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.
Network Rail is consulting on its Route Studies for Wales which look at the likely future demand for services and the options by which those demands might be met. The study, at http://www.networkrail.co.uk/long-term-planning-process/welsh-route-study/, is not an easy read, but those with a keen interest in the subject may wish to respond by 9 June.
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.
Monmouthshire Meadows Group has launched an appeal for funds to buy Kingcoed Meadows, two well cared for fields near Raglan that should be protected and used to demonstrate good meadow management. More information at http://www.monmouthshiremeadows.org.uk/?page_id=2307. £17,000 has already been pledged towards the £96,000 target (including grants).
Oxfam shops are offering 20% off their Fairtrade food products, which include coffee, tea, olive oil, honey and dried fruits.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.