New Look & Latest Meeting Notes – 2/07/22

Please click here to see the notes from our latest Uplands Living Streets meeting held on 2nd July.

Here are some highlights:

We’ve decided on a NEW LOOK for our future meetings and we need YOU to help us with it.
We’d like to start hosting discussions at the meetings on various themes of interest to all our members.

Please send us your ideas for speakers, or for any topic areas or subjects you’d be interested in finding out more about. If you’re interested in it, you can guarantee others will be too!

  • St James’ Church is hosting a Bat Walk and Moth Trapping evening this Thursday 14th July (weather permitting) from 9.00pm-11.00pm. All adults and (accompanied) children welcome, and please advertise to all your friends. And don’t forget your torch!
  • There’s a chance for you to find out more about the Pobl Beacon Hill housing development (on the old Teacher Training College site in Townhill) this Saturday 16th July from 11.00am-2.00pm in Cwmdonkin Park. Come along and see what it will look like, and share your ideas about how the site’s green space could be used!
  • We’ll be at the next Uplands Market on Saturday 30th July—come and see us, and help us to develop our Walking Charter!

Our next meeting is on Saturday 3rd September at 10.30am, and here is the link:

We look forward to seeing you.

Onwards & Uplands!

New bench for the Uplands Shopping area

We’re really pleased to announce that our local Councillors have agreed to fund a second bench for the Uplands shopping area. This means that in the next few months there will be two new places for people to sit, rest and chat to each other in the heart of Uplands, making our community more people friendly and welcoming.

We already know that as social animals its good for humans to chat to others, and that such interactions are an integral part of maintaining good mental health and general wellbeing. Thanks to the generous donations of local people to our Onwards and Uplands Crowdfund, and now from our local Councillors, we will have more opportunity to slow down and appreciate our lovely Uplands.

You may be interested in this research from Sheffield University on the importance of benches in public spaces:

Updated Highway Code now in effect on Britain’s roads.

You will surely have seen that, as of Saturday (29 January), the updated Highway Code is now in effect on Britain’s roads.

Two things you can do now
Updating the Code is not a silver bullet. We need to ensure all road users understand the changes and abide by them. After all, they make us all safer.

So the first thing you can do is share the Living Streets webpage and their social media posts about the update.



Dear Friends,

We had a great meeting last Saturday, thanks all for coming, and here are the downloadable notes so that you can see what we discussed.

Our next meeting of Uplands Living Streets will be on Saturday 8th January 2022 at 10.30am on zoom, and here is the code:

There’s lots going on as we approach the winter solstice, so please do add the following date to your busy social calendar–

  • Sunday 5th December at 5pm –community Christmas carols on our very own village Green on The Grove.  Come and join us for a festive (socially distanced) get-together and sing along with ULS and Brynmill Community Choir!
  • Also please let us know if you have ideas you’d like to see added to our ULS Manifesto / campaign list, as soon as possible (see notes for more details).
  • And finally, does Doughnut Economics sound intriguing? We think so! If you’d like to know more and /or attend a meeting about it with 4theRegion, please let us know!

Ymlaen Yplands!

Onwards & Uplands!

Best wishes,

Dawn, Jane , John, Jenny, Brigid, Anne & Caroline

Uplands Living Streets