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Section highlightHouses into homes This report details findings to emerge from the evaluation during the first six months of delivery (April to September 2012).
Written Statement - Update on tobacco policy »Standardised packaging of tobacco products and Sub Committees on The Smoke-free Premises etc. (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2012.Learn more »
Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
Farmers and Welsh Government will come together today to plan for a healthy and vibrant agricultural industry.
- Statement from First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, on the Woolwich attack
- Historic garden is a breakfast TV star
- Industry and government plan for a healthy future for farming in Wales
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- Business and economy
- Children and young people
- Culture and sport
- Education and skills
- Environment and countryside
- Equality and diversity
- Health and social care
- Housing and community
- Improving public services
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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.
Sky lanterns: environmental and risk assessment »To establish an evidence base to help any future policy decisions on sky lanterns and helium balloons.Learn more »
- Future management of private water supply pipes
- Higher Education (Wales) Bill: Technical consultation
- Renting Homes White Paper
- The draft School Governors’ Annual Reports (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2013
- The future of agricultural statistical data collection methods in Wales
- Consultation - Local Authorities (Standing Orders) (Wales) Regulations 2006 (Amendment) Regulations 2013
Featured consultation »Implementing the Domestic Fire Safety (Wales) Measure 2011
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Section highlightFurther and Higher Education (Governance and Information) (Wales) Bill 2013
Removes a number of technical restrictions and controls on colleges without changing the principal powers of colleges to provide further, higher and secondary education.
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.
2nd Supplementary Budget 2012-13 »
Proposes a number of changes to the 1st Supplementary Budget for 2012-13, which was published on 26 June 2012.Learn more »
Sustainable Development Challenge Fund
During the 2011 Hay Festival, the Green Dragons gathered again to grill the latest set of applicants hoping to win. The competition concentrated on these themes:
- Clever Stuff - reducing the impact of the stuff we make, buy, use and recycle every day;
- Field to Fork – improving the way we grow, transport, process and use the food we eat;
- Home and Hearth – scaling up the good practices that save money and energy whilst reducing our impact on the environment; and
- Connecting Communities – finding new and better ways to bring together the shared interests of local councils, businesses, communities and the third (voluntary) sector to build resilience and reduce impact.
The Green Dragons were looking for applicants that could show:
- How they will promote sustainable development in Wales and help achieve our vision for a sustainable Wales (as set out in One Wales: One Planet);
- Innovation and demonstrate cutting edge thinking;
- How they will integrate economic, social and environmental issues and promote long term sustainable solutions; and
- How they will support the long term wellbeing of people and communities in Wales.
Before the final, each competitor practiced their pitches on the public at a Dragons’ Playground. The Playground was a space where visitors could ask questions about the projects, leave comments and vote before the final.
The 2011 Winners
The 2011 winners were:
- Rebound Books won the Clever Stuff prize. This project was developed by L’Arche Brecon based in a community where adults with and without learning disabilities live and share life together, The project creates recycled notebooks, sketchbooks, diaries or journals from old or discarded books with the original publication interspersed with blank pages.
- Food for the future developed by Blaenau Gwent Council took away the Field to fork award. Their project encouraged Primary and Secondary schools to install allotments, wildlife gardens and waste recycling facilities across the Borough.
- One Million Person Sharing Plan for Wales won the Home and Hearth competition. It aims to help people and communities in Wales share resources. Everything from bikes, meeting rooms or garden tools will be shared through an online sharing platform, creating a collaborative way of consuming goods and services.
- Pots, tubs, troughs and tucker was the winner of the Connecting Communities theme. The Wellbeing Alliance, including the Cooperative Group, Public Health Wales and Communities 1st/Gwent Association of Voluntary Organisations project will develop a community scheme to encourage people in Blaenau Gwent to grow their own produce, share skills and come together.