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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
The Welsh village with the longest name in the UK has succeeded in at least making one thing a whole lot shorter – the time it takes to surf the internet.
- Cardiff Airport key to Wales’ position in global market – First Minister
- Consultation on proposals for ground-breaking legislation to reform arrangements for renting homes
- Internet short cut for Welsh village with the longest name
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
National minimum standards for regulated child care »These standards determine whether child minding and day care settings are providing adequate care for children under the age of 8.Learn more »
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- Continuity and Change - Refreshing the Relationship between Welsh Government and the Third Sector in Wales
- Development of a national standards and outcomes framework for Children and Young People's advocacy services in Wales
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
People's Collection Wales
The People’s Collection Wales (PCW) website is dedicated to the story of Wales and its people and is free to use. It is a place to discover, learn and contribute your story of Wales alongside stories and content provided by other people and organisations. People’s Collection Wales represents an innovative approach to collecting, interpreting and discussing Wales’s cultural heritage in an online environment.
Led by Wales’s national heritage institutions, People’s Collection Wales brings together a wide range of partners from different fields to share tools, resources, skills and expertise. The website is supported by a programme of activities to explore new and exciting ways of collecting, exploring, discovering and sharing the stories of Wales and its people. The programme will continue to develop exciting tools to bring our heritage and history to life.
People’s Collection Wales is funded by the Welsh Government, and is a key commitment in the Programme for Government 2011-2016. The programme’s activities support key agendas such as digital inclusion, lifelong learning, cultural tourism and pioneer a range of innovative technological applications through partnership working.
Where are we now?
The initial development phase from 2008-09 to 2010-11 was managed by CyMAL. The website was launched at the National Eisteddfod in August 2010, and continues to be updated and developed.
From 1 April 2011, People's Collection Wales is delivered by partnership led by three national cultural and heritage bodies:
- Amgueddfa Cymru-National Museum Wales
- National Library of Wales
- Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.
Each of the lead partners receives funding from the Welsh Government to lead on specific work strands which contribute to the overall programme. The partners are jointly responsible for service delivery and development, co-ordinated by the Programme Director, Rheinallt Jones.
CyMAL continues to take a supporting and monitoring role and works closely with the federated partnership.
How can my organisation get involved?
Work is ongoing to develop solutions to make it easier for local museums, archives and libraries to contribute different types of material from their own collections, and support other bodies to do the same. Pilot projects run during 2011-12 will provide useful information and experience. People’s Collection Wales will be providing more information for potential stakeholders and contributors in the coming months.
A copy of the People’s Collection Wales initial marketing pack has been distributed to museums, archives and libraries in Wales, and to other partners and stakeholders. This marketing pack outlines the benefits of being involved in the programme; gives an introduction to using the website and online tools; and provides details of support that is available.
More guidance is available on our People's Collection Wales resources page (see left hand menu.)
CyMAL offers grants to encourage local museums, archives and libraries to work with voluntary sector organisations to create new content for People’s Collection Wales. Please go to our Grants page for more information.
Please direct any specific queries to the Programme Director, Rheinallt Jones firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact form (external link) on the People’s Collection Wales website.