July 2007

26 July 2007

Pembrokeshire Tower Power

Angela-Paul-BuilthPembrokeshire's Assembly Members Angela Burns and Paul Davies inspect the new control tower in the main ring at the Royal Welsh Agricultural Showground in Builth Wells. Pembrokeshire has had the privilege of being the host county of the show this year and a tireless team of fundraisers raised £65,000 for the host county contribution which built the tower.


21 July 2007

Crumbling School Shocks Politicians

The dilapidated state of St David's Secondary School has shocked the County's politicians.

Stephen Crabb MP and Paul Davies AM were aghast when they were shown round the school by head teacher Ray Bevan.

"We were both appalled by the state of the buildings at St David's School," said Mr Davies.

Parts of the school, which has 464 pupils, date back to 1895 but the majority was built in the 1960's.


06 July 2007

Fears For Tax Office Jobs Outlined To Assembly

THE fight to save nearly 50 tax office jobs in Haverfordwest has been taken to Cardiff.

Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies has told the Welsh Assembly that it would be disastrous on many levels if plans to downgrade the HMRC office in the town from nearly 50 staff to just three went ahead.

"It would be bad for employees and their families, bad for the public and bad for the environment," he told the Senedd on Wednesday (4 July).


05 July 2007

Pembrokeshire Missing Out on Vital Culture Cash

Pembrokeshire is missing out on vital culture cash which is being spent in neighbouring counties instead.

The county council has not got a Cultural Strategy, which means that it is unable to apply for funding from the Arts Council of Wales. Last year Carmarthenshire County Council had a budget of £57.7 million to spend on culture, environment and planning whereas Pembrokeshire has just £19.7 million – half the amount per person.


“A40 Gets Dualled Only if it’s Busy Enough” – Wales’ First Minister

The A40 won't be dualled unless enough traffic uses it, says First Minister Rhodri Morgan.

He was pressed by Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies in the Senedd for a commitment to make the dangerous road to Fishguard a dual carriageway.

"Dualling the A40 to Fishguard would benefit the economy of Pembrokeshire enormously, and would certainly attract more investment to the county," Mr Davies told the Chamber.


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