In this section
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 »
National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
On Saturday 25 May, The National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth will be host to US radio star, Peter Greenberg.
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- National Library base for US Radio Travel programme
In this section
- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
In this section
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 »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Amendments to the Motor Vehicle (Competitions and Trials) Regulations 1969 and the Motor Vehicles (Off Road Events) Regulations 1995
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- Draft action plan for pollinators
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
23 days left
In this section
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 »
Community led projects 2012-13
We have awarded funding to projects to help communities improve their local environmental quality by tackling littering and fly-tipping, dog fouling, graffiti, illegal motorcycling and transforming land and woodland into community spaces.
We received 168 bids totalling £2.5 million in 2012-13. We will provide funding of £350,000 to 31 projects in 15 local authority areas.
We awarded Plas Cybi Partnership partial funding of £3,600 to support waste skips for clean up action in Holyhead
We will provide Royal Society for the Protection of Birds/Natur Gwynedd with £6,120 funding to continue a project involving contractors treating invasive species to gain a SSSI (Special Site of Scientific Interest) Award. The project will also raise residents’ awareness of Japanese Knotweed to help reduce it spreading.
We have agreed to award Trehinion Group £29,200 to remove the following from a lane in Mona Street, Amlwch:
- dumped waste;
- drug littering; and
- overgrown vegetation
We awarded Aber Valley Heritage Group partial funding of £13,342.40 for Senghenydd Memorial Garden. The garden is affected by:
- anti-social behaviour activities;
- littering; and
- fly-tipped waste.
We will provide partial funding of £22,180 to Graig y Rhacca Communities First. This funding will help transform an area that is currently fly-tipped, littered and subject to anti-social behaviour activities into a community allotment.
We have agreed £20,832 of funding for Friends of Cefn Fforest Eco Park in Blackwood. They will improve several neglected areas of the park with mini projects. These will improve the area and install some preventative measures, including the erection of fencing to deter motorcyclists.
We awarded Roxe Foundation £2,500 for an ongoing graffiti project to provide legal graffiti walls.
We will provide Cadwyn Housing Association with partial funding of £15,000 to reduce waste issues on Havelock Close estate by providing controlled access gates to parking areas.
We have agreed to award Llanfynydd Community Council £4,069.83 to convert unusable land into a community orchard.
We will give Pembrey Community Growing Association partial funding of £7,754.25 to put up fencing. This will transform a neglected area affected by fly-tipping into community plots.
We awarded John Davies Community Facility £30,000 to improve waste land near Newbridge. The area is heavily fly-tipped and littered as it was part of the former Gran Morfa landfill site.
We will provide Prestatyn and Meliden Neighbourhood Watch £1,675.20 for a dog fouling campaign. The campaign will involve Neighbourhood Watch volunteers packing a poo bag holder containing free dog fouling bags and information sheets and issuing these to dog walkers.
We will give Holywell Communities First £30,000 to develop a woodland for the community. It will treat and remove invasive species and erect a fence to prevent fly-tipping.
We have agreed to award Cyngor Cymuned Llanwnda £30,000 to cut back overgrowth and improve accessibility on a footpath linking the Nantlle Valley to Tryfan Junction. They will by resurface the path and erect fencing and gates.
We awarded Bedlinog Miners Welfare Association partial funding of £9,600 to cleanup land that has been fly-tipped and littered and convert this to a community garden. The project also involves removing waste from the river and creating a community path.
We will provide Friends of The Inky with £28,600 to transform waste land which is used for fly-tipping, littering and by illegal off road bikers. The project seeks to:
- install fencing and litter bins;
- improve existing pathways which are difficult to access in winter;
- treat Japanese Knotweed; and
- plant trees.
We will give Victoria Street Neighbourhood Watch £500 to improve a neglected garden area in Library Square in Abergavenny. This area is currently affected by litter and anti-social behaviour.
We awarded Monnow Rivers Association £6,500 to remove Himalayan Balsam. This is part of a programme undertaken for the past 4 years which has seen 54 kilometres of river bank treated and Himalayan Balsam eradicated along the River Monnow.
We agreed partial funding of £9,132.84 for Monmouthshire Housing Association (MHA) for clean up actions. These actions will involve the community and will be taken in five areas affected by fly- tipping, domestic waste issues, neglected spaces and dog fouling.
Neath Port Talbot
We will provide Pontrhdyfen Miners Welfare with £15,212 to continue work on establishing a community garden. Work will include:
- improving drainage;
- developing paths;
- erecting security fencing; and
- treating Japanese Knotweed and Himalayan Balsam.
Rhondda Cynon Taf
We awarded Tref y Rhyg Parents and Teachers Association (PTA) £2,465.80 for a mosaic on a school wall to hide graffiti and vandalism. The project costs are for protective wear for pupils to take part in mosaic making workshops.
We will provide Fernhill Association of Residents with £6,959.60 to convert derelict land, which is littered and fly-tipped. They will also hold a waste awareness community day, put up fencing and create raised planting beds.
We agreed to award £12,496 to Llantrisant Community Council for equipment to help create a community allotment garden on derelict land known as ‘The Old Playground’ in Dan Caerlan Estate in Llantrisant.
We will give Darran Las Environmental Group £2,893 to remove fly-tipped waste in Darran Las and to train residents on reducing vegetation and clearing waste.
We awarded partial funding on £1,120 to Friends of Parc Llewelyn to help eradicate Japanese Knotweed from three areas of the park.
We will provide partial funding of £2,393.37 to Mumbles Traders Association to support the purchase of clean up packs for the community group.
We have agreed to award Hill Community Development Trust £21,550 for environmental issues to be addressed in Townhill. These include:
- environmental training sessions to recruit ranger environmental volunteers;
- fly-tipping removal at identified hotspots;
- the control of invasive knotweed; and
- improving access to green spaces.
We will give Friends of Coedbach Park £10,000 for Japanese Knotweed eradication. The Council will provide expert advice to manage site clearance effectively and safely.
We awarded partial funding of £18,504 to Melin Homes. This will fund a Housing Association cross border initiative to host waste amnesty skips, litter clean-ups and undertake planting.
We will provide the CoStar Partnership with partial funding of £4,583.24 to support 3 waste amnesty skips.
We will give Maesgeirchen and Tan y Bryn Allotments Association partial funding of £7,868.40 to erect security fencing to deter fly-tipping on land which is heavily fly-tipped.