January 2010

07 January 2010

Rates Bill Hike Final Straw For Struggling Self Catering Sector?

Increases in rates bills could be the final straw for Pembrokeshire's self‐catering businesses already facing a downturn in business, warns local AM Paul Davies.

New figures reveal that almost a quarter of self‐catering properties in Wales were empty in August last year.

Mr Davies is worried that the drop in visitors at such a peak time of year, coupled with the huge hike in rates bills that many self‐catering businesses are facing, could spell the end for some.

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Make European Broadband Funding Easily Accessible, Says AM

Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies is calling for new European grants for better broadband to be easily accessible.

The European Commission has agreed to allow European funds to be used for wiping out broadband "not‐spot" areas in Wales.

But Mr Davies is concerned that information on how to access the money and support in applying for it may be hard to come by.

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01 January 2010

Pembrokeshire Charity Facing Annual £1,500 Inspection Fee

APembrokeshire charity is facing an annual inspection fee of up to £1,500 to continue providing a lifeline for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) sufferers, Paul Davies AM has revealed.

The Hyperbaric Oxygen Pembrokeshire Endeavour (HOPE) charity provides physio and hyperbaric oxygen therapy for up to 65 people a week at its Neyland base.

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