January 2012

30 January 2012

Paul Davies AM Backs Walk a Mile in My Shoes Campaign

Paul Davies AM is pictured on a blindfolded walk in Haverfordwest to support a Guide Dogs campaign to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people living with sight loss.Paul Davies, Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire, took a blindfold walk in Haverfordwest to support a Guide Dogs (www.guidedogs.org.uk) campaign to raise awareness of the challenges faced by people living with sight loss.

Mr Davies walked blindfolded with a long cane from County Hall to Bridge Street accompanied by Cathryn Stephenson, a mobility instructor for Guide Dogs. Pembrokeshire County Council Chair David Pugh and councillor Huw George also took a blindfold walk alongside local guide dog owner Yva Rich and long cane user Pat Farrar.

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20 January 2012

Local AM Attends NDCS Event

Paul Davies AM is pictured at the National Deaf Children’s Society Cymru event.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies recently attended an event hosted by the National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) Cymru to find out more about good acoustics in schools, nurseries and college buildings.

Mr Davies is supporting the 'Let's Make a New Year's Resolution that Sounds Good' campaign, launched by NDCS Cymru last month, which calls on Assembly Members to sign up to a special New Year's Resolution in support of good acoustics in educational facilities.

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Local AM Condemns Plans to Scrap Town Rider Scheme

Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies has expressed his concern at the Welsh Government's plans to scrap the Pembrokeshire Town Rider Scheme.

Local AM Paul Davies said: "I am very concerned that the Welsh Government has decided to cease funding for the Community Transport Concessionary Fares' Initiative, which will force the collapse of Pembrokeshire's much valued Town Rider service. This service provides an important lifeline for vulnerable people in Pembrokeshire to access vital local amenities and services."

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Rural Pubs Raised in the Chamber by Local AM

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has urged the Shadow Business Minister to support rural village pubs in the Assembly Chamber this week.

Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies said, "Local pubs are at the heart of our communities and in Pembrokeshire, they play an important role in the tourism industry. Community pubs make a valuable contribution to our society, and many provide a range of community services. They strengthen our rural economy, provide jobs for local people and contribute to making the local area more attractive."

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Local AM Raises Cataract Treatment in the Chamber

Cataract treatments and services in Pembrokeshire have been raised in the National Assembly Chamber thanks to local Assembly Member Paul Davies. Mr Davies called on the First Minister to condemn the refusal to give treatment to patients suffering cataract problems, following representations from constituents who have been refused treatment by Hywel Dda local health board.

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18 January 2012

Local AM Attends Age Alliance Event

Local AM Paul Davies is pictured at the eventLocal AM Paul Davies was pleased to attend the first Annual Age Alliance event at the Assembly, which aimed to share with Assembly Members some of the key issues raised by older people in Wales. Mr Davies met with representatives from a number of organisations representing older and vulnerable people to discuss some of the emerging issues affecting older people in Wales.

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17 January 2012

Local AM Sponsors FUW Breakfast

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies is pictured at the FUW National Breakfast at the SeneddPreseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies has recently hosted the launch of Farmhouse Breakfast Week 2012 in Wales at the Senedd. The event aims to celebrate and promote the use of Welsh farm produce in traditional breakfasts and to outline the importance of the Welsh farming and food industries to the Welsh economy.

"I was delighted to host the FUW farmhouse breakfast once again," said Mr Davies.

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12 January 2012

Politicians Voice Support For Fishguard Town Centre Improvement Scheme

Local Assembly Member, Paul Davies and Member of Parliament, Stephen Crabb , are pictured signing the petition in Fishguard with Cllr James Thickett, Cllr Owen James, and the Mayor of Fishguard, Cllr Richard Davies.Preseli Pembrokeshire politicians, Paul Davies AM and Stephen Crabb MP, are publically supporting the petition for the Fishguard Town Centre Improvement Scheme. The petition calls for assistance from the National Assembly for Wales to improve Fishguard's pavements and roads. Many of Fishguard's pavements are currently a major health and safety risk particularly for the town's older and less abled residents and it is hoped that the investment will enhance the safety and attractiveness of the town's shopping centre.

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10 January 2012

Private Sector Too Weak To Compete

Welsh Conservatives today condemned successive Labour Governments in Wales for failing to grow the private sector, as figures revealed average private sector salaries are as much as 18.5% lower than in the public sector.

Welsh Conservative Assembly Members called on Labour Ministers to start taking action to encourage growth in the private sector to rebalance pay.

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