Monday, September 25, 2017

Have your say on licensing policies in Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen

We are now collaborating with Blaenau Gwent County Borough Council to deliver licensing services for both authorities.

As part of this collaborative way of working we need to review our policies to ensure that they are fair and, where possible, consistent across both authorities. We are also taking this opportunity to develop a number of new policies.

The policies under development and review are:

1 ;Taxi licensing (hackney and private hire vehicles, drivers and operators)

2 ;Street trading

3 ;Street and house to house charity collections - new policy

4 ;Scrap metal collectors and dealers

5 ;Sex establishments (shops, cinemas and entertainments) - new policy

We welcome all comments and feedback, however, please consider the following in particular:

Is there an aspect of our licensing work that you don’t think complies with the law or statutory guidance?

· ;Do you need tighter licensing regulation to protect your home and community? · ;Do you need less regulation in order for your business to thrive? · ;Is there anything within our current licensing policies that you think need to be dropped? · ;Is there something that is missing from our current licensing polices? · ;Is there anything else you want us to take into account when considering our licensing policies? · ;This is the first stage of an on-going process that is due for completion by October 2018. ;

Why We Are Consulting

This is an opportunity for residents and business to review and comment on our licensing policies to help us ensure that they are fair, accountable, proportionate and transparent.

Click here to view the policies and access the online survey:

https://getinvolved.torfaen.gov.uk/neighbourhoods/have-your-say-on-licensing-policy-in-torfaen/

Closes 31 Oct 2017

Contact Alison Hughes (Licensing team leader for Torfaen) 01495 762200 alison.hughestorfaen.gov.uk

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Source: http://www.blaenau-gwent.gov.uk/story/news/have-your-say-on-licensing-policies-in-blaenau-gwent-and-torfaen/ (Fri Sep 1st 2017)

Leanne Hughes
Leanne Hughes
Local News & Events, Welsh Politics
Caerphilly & Merthyr Tydfil

Let's Get Digital, Digital!

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All things digital will be celebrated in a ‘festival' at Central Library Hub next week.

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No wellies or glow-sticks are required for Digifest, a special event on Saturday, September 9 organised by Cardiff Library Service and Adult Community Learning Service.

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The digital fun from 10am to 5pm will include information stalls, seminars and workshops with activities available to suit a variety of ages and capabilities.

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The day will also provide an opportunity for people to enrol on a wide variety of Adult Community Learning courses including courses for help people gain skills they need to get back into work, exciting courses from crafts to computers and as well as accessible learning opportunities for adults with additional needs.

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Workshops in the festival include an ‘Appy hour' for all those confused by just what their smartphone or tablet can do, Minecraft club for children to build and explore their own world in a safe, offline environment, a local ancestry and family history workshop with Glamorgan Family History Society, a social media seminar, 3D printing demonstration, digital garden design and much more.

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Visitors to the library will also be able to find out about the latest cutting edge photography equipment available, learn about the latest virtual reality technology to help people gain an understanding of what it is like to suffer from dementia and lots of information about the activities and resources on offer in Cardiff Libraries.

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Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, said: "Digifest is a great initiative by Cardiff Libraries and Adult Community Learning to help people find out more about every day technology, how to get the best out of it and how to enjoy using it. There's a packed schedule of innovative activities running throughout the day for real novices to those who already embrace technology in their lives but want to learn more.

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Let's get digital, digital! ; All things digital will be celebrated in a ‘festival' at Central Library Hub next week. ; No wellies or glow-sticks are required for Digifest, a special event on Saturday, September 9 organised by Cardiff Library Service and Adult Community Learning Service. ; The digital fun from 10am to 5pm will in...

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