Mar 062015
 

The Brecon Beacons National Park has advertised for several half-time two-year posts at c£23k pa pro rata delivering health, wellbeing and awareness activities in the Park.  Application packs can be obtained by visiting http://www.beacons-npa.gov.uk/the-authority/job-vacancies/  or contacting Richard Mears, HR Manager on 01874 620425 or HR@beacons-npa.gov.uk.  Closing Date: Wednesday, 18 March.

Mar 032015
 

Tidal Lagoon Power has submitted its Environment Impact Assessment scoping report for a tidal lagoon between Newport and Cardiff that could provide electricity to every home in Wales.  The Environmental Impact Assessment seeks comment on the survey work that will support the planning application for the Nationally Significant Infrastructure project.  This follows in the wake of the company’s Swansea Tidal Bay Lagoon application (decision expected in June), which began in 2011.  Plans for the Cardiff Lagoon include up to 90 turbines set within a 22 km breakwater enclosing an area of approximately 70,000 square metres. Tidal Lagoon Power explained: “The Western landfall would be approximately 2 km from the entrance to Cardiff Bay and the Eastern landfall would be approximately 2 km from the mouth of the River Usk.”  A full planning application is expected to be submitted in 2017.

Mar 022015
 

Monmouthshire is an eligible area for the Big Lottery’s Coastal Communities Fund, which is about promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs.  Details at https://www.biglotteryfund.org.uk/global-content/programmes/uk-wide/coastal-communities.  There is a briefing event at the Aberavon Beach Hotel, Port Talbot on 5 March.  Expreesions of interest by 18 March.  Contact rhian.richards@biglotteryfund.org.uk.