Partner Organisations and Volunteers

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Gower Commons Volunteers

Volunteer activities and opportunities

Without the valuable contribution that volunteers make, the Gower Commons would be noticeably different.

Here are just some of the activities that volunteers get involved with:

  • clearing rhododendron and scrub from the commons
  • building steps and bridges
  • carrying out wildlife surveys
  • helping with public events to raise awareness about the commons
  • helping out in the office
  • reporting illegal activities on the commons
  • learning wildlife surveying

If you would like to get involved and can offer some time to volunteer there are many opportunities to help and to meet like-minded people.

Find out about volunteering with the National Trust on their website or by contacting the Wales Regional Office on 01633 811659.

Gower emergency services

Mid and West Wales Fire and Rescue Service are involved in the fire prevention, awareness raising and control of illegal grass fires. Call 999 to report fires.

South Wales Police enforce issues relating to wildlife crime and the illegal use of four wheel drive and off road bikes. Call 101 to report any issues.

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.

Partner Organisations of the Gower Commons Initiative

Welsh nature conservation

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is the Government’s statutory advisor on sustaining natural beauty, wildlife and the opportunity for outdoor enjoyment in Wales and its inshore waters.

Gower Peninsula Landowners

The National Trust, Europe’s largest conservation charity works to conserve and preserve places of historic interest of natural beauty. The National Trust owns 1670 hectares of common land on the Gower Peninsula.

The City and County of Swansea own a number of Gower Commons.

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

Management of the Gower Commons

The Gower Commoners 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 check the City and County of Swansea’s contact pages.

Access and amenities on the Gower

The Gower Society was formed in 1948 to protect the environment of the old Lordship of Gower, especially the area designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).