Paddling from Glasbury-Hay: reminder & extension for SWOAPG Members’ views on how to respond to the Wye & Usk Foundation’s new ‘arrangements’

Following the publication of its new ‘arrangement’ for paddling from Glasbury-Hay, the Wye & Usk Foundation  (WUF) has offered some additional explanation (see below) and has asked SWOAPG to give the arrangement our “fullest support on the basis that we need to end the conflict and build a way forward across Wales’ rivers.” Deadline extended: … Read more

CPD Resource Update..

Another week and another update to the new CPD page.   The following free PDF book is now available if you are interested.   Paediatrics for Paramedics – Dolphin   Please share any resources you find.  treasurer@swoapg.com.  Cheers.. Ieuan

Business survey for SW & Mid Wales

Here is another survey of Covid-19 impacts which SWOAPG Members might like to complete, to keep feeding-in the impact that the crisis is having on our sector and the support we will need to survive: “The Regional Learning and Skills Partnership South West and Mid Wales is currently working across the six Local Authority areas … Read more

SWOAPG contributes to crucial Outdoor Alliance ‘Recovery Plan’ for Welsh Government

The Outdoor Alliance Wales (which was set up two years ago to bring together a wide range of organisations with an interest in outdoor activity) has today submitted to the Welsh Government a “Post Covid-19 Recovery Plan for the outdoor sector in Wales”, which the Government will be considering as it decides how to move … Read more

Outdoor Alliance working on ‘pathways to recovery’ advice to Welsh Government

The Outdoor Alliance (in which SWOAPG and WATO are active members) is currently working on a range of advice for Welsh Government to facilitate as smooth a return as possible to adventurous outdoor activity as the Covid-19 lockdown eases – including a sub-group that is looking specifically at the safe return of ‘guided’ activity in … Read more

BMC publishes ‘climbing and hillwalking recovery plan’

The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) has published the attached ‘recovery plan’ to recommend to public bodies a phased approach that should be taken to re-introduce climbing and hillwalking activity as quickly and safely as possible once the Covid-19 lockdown eases. Other National Governing Bodies are working on similar plans…

Bounce Back Loan Scheme, Insurance Cover and Welsh Government Support to Businesses

Bounce Back Loans The new ‘Bounce Back Loan‘ is a UK fast-track finance scheme providing loans with a 100% government-backed guarantee for lenders, for Small businesses (including sole traders); which should help to bolster the existing package of support available to the smallest businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Businesses will be able to borrow … Read more