2015

05 October 2015

Paul Davies Visits H.O.P.E. Centre

Paul is pictured with Mr Ken Brombley. Mr Rick Stanton, and Mrs Margaret Brace.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies attended the local charity HOPE’s open day event in Neyland, to meet with staff and volunteers who are supporting people with multiple sclerosis and other disorders in Pembrokeshire. The centre offers Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Physiotherapy and other therapies to help patients with multiple sclerosis and other diseases.

Mr Davies said, “I was delighted to attend the HOPE Open day and see the wonderful services and support that the staff there offer patients. The staff at HOPE do a fantastic job in providing relief to those with Multiple Sclerosis and other related conditions through a range of therapies. They also provide a great source of comfort to patients’ families and carers. Therefore, I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone at the Centre who do so much to help local patients live with serious and difficult conditions.”

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02 October 2015

Local AM Drops By for World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Paul is pictured with Pembrokeshire Coast National Park staff at their Macmillan Coffee Morning.Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies visited a coffee morning held by Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Authority to help raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Mr Davies said, “Sadly, we all know someone who has been affect by cancer and Macmillan Cancer Support is there for people from the moment they are diagnosed, with medical and practical help, as well as emotional and financial support. That’s why I’m supporting the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning which brings people together and is an easy and fun way to raise money for Macmillan. Every penny raised goes towards the vital work that Macmillan do and I’m pleased that the people of Pembrokeshire also got behind this initiative and played their part in raising funds to support people with cancer.”

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Paul Davies Visits Arco Dee Ship

Ray Marshall Master of the Arco Dee demonstrating the controls of the ship to  Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies (left) and County Councillor David Howlett, watched by Hanson Marine’s managing director Geof Stockbridge.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently visited the Arco Dee ship at Milford Haven, whilst it’s currently being repaired. Mr Davies received a tour aboard the vessel, where he was able to learn more about the ship and the repairs that it was undergoing.

Mr Davies said, “It was a pleasure to visit the Arco Dee ship, whilst it was based in Milford Haven. Repairs to this ship and one other represents a substantial investment into the local economy, which is certainly very welcome. Milford Haven has the skills and capability to service vessels of this type and I hope the area will continue to attract this sort of business in the future.”

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Paul Davies Supports International Older Person’s Day

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has pledged his support for International Older Person’s Day which took place on the 1st October 2015, by signing a cross-party Assembly Statement of Opinion. International Older Person’s Day is an opportunity to celebrate the significant contribution older people make to our local communities and indeed, society as a whole.

Mr Davies said, “I’m delighted to support International Older Person’s Day and put on record my gratitude and respect for the contribution that older people make to Pembrokeshire. I’m also supporting the Older People’s Commissioner’s ‘Say NO to Ageism’ campaign, which aims to challenge the myths and misconceptions about older people and change the way society thinks about growing older.”

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Local AM Goes Back to School

Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies recently visited Prendergast School in Haverfordwest to receive a tour of the school from students of the School Council.

Mr Davies said, "I was delighted to visit Prendergast school once again and meet with students from the school council. The students were fantastic hosts, showing me around the school’s facilities and introducing me to the teaching staff.”

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Paul Davies wears it pink in aid of Breast Cancer Now

Paul goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has shown his support for women with breast cancer by dressing up in pink and encouraging his constituents to take part in Breast Cancer Now’s flagship fundraiser, wear it pink, on Friday 23rd October. Wear it pink, the UK’s biggest pink fundraiser, calls on supporters across the country to ditch the day-to-day colours and pull on some pink to raise money for Breast Cancer Now’s life-saving breast cancer research.

Mr Davies joined fellow assembly members in wearing it pink this week to encourage people across Wales to get involved. Now in its 14th year, wear it pink raises over £2 million each year for world-class research into breast cancer, and this year it is back and bigger, brighter and bolder than ever before.

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30 September 2015

Pembrokeshire Artist to Exhibit in National Assembly for Wales

Paul is pictured with Cynth Weyman at a previous visit to Cynth’s Gallery in Dinas Cross.A well-known Pembrokeshire artist will be exhibiting her work at the National Assembly for Wales during October. Dinas Cross based Cynth Weyman will be having a solo exhibition in the Futures Gallery, Pierhead Building, the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff Bay between 2nd and 29th October (10am-4pm daily). Cynth will also be demonstrating her technique on 6th & 7th October (11am-4pm) at the Futures Gallery.

The exhibition entitled ‘Escapism in Colour: Pembrokeshire’ is being sponsored by Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies.

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24 September 2015

Labour’s Glangwili statement labelled shameful

Welsh Conservatives have labelled a Labour government statement on inadequate facilities at Glangwili ‘shameful’.

Earlier this week a report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health concluded that the hospital’s labour unit was ‘not fit for purpose’.

The conclusion formed part of the report’s wider scrutiny of Labour’s NHS reorganisation in west Wales, including significant changes at Withybush, where care for the most premature and sick babies has been moved to Glangwili.

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22 September 2015

Serious concerns over Glangwili maternity care

Welsh Conservatives have called for an urgent statement from Labour’s Health Minister, as a report labels Glangwili Hospital’s maternity unit ‘not fit for purpose’.

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has looked in depth at Labour’s NHS reorganisation in west Wales, including significant changes at Withybush, where care for the most premature and sick babies has been moved to Glangwili.

It has concluded that the hospital’s maternity ward is ‘not fit for purpose; it is too small, with insufficient facilities and provides a poor environment for women and staff.’

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17 September 2015

Part-time 20mph speed limits for schools Welcomed

The introduction of part-time 20mph limits around schools across Wales has been welcomed by local Assembly Member Paul Davies. Four schools in Pembrokeshire will be affected by the Welsh Government announcement; Holy Name Catholic Primary School, Ysgol Gynradd Eglwyswrw, Ysgol Bro Gwaun and Milford Haven Comprehensive School. Fishguard Primary School will see dropped kerbs and waiting restrictions as well as being covered by a full time 20mph speed limit.

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Paul Davies Supports National Eye Health Week

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has pledged his support for National Eye Health Week, which takes place 21 - 27 September 2015. National Eye Health Week brings organisations and health professionals from across Wales and the UK together to raise awareness of the importance of good eye health and the need for regular sight tests.

Mr Davies said, “I’m delighted to once again support National Eye Health Week. It’s important that we all take much more interest in our eye healthcare as sadly, the figures tell us that many people across Wales have never had their eyes tested. National Eye Health Week is also a great opportunity to highlight local eye care issues such as cataract treatment, to ensure that these issues are constantly being heard at an Assembly level.”

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16 September 2015

Support for Farmers Raised by Local AM

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has called for a statement from the Deputy Minister for Farming and Food regarding her decision to refuse early access to the Basic Payments Scheme, despite having the levers to do so.

Mr Davies said, “Farmers in Pembrokeshire and further afield are facing significant challenges and the Welsh Government should be doing all that it can to support them. Sadly, that’s not the case as the Welsh Government has denied farmers early access to the Basic Payments Scheme. The Deputy Minister must now come to the Assembly Chamber to explain her justification for that decision.”

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Call for early access to Basic Payments Scheme

Welsh Conservatives have today called for early access to the Basic Payments Scheme (BPS) in Wales – and an end to Labour refusals and confusion.

With the farming industry facing significant challenges, every possible level of support is a necessity from Welsh government and the Deputy Leader of the Welsh Conservatives has questioned Labour ministers on early BPS access.

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11 September 2015

Local AM Visits Poppit Sands

Paul is pictured with Jocelyn Davies AM, the Minister for Natural Resources, Carl Sargeant AM and local volunteers.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies recently visited Poppit Sands with the Minister for Natural Resources Carl Sargeant AM and fellow Assembly Member Jocelyn Davies to meet with volunteers who have been working to tackle Himalayan balsam in the local area.

Mr Davies said, “I was delighted to visit Poppit Sands with my Assembly colleagues to see first-hand the work done by volunteers, who have been working hard to fight the spread of Himalayan balsam. It’s great to see such community cohesion, where local people have come together to protect the local environment. I thoroughly congratulate the volunteers, who have done a wonderful job and moving forward, I hope that the Welsh Government works with partners and voluntary groups in Pembrokeshire and around Wales to help tackle Himalayan balsam in the future.”

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Paul Davies Goes Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Paul is pictured wearing a gold ribbon to support Childhood Cancer Awareness MonthPreseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies will be wearing a gold ribbon this month to support Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Thousands of families deal with the devastating impact of a cancer diagnosis and its treatment every month. Treatment for children is often gruelling, take place for years and take place many miles from home.

CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading charity supporting children and young people with cancer, is asking elected representatives across the UK to join the charity in raising awareness of the impact of cancer and children and their families during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

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