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Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
Many buildings across the Welsh Government’s estate along with Cadw’s monuments will be in darkness this Saturday when lights are switched off in support of the WWF’s Earth Hour.
- New plans to reduce the number of children living in poverty
- £5million loan scheme to improve local sport facilities and get Wales active
- Securing a brighter future by switching out the lights
- Consultation on the Agricultural Advisory Panel for Wales - 2015
- Changes to the Producer Responsibility regimes for batteries and packaging
- Consultation on a Private Rented Sector Code of Practice for Landlords and Agents
- Proposed changes to homelessness data collections
- The Planning (Hazardous Substances) (Wales) Regulations 2015
- The designation of higher education courses at alternative providers for the purpose of student support
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The devolution of some taxes to Wales from April 2018 provides us with the opportunity to reshape those taxes to better meet our circumstances and priorities.
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Pests are living organisms such as rodents, insects, fungi and plants that harm our food, our health or our environment.
The Citrus Longhorn Beetle (Anoplophora chinensis) is a serious invasive pest that originates from China. It is listed in Plant Health legislation throughout the UK. Measures are required to control any findings and prevent further spread of the pest.
There have been recent findings of the pest:
- in a private garden in North-East England; and,
- on a nursery in the Channel Islands on maple trees (Acer palmatum) imported from China via the Netherlands.
Due to the serious nature of this pest, the Welsh Government, in partnership with the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Scottish Government are asking that members of the public look out for this beetle in Wales, England and Scotland.
Anyone finding one of these distinctive beetles should:
- isolate the beetle (best in a sealed glass jar); and,
- contact their local Plant Health and Seeds Inspector (PHSI).
The PHSI should also be notified if there is other evidence of infestation of this beetle.
Tel: 01745 585227 (PHSI covering North Wales)
Tel: 01432 851751 (PHSI covering South Powys and Gwent)
Tel: 01792 313047 (PHSI covering remainder of South Wales)