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WCVA's consultations page, updated each week to help you have your say logo

Wales Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) regularly responds to consultations on topics that will affect our members and the wider third sector. 

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Help us get better at what we do....

If you or your organisation has had contact or services with BAVO, we would like to hear from you by completing our Third Sector Support Wales survey to tell us how we did and whether our services are useful to you or not.

BAVO is a member of the Third Sector Support Wales (TSSW), a network of support organisations for the third logosector in Wales, comprising County Voluntary Councils including BAVO and Wales Council for Voluntary Action. Our shared goal is to enable third sector and volunteers across Wales to contribute fully to individual and community wellbeing, now and for the future.

The survey allows you to click ‘BAVO’ on question 4 to give your views on our performance specifically. It asks about development, volunteering, partnerships /networks (strategic engagement /influencing) and funding.

By filling this in, we will receive feedback on how we ‘measure’ up against other
providers, what our impact is and how we need to improve. If you could spare just
five minutes to answer each question, we would be very grateful.

We would appreciate if you could complete this short survey here >>>

If you could spare just five minutes to answer each question, we would be very grateful.


Public invited to have their say on the future of local bus serviceslogo

Bridgend County Borough Council is inviting local residents to have their say on the possible withdrawal of all subsidies for bus services. The council currently supports some regional and local bus services by subsidising routes that are not commercially viable, along with the Welsh Government.

Last May, Cabinet Members agreed to cut the subsidies for six partly-funded bus routes around Bridgend County Borough. Since then, all but one of the six routes are continuing to operate on a commercial basis by the bus companies in some form, albeit with revised timetables which may involve less frequent services. Now, to help it achieve savings required in its Medium Term Financial Strategy for 2019/20 to 2022/23, the council is proposing to remove all remaining bus subsidies for the financial year 2019/20. Removing the subsidies for all routes would affect eight bus routes and generate a saving of £180,000 in 2019/20. Five of the routes are fully-funded and three are part-funded.

  • No.67 Bridgend to Aberkenfig via Pen-y-Fai (First Cymru)
  • No.37 Maesteg Parc Estate (Easyway)
  • No.73 Bridgend to Blaengarw (First Cymru)
  • No.76 Bridgend to Bettws (First Cymru)
  • No.51 Bridgend to Oaklands Road (Easyway)
  • No.803 Danygraig to Porthcawl (Easyway)
  • No.61 Nottage to Porthcawl (Peyton Travel)
  • No.16 Bridgend to Blaengarw (Easyway)

Bridgend County Borough Council’s ‘Supported Bus Services’ consultation can be completed online via the consultation pages before the closing date of Sunday 10 March 2019. Paper copies and alternative formats are also available by contacting the Consultation team on 01656 643664.


Cross-Party Group inquiry into hospital care

The Cross-Party Group on dementia in the National Assembly for Wales has launched an inquiry into hospitallogo care - and they want to hear from you.

When a person living with dementia is admitted to hospital, they are often at their most vulnerable, and their health can deteriorate rapidly upon admission.

The Welsh Government’s Dementia Action Plan pledges to take action on improving hospital care for people living with dementia.

The Cross Party Group on dementia are launching an inquiry. They want to hear from people across Wales about their experiences of hospital care for people living with dementia. 

The Alzheimer's Society will be gathering evidence – a combination of written and oral evidence, until June 2019. This will include a one-off oral evidence session. They will produce a report in autumn 2019.

They would particularly like to hear from:

  • People affected by dementia;
  • Third sector organisations including those representing carers;
  • Healthcare professionals and professional bodies;
  • Healthcare and service providers.

You can take part in the survey here >>>


Welsh Government want your views on what they should do to tackle loneliness and social isolation

Welsh Government have recently published their consultation papers for their strategy on loneliness and social logoisolation. Read more here >>>

The loneliness consultation includes a series of questions designed to facilitate discussion amongst organisations and individuals about what more needs to be done to effectively tackle loneliness and social isolation, including access to services.

Download a copy of the consultation report here >>>

Any comments are to be submitted to Welsh Government by 15 January 2019.



Welsh Government seeking your views on reform of fire and rescue authorities in Wales

Welsh Government is consulting on options for reforming FRAs’ governance and funding arrangements.

The full consultation and ‘how to respond’ can be found here >>>

The consultation closes on 5 February 2019.



Do you agree South Wales Fire & Rescue Service's seven priorities?

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service has published its plans for next year (2019-2020). logo

They would like to consult with members of the public in the communities they serve, to see if you agree with the seven priorities that they think are important to the people of South Wales.  

The consultation only takes a few minutes and they would really appreciate your feedback.

Download English survey here >>>   

Download Welsh survey here >>>    


Have your say on council services

Bridgend County Borough Council

Bridgend County Borough Council is inviting local people to have their say on the services it provides. Members are being recruited for the council’s Citizens’ Panel, which helps it to understand local people’s opinions about the services it provides for residents and businesses, and to review and improve its work.

Do you know someone who may be interested in joining the Citizens’ Panel? Bridgend County Borough Council has made it easier for residents to take part in their surveys. Sign up forms are available at all libraries and responding online is even more user friendly. To find out more or if you have any questions, suggestions or concerns about this service, please get in touch with the Communications, Marketing and Engagement team on 01656 643664 or email