2016

09 March 2016

Pembrokeshire Politicians Stand Up to Cancer

Paul Davies AM and Angela Burns AM are pictured on the Senedd Steps.Pembrokeshire Assembly Members Paul Davies and Angela Burns are supporting the ‘Wales vs Cancer’ campaign, run by Cancer Research UK, which calls for cancer to be a priority for the next Welsh Assembly. The campaign also calls for improvements to screening tests and for quicker access to these tests for patients.

Paul Davies said, “I’m pleased to support the Wales vs Cancer campaign and support any calls to make cancer a priority for the next Welsh Assembly. The earlier that a diagnosis is made, the better the chance of that patient having successful treatment and that’s why it’s so important that action is taken to diagnose cancers much more quickly. Wales can be a world leader in delivering cancer services and I will continue to support the work of Cancer Research and other groups to see that ambition become a reality.”

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Paul Davies Receives Petition at the Senedd

Paul is pictured with Myles Bamford-Lewis and Simon Thomas AM.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has met with campaigners from across Pembrokeshire to receive a petition calling on the Welsh Government to re-establish full time paediatric services at Withybush hospital. Mr Davies received the petition with Assembly colleagues from Myles Bamford-Lewis, who coordinated the petition, which was signed by more than 20,000 people.

Mr Davies said, “I was delighted to meet with campaigners at the Senedd once again and to receive Myles’ petition. These signatures send a strong statement to the Welsh Government that the people of Pembrokeshire will not tolerate their services being centralised at Glangwili hospital.”

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01 March 2016

Paul Davies and Andrew R.T. Davies Visit H.O.P.E.

[L-R] – Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew R.T. Davies and Local AM Paul Davies are pictured with Ken Brombley Margaret Brace and Alan Hawthorn.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently visited the local charity HOPE in Neyland, with Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew R.T. Davies, 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 motor neurone disease, as well as those recovering from strokes.

Mr Davies said, “It was a pleasure to visit the HOPE Centre once again and show Andrew RT Davies the essential services on offer to local people suffering a range of debilitating diseases. The staff at HOPE do such a wonderful job in supporting local patients, by offering care, support, advice, counselling and information. It’s crucial that we all do that we can to raise awareness of these services and show the important impact that they have on people’s lives. These services are very much a lifeline for local people and more must be done to promote them.”

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Paul Davies and Andrew R.T. Davies Visit Local Business

Local AM Paul Davies and Leader of the Welsh Conservatives Andrew R.T. Davies are pictured with Jane and George Johns.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently visited Audrey Johns Ltd, a local business in Neyland with Leader of the Welsh Conservatives, Andrew R.T. Davies to discuss some of the challenges facing businesses in Pembrokeshire.

Mr Davies said, “It was a pleasure to welcome Andrew to Pembrokeshire and to give him the opportunity to meet with Audrey Johns, which is a significant employer in the local area. Audrey Johns is a great example of a successful local business, which not only contributes to Pembrokeshire’s economy, but is looking at ways to expand its business in the future.”

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26 February 2016

Pembrokeshire Politicians Pledge for an Autism Bill

Paul Davies AM and Angela Burns AM are pictured on a visit to the Pembrokeshire branch of the National Autistic Society.Pembrokeshire Assembly Members Paul Davies and Angela Burns have welcomed plans to bring forward and Autism Bill, which would form part of the legislative programme for a Welsh Conservative Government, following a visit to the local branch of the National Autistic Society. The legislation would ensure people with autism have additional support; and will improve understanding of the condition and prioritise timely diagnosis through statutory means. It should also place an emphasis on post-diagnostic support.

Paul Davies said, “Autism is a particular problem in Pembrokeshire, where the local NAS branch tell us that the wait for diagnosis is growing and could soon be 8-9 years. That’s why I’m proud that a future Welsh Conservative government has pledged to bring forward an Autism Bill for Wales which would see duties placed on public bodies to ensure that they are taking the right steps to give children and adults in Wales the care and support they deserve.

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18 February 2016

Act Now Regarding Hakin Cliff Issue Say Crabb & Davies

Picture showing the cliff collapse and damage to local properties.Local politicians Stephen Crabb MP and Paul Davies AM are calling for action to remedy the long standing problem of a cliff collapse above Hakin Point in Milford Haven. A landslip occurred at the location on 1st July 2012, and two further land slips have occurred since. The cliff has a main sewerage pipe in it, prompting fears that any further landslips could cause damage to the pipe leading to major environmental problems.

A number of people who own properties under the cliff have had their properties severely damaged, and the footpath above the cliff that leads from Hakin Point to Point Fields has been closed as the area is now deemed too dangerous to allow people to use.

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11 February 2016

Pembrokeshire Politicians Attend Rural Oscars

Paul is pictured at the 2015 Countryside Alliance Awards.Pembrokeshire Assembly Members Paul Davies and Angela Burns recently attended the 2015 Countryside Alliance Awards, with businesses from across the country vying for a "Rural Oscar". The event boasts four awards – the Best Shop Category, the Local Food category, the Enterprise category and the Butchery category which were hotly contested by producers across Wales.

Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies said, “I was delighted to attend the Countryside Alliance awards ceremony and support Preseli Pembrokeshire’s nominations - the Really Wild food festival and Celtic Quest Coasteering. These awards are an excellent way to promote the local businessmen and women who are working hard to keep rural Wales ticking and it was excellent to see Pembrokeshire businesses put on the map. We have so much to celebrate locally and following the Really Wild food festival’s win, I look forward to seeing more and more of our local businesses winning ‘Rural Oscars’ in the future.”

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10 February 2016

AM Supports Vital Network to Help Find Missing Children

Paul is pictured with Dr Kay Swinburne MEP.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has signed up to Child Rescue Alert at an event hosted in Wales by Dr Kay Swinburne MEP and the charity Missing People. The Child Rescue Alert is part of the Europe-wide Amber Alert system which exists to spread details of missing children whose lives are thought to be in danger as quickly as possible via phones, apps, social media and business networks, as well as traditional news channels.

One of the first times it was used was in the tragic case of Welsh schoolgirl April Jones. Since then the system has been enhanced and over 315000 members of the public have signed up to receive alerts. On that occasion April could not be saved, but the child alerting systems around the world have been credited with locating children and saving lives on a regular basis. April’s parents, Coral and Paul, are ambassadors for the charity and spoke movingly at the event.

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Pembrokeshire Neglected from Rural Council Funding Uplift

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has criticised the Welsh Government for failing to provide Pembrokeshire with additional funding, after it was announced that Powys, Ceredigion and Monmouthshire will now share an extra £2.5m to help deliver public services.

Mr Davies said, “Whilst it’s good that the Welsh Government has come to its senses and recognised that rural councils should receive additional funding, it’s shameful that Pembrokeshire has once again been neglected. It’s quite clear that Pembrokeshire is not a priority for the Welsh government and this announcement, coupled with severe underfunding has been detrimental to our County”

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02 February 2016

Paul Davies Supports Patient VOICE day

Paul is pictured with Maria Dullaghan and her mother Angela.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has attended a patient-led Patient VOICE event to meet with cancer charity representatives and those affected by cancer to discuss more about their experiences and their views on cancer services in Wales. Mr Davies met with representatives from several cancer charities, and Pembrokeshire’s own Maria Dullaghan, who was diagnosed with cervical cancer, who attended with her mother Angela.

Mr Davies said, “It was a pleasure to attend such a wonderful event, which brought together cancer charities from all over Wales. It was a great opportunity to meet with a number of people affected by cancer to better understand how they want to see cancer services delivered in the future.”

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01 February 2016

Paul Davies Presents Team Pursuit Awards

Paul is pictured with Team Pursuit winners Sarn Helen.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has presented the 2016 Team Pursuit event awards in Crymych. The popular annual event, held at Crymych Leisure Centre, saw 260 entries from teams across Pembrokeshire and further afield compete for the prestigious Team Pursuit award.

Paul Davies said, “I was very privileged to present Sarn Helen with this year’s annual Team Pursuit award. Team Pursuit Sunday attracted a superb number of entries this year and so Sarn Helen certainly faced some steep competition. This event is a fantastic way of highlighting the importance of keeping fit and healthy, whilst having fun and bringing the local community together.”

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28 January 2016

Paul Davies Speaks Up for Rural Communities

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies recently took part in a debate on the Welsh Government’s local government settlement and its effect on the delivery of services in Pembrokeshire. The debate, tabled by the Welsh Conservatives recognised the disproportionate cut to rural local authorities across Wales.

Paul Davies said, “I was pleased to take part in the debate on funding for local authorities and the effect on the delivery of key services in Pembrokeshire. Whilst Pembrokeshire faces a cut of 2.8%; whilst Cardiff, for example faces a cut of just 0.1%. Sadly, this will not come as a surprise to people across the County who have seen this Welsh Government centralise services against their will, a lack of investment in local infrastructure and a lack funding to boost businesses in the area.”

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27 January 2016

Paul Davies Attends Royal British Legion Reception

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies recently attended the Royal British Legion’s manifesto launch at the Senedd in Cardiff. Mr Davies met with armed forces representatives to discuss ways in which Assembly Members can better support Service personnel, veterans and their families across Wales.

Speaking from the Senedd Mr Davies said, “It was an honour to attend the Royal British Legion’s reception and to hear how the armed forces community can be better supported in the future. The Legion has established a set of recommendations for the next Welsh Government to help it address some of the challenges that some Service personnel and veterans face, including housing matters or access to health services.”

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26 January 2016

Paul Davies Helps to Promote Welsh Produce

Paul is pictured at the annual FUW breakfast reception at the National Assembly for Wales.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies recently hosted the annual FUW breakfast reception at the National Assembly for Wales, celebrating Welsh produce. The annual breakfast brought together politicians and representatives of the farming and food industries to not only promote Welsh food and drink but also to discuss challenges facing the sector.

Speaking from the Senedd Mr Davies said, “It was an honour to once again host the annual farmers’ breakfast event to celebrate Welsh produce. I’ve always been extremely proud of the food and drink that Wales produces, but I’m also equally aware that the agricultural industry also faces some serious challenges. I’m delighted that so many industry representatives attended the event, as it was a great chance for Assembly Members to hear first-hand some of the challenges that Welsh farmers are currently facing.

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25 January 2016

AM Attends Art Workshop at Ysgol Bro Dewi

Paul is pictured with local artist Cynth Weyman and competition winner Tabitha Lindsey.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has attended an art workshop run by local artist Cynth Weyman at Ysgo Bro Dewi. Mr Davies attended the workshop, which was run as a result of his Christmas card competition. One of the class’ pupils, Tabitha Lindsey produced the winning Christmas card and won a kindle and an art class for her fellow pupils.

Mr Davies said: “I was delighted to attend the art workshop for Tabitha’s class. It was a very fun morning and Cynth Weyman did a fantastic job of working with the school children. Tabitha and her fellow classmates showed some great creativity and the workshop really showed how important it is for children to explore their artistic side. I sincerely hope that everyone enjoyed the art class and I thank the staff at Ysgol Bro Dewi for allowing us to come to the school and take part in the workshop.”

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