February 2015

23 February 2015

Local AM Visits Historic Llangwm Church

Paul with church officials and parishioners outside St Jerome’s Church, LlangwmLocal Assembly Member Paul Davies recently visited the historic St Jerome’s Church in Llangwm to hear of exciting plans to renovate and conserve the church as well as providing comfortable facilities that could benefit the whole community and visitors alike.

Research carried out strongly suggests that the Church was originally built in around 1100. There is also strong evidence that a church stood on the site before the present one was built. Reminders of the early heritage remain, and these include two stones standing out from the wall above the pulpit that are understood to be all that remains of the medieval staircase that led to a minstrel’s gallery. In addition several other features remain.

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05 February 2015

Paul Davies Supports National Heart Month

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies is supporting the British Heart Foundation by raising awareness of their newest campaign, “Wear it. Beat it.” As February is Heart Month Mr Davies is encouraging the people of Pembrokeshire to show your hearts some love by wearing red on February 6, taking the workplace challenge between 16th-27th of February; and identifying small steps that can help reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes.

Mr Davies said, “I’m delighted to support the BHF’s latest campaign and I’d urge everyone across Pembrokeshire to wear red and make the most of National Heart Month. Sadly, one in four of our loved ones are lost to heart and circulatory disease – and so it’s more important than ever that we all consider small steps that can be taken to reduce the risks of heart attacks and strokes. Whether it’s giving up smoking, or even making small changes to your diet, you can drastically help support your heart. The British Heart Foundation have a wonderful website with some fantastic resources and ideas for getting involved, so please visit www.bhf.org.uk/heartmonth to find out how you can make a difference.”

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04 February 2015

Local AM Questions First Minister over YFC Funding Cut

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has criticised the Welsh Government’s decision to cut funding from the Wales YFC movement. Wales’ YFCs will lose out on £140,000 in the next financial year, with £20,000 coming from Natural Resources Wales and the remainder from the Welsh Government via the National Voluntary Youth Organisations grants programme being refused.

Speaking from the Senedd, Mr Davies said “This is an unfair and inexplicable decision by the Welsh Government and I felt it only appropriate to raise the issue with the First Minister in the Assembly Chamber. The YFC movement does a fantastic job of supporting and providing educational opportunities for children and young people in rural areas.”

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03 February 2015

Paul Davies Supports Men United Campaign

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies is supporting Prostate Cancer UK’s new campaign Men United to help raise awareness of prostate cancer across Britain. Prostate Cancer UK are leading change on developing more accurate tests, focussing current testing on men at higher risk, and lobbying for better treatments and equal access - and through Men United they are aiming to put men’s health back up the agenda.

Supporting their new initiative, Mr Davies said “I’m pleased to support the Men United campaign and I would encourage men across Pembrokeshire to find out more about how they can get involved by visiting http://prostatecanceruk.org/get-involved/men-united. Prostate Cancer UK have done a fantastic job raising awareness by encouraging 200,000 people to take their online awareness test. That’s 200,000 people who now know more about prostate cancer than they did beforehand – and indeed, many went on to do more as part of Men United.”

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Haven waterway extension welcomed

Commenting on an extension of the Haven Waterway enterprise zone to allow more businesses to benefit from rates relief, Welsh Conservative Shadow Minister for Business William Graham AM, said:

“This is extremely welcome news that opens up the potential for more businesses to benefit from rates relief.

“It offers wider opportunities for businesses in this area of Pembrokeshire to consolidate and plan for growth; in addition to increasing the potential for attracting new businesses to this region.

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