Forgotten Sector to the Welsh Government

49 outdoor centres and associated outdoor bodies came together to sign a letter to the First Minister and Minister for Economy and Transport on the 1st March 2021.  It highlights the crisis point the outdoor education centres have reached through Government restrictions preventing us from accommodating school groups and the lack of funding taking into account that we have been closed for 12 months so far.

As of 15th March only Business Wales had replied on behalf of the Minister For Economy and Transport, Ken Skates MS stating:

“Unfortunately, the Minister is unable to reply in person …”

The reminder of the reply was a generic cut and paste already seen when other centres have attempted to make contact.

To 49 signatories across Wales and a sector that is worth £40 million to the Welsh economy, to have either no reply from the First Minister and for the Minister for Economy and Transport to no have time this is why we feel we are the Forgotten Sector.

Click here for the letter in PDF format.

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