March 2015

27 March 2015

AM Encourages All to Feed Into Education Consultation

Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies is encouraging parents across the County to have their say on the future shape of education services in Pembrokeshire. A consultation has been launched by Pembrokeshire County Council on their proposals for secondary education provision in Mid and North West Pembrokeshire, as well as Welsh-medium provision; and the consultation is due to close on May 5th 2015.

Paul Davies said, “I would like to encourage everyone across Pembrokeshire to contribute to the discussion on the future of our local education provision. Pembrokeshire County Council must find a way to deliver education services locally that also meets the needs of communities right across the County. Families across Pembrokeshire deserve a first class education service that supports children and young people and results in an improvement in standards. I sincerely hope that as many people as possible feed into the consultation and make their views known. For more information, please visit http://www.pembrokeshire.gov.uk/content.asp?nav=101,988&parent_directory_id=646&id=31524&Language=

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26 March 2015

Dairy Review Welcomed By Local AM

An independent review of the dairy sector in Wales has been welcomed by local Assembly Member Paul Davies. The Andy Richardson review, which put forward 26 recommendations, to help make the industry more competitive, sustainable and efficient. The Welsh Government has accepted nineteen recommendations in full, four in principle and three in part.

Mr Davies said “Dairy farmers in Pembrokeshire and further afield have faced significant challenges recently and so this report is very welcome indeed. A close partnership between producers, processors, retailers and the Welsh Government is going to be absolutely essential in securing the future of the Welsh dairy industry.”

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A Little Over Half of Ambulances Meet Emergency Call Target

Just 53.8% of ambulances in Pembrokeshire arrived at the scene of an immediately life-threatening call within the Welsh Government’s target time of eight minutes last month. The Welsh Government has the lowest target for ambulance response times in the UK at 65%, which has only been met once in over two and a half years.

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies said ““I’m disappointed that once again figures have shown that people across Pembrokeshire are waiting too long for an ambulance in a Category A emergency. It’s essential that patients and their families have the confidence that in an emergency, they can receive a very swift response, but as these figures show, sadly this is simply not the case.”

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24 March 2015

Paul Davies Supports Thomas Parry Woodland Project

Local AM Paul Davies is pictured with Cllr Tom Richards, the Chair of Pembrokeshire County Council, Cllr Lyndon Fraying Cllr Sue Perkins, the Cabinet Spokesperson for Safe Guarding and Children’s Services and Chair of Communities First,; and Peter Howe.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has attended the opening of the Thomas Parry Woodland project in Haverfordwest. The project provides improved access to the woodland by the installation of a bridge crossing the stream as well as the creation of a new Haverfordwest Orchard, which will be open to all. 120 fruit and nut trees have been planted in the paddocks with wild flower plugs, to create a visually attractive urban green space for the whole community.

Mr Davies said “I was privileged to be at the opening of this exciting woodland project. Times have changed and there is certainly an increased recognition of the threat from climate change – which means it’s more important than ever that we protect and enhance our woodland areas.

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19 March 2015

Paul Davies Encourages All To Support Earth Hour!

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies is urging people, organisations and business in Pembrokeshire to sign up for this year’s Earth Hour. At 8.30pm on Saturday 28th March, hundreds of millions of people across the globe are expected to turn off their lights for an hour, to show they care about the future of our planet.

Mr Davies said “I urge everyone in Pembrokeshire to sign up to Earth Hour and switch off their lights at 8:30pm on 28th March. This is an easy way of showing you care about the planet. The threats to people and nature are real so I urge everyone to sign up in support of action against climate change. Remember that it’s not about just sitting in the dark for an hour, it’s about having fun and making 28th March a night to remember, so perhaps throw a dinner party with friends or loved ones by candlelight or perhaps even try a spot of stargazing.”

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16 March 2015

Paul Davies Opens Anne Frank Exhibition

Local AM Paul Davies is pictured with Mayor of Haverfordwest Roy Thomas, Doris Goddard of Cleddau Community Arts, Val Ross of the Anne Frank Trust; and students from Pembrokeshire college.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has opened the Anne Frank Historical Photographic Exhibition at Pembrokeshire College in Haverfordwest. The exhibition which offers a unique history of the Holocaust from the perspective of Anne Frank and her family, is open to the public and will be running for one week.

Following the event Mr Davies said, “I was privileged to open such an important exhibition and I hope that as many people as possible from Pembrokeshire will take the opportunity to visit the exhibition this week. These events are so important in not only remembering the past, but using those experiences to encourage people to embrace positive attitudes, personal responsibility and respect for others. The Anne Frank Trust and local community group Cleddau Community Arts have done a wonderful job in bringing this exhibition to fruition and I sincerely hope that local schools will visit and learn about the life of Anne Frank and the importance of tolerance, diversity and respect in our society.”

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11 March 2015

Paul Davies Presses for Patient Voice to be Heard in Neonatal Review

Paul Davies AM outside Withybush HospitalPaul Davies, the Welsh Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire has been lobbying the Minister for Health and Social Services, and Hywel Dda University Health Board to ensure patient experiences play a major part in the independent evaluation of the controversial changes made to maternity and neonatal services at Withybush Hospital.

The evaluation report is expected to be published in September this year, and it is understood the matter will be discussed at the next meeting of the Health Board to be held on 26th March. Details of the evaluation process will also be published on the Hywel Dda University Health Board website.

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04 March 2015

Paul Davies Supports Senedd Protest

Paul addressing the protestors outside the SeneddLocal Assembly Member Paul Davies has yet again joined crowds outside the Senedd to protest against reductions in services at Withybush Hospital. Mr Davies joined hundreds of Pembrokeshire residents who had made the long trip to Cardiff to give a clear message that recent decisions affecting services at Withybush Hospital would not be tolerated.

Mr Davies said “I was very pleased to be able to meet the hundreds of people that travelled to Cardiff today. The protestors gave a very clear message that the recent reductions in services at Withybush Hospital such as closing the Special Care Baby Unit, and downgrading paediatric services are dangerous and is putting people’s lives at risk. A number of constituents have contacted me advising me of their awful experiences by having to travel to access services at Glangwili Hospital in the middle of the night.”

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03 March 2015

Local School Visits National Assembly

Paul Davies AM answering questions from pupils of Cleddau Reach School, LlangwmPupils and staff from Cleddau Reach VC School in Llangwm recently visited the National Assembly for Wales as part of a trip to Cardiff. The pupils were given a tour of the National Assembly for Wales including a talk from National Assembly staff.

The pupils also took the opportunity to meet local Assembly Member, Paul Davies, and ask him questions about his role representing Preseli Pembrokeshire in the National Assembly.

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