Update from our Chief Executive

I am writing to update you about changes to Planning Aid Wales’ operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • All PAW face-to-face events have been cancelled and no further events will be scheduled until further notice.
  • The staff team will remain working remotely and telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same.
  • The PAW helpline will remain open. (02920 625000)

On a positive note, Planning Aid Wales was and is on the cusp of launching a new online training platform – more news on this will follow in April.  We will also be looking to schedule live webinars soon.  If you are interested in assisting with these activities, please do let us know.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly at [email protected] or on 02920 625004

Thanks for your ongoing support and stay safe,

James Davies
Chief Executive

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