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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
Spreading the word »Action on the ground to increase learning materials in the medium of Welsh.Learn more »
First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
- Local Government Democracy Bill approved
- Minister welcomes report which could change shape and structure of education delivery in Wales for the better
- First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
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Welsh languageWelsh-language technology and digital media action plan
The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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Section highlightAccess to information
The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
- A new vision for a National Youth Work Strategy
- The future delivery of education services in Wales
- Consultation on Draft Technical Advice Note (TAN) 23 Economic Development
- Draft industrial and commercial sector plan
- Waste Prevention Programme
- Building Control system and Approved Document supporting regulation 7
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
Infrastructure Investment Case Studies »
Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Under our Tidy Towns initiative we give funding to local authorities and Keep Wales Tidy to help people make their area cleaner, safer and tidier.
Community projects funded through the programme have included:
- clean-ups - litter picks, fly-tipping removal, clearance of overgrowth and graffiti removal
- preventative measures – purchase of bins, stubbies, signage, fencing, alley gates, boulders
- access improvements – path creation and maintenance, installing gates, creating disabled access
- transformation projects - developing wasteland into community gardens and allotments
- biodiversity projects – these relate to planting, protected or endangered species, habitat creation and management and the control of invasive species
- education and awareness raising – campaigns, talks and events and improving schools grounds, murals etc..
Funding for 2013-14
For 2013-14 there will be three funding strands under Tidy Towns:
Local authority funding
Baseline annual funding will be provided to each local authority for the essential elements of Tidy Towns. For 2013-14, this will be £770,000 across Wales (£35,000 per Local Authority).
Local authorities will also be able to bid to for projects funding element, which will support specific projects.
Keep Wales Tidy funding
Keep Wales Tidy will receive £750,000 funding in 2013-14. This will ensure that there are officers in every local authority area to empower local groups to undertake projects and share responsibility for keeping their local environment clean. The officers provide a vital link with the local authority. Keep Wales Tidy will also operate a small grants scheme.
Community led funding (previously the Local environmental quality improvement projects grant scheme)
Other groups and organisations will be able to bid to us for community-led funding. You can find more information on this under the related links on the right.
How can I get involved?
More information and details on how you can get involved with projects to improve your local environment are available from your local Tidy Towns Officer.
You can also contact the Tidy Towns Team by visiting the Keep Wales Tidy website.