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Outdoor Learning in Wales

Wales is divided into three regions, each of which includes a National Park and one of the three Welsh Outdoor Charter Groups. (These are grass roots movements set up by local practitioners to help them look after their ‘office’ and are open to any practitioner operating within Wales). North Wales (the Heart of Adventure) stretches from northernmost Anglesey to the southern boundary of the rugged Snowdonia National Park; from the wild western coast of the Llyn peninsula to the English border and includes Gwynedd, Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Wrexham and northern Powys. This area has given rise to the North Wales Environmental Outdoor Charter Group. South-West Wales includes Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and of course Pembrokeshire with its glorious Coastal National Park (the only one in the UK) which is looked after by the Pembrokeshire Outdoor Charter Group. South-East Wales covers the Vale of Glamorgan, Rhondda Cynon Taff, Merthyr Tydfil, Newport, Blaenau Gwent, Torfaen, Monmouthshire, Bridgend and southern Powys and includes the beautiful silent reaches of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Practitioners here and from further west set up the South Wales Outdoor Activity Providers Group. Wales has a long tradition of providing Outdoor Learning for people of all ages and abilities. Providers here have a strong commitment to sustainability (environmental, economic and cultural) and inclusivity. They also celebrate the opportunities that a vibrant Welsh culture offers to all.

The voluntary committee represents IOL in your region, get in touch with us. We wish to represent your views.

Wales Regional Events

Wales Regional News

IOL Freelance Professionals Cooperative - UPDATE

IOL Freelance Professionals Cooperative - UPDATE

IOL Freelance Professionals Cooperative - UPDATE

- In the world of HSE this document has a profound effect on those of us who are classed as Limb B workers and our use of PPE in the workplace. See: https://www.hse.gov.uk/ppe/ppe-regulations-2022.htm

- Activities Industry Mutual (AIM) has been running a questionnaire for members about where providers are required to have £10m insurance rather than the previous £5, which is now seeming to be commonplace.

- In associated sectors to ours, there are still strong campaigns going on to protect workers' rights.
See: https://iwgb.org.uk/en/page/stop-the-cycle-training-cuts

- IR35 and tax changes rumble on but don't seem to have come to our shore yet.
See:
https://www.freelanceuk.com/news/16993-ir35-one-year-old-payroll-rules-are-dire-self-employment.shtml?fbclid=IwAR32QEfz0-i6YssvGi8-VWARnCBOIkiRGXAhHZ9GsHnOg8gUCq2dNz7CYog

- The government seems to have missed out on freelancers in their help over the cost of living.
See:
https://www.freelanceuk.com/news/16989-freelancers-left-out-cold-spring-statement-2022.shtml

 

The IOL is gearing up with AHOEC and BAPA to create the new organisation, encompassing all in OLA - update below:

- There has been some lively debate around this as the intricacies of how the subsections, interest groups and other membership organisations fit into, and under, this new body.

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Wales Committee

Wales Co-ordinator - Craig Armiger

North Wales Chair - Jenny Wilson and Graham French (Joint)

South Wales - Tom Partridge

Mid Wales - Nick Winder

South West Wales Chair - Sam Swift

South East Wales Chair - Craig Armiger

Wales Treasurer - Sheryl Confue

Iolo Williams - IOL Ambassador for Cymru

Iolo Williams - IOL Ambassador for Cymru

 

Go to the Wales Facebook page for pictures, videos, reports and updates.

 

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