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Civic Trust Cymru

Today The Civic Trust for Wales becomes Civic Trust Cymru. The Trust’s aims and objectives (and staff) will transfer to the new organisation, a charitable incorporated organisation. We will be carrying on the good work of the Civic Trust for Wales. A

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Retirement of Jo Coles

After eight years at the Civic Trust for Wales, Jo has decided to take well-earned retirement. We at the Trust are very sad to see her go. Jo’s enthusiasm, support and hard work was instrumental in the success of the

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NAW factsheet: Community buildings, places of worship and faith groups

The National Assembly for Wales has published a useful fact sheet on ‘Community buildings, places of worship and faith groups’. It contains a range of information including information on funding sources: Community buildings places of worship and faith groups

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Reforming Local Government White Paper

On February 3rd Leighton Andrews, the Welsh Government Public Services Minister, published the ‘Devolution, Democracy and Delivery White Paper – Reforming Local Government: Power to Local People‘. The white paper sets out proposals for reform in the following fields: local

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International Women’s Day 2015 – How women are leading planning delivery

Tuesday 10 March, Norwegian Church, Cardiff The 2015 theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Making it Happen’ and RTPI Cymru and the Design Commission for Wales will be marking this by discussing at an event in Cardiff Bay how women

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Get your responses on the Planning Consultations into Welsh Government asap!

There are only 5 more days for you to respond to the various Welsh Government Planning Division Consultation Papers on design, the pre-application process, planning committees, delegation and the proposed Joint Planning Boards, as well as changes to the involvement

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Book Review: Homes for Welsh Workers by Stephen Kay

Review essay by Matthew Griffiths Stephen Kay, Homes for Welsh workers: from Robert Owen to the Garden City movement, with a gazetteer of planned communities in Wales, 1800 to 1939. Foreword by Jan Morris. 325 Press, Abergavenny. Paperback 2014: £10

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Seasonal Greetings from The Civic Trust for Wales

The Civic Trust for Wales’s office will be shut from Saturday December 20th 2014, and will reopen again on Monday January 5th 2015.   

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Welsh Government Planning Consultations. The Civic Trust’s thoughts.

  The new Planning (Wales) Bill was introduced on the 6th October 2014. A briefing on Bill was published by the National Assembly outlining the key points of the Bill. NAW summary of Planning Bill Following the introduction of the Bill the

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Working with schools

In addition to the Case Studies from the civic society network, the Civic Trust will be producing guidance and information on a range of topics to assist the society network in their work. The first in our new series has

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