On Thursday May 24, members of a National Assembly for Wales committee held an open mic event in Stebonheath, Llanelli, to listen to people’s views on the Welsh Premier League.
The event was part of the Community, Equality and Local Government Committee inquiry into the Welsh Premier League.
Ann Jones, chair of the Committee said after the event: “it was great to get out and meet people who are interested in the Welsh Premier League and are dedicated to making it, and their clubs successful.
We heard a number of important points about how the Welsh Premier League can be developed and we will be putting these points to the Welsh Football Association when they come to speak to us in the Senedd.
We will be meeting more Welsh Premier League fans shortly, when we go to Llandudno FC http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/llandudno/
and we hope to hear from fans from all over North Wales.”
The video below includes videos with Colin Staples from the Welsh Football Trust, and Nigel Richards from Llanelli AFC, speaking about the main discussion points of the event.
Thanks to Nigel and everyone at Llanelli AFC for hosting the event. The event in Llandudno FC takes place on May 31 at 7:30pm: http://www.pitchero.com/clubs/llandudno/news/welsh-premier-league-open-foru-589890.html
The National Assembly for Wales Outreach Team had a presence at Wales Council for Voluntary Action’s Annual Conference on Thursday 24 November 2011. The event, which was held in Llandudno, aimed to provide third sector organisations with skills, resources and support to develop in the future. Various workshops were delivered throughout the day as well as speeches by key speakers. Some of the workshops included guidance on how to maximise use of digital media and social marketing techniques. The last workshop was about influencing the National Assembly for Wales. Representative from Voices for Change Cymru spoke in detail about some of the key ways of having your voice heard, including Assembly processes such as petitions, consultations and committee inquiries.
On Tuesday evening 15 November 2011, the Assembly’s Outreach Manager in north Wales visited Aelwyd yr Ynys, Ynys Môn with questionnaires for the Children and Young People Committee Inquiry into Learning and Skills (Wales) Measure 2009. The Committee want to know what effect the Measure has had on young people 14 to 19 years of age. The group received a presentation on the work of the Assembly and learnt how the National Assembly for Wales Committees scrutinise the Welsh Government. Assembly Members on the Committee will take a look at the evidence they receive and decide which parts of the law are working well and which parts are working not so well.
On 14 November, representatives from north Wales branches of Citizens Advice Cymru attended a training day organised by the north Wales Outreach team in National Assembly for Wales’ office in Colwyn Bay. The day began with a presentation on Understanding and Engaging with the Assembly, delivered by the Assembly’s Outreach Manager in north Wales. This was followed by a discussion with Mark Isherwood AM, Antoinette Sandbach AM and Aled Roberts AM. They talked about their role as Assembly Members and how they represent the north Wales region in the Assembly. The final session was a presentation by a member of the Assembly’s Petitions Committee where participants learned about the Assembly’s Petitions process. Participants said their knowledge of the Assembly had improved during the day and that they had found the session with the Assembly Members to be the most useful.
The National Assembly Outreach Team attended an event organised by the UK Parliament on Thursday 3 October 2011. The event, which was held in Llandudno, aimed to build greater awareness, understanding and engagement with the Houses of Parliament. The Outreach Team attended presentations on the work of select committees and the UK Parliament’s scrutiny of legislation. Delegates received an insight into how the Welsh Affairs Select Committee examine matters which fall within the Secretary of State for Wales’s responsibilities and an interesting talk from Lord Jones KBE. The National Assembly for Wales Bus was present for delegates to come along and discuss National Assembly for Wales’ responsibilities and how they can engage with the Assembly.