February 2016

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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