The BBC has just reported that “tens of thousands of small businesses will receive insurance payouts covering losses from the first national lockdown, following a court ruling.” SWOAPG Members who had previously been denied insurance claims might like to contact their insurers to check whether this has any relevance to them. For the full report … Read more
SWOAPG has recently been contacted by the new owners of Pen Cae Drain Farm, which includes all the land on river-left of the Sychryd upstream of the stone bridge near the car park as far as (and beyond) the footbridge at the upper waterfalls. They have asked us to remind our Members that neither they … Read more
AdventureRMS, as part of its AALA inspectorate service, publishes safety management alerts on its website and via e-mail. You can see all these alerts and sign-up to receive updates by e-mail using the form on this webpage: Safety Management Updates | Adventure RMS.
Save Outdoor Education – Petition Please support the petition to the UK Government seeking financial support for Outdoor Residential Centres during closure as a result of Covid: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/552754. Support Needs for Outdoor Residential Businesses / Organisations – Survey “This survey [by UK Outdoors] is designed to identify the immediate and future support requirements of the … Read more
SWOAPG has received the following advice from Storey Arms Outdoor Education Centre: “Warning for anyone using Edelrid Conecto devices. “We had a near miss this week and immediately took them out of service. “It was the same point of failure as per this 2018 warning note, except this time with a failure of the new stronger … Read more
Just in case you weren’t already aware of these: The third round of the Self Employment Income Support Scheme will open for applications on 30 November; HMRC should have already contacted you if you are eligible to apply for this. It was suggested by Visit Wales at out AGM on Thursday that some outdoor activity … Read more
Are you knowledgeable about Welsh politics? Are you interested in mountaineering, rock climbing and hillwalking in Wales? Are you familiar with the BMC’s work, including access and environmental, youth development and participation, and clubs? The BMC is looking to employ a contractor for a fixed contract to work closely with the BMC’s Access & Conservation … Read more
This year’s SWOAPG AGM will be via video-conference on 19 Nov at 6.30pm. As well as the usual formalities, we’ll have some questions for Members and you may have some for us! It would be great to have a good turnout from the outdoor activity provider sector: please let us know in advance (RSVP using … Read more
SWOAPG will shortly be changing e-mail providers and there is a small possibility that, during the transition process, some messages to us may not get through. We expect this to take no more than a day at the very most, but if you do receive a non-deliverable message – or don’t receive a response from … Read more
In these troubling times there may be some light at the end of the tunnel for the right person: https://www.atlanticcollege.org/discover/careers/current-vacancies They are looking for a Seafront Coordinator, someone who has the skills and experience to lead groups in their amazing seafront location and also plan and prepare for the future of seagoing from Atlantic College!