September 2010

01 October 2010

AM Raises Concerns over Business Rates

Local AM Paul Davies has raised concerns over the impact of business rates in the Chamber with the Minister for Social Justice and Local Government, Carl Sergeant.

Paul Davies said, "I raised the issue of a more flexible business rate relief scheme with the Minister, with the aim of getting the Welsh Assembly Government to reconsider the proposals for a rate relief scheme set out by myself and my colleagues last year. We proposed to bring in a scheme that would provide 100 per cent rate relief to businesses with a rateable value of up to £10,000 and we fully costed those proposals.

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Welsh Food Celebrated at Harvest Festival

Photo_1Sponsoring an event hosted by NFU Cymru, local Assembly Member Paul Davies paid tribute to the hard work of Welsh farmers and high quality of produce produced in Wales every year. Mr Davies met with NFU Cymru members and agricultural industry representatives to celebrate the high quality of Welsh food at the Harvest festival event in the Senedd.

Mr Davies said "It was a privilege to sponsor this wonderful event. This event is a tribute to the farmers of Wales just as much as it is to their produce. Wales' reputation for fine food is a great acknowledgement of the hard work of farmers across the country.

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21 September 2010

Languages of Wales must get official status

Welsh Conservatives will later today welcome the latest milestone in the protracted process to give Welsh and English official status in Wales and create the office of a Language Commissioner.

The Party will call for both Welsh and English to be clearly defined as having official status in Wales in the Welsh Language Measure's first legislative hurdle.

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13 September 2010

Local AM Meets Pembrokeshire Access Group

Pembs_Access_GroupRecently, local Assembly Member Paul Davies met with representatives from Pembrokeshire Access Group and the County Council to discuss issues regarding provisions and access for disabled people in Pembrokeshire. The meeting also specifically looked at the Blue Badge scheme and its new proposals, access to train services and improving access to tourism for disabled people in Pembrokeshire.

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10 September 2010

Boundary Review Recommendation Scrapped

Uzmaston_Pic_2Following on from the Boundaries Commission review, the Welsh Assembly Government has decided to reject the proposals to relocate seven streets from the community of Uzmaston and Boulston to Haverfordwest.

The review recommended that the Welsh Assembly Government transfer properties on Addison Close, Dunsany Park, Uzmaston Road, Style Park, Clover Park, Creamston Road and Bethany Row as part of the Review of Community Boundaries in the County of Pembrokeshire.

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09 September 2010

Nomination window for Rural Oscars now open

The sixth annual Countryside Alliance Awards are now open to public nomination and local Assembly Member Paul Davies is urging the local community to get nominating.

The Countryside Alliance Awards, nicknamed the "Rural Oscars" were borne of a need to support and promote rural communities. They celebrate people going the extra mile to ensure that rural Wales' food and farming industry, small businesses, traditional skills, forward-thinking enterprises and, most of all, its people, can flourish. There are eight categories ranging from Local food Award to The Daily Telegraph Traditional Business Award.

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03 September 2010

Glastir scheme still a Cause for Concern

Concerns amongst farmers in Pembrokeshire are still rife over the Assembly Government's Glastir land scheme. This week, the Assembly Government has announced that the application window for the All-Wales Element of the Glastir scheme will be deferred. Applications packs will now be sent out from the 4th October and applicants will have until 22nd November to return their completed applications.

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