A real pleasure this morning to chat to Mark Drakeford (yes, the First Minister one!) about active travel as I was taking the kids to school.
Yesterday at our first meeting of the National Infrastructure Commission for Wales we heard about the amazing things Welsh Government is doing for #ActiveTravel in #Wales, and it was a delight to see Mark using an electric bike for the first time!
What a lovely guy too. Inspirational in an understated way, maybe for future First Ministers!
Ha, this is amazing!
“The number of British people being granted Irish citizenship has ballooned by almost 1,200 per cent since the UK voted to leave the European Union, according to official figures.”
Is Wales a principality? No – and it never was https://nation.cymru/opinion/is-wales-a-principality-country/
This is a good piece on the post-Brexit challenges the UK government (and Johnson in particular) faces. How divergence does not deliver enough benefits to offset the downsides and why taxes have increased instead of decreased to make up for the shortfall.
Folks in #Wales / #Cymru, if you use buses, there is currently a Welsh government consultation on plans to create a national and unified bus service: https://gov.wales/one-network-one-timetable-one-ticket-planning-buses-public-service-wales It closes on 24th June.
BREXIT CAN BE UNDONE
The damaging consequences of #Brexit become clearer every day.
The Federal Trust is launching a new project looking at ways of rejoining the EU.
Please support our study:
This is what #naturerecovery looks like on mountainside in upland #Wales to right of fence. I stopped there - it was alive with warblers singing.Left of fence still sheep grazed. Will new Wales Sustainable Farming Scheme encourage farmers to create habitat for nature like this?
Swansea secured a £7 million Welsh Government grant to provide and design more ‘active travel’ routes this year and currently has around 120km of shared-use paths https://nation.cymru/news/council-leader-claims-swansea-has-a-cycle-network-to-rival-many-european-capitals/
£40k to lead Community Energy #Wales as executive director https://lleol.cymru/en/jobs/cyfarwyddwr-gweithredol/16863
Nicola Sturgeon fires starting gun on new Scottish independence campaign https://nation.cymru/news/nicola-sturgeon-scottish-independence/
#Welsh language strategy lead for Transport for #Wales, £50k/yr
@Sbectol Fingers crossed for her, it's so important to get that first job and start a life away from the family home!
Implementing Future Generations thinking in inspirational, innovative and practical ways 🍎🌳🏴
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