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Public Spaces Protection Orders (dog controls)

22nd November 2017 Callum Jones 0

Torfaen council is asking residents to have their say on changes to dog controls in the borough. Currently it is an offence to fail to remove dog fouling on any land to which the public has access, or to allow dogs onto school grounds, designated play areas or marked sports pitches. Dogs are also excluded from the lapwing breeding area near Garn Lakes Nature Reserve in Blaenavon. Under a new Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) failure to remove dog fouling would remain an offence, but the current dog exclusion zones would be revised to reduce the number from around 250 to 150. School grounds, designated play areas, marked sports pitches and the lapwing breeding area would remain exclusion zones but many of these areas will […]

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Volunteer at St David’s Hospice Care Festive Elf Run/Walk

20th November 2017 Callum Jones 0

St David’s Hospice Care are looking for a team of marshal volunteers to cover the route between, Llanyrafon Manor, Cwmbran Boating Lake, North & south Fields. Sat. 25 Nov. Elf Run/Walk Volunteer Times:  • 10.45am for a Team Brief then  • 11.00am – 11.15 to arrive at marshal stations  • 1.30pm approx. Finish (Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult) If you are interested please contact Fundraising Tel: 01633 851051.

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First 1000 Days Early Years Torfaen Local Event

13th November 2017 Callum Jones 0

First 1000 Days Early Years Torfaen Local Event  I’m pleased to be able to invite you to an event being held by the Torfaen First 1000 Days Pathfinder Group. Date: Wednesday 29th November 2017 Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm Location: Pontypool Active Living Centre, Trosnant Street, Pontypool,  NP4 8AT Residents and organisations from across the county borough have helped the Public Services Board and partners to identify 7 proposed objectives, one of which is Early Years, including action on ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences).  Members of the Torfaen Pathfinder Group would like to highlight the work carried out by the group. We have invited guest speakers from Beaufort Research and Barnardo’s to provide an update on the important work that they have carried out interviewing families and […]

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Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden AGM 2017

10th November 2017 Callum Jones 0

Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden AGM 2017 – you are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting  of the Friends of Llanfrechfa Grange Walled Garden on Monday 20 November 2017 at 3 pm, in the Main Hall, Llanfrechfa Grange, NP44 8YN. Come and find out what they have achieved in 2017 and plans for the future. Free refreshments. There will also be an opportunity to visit the Walled Garden between 2-3pm on the day. Please confirm attendance for catering purposes to Angela.Fry@wales.nhs.uk  

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Greater Gwent Citizen’s Panel

3rd November 2017 Callum Jones 0

Greater Gwent Citizen’s Panel The Welsh Government introduced the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act on 6th April 2016, bringing together several existing pieces of legislation. Welsh Government were keen from the outset to hear the views of citizens about the new law and how it is working, so a number of Citizen’s Panels have been developed  at a national and regional level. The role of the Citizen Panel is to collect, collate and pass on the views of people affected by the Act to the Welsh Government via the Regional Partnership Board. What is the Panel? The Panel was formed in July 2015 and meets every six weeks. The Panel is made up of representatives of citizen’s organisations from across the five localities of […]

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