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Your Parliament - An Introduction

Have you ever wondered how the UK Parliament works? Have you ever wondered how the UK Parliament can work for you? Even though we have Local Councillors and Assembly Members to lobby, we often forget how useful our Members of Parliament and Members of the House of Lords can be. This Briefing Session will give you an overview of how the UK Parliament works and what it can do for you.

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The Big Lunch / Y Cinio Mawr

You may have heard about The Big Lunch / Y Cinio Mawr ; it’s the UK’s annual get-together for neighbours and aims to bring people and communities together to celebrate connections and commonality.

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Noah’s Ark Charity Family Fun 3k & 10K Walk 2018

We invite you, your family and your friends to register for our annual Family Fun Walk which takes place this year on Sunday the 16th of September. As with last year’s great event, you can choose to walk the 3K route across the barrage and back or the longer 10K circular route around the bay.

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Noah’s Ark Charity – Zip Slide

he exhilarating zip wire will take your breath away, launching from 70m and reaching speeds up to 40mph. The event will take place at Chepstow NDAC Quarry, home to one of the UK’s longest zip wires, on Sunday 1st July. Register for the discounted price of £15 and all we ask in return is that you raise a minimum of £100 in sponsorship for the Tiny Lives Appeal.

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GDPR: Is your charity ready?

GDPR – four letters which you’ll be all too familiar with by now. With some weeks left until the regulation comes into effect, it’s now more important than ever to take the necessary steps to make sure you’re in line with the new rules. Online fundraising and voucher code platform Savoo.co.uk has a useful checklist for your charity’s GDPR strategy.

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Cardiff Live Music Club Seeks New Members

We are looking for New Members/Return of old Members to come along and join in any/all of our activities so please get in touch or just come along and meet us - you are welcome at any time and we are a very friendly group.

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GDPR deadline - no challenge for GVS expert

The general data protection regulation (GDPR) is a new EU law that will come into effect on 25 May 2018 to replace the current Data Protection Act. It’s the biggest overhaul of data protection legislation for over 25 years, and will introduce new requirements for how organisations process personal data. And before you wonder what will happen after Brexit, it’s been made clear that all organisations will have to comply, which means it is likely we will adopt all or most of GDPR as domestic legislation.

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Getting your governance right

The new Charity Governance Code was published in July 2017. It has been described as “Essential reading for all trustees” by the Charity Commission who have withdrawn its publication Hallmarks of an Effective Charity (CC10) to encourage charities to use the Code.

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Employers legal obligations for first aid

Every employer in the UK, regardless of the size of the company, is legally obliged to plan for the provision of first aid at work. Employers must make sure that someone is always available to give or arrange first aid. This applies if the designated first aider is absent for any reason. First aiders must have a valid first aid training certificate.

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Seventh GDPR briefing session arranged by GVS

Due to unprecedented demand (all 6 sessions are sold out), we are arranging another session to look at GDPR as follows:- Thursday, April 26th 2018 – 10am to 12.00 noon Barry Community Enterprise Centre, Skomer Road, BARRY CF62 9DA Cost: £10.00 including light refreshments The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is due to come into force on 25 May 2018.

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Holocaust Memorial Day exhibition in the Vale

An exhibition to commemorate this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day is on display at Barry’s Art Central. Artists Michal Iwanowski and Thairien King have created The Power of Words and shown how words can impact, influence and make a difference to our lives.

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Your Wellbeing, Your Government Project - upcoming events

Diverse Cymru and C3SC are running a new project aimed at improving understanding amongst diverse communities of how Government works and how you can get involved. The project is aimed at all diverse individuals and community organisations representing diverse individuals or communities.

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