08 July 2015

Paul Davies Supports New YFC Promotional Video

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies is supporting Pembrokeshire YFC’s new promotional video “Capture Your County” to encourage more young people to join the Young Farmers movement. Each county across Wales is being asked to create a video to promote their own YFC activities and a shortlist of four videos will then be hosted on the Farmers Guardian website for a public vote, which will count as part of the overall judging process.

Mr Davies said, "I’m delighted to support Pembrokeshire YFC, who have certainly captured our County and created a fantastic promotional video. I very much hope the people of Pembrokeshire click on to YouTube and help better their chances of winning the national competition. It’s great to see our young farmers having fun, showing the merits of the YFC movement to many young people across the County.”


03 July 2015

Paul Davies Encourages All to Take Part in Health Survey

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies is encouraging everyone across Pembrokeshire to have their say on the current arrangement for maternity, neonatal and paediatric services at Withybush and Glangwili hospitals. The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health is conducting a review of Hywel Dda’s services and plans to report on their findings in September.

Mr Davies said, "This is a golden opportunity for people in Pembrokeshire to stand up and be heard. The controversial decisions to close the Special Care Baby Unit and downgrade paediatric services at Withybush Hospital have had a detrimental effect on service provision and this is a chance to make sure the health board fully understands that. My postbag is filled with correspondence from families across the County who have been forced to travel to Glangwili and their experiences certainly haven’t been good ones. Now it’s time to make that known.”


02 July 2015

Paul Davies Encourages Disabled Young People to Apply for New Sponsorship

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies is encouraging young disabled people across Pembrokeshire to take advantage of funding for sports and music. The scheme, available through Pembrokeshire County Council, is available to disabled young people aged between 7 and 25 and young people can either apply for the sponsorship themselves or through a parent, carer or appropriate adult.

Mr Davies said, "I'd like to encourage as many disabled young people as possible from across Pembrokeshire to make an application to Pembrokeshire County Council. This sponsorship can provide some much needed funding for new sporting equipment or musical instruments. The deadline for application is September 1st, so time is of the essence!”


Paul Davies Warns About Milk Price Cut

Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies is expressing his concern for dairy farmers following NFU warnings of a milk price ‘nightmare’, as First Milk introduces a cut of one pence per litre less for many farmers this month.

Mr Davies said, “This is deeply worrying news for dairy farmers in Pembrokeshire, and indeed the whole of Wales who will now be receiving milk prices far below the cost of production. I cannot see how this will be sustainable in the long term. The Welsh Government must do more to support the supply chain, build markets and deliver a sustainable milk price for our farmers.”


26 June 2015

Paul Davies Supports Scams Awareness Month

Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies is supporting Scams Awareness Month this July, with the theme "Don't be Rushed, Don't be Hushed". The campaign aims to stop people being rushed into hasty decisions by scammers and to end victims being hushed into silence by a sense of shame, foolhardiness, or weary acceptance.

Mr Davies said, “I’m pleased to support Age Cymru, who is working with Trading Standards and Citizens Advice in Wales to raise awareness of scams during Scams Awareness Month. We must do all that we can to ensure that vulnerable older people are protected from professional scam artists, particularly in our more rural areas where there is a high proportion of elderly residents, who are often socially isolated and over-trusting.”


24 June 2015

Cardigan Integrated Care Centre Given the Go Ahead!

Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies believes that plans for a new £20m integrated care centre in Cardigan is a step in the right direction. The new centre will provide a number of services including a GP practice and out-of-hours service, specialist and nurse-led clinics and even an outpatient suite with consulting rooms and clinical treatment facilities for pre-assessment.

Mr Davies said, “I hope that the approval of these plans from the Welsh Government will result in more services being provided closer to home. My constituents in North Pembrokeshire have waited too long for this news and so it’s important that the Welsh Government and the local health board now get on with the job.


22 June 2015

Local AM Meets Up With Pembrokeshire People First

Paul is pictured with members of the Pembrokeshire People FirstPreseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently met up with representatives from Pembrokeshire People First to discuss a number of issues facing their members such as independent living and advocacy. The meeting also specifically looked at day services, potential funding streams and even local transport issues.

Mr Davies said, “As a patron, I am thankful that Pembrokeshire People First invited me to this meeting. It was a great opportunity to work with the group and address any concerns they have regarding local provisions for their members.”


18 June 2015

Paul Davies calls for greater leadership in respiratory services

Following a British Lung Foundation (BLF) reception recently at the National Assembly for Wales, local Assembly Member Paul Davies is backing calls for greater leadership to ensure that the Respiratory Health Delivery Plan is delivered and that services improve.

In April, the Minister for Health and Social Services, launched the three year Respiratory Health Delivery Plan. The plan was described as ‘ambitious’ and was designed to focus health boards to redesign services along the principles of prudent health care to improve the lives of patients.


17 June 2015

Paul Davies Condemns Welsh Government’s Local Government Plans

Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies has criticised the Welsh Labour Government’s plans for local government in Wales, which could see the number of Welsh councils cut from twenty two to single figures. The plans also include a return to the old Dyfed model for people living in Pembrokeshire, Carmarthenshire and Ceredigion.

Mr Davies said, “Bigger is not always better and the proposals brought forward by the Welsh Labour Government do not show any evidence that this new map would result in an improvement in the delivery of public services in Pembrokeshire. Any change in the structure of local government in Wales must be locally-led and representing the will of their local communities.”


11 June 2015

Hywel Dda Health Board Fails to Submit 3-Year Improvement Plan

Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies has criticised Hywel Dda University health board after it has failed to submit its three year improvement plan to the Welsh Government. Despite the Health Minister claiming that the health board has demonstrated considerable progress in planning over the course of the last year, it was still unable to submit robust integrated medium term plans.

Mr Davies said, “I’m disappointed that Hywel Dda health board has failed to submit its improvement plan for the medium term. In the wake of such controversial reorganisation plans, the people of Pembrokeshire have the right to know exactly what the health board is planning for the near future.”


10 June 2015

Paul Davies Meets Local Schoolchildren

Paul is pictured with Local SchoolchildrenPupils from Haverfordwest Church in Wales School recently had the opportunity to question their local Assembly Member Paul Davies whilst visiting the National Assembly. Mr Davies talked to the children about his work as an Assembly Member and politics generally.

Mr Davies said, "It was a pleasure to meet with pupils from Haverfordwest Church in Wales School and talk to them about my role as an Assembly Member, the National Assembly for Wales and of issues that they felt were important.”


Paul Davies Supports Carers Week 2015

Paul is pictured with Sharon Houghton, Care Manager, Crossroads Care Mid & West Wales; Jacquie Wilkinson, Regional Manager Crossroads Care Mid & West WalesPreseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies is supporting Carers Week 2015, to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout Pembrokeshire and the rest of Wales. This year the focus is on building Carer Friendly Communities, which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.

Mr Davies also attended a Wales Carers Alliance event in the Senedd to show his commitment to carers across Wales. Speaking from the Senedd, Mr Davies said, “I’m pleased to support Carers Week 2015, which recognises the commitment and compassion of carers in Pembrokeshire, and indeed, across Wales. Carers perform a vital role and this week is a chance to show them some well-deserved appreciation. For more information on the events being held both nationally and locally this week, visit http://carersweek.org/ for more information.”


09 June 2015

Paul Davies Visits Local Exhibition

Paul is pictured with local artist Cynth Weyman at her exhibition.Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently attended ‘The Colours Drew Me In’ Exhibition and Artist in Residency by Cynth Weyman at the Cloister’s Gallery in St David’s Cathedral (May 20-1 June). The collection included paint, Intaglio Strati textile reliefs, giclee prints on paper and silk, fine-art cards and her latest venture; ‘my posh scarves.’

Following his visit, Mr Davies said, “I was delighted to visit Cynth’s exhibition and to see her wonderful art on display. The exhibition is perfectly named – there’s certainly plenty of colour and vibrancy amongst her artwork, which particularly stands out against the ancient architecture of St David’s Cathedral.”


05 June 2015

Local AM Supports Elly’s Pembrokeshire Flag

Paul is supporting five-year old Elly Neville.Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies is supporting five-year old Elly Neville, who won a competition at school by making a collage of the Pembrokeshire Flag. She and her parents have decided to raffle the flag in order to raise valuable funds for the refurbishment and upgrade of Ward 10, the dedicated cancer ward at Withybush Hospital.

Speaking from Withybush hospital, Mr Davies said, “I’m delighted to support Elly’s wonderful campaign to upgrade Ward 10 at Withybush hospital. I very much hope that people generously donate to this cause as the money raised will make such a difference to Ward 10. The Ward is so important to cancer patients and their families – and we must all do what we can to protect and enhance their facilities.”


03 June 2015

Paul Davies Raises Dualling the A40

Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies has called for an update from the Welsh Government on the work that has been undertaken into the possibility of dualling the A40 in Pembrokeshire. The Minister made a commitment in November 2014 to look into the issue and stipulated that work would be completed within sixth months.

Speaking from the Senedd, Mr Davies said, “The Minister made it quite clear that her officials would be considering the feasibility of dualling the A40 and that their work would be completed in six months. Therefore, it’s only reasonable that the Minister shares the findings of this work with the people of Pembrokeshire, so we can better understand the challenges facing this potential project.”


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