The Wales Rural Network Support Unit (WRNSU) supports a forum to promote the exchange of expertise in rural development. WRNSU is open to anyone interested in rural development or involved with the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020 and the schemes it funds.

 

The ninth round of Glastir Woodland Creation and the eighth round of Glastir Woodland Restoration opens today, 16 March, with a fourfold increase in budget for Glastir Woodland Creation of £8m and a doubling of the budget for GWR of £2m.
 

Farming Connect has found a creative solution to the temporary suspension of its on-farm events this summer with a series of live digital broadcasts from its demonstration sites.

Click here to find all the scheduled dates

Written Statement: Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs:

The final consultation on legislation to ban commercial third party sales of puppies and kittens launched. Have your say before 17 August.

The latest guidance; news; updates and advice on COVID-19 (coronavirus) in one place.

The Deputy Minister for Housing and Local Government, Hannah Blythyn, has launched a consultation on the Welsh Government’s proposals to ban a range of single use plastic items.

Consultation: Reducing single use plastic in Wales

Wales Rural Network

News, events and case studies

Case Study of the week: Cognation Bike Give Sustain Project
Case Study of the week: Cognation Bike Give Sustain Project

The pilot identified the need for a ‘visitor giving’ scheme, using donation boxes at various strategic locations in the Afan Valley, ensuring legacy of financial contribution towards the future maintenance and sustainability of the mountain bike trails in Afan Forest Park. The project worked with partners, stakeholders and volunteers ensuring that the Cognation brand continued to be used positively to promote the trails.

Sustainable Farming and Our Land Consultation 2020
Sustainable Farming and Our Land Consultation 2020

Written Statement: Lesley Griffiths MS, Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs: 

I am pleased to launch a consultation today seeking views on proposals for agricultural support for Welsh farmers, from 2021: https://gov.wales/sustainable-farming-and-our-land-simplifying-agricultural-support

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A statement to our stakeholders on the COVID-19 pandemic

As part of Welsh Government’s response to COVID-19, the priorities of the Wales Rural Network will be changing slightly to reflect the changed needs of you, our stakeholders, during this unprecedented situation.

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RPW update 04/04/2020

Latest update on RPW services affected by the coronavirus.

General advice (updated 4th April)

Preparing Wales
Preparing Wales

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020

The UK is now in a transition period until December 2020. The transition period was agreed to allow the UK and the EU to agree a deal on their future relationship.

Farming Connect's Coronavirus (Covid-19) response
Farming Connect's Coronavirus (Covid-19) response

“Whatever concerns you have about your business, this is not the time to shoulder your worries in silence, we will find you an expert who will listen to you and provide the confidential guidance and support you need either over the phone or digitally,” is the message from Eirwen Williams, director of rural programmes with Menter a Busnes, which together with Lantra Wales, delivers. Farming Connect on behalf of the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.