Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park Authority recently launched a new vision and Management Plan in response to the climate and nature emergencies and the cost-of-living crisis.

The vision included a carbon net zero target of 2035, clean water target of 2030, and to be nature positive by 2030.

To help locals air their views and come up collectively with the solutions that will make those targets possible, an open Q&A event has been organised with the newly named National Park, with all welcome to attend. 

Run and facilitated by grassroots organisers Brecon Climate Action, the session will be split into two parts this Saturday 10th June at the Muse, Brecon.

Representing the Authority will be their Senior Policy Advisor, Liz Hutchins. The event will be part of the Wales-wide Great Big Green Week campaign, with awareness events for the climate and nature crisis taking place across the country from 10th - 18th June. 

From 12 - 1pm there is a warm up discussion with both the National Park and local water campaign Friends of the Upper Wye. They will be offering ways to become involved with local clean water campaigning, keeping up the momentum from the recent Save the River Usk protests in Brecon and beyond.

From 1 - 3pm, Liz Hutchins will then take centre-stage for a short presentation outlining the Authority's vision in details, followed by an open Question and Answer session with any locals.

The whole event will be free of charge, with a locally sourced lunch available throughout. The lunch will be set up so you can 'pay what you can'. 

The plans were initially based on public consultation and expert evidence, including a citizen's assembly.

Now that the plans will be put into action people's input will be needed to decide on the solutions.

Come along with your thoughts, ideas and concerns to work on the solutions together. 

If you miss the open discussion on Saturday, you can contact Bannau Brycheiniog National Park on 01874 624 437 or by visiting Alternatively, if you want to be involved in local environmental campaigning at the grassroots level, you can follow @breconclimateaction on Facebook and Instagram, or email [email protected]