April 2008

01 May 2008

Carers Centre Visit

Paul-Carers_CentrePreseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies visited the Pembrokeshire Carers Outreach Centre in Meyler House, Haverfordwest where he was given an introduction to the services offered by the organisation.

"Carers are the unsung heroes of our society and the wonderful service and support offered by the Centre is clearly very important to many people," said Mr Davies.

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Majority of Arrests in Pembrokeshire are Alcohol Related

THE majority of weekend arrests in Pembrokeshire are alcohol related, says Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies. He is now calling for greater funding for detoxification centres to help solve the problem.

"My local police have informed me that the majority of arrests during the weekend are alcohol-related," he told Social Justice Minister Brian Gibbons in the Senedd.

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Funding for Welsh Language Newspaper "Not enough"

THE SHADOW Welsh Culture Minister fears that a planned Welsh language newspaper has not got enough funding to become reality.

Paul Davies, who is also Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire, says that media professionals have expressed concerns that the planned £200,000 funding is simply not enough.

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AM Presses for Answers on TIR GOFAL Payments

Fears over late Tir Gofal payments have been raised by Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies.

He has received a number of complaints from farmers having difficulties getting their payments.

"It seems that the reason is that the Welsh Assembly Government has had to change its rules in order to work within new European Union regulations," said Mr Davies.

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28 April 2008

National Trust Concerns Must be Taken Seriously

COMMENTING on figures obtained by Conservatives at Westminster which show only one per cent of contracts so far awarded to firms for the 2012 London Olympics have gone to Welsh companies, Shadow Sports Minister and Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies said:

"These figures are truly shocking and demonstrate the Labour-Plaid Assembly Government's failure to match words with action.

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Assembly Govt Lagging Behind in Olympics Race

COMMENTING on figures obtained by Conservatives at Westminster which show only one per cent of contracts so far awarded to firms for the 2012 London Olympics have gone to Welsh companies, Shadow Sports Minister and Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies said:

"These figures are truly shocking and demonstrate the Labour-Plaid Assembly Government's failure to match words with action.

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26 April 2008

Urban Green Spaces are Being NeglectedSays AM

Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies has called for urgent investment in improving green spaces.

He told the Senedd that Welsh towns and cities needed better open spaces in order to promote healthier lifestyles and encourage wildlife.

"Improving our urban community environments must be a matter of urgency," he said.

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24 April 2008

Modernise Sea Fisheries Committees for Good of Industry Says AM

The complicated system of sea fisheries committees should be overhauled for the good of Pembrokeshire's sea fishing industry, says Paul Davies AM.

At present the waters off the county are managed by two different sea fisheries committees, DEFRA, the Welsh Assembly Government and the Environment Agency.

The Preseli Pembrokeshire AM wants to see the system simplified so that problems such as those seen over recent weeks with scallopers from outside the area, can be dealt with more quickly.

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20 April 2008

TB Cull Pilot Should Be In Pembrokeshire Says AM

Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies has called for the TB badger cull to be held in Pembrokeshire.

The Welsh Assembly Government has announced a package of measures, including the culling of badgers from a TB hotspot, to try to prevent the spread of the disease.

Pembrokeshire is one of the worst TB hotspots in Britain and many farmers have been affected time and time again by the disease.

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12 April 2008

Pembrokeshire's Dentist Shortage Still Severe Says AM

EIGHT thousand Pembrokeshire residents are still without a dentist - despite two new dental practices officially opening last week, says Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies.

The practices at Milford Haven and Haverfordwest were officially opened by health minister Edwina Hart.

But Mr Davies has been told by the local health board that there are still 8,000 people on the dental waiting list.

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11 April 2008

Good News for Pembrokeshire's Kidney Dialysis Patients

Pembrokeshire’s kidney dialysis patients could be treated at Withybush Hospital by the autumn, says Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies.

At the moment dialysis patients from as far afield as St David’s have to travel to Carmarthen for treatment.

But Mr Davies, who has lobbied hard to get a renal unit established in Haverfordwest, now hopes that a temporary facility will be open by the end of the year.

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Broadband Problems Spelled out To Senedd

HOUSEHOLDS in Pembrokeshire are among the least likely in Wales to have broadband internet access, says the Welsh Consumer Council.

The shocking fact was highlighted in the Welsh Assembly by Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies who said that 42 per cent of Welsh households have no access to broadband internet.

And the Consumer Council states that mid and west Wales have the most severe "not-spot" problems, he added.

"In some parts of my constituency, it is nigh on impossible to receive broadband," Mr Davies told the Senedd during a debate on the issue.

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Preseli Pembrokeshires AM Seeks Answers Over TB Cull

Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies has pressed the rural affairs minister for more details about the pilot TB badger cull.

The cull is just one of a package of measures taking place to tackle the bovine TB problem.

Mr Davies asked Elin Jones where and when the cull will take place and asked her for assurance that farmers wouldn't be carrying it out.

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03 April 2008

Pembrokeshire AMS Ask Council to Consider Saving Local Post Offices

Pembrokeshire's Assembly Members have called on the county council to consider saving local post offices from closure.

Sub-postmasters in the county are due to hear in early June which branches will be closed. But in Essex the council has offered to take over 15 post offices with a view to making them profitable in three years.

"We would like to see Pembrokeshire County Council at least explore this possibility," said Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies.

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