April 2013

29 April 2013

Paul Davies Raises Fishguard Rosslare Links in Chamber

Local AM Paul Davies has again raised concerns over transport links between Fishguard and Rosslare in the Assembly Chamber with the First Minister. Mr Davies called on the First Minister to help lobby the Irish Government to review the train services in Rosslare to match the ferry times at Fishguard. Unfortunately, current train services at Rosslare do not correlate with the incoming ferries and this makes it difficult for passengers to travel efficiently.

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25 April 2013

Enterprise Zone Crucial After Port Profit Drop

Following recent news that the Milford Haven Port Authority has seen close to a 50% drop in profits in 2012, local Assembly Member Paul Davies is calling on the Welsh Government to move forward with the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone, to help support the local economy.

Paul Davies said, "Whilst the drop in profits for the Port Authority does is disappointing, the establishment of the Haven Waterway Enterprise Zone by the Welsh Government is a welcome development to the area. It is important now that momentum isn't lost and that work continues alongside plans to regenerate the dock and marina. In a recent statement, the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport confirmed that she has approved the commissioning of a report to maximise new employment opportunities on the Waterston site. This report will identify recommendations to attract inward investment and growth and is due to be completed by the end of this month. I'm pleased that the Welsh Government is undertaking this work, and I look forward to reading the report's recommendations in due course."

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19 April 2013

Paul Davies Raises Hywel Dda Health Plans in Assembly Chamber

Local AM Paul Davies has yet again raised concerns over Hywel Dda health board's controversial plans for health services in Pembrokeshire, in the Chamber with the First Minister and the new Health Minister.

Paul Davies said, "I have once again raised the issue of Hywel Dda's plans in the Assembly Chamber, as it is of huge concern to my constituents, and so as the local representative, it essential that I keep up the pressure on the Welsh Government to reject the health board's proposals."

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Paul Davies Hosts Men’s Sheds Cymru event

Local AM Paul Davies is pictured speaking at the event.Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies has recently hosted the first Men's Sheds Cymru event at the Pierhead Building in Cardiff Bay. The event aimed to raise awareness of the Men's Sheds model and promote intergenerational skill sharing and interaction. A Men's Shed is a dedicated and friendly meeting place where men come together and share, learn and develop their skills and knowledge with others.

"I was delighted to host the Men's Sheds event," said Mr Davies.

"It was a wonderful chance to learn more about the work that is currently being done and to meet with representatives to hear first-hand of their experiences of Men's Sheds."

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18 April 2013

UEFA U-turn on Women’s Under 19’s Tournament in Haverfordwest

Paul is pictured with Commercial Director of Haverfordwest County AFC, David Hughes.Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies is delighted that UEFA and the Football Association of Wales have finally decided to host matches in the Women's U19's football tournament later this year at Haverfordwest. This follows a frustrating couple of months, where the decision to host matches at the Conygar Bridge Meadow Stadium has been changed more than once.

During the period of uncertainty Mr Davies wrote to the Chief Executive of the Welsh Football Association, Mr Jonathan Ford on the matter, and also raised questions on the floor of the Senedd with the then Minister for Housing Regeneration and Heritage, Huw Lewis AM.

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16 April 2013

Fishguard Town Centre Petition Moving Forward

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies and Member of Parliament, Stephen Crabb are pictured signing the petition in Fishguard with Town Cllr James Thickitt, Cllr Owen James, and Richard Davies.A petition calling for investment to be made in a town centre improvement scheme for Fishguard, including pedestrian and traffic management measures, is now being taken forward by the National Assembly's Petitions Committee. At their latest meeting, it was agreed that the Committee would write to the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport highlighting the local authority's concerns about the link road scheme. The Committee has also agreed to write to the Minister for Housing and Regeneration to ask how the new regeneration framework will assist with bringing forward improvements.

Mr Davies said: "I am delighted that the Assembly's Petition Committee has agreed to take some action in relation to the town centre improvement scheme for Fishguard. This is an important step forward. This scheme will ensure that pedestrians are able to shop safely as sadly at present, many of the roads and pavements in the town centre are not fit for purpose. In the meantime, I will continue to highlight this issue at every available opportunity as this is of huge importance to the people of Fishguard."

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15 April 2013

Local AM and Councillor Call for Traffic Light Alternative

Paul is pictured with Cllr Myles Pepper on Lower Town Hill, FishguardLocal AM Paul Davies is supporting County Councillor Myles Pepper's calls to consider alternative solutions to remedy the traffic problems recently seen at Lower Town Hill, Fishguard. Due to a landslip, one lane of the hill has been closed with traffic lights in operation. This is causing delay and inconvenience to road users, and although remedial work is taking place, it is uncertain how long the traffic lights may be at this location.

The South Wales Trunk Road Agency who manages the road on behalf of the Welsh Government has been asked by Cllr Pepper to give consideration to temporarily realigning the road so it will allow two lanes of traffic to flow without the need for traffic lights. Other suggestions include temporarily closing the footpath and encouraging pedestrians to use the path below, which will also allow two way traffic to flow.

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