Archive for May, 2017

23 May 2017

Manchester Terror Attack

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Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the heinous attack on young children and others who were at the Manchester Arena last night. It must be regarded as a black day in the UK as dozens of people have been targeted to the vile philosophy that the attackers possessed. We must all be united in condemning this killing and maiming of innocent young people, in every way we can express it.

No one expects to lose someone close to them in such a manner but clearly this has happened and has affected the whole nation. We must realise that anyone who contemplates such horrible acts cannot be acting under life philosophies that we, as common human beings, strive to live through.

People of Manchester and those who have lost a loved one – the whole of Britain and beyond stands with you in mourning!

Britain is a resilient nation and we will rise from this attack on us all, even stronger as a nation. An attack to kill or injure even one person in the Arena last night was an attack on the whole of mankind.

18 May 2017

The Passing Away of a Welsh Legend, Rhodri Morgan

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It is with sadness that we learnt about the unexpected death of former First Minister of Wales, Hywel Rhodri Morgan.

Rhodri Morgan, as he is commonly known, had been the Welsh Assembly Member for Cardiff West and the First Minister for Wales from 1999 until 2011. He also served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Cardiff West from 1987 until 2001.  After his retirement from front line politics, he became the Chancellor for Swansea University.

Rhodri leaves a gap in the infrastructure of Welsh life after his sad departure and we at SBREC wish to send our condolences to his family. He will be missed in many spheres of Welsh life including his great Chancellorship of Swansea University.

Rest in Peace Rhodri!

08 May 2017

Police Recruitment Opportunity

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South Wales Police are currently seeking suitable candidates for their CKP (Certificate of Knowledge in Policing) course which is scheduled to start during June 2017. This qualification is currently an essential requirement for anyone wishing to apply to South Wales Police as a regular Constable. Under the provisions afforded by the Equality Act 2010, funding for this course will be made available to eligible candidates from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds.  

A Spokesperson from South Wales Police said, “We remain hopeful of running this course in Swansea again, however, this is wholly dependent on the volume of interest we receive. We’ve struggled on previous courses to secure sufficient numbers to ensure that the course remains financially viable.”

Please canvass your friends, associates or service users to ensure that any interested persons have the chance to apply for this fantastic opportunity? There are currently 20 spaces remaining on this course. It’s important that BME individuals from our local communities are supported and developed towards achieving their full potential. 

This will be the final CKP course as guidance received from the Home Office requires that all forces in England and Wales move towards a graduate entry scheme.  At this time, we don’t have any further details of how that process will look, or the impact it may have on some of our diverse community members.   

If you require any further information regarding this opportunity please contact Swansea Bay REC (Tel: 01792 457035) or email South Wales Police