The Labour controlled Welsh Assembly Government in Cardiff Bay has excluded all projects in the Vale of Glamorgan in the latest round of funding from the so-called “Coastal Communities Fund” – a fund “delivered” by the National Lottery but which the Welsh Labour Government controls .
A total of £4,000,000 subscribed by Lottery players is being distributed in the current Coastal Communities funding round – but the Vale of Glamorgan – controlled by the Conservatives since May’s council elections – is conspicuous by its absence from the list.
Welsh Conservative Leader Andrew RT Davies (AM for South Wales Central) has now tabled two questions on the issue to Carl Sargeant ( Welsh Labour Government Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Children).
Sargeant is being asked when the next round of funding will become available and exactly how many groups in the Vale of Glamorgan have actually benefitted from the scheme. (none this time around).
The Coastal Communities Funds is “designed to support the economic development of coastal communities by promoting sustainable economic growth and jobs”.