New community noticeboard installed

New community noticeboard installed

We are delighted to announce the arrival of our long awaited community noticeboard, which replaces the broken noticeboard outside Uplands News.  We are delighted to be partnering with Uplands News to renew this important community asset – a place for sharing information about what’s happening across Uplands & Brynmill.

This noticeboard has been paid for through the Onwards & Uplands crowdfunding campaign that we ran in 2021.  Thank you to everyone who contributed to the crowdfunder!

Paid notices will be managed by Uplands News – please enquire within for rates.

Community groups affiliated with Uplands Living Streets may qualify for free placement on the noticeboard, if you are organising events or activities tor community benefit.  Get in touch to discuss!

Uplands Living Streets is a local group that is part of the UK-wide Living Streets network.  Set up in 2019, we are a small group of local volunteers who love where we live and want to help make it even better.  We are continuing to identify new ideas for making Uplands and Brynmill happier, greener and more walkable – get in touch if you have suggestions!

Community Walk on Sat 30th September

Community Walk on Sat 30th September

Everyone is welcome to join our upcoming community walk in Singleton Park, with local naturalist Matt Carroll. Hear about some of the wildlife to be found in the park as the seasons change, and learn the names of some of the birds and trees that we come across. Afterwards, join us for a coffee at Brynmill Coffee House.

11am – 1pm on Saturday 30th September
Meet outside the Swiss Cottage

This easy circular walk will take around 90 minutes. Please wear suitable shoes and waterproofs. Children, dogs and pushchairs welcome!

Book on Eventbrite or just turn up!

Meeting point – by the Swiss Cottage in Singleton Park

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.