PENARTH Civic Society is able to promote events in the town again – after nearly two years of being unable to.

Penarth Civic Society is an independent, non-political, voluntary organisation which campaigns for the protection and enhancement of Penarth – including the heritage and culture of the town.

Due to the Covid pandemic events have been put on hold for nearly two years – but now the society is able to promote their first event of 2022.

The event, led by Colin Cheeseman, will be focused on ‘Responding to a Nature Emergency – what is happening?’

It will be hosted at St Augustine’s Hall, on Albert Road in Penarth, from 7pm on Thursday, February 17.

Mr Cheeseman is the county ecologist for the Vale of Glamorgan Council and will give a presentation on his work, projects he is involved with and the aspirations of the council to combat the nature and climate emergencies.

He will also talk about the effect of recent legislation on how councils are now required to be more proactive on all things ecological. Following this informative talk there will be a question-and-answer session.

Although Covid restrictions have eased there will be measures in place to protect those attending the event.

People are asked to book in advance and wear a face covering during the meeting – unless exempt. Anyone who has symptoms of Covid, has tested positive for Covid, or has been identified as a close contact of someone with the virus should not attend.

To ensure there is a degree of social distancing at the event in St Augustine’s Hall the maximum number of people allowed to attend is 50.

Booking is preferred via e-mail, but people who do not have e-mail access can leave a message on the answerphone – contact details for both are listed below.

Entry to ‘Responding to a Nature Emergency – what is happening?’ at St Augustine’s Hall from 7pm on February 17 is free for members of Penarth Civic Society or £2 for non-members.