Bats at PLANED

The British Trust for Ornithology is running a “citizen science” project where people can borrow equipment to detect and record the bats flitting around your house overnight. I went to the Natural Resources Wales office in Haverfordwest to pick up the equipment, I brought it back to the PLANED offices and set it up. A week…

By admin 19 July 2019 Off

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 12 July 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 10 July 2019 Off

Digital Mapping at Garn Fawr

I was working with pupils from Ysgol Gymunedol Wdig as part of one of Span Arts‘ Digidol projects. Today we were collecting pictures, poems, and photographs of Garn Fawr to add to a digital map. This extraordinary map is being developed by Alan Wills of Moylegrove and will be available to view soon. The young…

By admin 5 July 2019 Off

Penally Heritage Group

I have been working with the Heritage Group in Penally to film some of the interesting sites that they have in the village. In fact, it was from the Digital Discussions event held there last year that they suggested getting a drone for this very purpose (… little did I know how much it would…

By admin 29 June 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 21 May 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 19 May 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 9 May 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 9 May 2019 Off