With the school holidays now in full swing, Visit Wales has joined with Adventure Smart Wales to launch a campaign to make sure people are able to enjoy the outdoors safely over the weeks ahead. As more people get out and about to explore Wales this summer; from landscapes to coasts and everything in between this summer, the addo (to promise) campaign asks people to plan ahead and prepare for every new adventure.
The campaign involves targeted promotion on social media, digital radio and Spotify will show that a moment of thought can mean a positive and safe experience. By asking three simple, quick questions people can ensure their own safety as well as others: Do I have the knowledge and skills for the day? Do I know what the weather will be like, and do I have the right clothing and kit for the activity and conditions? People are urged to take note of local safety signs and advice such as choosing to swim on beaches with lifeguards and swimming between the red and yellow flags. By planning ahead and being prepared, we can both have fun and stay safe this summer. https://www.adventuresmart.uk/wales/
Whilst it may be the Senedd summer recess, I remain busy with meetings, events and engagements. It was good to meet with Robert Jervis-Gibbons from British Standards (BSI Group) just last week to talk about their new workplace standard on menstruation and menopause. The new standard is the first of its kind and aims to provide free guidance for organisations on how to best support employees in respect of menstruation, menstrual health and menopause. We discussed the opportunities for businesses and organisations in Wales to sign up – free of charge – to the standard and the way in which it can potentially contribute to worker wellbeing and inclusive workplaces. To find out more about what this could mean for your workplace and how to sign up go to: BS 30416:2023 | 31 May 2023 | BSI Knowledge (bsigroup.com)
On the subject of wellbeing in the workplace, I also hosted and spoke at an event for young workers and trade union members from here in Wales and Norwegian visitors. Organised by the Wales TUC, the panel discussion and Senedd visit offered an opportunity to find out more about the work Welsh Government is doing to support young people at work and fair work more broadly as well as making sure the next generation of workers, employers and entrepreneurs know both their rights and responsibilities.
Finally, the North Wales Transport Commission have recently launched a survey to make sure people in communities across North Wales are able to have a say in shaping their final report following the interim recommendations they made. The North Wales Transport Commission are an independent panel established in March last year to assess the problems, opportunities, challenges and objectives for realising a sustainable, integrated and multi-modal transport system in North Wales, with the commission’s remit covering the Local Authority areas of Anglesey, Gwynedd, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham. Please don’t miss the chance to provide your comments and feedback – the closing date for the online consultation is 18th August. https://haveyoursay.tfw.wales/north-wales-transport-commission – https://dweudeichdweud.trc.cymru/comisiwn-trafnidiaeth-gogledd-cymru
As always, if you would like advice and/or support, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on any of the following contact details – 52 High Street, Mold, Flintshire, on 01352 753464 or by email email@example.com You can also keep up to date via my Facebook page – www.facebook.com/HannahBlythynForDelyn. Constituents are, of course, welcome to contact my office to arrange an appointment to see me, you don’t need to wait until an advice surgery.