The Upper Usk Valley is part of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The area comprises of the villages of Crai, Heol Senni, Defynnog, Pentrebach, Pentrefelin, Sennybridge & Trecastle stretching up to The Usk Reservoir. The Rural Alliances project has facilitated a group to come together to find ways to promote the enjoyment of this lovely part of Wales for the people who live here and for those that visit.
The areas is steeped in history and community spirit, welcoming all to explore and enjoy it’s natural surroundings and peaceful habitats. The area includes stunning walking routes, fishing in the Usk Reservoir and a range of accommodation to suit all.
The Upper Usk Rural Alliance have developed an action plan for the area with the help of funding from the Rural Alliances project in the Brecon Beacons which was 50% funded by the ERDF Interreg IVB North West Europe Programme and the Welsh Government’s Targeted Match Fund. Many members of the community came together to help develop this action plan in 2013 – the plan can be seen via this link: Sennybridge, Crai, Trecastle STS & Action Plan
There has been some proposed revisions to the original plan and these can be seen here:Upper Usk Valley Rural Alliance proposed Action Plan 2014
The Upper Usk Valley Group have taken over the responsibility of maintaining the public toilets in Sennybridge from Powys. They are now open every day from 9am – 5pm.
If you would like to know about the working group supporting the initiative then please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The next meeting is an Annual General Meeting scheduled for Wednesday 21st August 2019 at The Old Yew Tree, Defynnog at 6.30pm. The meeting is open to everyone who is a member of the UUV. If you are not a member please bring the completed membership form to the meeting.
The last meeting was a General Meeting which took place on the 10th July 2019 at The Shoemakers Arms, Pentrebach.
The last Annual General Meeting took place on the 07th November 2018.
Minutes of recent meetings can be seen by clicking the links below:
UUVG Extraordinary Meeting notes 22nd October 2015 – you can see the presentation that was given at the EGM via this link: Presentation given at October 2015 EGM
The minutes of the AGM held on March 9th 2015 can be seen via this link: AGM minutes 9th March 2015.
The UPPER USK VALLEY RURAL ALLIANCE CONSTITUTION November 2014 was accepted formally at the March 2015 AGM.
Croeso i Orllewin Wyllt o’r Barc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog, ardal sydd llawn hanes ag ysbryd cymunedol, ac yn gornel o Frycheiniog lle glywir y Gymraeg yn y gymbrogaeth.