Qualifications Wales Travel, Tourism, Hospitality and Catering stakeholder engagement survey

The Qualifications Wales Travel, Tourism, Hospitality and Catering sector review team has published three online questionnaires targeted at learners, learners providers and employers – SWOAPG Members might be interested in completing the appropriate questionnaire at this link: Qualifications Wales / Travel, tourism, hospitality and catering sector review: Online Questionnaires.

Hywel Dda Health Board area: Outdoor Education /Adventure Providers and their role in Community Health and Wellbeing

The West Wales Nature-based Health Service Network (which generally covers  Hywel Dda Health Board area) is hosting a zoom event with members on 16th November 10.00-12:30 . The working title for the event is “Outdoor Education /Adventure Providers and their role in Community Health and Wellbeing”. The focus will be on how this sector draw … Read more

WG update on residential visits etc.

We’ve received this update from AHOEC/OEAP: “A quick update from our (AHOEC/OEAP) last meeting with the WG education team regarding outdoor learning and visits. “Schools are now operating on the slightly revised infection control framework document they’ve had previously with no change to advice on visits. Overseas visits are still a challenge, but this probably … Read more

Outcome of Members’ Meeting held on 23 August 2021 to consider SWOAPG’s role with Glasbury-Hay Canoeing Access

SWOAPG Members met ‘online’ on Mon 23 August to consider the Group’s future role with Glasbury-Hay canoeing access. The meeting concluded that: the proposed new “Wye Alliance” might in future be well placed to take the lead in trying to secure sustainable canoeing access from Glasbury-Hay, with SWOAPG representing the broad views of our Members … Read more

Reminder for Glasbury-Hay Operators: Mon 23 Aug Members’ Meeting to discuss SWOAPG’s role with canoeing access

We really hope that all Glasbury-Hay operators will be able to join us for next Monday evening’s online meeting (details below). We really need all your inputs to ensure that we’re truly representing the views of our Members who use the river. Please let us know if you plan to attend (if you haven’t already) … Read more

Welsh Government update on residential visits etc.

Further to Wednesday’s announcement that school residentials would be permitted in Wales from Sat 17 July, here are some further details c/o AHOEC and OEAP: “Please find below a quick summary of the AHOEC/OEAP meeting with the WG education team from yesterday. “The current situation (allowing primary school visits) has been positively received with the … Read more

Further Welsh Government support for businesses impacted by COVID restrictions

Businesses in Wales that continue to be affected by Covid restrictions will receive up to £25,000 of additional support from the Welsh Government, Economy Minister, Vaughan Gething, announced on 30 June. The emergency package of support will cover the operating costs for July and August 2021 of businesses required to remain closed and who remain … Read more

Opportunity for SWOAPG Members in Powys – ‘Summer of Fun’ activities for children

We have received the following from Powys County Council, which may be of interest to some SWOAPG Members – no doubt other Local Authorities might also have similar schemes in place: “We have great news! “The Welsh Government have just confirmed that there is funding available throughout the summer to support children’s play and the … Read more