The Structure of the School Year

Welsh Government (WG) want your views on proposals to amend school term dates. So that terms are more equal in length, with more evenly distributed breaks, for maintained schools in Wales. WG are consulting on 3 matters: The principle of modifying the school year Options for implementing changes to the school year including being made in the 2025 to 2026 school year Suggested term dates for 2025 to 2026 school year Deadline to submit your responses – 12 February 2024 structure-school-yearDownload structure-of-the-school-year-consultation-easy-readDownload structure-of-the-school-year-annex-aDownload

Go North Wales Tourism October Trade News

North Wales Tourism have and are still working hard on behalf it’s members on issues that are affecting the industry. We are in constant contact with the local MSs and MPs on these issues and are also lobbying side by side and working closely with the Wales Tourism Alliance to drive forward the importance of the industry to the economy of Wales and the effects and implications of these issues on the businesses and industry as a whole. We are also working closely with the local press and media to raise the issues affecting us to make sure the voice of our valuable industry is heard. Amongst the issues we […]

🌟 Get Winter-Ready with the Energy Bill Clinic! 🌟

Is your business prepared for the chilly months ahead? Don’t let high energy bills freeze your profits! ❄️ Join us at the Energy Bill Clinic, in collaboration with North Wales Tourism, and get your business a pre-winter “MOT.” 📅 Event Date: November 10th, 10 AM – 3 PM 📅 📍 Location: North Wales Tourism Offices, 9 Wynnstay Rd, Colwyn Bay, LL29 8NB FEEL FREE TO DROP-IN ANYTIME DURING THE DAY, EVEN IF JUST TO HAVE A COFFEE AND A MINCE PIE!! 🔍 What to Expect: ✅ Free Utility Account Assessment: Our experts will provide a comprehensive analysis of your utilities accounts to ensure you’re not overpaying for energy. Get ready […]

One month to go before single use plastics ban is introduced in Wales

This will start to come into effect on Monday, October 30 when the following items will be banned from being sold across the country: Single-use plastic plates Single-use plastic cutlery Single-use plastic drinks stirrers Cups made of expanded or foamed extruded polystyrene. Takeaway food containers made of expanded or foamed extruded polystyrene Single-use plastic balloon sticks Single-use plastic-stemmed Cotton buds Single-use plastic drinking straws The new law is a key step in reducing the flow of damaging plastic waste into the Welsh environment and is being introduced following consultation with the public and other stakeholders. It will give local authorities the power to enforce the offence of supplying or offering […]

Fire safety responsibilities under Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022: guidance

Guidance for those who have responsibilities under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 – Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022 amends the Order. This guide explains what new responsibilities you have for fire safety. These new requirements come into force on 1 October 2023. Find out more on Fire safety responsibilities under Section 156 of the Building Safety Act 2022: guidance | GOV.WALES.

NRW announces engagement event dates for a proposed fourth National Park in Wales

Welsh Government has commissioned Natural Resources Wales (NRW), as the Designating Authority, to evaluate the case for creating a fourth National Park in north east Wales. This will be the first National Park development to be considered in Wales for nearly 70 years.  A series of online and in-person engagement events will take place in October and November 2023 on an initial Area of Search map. Find out how to get involved on Natural Resources Wales / NRW announces engagement event dates for a proposed fourth National Park in Wales

Review 182 – Phase 2

A good response has already been received to phase 1 of completing the Review 182 survey, if you have not yet completed this please do so – The survey helps to analyse the impact of the 182 on businesses. Phase 2 will take on the role of Petitioning MS’s where a pre-prepared template has been produced to enable you to write directly to your MS, and ask for 182 to be reviewed, explain the harm and ask for exemptions. All will be pre-populated for you so that it will take seconds to participate. This will quote the data from the results of the above survey. To access the pre-prepared […]

Exploring how to understand resident sentiment in tourism

Understanding Resident Experience can help Visit Wales provide valuable insight at the national level into the impact our policy decisions have on people, and how changes in visitor behaviour impact people living in those areas. At the Regional and Local Authority level this type of intelligence can help inform investments, strategic planning, and on the ground operations leading to shorter delays between communication of problems and implementation of solutions. The purpose of this paper is to: present findings from the literature currently available on resident sentiment in relation to tourism present a case study of a location that has successfully deployed a resident attitude measurement approach present findings from a […]