April 2012

24 April 2012

Clarity Required Over Government’s 98 Empty Buildings

Welsh Conservatives have today called for clarity on figures that show the Welsh Government currently owns or leases almost a hundred buildings that it doesn't use.

92 are owned by the government, while another six are leased by it. Some have not been in use since 2003, while others were emptied over the last five years.

The majority – 83 - are the property of the Business, Enterprise, Technology and Science department. Six are owned or leased by People, Places and Corporate Services and nine by the government's Transport department.

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23 April 2012

Local AM Visits PRP Training Centre

Local AM Paul Davies is pictured at the Q and A session.Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies visited PRP Vocational Training for a question and answer session with trainees. PRP Training is a training organisation based in Pembrokeshire, and has been established in west Wales for over twenty years. They offer both work based learning courses and vocational training to young adults. During his visit, Mr Davies answered questions about local and national politics, the role of the National Assembly for Wales and his own role as the Constituency Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire.

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20 April 2012

Pembrokeshire Frame in the Pink with Welsh Government Fuel Poverty Scheme

Pictured from left to right is: Carol Lincoln – Nest Partner Development Manager, Paul Davies AM, Trevor Best, Jenny Sims Frame CEO, Paul Bowman and Hugh Blount from Pembrokeshire FramePreseli Pembrokeshire Paul Davies AM was recently given a tour of the new Pembrokeshire Frame offices and furniture restoration unit which has relocated to the Old Telegraph buildings in Haverfordwest.

Founder and CEO Jenny Sims who met with Paul Davies is proud that Pembrokeshire FRAME provides opportunities to people with a learning disability or who are recovering from mental ill health. " The company provides opportunities for severely disadvantaged people to test their ability to undertake real work; develop new skills and change the direction of their lives she said "

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12 April 2012

Local AM Presents Cheque to Wolfscastle Over 60s

Local AM Paul Davies is presenting the cheque to Wolfscastle over 60sLocal Assembly Member Paul Davies presented a cheque for almost £3,000 to Wolfscastle over 60s on behalf of the Awards for All Scheme, which aims to help improve local communities and the lives of people most in need. The over 60s club have decided to use the funds for various educational visits to local places of interest, including the Maritime Museum in Swansea and the Tenby Art Gallery.

The Awards for All Wales is a simple small grants scheme making awards of between £500 and £5,000 and a total of 48 community-based projects across Wales have been awarded under the latest round of the programme. This funding helps to establish groups and clubs, promote learning, increase volunteering opportunities and help build stronger communities.

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05 April 2012

Local AM Visits Milford Haven Museum

Local AM Paul Davies is pictured with Cllr Derek Davies, who sits on the Milford Haven Museum CommitteeLocal Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently visited Milford Haven Museum, ahead of its reopening this month. Mr Davies was shown around the museum by Cllr Derek Davies, who is a member of the Museum Committee; and given the opportunity to see the museum's new exhibition and learn more about the town's local history.

Mr Davies said: "I was delighted to visit Milford Haven museum and hear more about how Milford Haven has developed from a small fishing village into a major oil port and modern twenty-first century town. It was a great opportunity for me to learn more about the local history and see the museum's superb facilities."

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