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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 »
Living Longer: Ageing Well
The third phase of the Welsh Government’s pioneering Strategy for Older People in Wales has been launched.
- ‘Enterprise Troopers’ set to storm Wales’ primary schools
- “Wales is leading the way on Sustainable Procurement” – Jane Hutt
- Living Longer: Ageing Well
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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.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.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
- Strategic Environmental Assessment: Environmental Report, Rural Development Plan for Wales 2014-2020
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
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 »
Tranquil, greener and cleaner places
An application form and guidance notes are available for local authorities. The closing date to submit applications this year is 30 April 2013. Email email@example.com.
Successful project bids in 2012/13
We will provide £50,000 for works at the old Garden Festival site in Ebbw Vale.
The funding will be used to:
- provide a tranquil space next to a large, long-term construction site (the former steelworks which is being regenerated);
- bring a disused, run-down green space back into use;
- make decking safe;
- improve access;
- create woodland walks;
- clear overgrowth;
- repair a bridge; and
- add plants to deter access to nearby buildings.
We have awarded partial funding of £42,000 to this project at Maesteg Welfare Park.
The project will:
- provide paths, seating, bridge and access control within Maesteg Welfare Park;
- encourage people to walk away from the noise and pollution of nearby roads and industrial development; and
- add information panels, landscape and habitat management to enhance tranquillity and bring the park up to Green Flag status.
We will give £65,000 for improvements to Aberbargoed Grasslands National Nature Reserve (NNR).
The improvements include:
- installing walls and railings; new kerbing and an off-street parking area;
- access controls; and
- native tree and shrub planting.
The tree planting and stone walling are expected to help address air quality and noise issues respectively.
We will provide partial funding of £24,550 to develop Eirias Park as a tranquil green space.
The funding will be used to plant trees and make improvements by the ornamental pond.
We have awarded £70,000 for works to develop the Rhyl Cut Wildlife Corridor.
The project will create new community green open space which is a quiet and safe traffic-free route for pedestrians and cyclists. It will also create an improved environment for wildlife. It will do this by:
- excavating the cut and building paths;
- planting trees and shrubs; and
- creating a picnic area.
We will give £35,000 to the Flintshire Tree Planting Project. The project will plant trees:
- to develop Wepre Park as a tranquil green space; and
- in other urban locations where existing tree cover is low or absent, and which have been identified as the highest priority locations for planting by Flintshire County Council.
We will provide £15,862 to change traffic flow by moving the centre line of the road and installing traffic calming on Twynrodyn Hill. These measures have been designed to minimise local air pollution and noise.
These measures should also:
- decrease the amount of inappropriate driving;
- lower the traffic flow on Twynrodyn Hill; and
- improve road safety.
We have awarded £6,000 to the Warren Slade and Park Redding Wood, Chepstow: View Point Enhancement project.
The funding will be used to:
- create a viewpoint by clearing shrubs and trees on the cliff face which block the view over the Wye and Severn Estuary;
- build post and rail fencing to make the area safe;
- install seating;
- improve the path surface and entrance; and
- provide interpretation material.
Neath Port Talbot
We will give £27,833 to the Port Talbot Urban Trees Project. This tree planting scheme is designed to improve air quality. This project has selected what species of trees to plant based on research on their abilities to remove pollutants from the air. The trees will also improve the tranquillity of the areas planted.
We will provide partial funding of £26,000 to the Newport Green Lung Project to plant trees in Glebelands Park, which will help create a more tranquil environment, increase biodiversity and reduce air pollution near the M4 corridor.
We have awarded £82,021 to the Swansea Nowcaster Project. This will allow the project to buy and install three variable road traffic message signs which will be linked to a real-time air pollution forecasting system to reduce congestion and air pollution at peak times. The project will initially focus on the deprived areas in the lower Swansea valley around the Hafod part of the air quality management area, but may be expanded in future years.
We will give partial funding of £10,350 to Park Llewelyn to complete work to support their Green Flag Bid. The work includes entrance improvements and the creation of a community orchard.
We will provide partial funding of £8,000 to the Special Swansea Spaces by the Sea project. The improvements that will take place at Vetch Community Green Space include:
- creating fenced raised beds;
- community engagement; and
- tree / native species planting.
Vale of Glamorgan
We will provide £31,400 for improvements to the Coronation Street Green Space in Barry.
This will include: adding seating; and changing planting to improve biodiversity.
This site benefits older residents, whereas the other two small public open spaces in the area are focused on play.