February 2017

24 February 2017

Local AM Learns About Pet Technology

Paul is pictured with Monima O’Connor.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently visited the home of Monima O’Connor in Llangoedmor to learn more about a specific type of electronic collar for domestic pets. Mrs O’Connor’s collars work by sending a signal from a buried wire around a property to a pet collar. As the pet gets closer to the boundary, it hears a beep to alert it of the dangers of the boundary ahead.

Mr Davies said, “It was very useful to visit Mrs O’Connor and learn more about this type of technology. It’s clear Mrs O’Connor is a strong advocate for the better protection of animals and has worked hard to advocate technology that further protects pets from endangering themselves and straying onto a nearby road. I was very interested in the technology and I will be feeding my experience back to my Assembly colleagues for further consideration.”

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23 February 2017

Paul Davies Visits St David’s Assemblies

Paul is pictured with Glen Wells and Dave Jones of St David’s Assemblies.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently visited St David’s Assemblies, an engineering firm that manufactures high volumes of precision components. The company have been based in St David’s for more than fifty years, employing fifty five people and uses the very latest in technology to produce precision components.

Mr Davies said, “I was delighted to visit St David’s Assemblies and learn more about what they do. St David’s Assemblies is a significant local employer to the area and so it was particularly useful to meet with the General Manager Glen Wells, to discuss skills provision and broadband in the local area.”

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17 February 2017

Questions Remain over Business Rates Package

Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has responded to the Welsh Government's announcement of a targeted high street rates relief scheme by saying that there are still many questions over the scheme's eligibility criteria. The Welsh Government has announced a support package for high street businesses whose rates are rising due to a revaluation of their premises.

Mr Davies said, "Whilst I welcome any targeted intervention to support businesses that will see a rise in their business rates, the Welsh Government's package of support doesn't clearly define who is eligible for this support. There are businesses across Pembrokeshire affected by an increase in their business rates that aren't necessarily in the middle of a high street and it's not clear whether they will be supported or not."

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14 February 2017

Paul Davies Visits Local Delivery Office

Paul is pictured with Nicola Smith, manager of Haverfordwest Delivery Office.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies has recently visited Royal Mail's delivery office in Haverfordwest to learn more about its operations. Mr Davies met with manager Nicola Smith to discuss new technologies employed by Royal Mail and how the office processes and delivers mail.

Mr Davies said, "I was delighted to visit the local delivery office and see first-hand how the office operates. It's amazing to think that 35,000-40,000 items of mail are processed through this office every day. The staff work very hard to ensure that people living across Pembrokeshire have access to their mail as soon as practically possible and I commend them for their hard work."

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06 February 2017

Paul Davies AM: Wales’ rural economy needs a plan

The rural economy needs a dedicated plan from Welsh ministers at this "critical time", Labour AM Baroness Eluned Morgan has said.

Welsh Conservatives’ Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire has responded saying that when it comes to Wales’ rural economy, the Welsh Labour Government has a “long legacy” of “ignorance and neglect”.

Paul Davies AM, Welsh Conservative Shadow Secretary for Rural Affairs, calls on the Welsh Government to develop an economic strategy that addresses current challenges and meets future opportunities.

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03 February 2017

Pembrokeshire Politicians Attend Rural Oscars

Paul is pictured at the 2017 Countryside Alliance Rural Oscars for Wales.Pembrokeshire politicians Paul Davies AM and Angela Burns AM joined around 100 people last Wednesday evening at the Countryside Alliance Rural Oscars for Wales.

The awards which cover five categories and had over 7000 nominees celebrate the best of Wales’ rural economy and aim to highlight the excellent range of small businesses that are so vital to the Welsh economy.

Three Pembrokeshire based businesses were recognised in winning awards at the event. Sian and Geraint Bowen who run Bethesda Farm Shop near Narberth were highly commended in the Butcher category and Megan Davies, owner of Rhwbeth Melys cake company in Maenclochog, was highly commended in the Local Food category. Pembrokeshire Falconry won first place in the Tourism category and go forward to the UK awards which are hosted in Westminster later on this year.

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