- Paul Davies AM: Wales’ rural economy needs a plan
- Pembrokeshire Politicians Attend Rural Oscars
- Local AM Raises Concern over Latest Bank Closure
- Local AM Calls for More Action on Mobile Phone Connectivity in Pembrokeshire
- Paul Davies Signs Holocaust Book of Commitment
- Paul Davies Welcomes Pembrokeshire Disabled Bowlers Club to the Senedd
- Paul Davies Hosts Annual Farmhouse Breakfast
- Community Cash Up For Grabs!
- Paul Davies Takes Part in Business Rates Panel
- Local AM Meets with the Country Land & Business Association
28 July 2016
- Published on Thursday, 28 July 2016 11:12
British beef and lamb are set to return to US menus by January after a draft agreement was reached between the UK and US Governments.
The decision is set to be the UK's first major foreign trade deal reached since the vote to leave the EU, and will boost the economy by £35 million a year according to estimates by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs – Paul Davies – said:
“This is hugely positive news for the Welsh lamb and beef industries, and the importance of the red meat industry to the Welsh economy cannot be underestimated.
27 July 2016
- Published on Wednesday, 27 July 2016 14:00
Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies has recently attended a Scams Awareness event at Fishguard library with representatives from Citizens Advice and Pembrokeshire County Council. As Scams Awareness Month draws to a close, the drop-in event was a great opportunity to raise awareness of scams and the devastating effect that they have on families.
Mr Davies said, “I was delighted to drop into Fishguard library and help raise awareness of scams in Pembrokeshire. Scams come in all shapes and sizes, from door-door sales to emails to even text messages. However, one thing remains the same – these scams are a blight on our communities, robbing people of their hard-earned money and causing stress and emotional trauma.”
20 July 2016
- Published on Wednesday, 20 July 2016 09:12
Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies is encouraging groups across Pembrokeshire to take advantage of funding under the Coastal Communities Fund, which encourages the economic development of coastal communities by giving funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs.
Mr Davies said, “This funding could make a real difference to communities in Pembrokeshire and therefore, I’d encourage as many groups as possible to apply. This pot of funding is specifically aimed at supporting our coastal areas and so Pembrokeshire is in a prime position to access this funding.”
19 July 2016
- Published on Tuesday, 19 July 2016 12:05
Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has showed his support for the Welsh agricultural community by pledging to support NFU Cymru’s ‘It’s Time to Back Welsh Farming’ campaign at the Royal Welsh Show. Mr Davies met with NFU Cymru officeholders at the Royal Welsh to discuss how he could best show his support for Welsh farmers and champion their produce. The ‘It’s Time to Back Welsh Farming’ campaign encourages consumers to show their support for farmers in Wales by pledging to buy Welsh produce.
Mr Davies said, “I’m delighted to support NFU Cymru’s ‘It’s Time to Back Welsh Farming’ campaign and I encourage people in Pembrokeshire and throughout the rest of the country to join me in backing this important campaign. It’s absolutely crucial that everyone supports their local farmers by thinking and buying Welsh when they head to the shops. In Pembrokeshire, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to local produce and so I’m encouraging my constituents to take advantage of what’s offer and buy local.”
15 July 2016
- Published on Friday, 15 July 2016 12:33
Preseli Pembrokeshire Paul Davies has once again raised the issue of Withybush hospital services with the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport. Mr Davies called into question the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health review and called for the Welsh Government to undertake more research into the matter.
Mr Davies said, “The Cabinet Secretary is convinced that his centralisation agenda is resulting in safer services based on the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health review. However, I feel that it would be impossible to obtain any meaningful data on perinatal mortality for some time. Quite simply, given its low occurrence, the data would have to be collected over a far greater period of time.”
- Published on Friday, 15 July 2016 12:31
Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies recently met with members of the National Autistic Society’s Pembrokeshire branch, as part of their visit to the National Assembly for Wales. Mr Davies discussed a range of issues facing people living with autism and he continues to support calls for an Autism Act in Wales.
Mr Davies said, “It’s always a pleasure to welcome people from Pembrokeshire to the Senedd, but it was particularly good to meet up with local branch members of the National Autistic Society. We had a very constructive conversation about ways in which people living with autism can be better supported and I will certainly be raising these matters with Welsh Government Ministers in the Chamber.”
- Published on Friday, 15 July 2016 10:32
Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies has attended an important site meeting to discuss the Hook and Johnston Waste Water network with Welsh Water. Mr Davies attended the meeting with Marilyn James, the Chair of Hook Community Council to hear more about Welsh Water’s investment and their plans for the local area.
Mr Davies said, “It was very useful to meet with Welsh Water to hear more about their plans to decommission the treatment works at Johnston and replace it with a new pumping station and underground pipeline to Hook. I understand that Welsh Water will be investing £8.5 million on this project and I welcome that investment. However, it’s important that the local community is aware of this work and that there’s an opportunity for local people to raise any issues that they might have regarding the new works with Welsh Water. Therefore, I hope that moving forward Welsh Water will work with the local Community Council and the community to deliver an appropriate waste water network that benefits everyone.”
13 July 2016
- Published on Wednesday, 13 July 2016 09:43
Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies recently made another visit to Dragon LNG in Waterston, Milford Haven. The visit was an opportunity for Mr Davies to receive a plant update from senior managers and learn about the new reliquefaction project, which will increase the efficiency of the terminal.
Mr Davies said, “I was delighted to visit Dragon LNG and experience a tour of the site. The visit was very useful in better understanding the work that takes place at the terminal and I’m very grateful to the staff at Dragon LNG for their time.”
He added, “Dragon LNG is an important employer in Pembrokeshire which not only contributes significantly to the local economy, but also supports local communities and educational partners. It’s great to see this community engagement taking place and I’m sure it will continue for many years.”
12 July 2016
- Published on Tuesday, 12 July 2016 15:41
Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies is once again supporting Scams Awareness Month this July. Scams Awareness Month is organised through a partnership between Citizens Advice, trading standards and many more public and private sector partners. Throughout the month they will be focusing on phone scams, online scams, mail scams, and doorstep scams. You can find out more on our website at www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scams-awareness-month
Mr Davies said, “I’m pleased to support Citizens Advice Pembrokeshire and other organisations who are working hard to raise awareness of scams right across Wales. It’s important that everyone gets involved in this campaign and helps spread the message that scams can be tackled if we work together to spot the signs and share what we learn with others.”
11 July 2016
- Published on Monday, 11 July 2016 16:07
Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies has visited Ysgol Bro Gwaun to meet with pupils of the school council and discuss local and national issues. The students raised a number of issues including school reorganisation in North Pembrokeshire, the loss of services at Withybush Hospital, support for Syrian refugees and lowering the voting age to 16.
Mr Davies said, “I was delighted to meet with pupils from Ysgol Bro Gwaun and answer some of their questions. It’s great to see the pupils taking an interest in politics – I suspect there may well be a future AM or MP amongst the pupils!”
Fly-grazing law must not prove a ‘missed opportunity’ as Welsh Conservatives unveil worrying new figures
- Published on Monday, 11 July 2016 15:52
Local Authorities enforcing legislation aimed at tackling fly-grazing and equine abandonment need more support, to ensure the law doesn’t become “toothless” and a “missed opportunity”.
That’s according to the Welsh Conservatives – who have uncovered new figures which show declining, and sporadic, use of the Control of Horses (Wales) Act 2014.
268 equines were seized under the legislation in 2015, a decline of 40 percent on the previous calendar year. This is despite Assembly Members still being inundated with concerns about local fly-grazing hot spots.
08 July 2016
- Published on Friday, 08 July 2016 08:22
Preseli Pembrokeshire AM Paul Davies has taken part in a round-table discussion alongside other Assembly colleagues with the National Autistic Society. The discussions focused on some of the concerns the local NAS branch members have with the current support available in the area.
Mr Davies said, “It was very useful to meet with NAS branch representatives at the start of the Fifth Assembly not only to discuss wider autism matters, but to better understand some of the more local problems faced by people in Pembrokeshire. We discussed matters such as school exclusions and waiting times for diagnosis and I certainly left the discussion with far more of an idea of some of the challenges that families living with autism are facing.”