June 2010

30 June 2010

University Plans Must Not Disadvantage Students

RESPONDING to today's Assembly Government statement on the higher education action plan, Shadow Education Minister Paul Davies AM said:

"I welcome the fact the minister wants to drive the median income for universities in Wales above that of the UK as a whole.

"But he also needs to ensure a broad range of subjects continue to be made available to students.


28 June 2010

Hospital in Cardigan faces further Problems

Financial negotiations between landowners and the local health board for a new hospital in Cardigan appear to have broken down. The proposed hospital, to be located at the Bath-house site, is thought to be seriously undervalued by the District Valuer according to landowners, and the authorities refuse to increase their offer.

Paul Davies said, "I am very disappointed that things have taken a turn for the worse for the proposed hospital in Cardigan.


Local AM Raises The Issue Of Green Spaces

Local AM Paul Davies this week raised concerns with the Minister for Business and Budget, Jane Hutt AM over the developments on green spaces in urban areas; and called for a statement from the Environment Minister, Jane Davidson AM giving guidance on what the Welsh Assembly Government is doing to support local authorities to protect green spaces.


24 June 2010

Paul Davies AM Invites Minister to Portfield School

This week, local Assembly Member Paul Davies invited the Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning to Portfield School in Haverfordwest following a recent visit to the school himself, earlier this week.

Paul Davies said, "I am pleased to be in a position to invite the Minister to visit Portfield School and meet the teaching staff first hand.


Local AM Raises Awareness of Diabetes

diabetesSupportPicThis month, local AM Paul Davies has been working to raise awareness of diabetes in Wales by participating in the Diabetes Cymru's 'Walk the Extra Mile' fundraising event at Llys Y Fran reservoir; and by calling for the Assembly Government to do more to promote healthy living, in the Assembly chamber.


23 June 2010

Paul Davies Helps Launch Vision For Welsh Future

rnibPractical ways to help visually impaired people in Pembrokeshire was top of the agenda when local AM Paul Davies joined the RNIB at an event in the Senedd.

The charity was launching the Wales Vision Strategy Implementation Plan which aims at raising awareness of problems faced by the blind and partially sighted across Wales. The event also marked the launch of a cross party vision group in the Senedd .


21 June 2010

Unique New Map Shows Growing Communities in Wales


The event marked the launch of a map which highlights community garden and farm projects across Wales.

"There has been an explosion of interest over the last two years in creating green spaces in Wales, due to concerns over issues such as food miles, climate change and healthy eating," said Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens: Development Co-ordinator for Wales Katie Jones.


Woeful Lack Of Pulmonary Rehab In Pembrokeshire Highlighted At Senedd

lung_foundationThe woeful lack of pulmonary rehab provision in Pembrokeshire has been highlighted at the Senedd.

Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies met campaigners from Haverfordwest's Breath Easy group who travelled to Cardiff to highlight gaps in the service.

"Pembrokeshire is one of only three Welsh counties with no pulmonary rehab service," said Mr Davies.


16 June 2010

Public Must Have Say In Schools Reorganisation Review

RESPONDING to today's Assembly Government statement on school closures, Shadow Education Minister Paul Davies AM said:

"Schools re-organisation is causing great concern for parents and for communities across Wales.

"Now that the minister intends to produce new regulations on the issue he must confirm whether or not any current school re-organisations will be put on hold until these new regulations are in place.


14 June 2010

Seven-and-a-half-year Backlog In Orthodontic Treatment

Commenting on figures that reveal a seven and a half year backlog in orthodontic treatment in west Wales, Paul Davies AM said:

"We knew the problem was bad but this is really shocking. I have been asking the Welsh Health Minister to investigate this issue for a number of years.

"I've heard concerns from a lot of parents about long waits, routine waits of three years and 80 mile round trips for treatment."


09 June 2010

New Student Finance Plans Must Put Interests Of Students First

COMMENTING on today's Assembly Government statement on the review into student finance delivery, Shadow Education Minister Paul Davies AM said:

"It is vital any new arrangements for Wales avoid a repeat of the student loans debacle witnessed in England last year.


04 June 2010

Boundary Review Will Split Community – Says AM

Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies says proposals to split Uzmaston under a boundary review would split the community.

The review has proposed that five streets in the community of Uzmaston and Boulston are incorporated into Haverfordwest Town Council.

But many local residents are objecting to the plans and want their streets to stay part of Uzmaston and Boulston Community Council. They are now being backed by their Assembly Member.


02 June 2010

Shutting Small Schools Doesn’t Make Big Difference To Budget, Says AM

Shutting small rural schools doesn’t save large amounts of money, says a new report highlighted by Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies.

Mr Davies, who is Shadow Welsh Education Minister, pointed out the limited financial benefit of closing small schools following the news that Mathry School is to close next year.


Conservatives Rally Support For YFC

Pembrokeyfc_004shire’s Conservative MPs Simon Hart (right) and Stephen Crabb are pictured with AM colleague Paul Davies (left) at the annual Young Farmer’s Club rally at Withybush Airfield on Saturday.

Also pictured is YFC county chairman William Laurence.

The rally is the highlight of the year for the 13 young farmers’ clubs in Pembrokeshire which have 600 members between them.


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