March 2008

21 March 2008

"Action Soon" On Goodwick Lorry Problem

Paul Davies AM is hopeful that action will soon be taken to resolve the problem of lorries parking overnight illegally at Goodwick.

Up to 35 lorries are staying on the Moor car park where there are no toilet facilities. Verges and hedgerows are being used instead.

After seeing the problem first hand Mr Davies met with Ian Westley, Director of Highways for Pembrokeshire County Council and Councillor Jamie Adams, cabinet member for Highways, to discuss the situation.

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15 March 2008

Campaign Launched to Turn Pembrokeshire Blue - 15th March 2008

The Conservative party is fielding more candidates than ever before in May's county council elections.

At least 25 candidates will be standing in wards throughout the county on May 1st.

Preseli Pembrokeshire's Conservative MP Stephen Crabb, the two Conservative Assembly Members for Pembrokeshire Paul Davies and Angela Burns and parliamentary candidate Simon Hart will be helping the candidates on the campaign trail.

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Impact of Closing Schools Must be Studied More Closely - 15th March 2008

The impact that closing a school has on a community and the Welsh language must be studied more closely, says Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies.

Mr Davies, who is Shadow Minister for Culture and Welsh language, has called on the Welsh Assembly Government to conduct independent Welsh language impact assessments before consultation on any school closure.

"Closing a small rural school, particularly in Welsh-speaking areas, is like ripping the heart out of a community," he told the Senedd.

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13 March 2008

Pembrokeshire Misses Out on Green Transport Cash

Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies has expressed deep disappointment at the county being almost ignored in a Government hand out of green transport cash.

The Labour-Plaid coalition has announced £28 million-worth of Transport Grant to county councils aimed at ensuring "sustainable development and prosperous communities".

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07 March 2008

Putting the "Welsh" into Welsh Conservatives

Welsh Conservatives by delivering a keynote speech at the party conference in his mother tongue for the first time.

Mr Davies, who is Shadow Minister for culture, Welsh language and sport gave two thirds of his address to the party conference in Llandudno in his first language.

"It was the first time that we've had the translation facilities available at our Welsh conference and I took full advantage of them," said Mr Davies.

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AMs Briefed on Plans to Raise Haven Sunderland

Pembrokeshire's Assembly Members have learned about exciting plans to raise a unique Sunderland flying boat from the seabed and put it on display in Pembroke Dock.

Angela Burns and Paul Davies met Pembroke Dock Sunderland Trust to hear about the only surviving Mark 1 Sunderland that sank in the Milford Haven waterway during a stormy night in 1940.

They were told about a survey of the Sunderland wreck site, which is in 65 feet of water between Pembroke Dock and Llanstadwell, and the support the project is already receiving.

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06 March 2008

Urgent Solution Needed for Goodwick Lorry Problem

Urgent action needs to be taken to stop lorries parking overnight in Goodwick, says Paul Davies AM.

Mr Davies has met local haulier Martin Hall at the Moor car park and seen the problem first hand.

"The lorry drivers are parking up there at the weekends and as there are no toilet facilities they are using the hedgerows and verges," said the Preseli Pembrokeshire AM. "Quite frankly it is absolutely disgusting.

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04 March 2008

Minister Hanging On The Telephone Over Olympics

HERITAGE Minister Rhodri Glyn Thomas has only made one phone call to organisers of the London Olympics since he took office last July, Welsh Conservatives have learned.

And it will take him nine months to meet Lord Coe and his team to discuss the role of Wales in the 2012 games, the party can reveal today.

The minister is also not due to meet the chair and chief executive of the London Organising Committee LOCOG until the end of June, almost a year after he took office.

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