August 2015

24 August 2015

Fishguard Footpath Commitment from Welsh Government

Paul is pictured with Cllr Alex Allison.A much-need footbridge in Lower Town, Fishguard may be on the cards, following correspondence from local Assembly Member Paul Davies. Mr Davies has written to the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport calling for the implementation of a footpath to better support pedestrians on the A487.

Mr Davies said, “Local residents are justifiably concerned about the dangers posed to pedestrians on this particular stretch of road and so it’s important that the Welsh Government find a safer solution for the community. It is essential that a safe walkway for pedestrians is created to separate them from vehicles, many of which are heavy goods vehicles. I’m pleased that the Minister has confirmed that discussions are taking place with Pembrokeshire County Council and I await the outcomes of those discussions. Whilst this is a step in the right direction, the pressure must be kept up to ensure the right result is reached.”


Farmers Denied Early Support from Welsh Government

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has received a letter from the Deputy Minister for Farming and Food, Rebecca Evans AM explaining that Welsh farmers will not receive funds from the Basic Payments Scheme earlier, despite being capable of doing so via EU regulations. Mr Davies wrote to the Deputy Minister, following concerns over the sustainability of the dairy industry.

Mr Davies said, “It’s disappointing to see that once again farmers are not receiving the support that they so desperately need from the Welsh government. The Deputy Minister has made it clear that farmers will not receive a percentage of the Single Farm Payment before December, despite having the flexibility to do so. Following recent concerns from dairy farmers over the sustainability of their industry for the future, the Welsh government should be leading by example and doing all that it can to better assist farmers in the current climate.”


21 August 2015

Local AM Supports RNLI

Paul is pictured with local volunteers Mr Roger Tayler and Mrs Beth Tayler in Fishguard.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies recently visited the ongoing work to build a new RNLI lifeboat station at St David’s. RNLI volunteers provide a 24-hour search and rescue service across the UK and Republic of Ireland from 236 lifeboat stations. They also have more than 1,000 lifeguards on over 180 beaches and operate a specialist flood rescue team, which can respond anywhere across the UK and Ireland when inland flooding puts lives at risk.


14 August 2015

Paul Davies Visits Work on New Boathouse

Capt James Wilcox (Lifeboat Operations Manager), Paul Davies AM, Andrew Pointon-Bell (Agent Bam Nuttall).Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently visited the ongoing work to build a new RNLI lifeboat station at St David’s. The new boathouse will also have a slipway for the new Tamar class lifeboat and additional space to accommodate the smaller D-class inshore lifeboat. The new boathouse is being built metres away from the original boathouse location and aims to give improved operational conditions.

Mr Davies said, “I was delighted to have a tour of the new boathouse and to see its progress first-hand. The new facilities will provide a valuable lifeline in the local area and it’s great to see the construction work progressing nicely. RNLI play such an important role in saving lives at sea and I’m sure the new facilities will further support search and rescue operations in the future.


AM Visits PDSA’s Petcheck Mobile Unit

Roger Tayler with his dogs Jess and Jack, Ruth Edwards (Pembrokeshire County Council Dog Warden), John Disbery (PDSA), Nicky Butler (PDSA) and Paul Davies AM.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies recently visited the PDSA’s Petcheck mobile unit in Fishguard to catch up with staff and volunteers who are working to protect and care for pets in the local community. In partnership with Pembrokeshire County Council, PDSA vet nurses were aboard the charity’s PetCheck vehicle, carrying out free wellbeing checks for local dogs and giving advice on other pets.


10 August 2015

Urgent Action Needed on Waiting Times

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies is calling for immediate action to deal with a huge rise in delays for orthopaedic treatment throughout the Hywel Dda health board area.

Figures from the Welsh Government show that 1,343 patients had waited more than nine months for trauma and orthopaedic treatment by the end of May 2015, up from just 10 three years ago.


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