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welsh trainline electrification {powered by renewable energy }
living in hafod you really notice the serious air pollution of which diesel trains definitely contribute { especially during the early hours when idling in sidings !! } . the recent central government decision to stop trainline electrification at cardiff is a short sighted cost directed decision which will add more premature deaths due to deadly carcinogens in the air . the government decision appears also to be typical of their treatment of Wales , whilst investing billions on hs2 or london's infrastructure ! we deserve efficient , cheap and clean public transport which serves local people and connects us all .
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One exciting outcome resulting from Well-being Conversation events has been to discover that there is an opportunity to collaborate with Green Woodland Crafts on the running of Park Woods in the Gower. More info on the woodland here: https://www.swansea.gov.uk/parkwood More info here: https://vocaleyes.org/vocaleyes/event/view/id/5

posted on 13 Feb 2018

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Idea: Encourage Communities to make more use of their public green spaces av. rating: 4.5 rated by: 63 declined by: 2
Idea: Develop green spaces, allotments and slow food projects (archived) av. rating: 3.9 rated by: 86 declined by: 5
Sun, 18 Feb 2018
10:30 to 12:30
One exciting outcome resulting from Well-being Conversation events has been to discover that there is an opportunity to collaborate with Green Woodland Crafts on the running of Park Woods in the Gower. 

More info on the woodland here: https://www.swansea.gov.uk/parkwood

If this sounds of interest to you, do come along to explore the site.

Then in the near future, we'll arrange a conversation with interested parties around how best to manage the woodland for benefit of local people including ideas to engage people in woodland experiences.

Meeting at the Gower Heritage Centre car park at 10.30am on Sunday.
Some of us will then be going to the Gower Inn for Sunday lunch afterwards.

posted on 13 Feb 2018

Compost toilets in parks and allotments
Work with farmers and wood workers to collect manure and wood chip/ wood shaving. Use the compost for the parks and/or allotments or give it/ sell it to growers.
In the smaller parks there aren't usually any toilets, which is a bit of a problem when you have a young child and/ or you want to spend a good few hours outdoors particularly on a sunny day. A compost toilet would not require major building/infrastructure and would be useful and helpful and good for the environment.
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A Tool Library
Have a library which lets tools. All sorts of tools: gardening tools, craft tools, DIY tools..
You'd have to join, become a member (perhaps pay a small fee).
It would encourage more people to be active in that way, would more environmentally and economically friendly as equipment would be used and reused.
You could have an induction to tell you how to use the tool properly if necessary.
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posted on 12 Feb 2018

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Seriously KIND training for young ambassadors in school to counter Extremism
The Seriously KIND project in its pilot phase is going into 4 primary and 3 secondary Swansea schools. We will work with pupils and teachers with a team of trainers from the Swansea based Dynamix cooperative and volunteers from asylum seeker, refugee and migrant communities to counter the negative ideas that have been promoted to make young people anxious about having an inclusive and cohesive community. The interest in this project means a waiting list of schools who would like to take part and work towards becoming " Schools of Sanctuary". Swansea is already a city of sanctuary but involving young people is vital in promoting one of the key goals of the Wellbeing agenda. As schools are working on an ever shrinking budget, initiatives to extend pilots need external support.
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posted on 11 Feb 2018

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More/better information in Swansea Leader newspaper
At the moment I find that the Swansea leader newspaper which is delivered to residents does not contain much information, and is very much Council focused. If used in a better way it could make a positive difference in people's lives, and would be good for the city overall if people were better informed about what is happening around here.
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posted on 11 Feb 2018

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Concessions on public transport
At the moment only certain people benefit from free buss passes: in Swansea at least the people over 60s and certain people on disability benefits. Many of us can not afford public transport, the buses in Swansea are so expensive they compare to London prices (which is a city on a size of a totally different scale). It would help more people take the bus (who do not have any other alternative mode of transport) if there were concessions for people who are unemployed, on low income and asylum seekers.
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posted on 11 Feb 2018

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Community chicken coop
chicken coop looked after by a local community through volunteering/ membership, or put in parks. The community could then be enjoying the egg produce of the hens and benefit from being outdoors, scocialising and caring for animals.
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posted on 11 Feb 2018

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Subsidized sport, music and art activities
A lot of sport, music or art activities are often expensive to join/ take part in which means people (and children of people) unemployed, home parent, on low income are excluded because they can not afford it, which makes those activities elitist. If there were subsidies offered for those families at least it would facilitate more children being able to take part and a more equal society.
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posted on 11 Feb 2018

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