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Organisations involved in the Gower Commons Initiative

Nature Conservation

The Countryside Council for Wales (CCW) is the Government’s statutory advisor on sustaining natural beauty, wildlife and the opportunity for outdoor enjoyment in Wales and its inshore waters. For more information visit www.ccw.org.uk or telephone 08451 306229.

Landowners

The National Trust, Europe’s largest conservation charity works to conserve and preserve places of historic interest of natural beauty. On Gower the National Trust own 1670 hectares of common land. For more information visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wales or telephone 01792 390636

The City and County of Swansea own a number of commons on Gower. For further information visit www.swansea.gov.uk or telephone 01792 636000.

Llangennith Manors Ltd is a common land owning company whose interest is in sustaining and managing the commons for grazing and commoners.

Management

The Gower Commons Association was formed in 1933 with the aim of developing the most efficient use of common land in light of local and national interests. To find out more about the association or to become a friend of the Gower Commoners, please telephone 07854 948627.

Access and amenity

The Gower Society was formed in 1948 to protect the environment of the old Lordship of Gower and especially the area designated and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). For more information visit www.gowersociety.welshnet.co.uk.

Emergency Services

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are involved in the fire prevention, awareness raising and control of illegal grass fires. For further information visit www.mawwfire.gov.uk.

South Wales Police enforce issues relating to wildlife crime and the illegal use of four wheel drive and off road bikes. For more information visit www.south_wales.police.uk or www.ccw.org.uk or contact the Police Wildlife Liaison Officer on telephone 02920 772400.

The Safer Swansea Partnership is formed of groups from the public, private and government sectors all working together towards the aim of making the City and County of Swansea a safer place within which to live. For more information visit www.saferswansea.org.uk or telephone 01792 635669.

 

   

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