Valleys Landscape Park – engagement events

The “Valleys Landscape Park” is a Welsh Government initiative to invest in the South Wales Valleys (defined broadly as the area between the M4 and the Brecon Beacons, from Swansea in the West to Newport in the East). Among the aims of the project are making better use of the natural resources in the area for recreation – so
South Wales outdoor activity providers could be well placed to both advise on and benefit from the project.
The Welsh Government is holding three ‘stakeholder engagement events’ in April, which providers with an interest in this area are encouraged to attend: see details below…

“Good Afternoon,

 In his role as Chair of the Valleys Taskforce the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services will visit three areas across the valleys to discuss his proposals for a “Valleys Landscape Park” with community stakeholders.    

 The aims for the proposal are to invest in the Valleys’ natural and cultural assets, empower local communities, offer outstanding and accessible recreational opportunities, engender community pride in the Valleys and enhance Valleys town centres as vibrant places, with attractive green spaces, which support local economies. 

By implementing the actions set out in the plan the Valleys will become a place where communities are empowered, and the local environment is easily accessible, widely used and at the heart of Valleys life.

These events will provide stakeholders with the opportunity to shape the proposal for the Valleys Landscape Park and to influence decisions around statement sites across the Valleys and local community projects with potential for development.

 An agenda is attached.

The dates and venues for the events are included below:

 16 April          Dare Valley Country Park              17:30 – 19:30

 26 April          Bedwellty House and Park            17:30 – 19:30

 30 April          Pontardawe Arts Centre                 17:30 – 19:30

If you are interested in attending one of these events please contact the Valleys Taskforce Team at TalkValleys@gov.wales 

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