The minutes of SWOAPG’s 2019 AGM are now available here. One of the important topics of discussion was the Welsh Government’s new programme for access reform, which will see a number of changes to Open Access Land, Public Rights of Way and the way recreational access is managed in Wales. Members at the AGM agreed … Read more
SWOAPG has recently updated its ‘new’ website http://swoapg.com (which has had restricted content for the last year) to include all the information from its ‘old’ site (swoapg.org, which has now been closed). The site now contains all of SWOAPG’s online resources as well as news items, events and membership information.
Checkout the series of films produced by AdventureSmartUK to help Providers communicate Adventure Smart safety messages to customers – the latest film is called The right gear’s a good idea:
Brecon Beacons National Park Authority has recently appointed Eleanor Flaherty (who many Providers will know as an outdoor instructor herself) as their new Community Development Officer for ‘Waterfall Country’. They have also published the first edition of a ‘Waterfall Country Update Newsletter‘, which Eleanor will be producing quarterly as a way of communicating the developments … Read more
We have received the following message from Dwr Cymru Welsh Water – we don’t anticipate this having a significant effect of water levels in the Mellte but users should be aware nonetheless: “On the morning of the 9th January we will be carrying out a Scour operation at Ystradfellte Reservoir, we will be releasing a … Read more
One of our Member’s staff found a paddling helmet at Brecon Promenade yesterday (Thu 28 Nov). If you know whose it might be, please respond to this message and we’ll put you in touch.
Just a reminder that the SWOAPG AGM is tomorrow (Wed 27 Nov), 6.30pm at Pontneddfechan Village Hall. As well as the usual AGM formalities and presentations from NRW and BBNPA, we will be asking for Members’ views on how we should respond to three current access issues: the lane to Loonies’ Leap; the Welsh Government’s … Read more
We are expecting the South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group AGM on 27 November (6.30pm at Pontneddfechan Village Hall) to include discussions on SWOAPG’s role in three current access issues (as well as the usual AGM business): Access to Loonies’ Leap; Welsh Government Access Reform; and River Wye Glasbury-Hay. Please visit the Event Listing on … Read more
Parkwood Outdoors is running a British Canoeing SUP Discipline Support Module on 24 Nov. They currently have a couple of spaces available for half price £35 plus BC fees. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Following an invitation to tender exercise for the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority (AALA) contract, HSE have confirmed that Adventure Risk Management Services (Adventure-RMS) are the preferred bidder. The current contract, held by TQS, will expire on 31st March 2020 and HSE are in the process of beginning the transition process. A full communications plan will … Read more