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National forest from north to south part of Drakeford programme for government to be launched today

15 Jun 2021 2 minutes Read
First Minister Mark Drakeford and his cabinet. Picture by the Welsh Government

A national forest that will extent from the north to the south of Wales will be part of the Programme for Government launched by the First Minister today.

Mark Drakeford said that it was an ambitious plan to build a stronger, greener, fairer Wales for everyone.

The plans set out the Welsh Government’s key commitments for the next five years that they say will improve the lives of people across Wales.

The objectives aim to put the environment and tackling climate change at the heart of everything the Welsh Government does. They include:

  • Prioritising investment in mental health
  • Paying care workers the real living wage
  • Delivering the Young Person’s Guarantee – giving everyone under 25 the offer of work, education, training, or self-employment
  • Creating a National Forest, which will extend from North to South Wales.
  • Introducing a Clean Air Act and banning more single-use plastics
  • Building 20,000 new, low-carbon social homes for rent.

“We will build a fairer, greener and stronger Wales in which everyone plays a part – we don’t want anyone to be left behind or held back,” First Minister Mark Drakeford will say.

“Our Programme for Government is an ambitious and radical plan which sets out how we will move Wales forward, focusing on what matters to people and where we can make the greatest difference to people and communities.

“People in Wales look after each other and this programme is built on that principle.”

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paul-neath
paul-neath
3 months ago

Maybe we can build the forest along the Offas Dyke route. A new border at last. Maybe populate it with Wolves and Bears. Let them try getting through that lol.

Bruce
Bruce
3 months ago
Reply to  paul-neath

We could put crocodiles in the Severn and the Wye while we’re at it.

Bruce
Bruce
3 months ago
Reply to  Bruce

And piranhas

paul-neath
paul-neath
3 months ago

Oxford Mark. You are talking nonsense. They are our Taxes that we send up to the Westminster Cesspit. They are then handed back to us like pocket money and sweets. Let me assure you. Those days are coming to an end.

Arfon
Arfon
3 months ago

Don’t forget the Welsh taxpayer has contributed to the London crossrail, the HST project and many many more projects in England!! These have had no advantages to Wales at all. I expect the taxpayers of Northern Ireland & Scotland feel cheated as well.

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
3 months ago
Reply to  Arfon

Also an illegal war against Iraq.

Shan Morgain
3 months ago

Shame Drakeford makes no mention of Home Rule which he HAS mentioned lately. More or less Devo-max.

Bruce
Bruce
3 months ago

Because of course Welsh people don’t pay taxes unlike the poor old hard done by English.

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
3 months ago

No mention of the Welsh language.

Dafydd Evans
Dafydd Evans
3 months ago

Better to be initially poor and fully in charge of our resources than to be poor and not!

Stephen Owen
Stephen Owen
2 months ago

There are so many plots of land, small as well as larger, that could have trees planted on them

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