June 2014

26 June 2014

Local AM Raises Postal Scams in Assembly Chamber

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has raised the issue of postal scams, in a Welsh Conservative debate in the Senedd. According to the Office of Fair Trading, postal scams are estimated to cost their victims up to £3.5bn a year. Mr Davies highlighted how older people have been most vulnerable to scams and that more needs to be done to target these criminals and prevent postal scams from taking place.

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Paul Davies Raises Fishguard Trains in Chamber

The future of rail services between Fishguard and Carmarthen has been raised in the Assembly Chamber, thanks to local Assembly Member Paul Davies. Mr Davies questioned the Minister for Economy, Science and Transport on when a firm decision over the future of these services would be forthcoming.

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Ambulance Response Times Prompt Calls To Stop Service Changes

Outside Withybush -----Figures released this week show that ambulance response times in Pembrokeshire have deteriorated significantly in May 2014.

The figures show that 50.8% of ambulances in Pembrokeshire arrived at the scene of an immediate life-threatening Category A call within 8 minutes. The target is 65%. Neighbouring counties of Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire achieved better figures of 53.3% and 51.9% respectively, and the average for the whole of Wales was 54.1%.

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23 June 2014

Paul Davies AM Visits Local Allotments

Jury Lane Allotments Roger Thomas  Len Thomas 2Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently met up volunteers at a community allotment in Haverfordwest. Mr Davies discussed the benefits of allotments to individuals and the local community, whilst studying some of the produce being grown.

Mr Davies said: "I was delighted to visit the allotments in Haverfordwest, to see some of the good work being done by local volunteers. These allotments bind the local community together and are a great way to learn more about the benefits of working with nature, healthy eating and the local wildlife.

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18 June 2014

Local AM Supports Senedd Protest

Paul is pictured with protestors outside the Senedd.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has joined crowds outside the Senedd to voice concerns over threats to services at Withybush hospital. Mr Davies joined hundreds of people from across Pembrokeshire who arrived at the Assembly to send a clear message to the Welsh Government that they will not tolerate the downgrading of services at Withybush Hospital.

Mr Davies said, "Once again, the people of Pembrokeshire have come to the Assembly to send their message loud and clear. We in Pembrokeshire already have to travel further afield for specialist treatment; forcing us to travel further afield for lifesaving care and emergency services, will put lives at risk. I'm appalled that the Welsh Government and the local health board have decided to proceed with these catastrophic plans."

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17 June 2014

“Valued Train Services Should be Rolled Out Permanently” Says Local AM

With train 1Local Assembly Member Paul Davies is calling for the permanent roll out of the enhanced train services that has been running to and from Fishguard Harbour and Goodwick. Launched in 2011, the additional services may cease in September due to doubts over Welsh Government funding.

Mr Davies said, "The additional rail services between Fishguard and Carmarthen have been a vital lifeline for people in Pembrokeshire. Doubt over the future of rail services between the towns will cause uncertainty for rail passengers, and I hope that the Minister makes a decision on the future of these services as soon as possible."

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13 June 2014

Local AM Takes Part in Queen’s Speech Debate in Senedd

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has urged Assembly Members to commit to the UK Government's long-term economic plan in a Senedd debate on the Queen's speech. The UK Government is bringing forward 11 Bills in this parliamentary session and is continuing to pay down the record budget deficit left by the previous Labour Government. Mr Davies decided to focus his remarks on the commitment to small businesses in the programme.

Mr Davies said, "I was delighted to take part in the Queen's speech debate and to use the opportunity to highlight how the UK Government is supporting small businesses. SMEs are the backbone of the Pembrokeshire economy and I'm pleased that for example, the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, will support Pembrokeshire's businesses by reducing the burden of regulation, helping them get paid faster and streamlining the procurement process."

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09 June 2014

Assembly Member chips away at Wales’ stray dog problem

Pictured are Paul Davies AM, with Rusty the dog, and Nadia Jovanovic from the Dogs Trust.Dogs Trust, the UK's largest dog welfare charity was delighted to be able to welcome Paul Davies AM to a microchipping event in his local area on Thursday 5th June.

The event, held at Oriel –y– Parc, St David's, Pembrokeshire was a great success, with local residents encouraged to bring their four legged friends along to take advantage of the free microchipping service on offer. A number of local dogs were chipped on the day while Dogs Trust representatives were also on hand to offer advice and answer any general queries about responsible dog ownership, reminding dog owners of the importance of keeping their microchip database details up to date.

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06 June 2014

Paul Davies joins brain tumour patients to welcome new service in Wales

Local AM Paul Davies is pictured with Chief Executive Sarah Lindsell and Deputy Presiding Officer David Melding AM.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies was among those marking the launch of new support services for brain tumour patients and their families in Wales. Mr Davies joined more than 100 others at The Brain Tumour Charity's Senedd reception on Wednesday evening (June 4th), hosted by AM and Finance Minister Jane Hutt.

Every year around 600 people in Wales are newly diagnosed with a brain tumour – one of the highest rates per head of population of any European country. Across the UK, brain tumours kill more children and adults under 40 than any other single type of cancer.

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