January 2016

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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Local AM Supports Holocaust Memorial Day

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies attended a Holocaust Memorial Service in Haverfordwest, to remember the Holocaust and subsequent genocides across the world and the impact that they have had on the international community over the years.

Mr Davies said: “I was honoured to once again attend the Holocaust Memorial Service at Haverfordwest. It’s crucial that everyone fully recognises the impact that the Holocaust and other genocides have had on the international community. It’s so important that we continue to remember and mark these events. “Don’t stand by” is the theme for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016, and I’d encourage everyone to support this movement by visiting the Holocaust Memorial Trust website at http://hmd.org.uk/ to find out how you can get involved.”

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Paul Davies Supports #SmearForSmear campaign

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies is supporting the Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust #SmearForSmear campaign, which marks the beginning of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of cervical cancer and the importance of prevention with a focus on cervical screening (smear test).

Mr Davies said: “I’m proud to be supporting the #SmearForSmear campaign, to raise awareness of cervical cancer and spread the message that it can be prevented. Sadly, more than one in five women do not attend a cervical screening each year in the UK, and so more needs to be done to encourage women about the importance of cervical screenings. Eight women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every day and three women a day die from the disease – that’s why we must continue to encourage women to have a cervical screening and reduce their risk of cervical cancer. For more information about the campaign, please visit http://www.jostrust.org.uk/smearforsmear/

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08 January 2016

Services to be re-established with a Welsh Conservative Government

Paul is pictured outside Withybush Hospital.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has reiterated that a Conservative Welsh Government would re-establish full time paediatric services and special care baby services at Withybush hospital. Four months from a Welsh general election, Mr Davies made it clear that should a Welsh Conservative government be formed in May, the drive to centralise services from Withybush hospital would not only be stopped, but key health services would also be returned to the site.

Mr Davies said: “Wales has seen the largest reductions in health spending of any of the UK nations after the Welsh government failed to protect NHS spending and that’s been felt right across the country. Here in Pembrokeshire, communities across the county have been fighting to retain services at Withybush hospital and they deserve a Welsh government that listens to them and delivers that.”

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07 January 2016

Paul Davies Presents Cheque to Wolfscastle Over 60s

L-R: Paul Davies AM with Members of the Wolfscastle over 60s club.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has presented a cheque for almost £5,000 to Wolfscastle over 60s on behalf of the Awards for All Scheme, under the Big Lottery Fund. The scheme aims to support community activity by extending access and participation, increasing skills and creativity and generally improving the quality of life of people in their local communities.

Mr Davies said: “I was delighted to present the Wolfscastle over 60s club with a cheque for almost £5,000, which I understand, will be used to organise a series of educational visits to local and national places of interest during the coming year. The Wolfscastle over 60s club now has more than 30 members and with this funding, it can continue to go from strength to strength. I’ve been fortunate to have visited the club on numerous occasions and I’d therefore urge any older people living in Wolfscastle to join the group as it’s a fantastic way to socialise and meet new people.”

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