’t great but at least it wasn’t raining or blowing a…

By admin October 29, 2019 Off

Third Weather Station Online

The weather station that was delivered to Point has been fixed to the wall and is now transmitting data from Fishguard. There are still a small number of minor teething problems which will be ironed out over the next few days (it wouldn’t be fun if it all went smoothly). The station has been attached…

By admin October 18, 2019 Off