August 2016

31 August 2016

Paul Davies Visits VC Gallery

Paul is pictured at the VC Gallery with Barry John MBE.Paul Davies, Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire has recently visited the VC gallery, an art engagement voluntary service based in Haverfordwest. The gallery is run by Barry John MBE who was a serving member of the Royal Welsh Regiment for 24 years and its aim is to bring people from all different parts of the community together through art.

Mr Davies said: “It was an absolute pleasure to visit the VC gallery. VC means ‘Veterans and Community’ and the gallery is a wonderful example of a small independent charity bringing together veterans and the community through art – as well as helping veterans who are struggling to adapt to civilian life. This is the kind of activity that the Welsh Government needs to identify, support and roll out across Wales and I look forward to supporting the gallery in the future.”

Barry John MBE said, “We would like to thank Paul Davies AM and his team for his visit and for the support he has shown and continues to give us”

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24 August 2016

Paul Davies enjoys coastal walk with the RSPB and the Wildlife Trust

Paul is pictured with Arfon Williams, Countryside Manager of the RSPB,  Anna Woodhead, Marine Policy Officer of the RSPB, Scott Fryer, Marine Campaign and Advocacy Officer, Wildlife Trusts Wales.Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire, Paul Davies has accompanied representatives of the RSPB and the Wildlife Trust along the Pembrokeshire coastal path to discuss several issues facing the local environment. The visit gave Mr Davies, who is a Puffin ‘Species Champion’ a chance to better understand local marine issues as well as challenges facing Pembrokeshire’s local wildlife.

Mr Davies said: “I was delighted to meet with representatives from the RSPB and the Wildlife Trust to discuss some of the issues facing the local area. Pembrokeshire is a wonderfully diverse habitat for so many species and so it’s important that politicians are mindful of the impact of any decision-making on the local environment.”

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Local AM becomes a Breast Cancer Ambassador

Paul Davies, Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire has demonstrated his support for women with breast cancer by becoming an ambassador for leading charity Breast Cancer Now. Around 600 women are still dying from breast cancer each year in Wales. Breast Cancer Now will be working closely with Breast Cancer Ambassadors to help them take action to tackle breast cancer in their local areas and in the Welsh Assembly, and to ensure that Wales’ most common cancer remains high on the political agenda.

By bringing together the brightest, boldest and most influential policymakers, scientists, fundraisers and campaigners across the country, Breast Cancer Now believes that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live – but only if we all act now.

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22 August 2016

Welsh Government puts Fishguard footbridge plans back on the shelf

Plans for a pedestrian footbridge in Lower Town, Fishguard appear to have been kicked into the long grass by the new Cabinet Secretary for Economy and Infrastructure, Ken Skates AM. Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has been calling on the Welsh Government to bring forward support for a footbridge in the area for some time and despite positive commitments from previous Ministers, new correspondence from the Welsh Government shows that support for a new footbridge will not be given this year.

Mr Davies said, “I’m extremely disappointed that the new Cabinet Secretary has pushed plans for a footbridge to one side for another year. The previous Minister was positive in her approach to addressing the matter and it appears that local residents are now back to square one. Yet another feasibility study will now take place, despite one being undertaken in 2012/13 and in the meantime, pedestrians will still continue to face dangers on this particular stretch of road. The Welsh Government must reconsider its position on this matter and get on with the job of making the area safer for local people because anything else is unacceptable.”

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10 August 2016

Welsh cattle slaughter rises by 37% - Paul Davies AM comments

Welsh Government data has today revealed that there was a 37% increase in the total number of cattle slaughtered, in the 12 months to the end of May 2016. The full report can be read here: http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/incidence-tuberculosis-cattle-great-britain/?lang=en

Responding to the report, Welsh Conservative Rural Affairs Secretary, Paul Davies AM, said:

“These figures act as a timely reminder as to the levels of cattle being slaughtered, as a consequence of tuberculosis – a disease which continues to plague our agricultural communities.

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P DAVIES: Rabi warnings show Labour's farming approach is 'failing'

Responding to warnings from the Royal Agricultural Benevolent Institution (Rabi), that many farmers in Wales are increasingly struggling financially, Shadow Rural Affairs Secretary Paul Davies AM said:

“For many years, we have seen successive Welsh Governments fail to give farmers, and the agricultural community, the priority or support they need to flourish.

“Through failing to provide sufficient help in less favourable areas, to peddling unnecessary levels of bureaucracy, and demeaning farmers with untrue jibes about business acumen, Labour’s approach is failing.

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