WCVA's new-look consultations page, updated each week to help you have your say
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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Tell us your training needs for 2018/19 if you are a youth organisation in Bridgend County Borough
Training needs survey 2018/19 for third sector organisations in Bridgend County Borough
In order to assist the sector, we get a small budget for training to help people within organisations and groups to deliver services and support to young people living in Bridgend County Borough. It is important that you tell us what courses would be of benefit to your organisation to enable us to support you to do this.
Please could you complete the following short survey, which will assist us to identify and deliver training that will support you, your staff or volunteers to work with young people living in Bridgend County Borough
Please complete the survey here >>>
Closing date to respond is Friday 16 March 2018.
Heritage Lottery Fund consulting on its role, vision and funding priorities for next five years
A unique opportunity is now open for everyone who cares about the UK’s extraordinary heritage to give their views on Heritage Lottery Fund's plans for the future.
They support projects that range from restoring natural landscapes to rescuing neglected buildings, from recording diverse community histories to providing life-changing training.
They now want to know what people think their role, vision and priorities should be as the UK’s biggest funder of heritage during their next strategic funding framework – the period from 2019 - 2024.
Comments are being invited on a proposed new approach including targeted funding campaigns, repayable loans and public involvement in decision-making, all of which could have a role over the next five years in ensuring the most effective use of National Lottery money to support the UK’s heritage.
Read more and download survey here >>>
Deadline for complerting survey: Thursday 22 March 2018.
Have your say on the future of council-run public toilets
Do you use council-run public toilets? How often do you use them, and which ones do you rely on the most?
These are among the questions being asked by Bridgend County Borough Council in a consultation over the public toilets that can be found in Maesteg, Bridgend and Porthcawl.
As the council tackles the conundrum of balancing a severely reduced budget with demands for public services, it has had to reduce the number of council-run toilets in the three town centres from nine to six over the last couple of years. Now, faced with further financial pressures, the council is inviting views from residents and visitors on how and where public toilets should be provided. The toilets in question are those at Griffin Park, John Street and Rest Bay in Porthcawl, as well as the Bus Station and Cheapside (opposite Asda) in Bridgend, and at Maesteg Bus Station.
Councillor Richard Young, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “Due to the financial situation we simply cannot continue to run public toilets in the way that we do now. Some may have to close, while others may need to be run differently in the future. But to help inform these decisions we want to gather public opinion to find out which toilets are used the most and how important these facilities are to our communities. We are already in advanced talks about the Griffin Park toilets transferring to Porthcawl Town Council, and are looking at whether other public conveniences could also transfer for town councils to operate. We are also keen to find out what sort of demand there is for us to extend our current comfort scheme, which makes small grants of up to £500 per year available to local town centre businesses that are willing to open up their toilets to non-paying customers.”
To have your say, complete the online survey at www.bridgend.gov.uk/consultation before the deadline of 4 April. Various alternative formats are also available, and you can find out more by calling 01656 643664 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Have your say on the future of local bus services
Bridgend County Borough Council is inviting local residents to have their say on how bus services could be provided in the future.
During 2017/18 the council spent more than £614,000 supporting bus services that wouldn’t otherwise be commercially viable.
But, as the council continues to tackle multi-million-pound shortfalls in the amount of funding it receives, its budget for subsiding bus services is due to drop to £426,000 for 2018/19.
As a result, the council is proposing to withdraw its funding for nine bus services:
• No. 51 – Bridgend to Oaklands Road (Easyway)
• No. 803 – Danygraig to Porthcawl (Easyway)
• No. 61 – Nottage to Porthcawl (Peyton Travel)
• No. 81 – Bridgend to Pen-y-Fai via Brackla and Coity (Easyway)
• No. 68/69 – Bridgend to Cefn Glas (First Cymru)
• No. 52 – Bridgend to Broadlands (Easyway)
• No. 63B – Bridgend to Porthcawl (First Cymru)
• No. 62 – Bridgend to Pencoed (First Cymru)
• No. 73 – Pyle to Fforddygyfraith (Easyway)v
This consultation period will close on 26 March 2018.
Read more here to find out how to have your say >>>
Cardiff Capital Region City Deal - Transport Consultation
The Cardiff Capital Region Transport Authority (CCRTA) has been established as a commitment of the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal.
Under the aegis of the City Deal, a Cardiff Capital Region - Outline Transport Strategy has been developed and the CCRTA is keen to hear your views.
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The Cardiff Capital Region City Deal frames the ambition for investment to support the area’s growth plans. One of the key themes of the City Deal is ‘Connecting the Cardiff Capital Region.’ Almost £740M of City Deal funding has already been committed to delivering a major tranche of the south east Wales Metro which will begin the transformation of our public transport infrastructure and services that will act as a catalyst and enabler for economic growth.
The CCRTA has produced a draft Outline Regional Transport Strategy (RTS) which describes the key steps of how they propose to build on this commitment.
The Outline RTS does not replace the statutory Local Transport Plans created by local authorities in 2015, but brings them together to set out joint transport objectives, short term actions to progress strategic priority interventions, as well as a long term strategic delivery programme of key projects that will have the greatest impact and benefit across the region.
Please complete the consultation questionnaire to let them know your views and comments on
the draft Outline RTS here >>>
The consultation period closes on 23 March 2018.
If you have any queries or require further information, contact Rebecca Smith, T: 01443 494858 or Christian Schmidt, T: 07471 479238 or E: email@example.com
Have your say on council services
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 firstname.lastname@example.org