CLAS Cymru

Case Study: Our Garden (Brit Growers)

A lively community site in Evanstown near Bridgend, the aptly named ‘Our Garden’ has a wide mix of users from across the Ogmore Valley, and is used daily by local people who go to tend their plot or to simply sit and chat with friends and neighbours. They formerly derelict site was transformed after an approach to the landowner, a housing association.


Cyfarfod â’r Tîm

Mae tîm CLAS Cymru yn gweithio’n agos ag aelodau o raglen Tyfu Pobl yng Nghymru i sicrhau ein bod ni’n cyrraedd y bobl sydd ein hangen ni fwyaf:


CLAS Cymru Travel Bursary

CLAS Cymru has created a Travel Bursary Scheme (funded by the Big Lottery until 2018) which is open to anyone actively engaged in community growing who want to visit similar groups to share ideas and good practice around land-based issues. The bursary scheme is aimed at helping increase access to land for community growing. You may apply for up to £150 to cover travel costs. An approved bursary applications means the project you plan to visit will also receive a £50 hosting fee.


Ynglŷn â CLAS Cymru

Gwasanaeth Cynghori ar Dir Cymunedol Cymru (CLAS Cymru) 


Meet The Team

Our CLAS Cymru team work closely with the Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens in Wales to ensure we reach the people who need us the most.


News: Wales Planning Bill Response

CLAS Cymru has responsed to the ‘Positive Planning’ consultation document for the draft Welsh Planning Bill, suggesting ways that planning law in Wales can be improved in order to help with access to land and better development rights for valuable community growing projects.


Valuing Grasslands - Environmental Impact Assessment

Community gardens value their local natural environments and are keen to look after native ecosystems. However, some may overlook the habitat value of grassland.

While grassland may not always look appealing or exciting, some areas contain very active and precious ecosystems which should not be disturbed. For example, they may contain wildflowers that are becoming rarer and support a wide range of insects, mammals and birds of prey that feed on them.


About CLAS Cymru

Community Land Advisory Service in Wales (CLAS Cymru) 


News: CLAS Cymru launches in Wales

New Land Advice Service Launched By Minister At Royal Welsh Show

A new initiative, aimed at helping landowners and community growers work together to reap the rewards of the ‘grow your own’ boom, received the Welsh Government’s seal of approval at the Royal Welsh Show this week.



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