August 2018

30 August 2018

Wickedly Welsh Welcomes Local AM

Paul is pictured with Mark Owen, owner of Wickedly Welsh Chocolate Company.Preseli Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Paul Davies recently visited the Wickedly Welsh Chocolate Company in Haverfordwest, to discuss the food and tourism industries and to learn more about the challenges facing local businesses in Pembrokeshire. Mr Davies was accompanied by ITV Wales, who were filming him in his capacity as the Assembly Member for Preseli Pembrokeshire and as a candidate in the upcoming contest for Leader of the Welsh Conservative Assembly group.

He said, “Pembrokeshire is blessed to be at the very forefront of Wales’ food and drink industry and its tourism industry and I was delighted to visit the Wickedly Welsh Chocolate Company, which is a fantastic example of one of Pembrokeshire’s innovative food tourism businesses. Wickedly Welsh not only make first-class chocolates, which are supplied to companies like Fortnum and Mason but it also offers chocolate events and experiences and there’s even the opportunity of attempting chocolate-making yourself. Therefore, it’s great to be showcasing businesses like Wickedly Welsh and my thanks go to Karen and Mark Owen for taking the time to talk to me and show me around their premises. I sincerely hope that the Wickedly Welsh Chocolate Company continues to flourish for the future.”

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AM Visits Community Pharmacy in Newport

Local AM Paul Davies and local community pharmacist Richard Evans.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies recently visited Newport Pharmacy in North Pembrokeshire, to discuss the Pharmacists’ Defence Association’s Safer Pharmacies Charter, which looks to improve safety and care for patients, through better working conditions in UK pharmacy practices. Mr Davies discussed the campaign with local community pharmacist Richard Evans, as well as hearing first-hand about the new Common Ailments Service, which is a free NHS service that patients can access for advice and treatment of 26 conditions including acne, chicken pox and tonsillitis.

He said, “Local pharmacies are constantly striving to offer more to local patients in the community and so I was pleased to visit the local pharmacy in Newport to hear more about some of the facilities and services that they provide. I’m also more than happy to help raise awareness of the Safer Pharmacies Charter and I hope to see the commitments in the Charter being adopted in all pharmacies in Wales. Pharmacies must be safe places for both patients and practitioners and I’ll be doing all I can to advocate this Charter and help raise awareness of this campaign when the Assembly reconvenes.”

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23 August 2018

Nature Friendly Farming Network Discussed with Local AM

L-R: Rhys Evans (Land-Use Policy Officer), Arfon Williams (Countryside Manager), local AM Paul Davies and local farmer Roger Mathias.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies was recently invited to a farm in Camrose by the RSPB to discuss their Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) as well as a range of other issues facing farmers locally. The Nature Friendly Farming Network (NFFN) is a farming movement that promotes sustainable nature friendly farming and is open to farmers and the public alike.

He said, “The Nature Friendly Farming Network is an interesting farming movement and I was pleased to meet with a local farmer to discuss his views on how Governments at all levels can support the agricultural industry post-Brexit. Farmers have always been important custodians of our local environment and local wildlife and it’s absolutely crucial that their views are considered when shaping future policies. I’d like to thank Mr and Mrs Mathias for their time and their hospitality and I look forward to feeding back their views to my Assembly colleagues in the autumn.”

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22 August 2018

AM Judges Great Council Bake Off

Paul is pictured alongside fellow judge Stephen Crabb MP and this year’s winners.Local Assembly Member Paul Davies recently attended a ‘bake off’ style event hosted by Milford Haven Youth Council. Seven teams from across the county came together to compete for this year’s title, but it was a superb exploding M&M cake which won first prize.

He said, “It was a real pleasure to once again judge the annual bake off competition and I applaud all of the bakers who took part. It wasn’t easy to choose a winner, but the exploding M&M cake was a real showstopper – and so congratulations to this year’s winners. The bake off is fast becoming one of the highlights of the summer, giving politicians like myself a great opportunity to engage with the Youth Council and discuss some of the local issues that they’re affected by. Therefore, I’d like to congratulate Milford Haven Youth Council and Pembrokeshire Children and Young People's Rights Office (CYPRO) for organising another fantastic event and I look forward to supporting next year’s event!”

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15 August 2018

Calls for Action on Fishguard Traffic Issues

Renewed attempts to call on the Welsh Government and the South Wales Trunk Road Agency to tackle traffic issues in Lower Town, Fishguard have once again been supported by local Assembly Member Paul Davies. Mr Davies has been calling on the Welsh Government and relevant stakeholders to deliver a footbridge to better support pedestrians on the A487 as heavy traffic continues to have an impact on the narrow pavements. To date, no progress has been made in tackling the traffic problems in Lower Town meaning that it would be almost impossible for emergency vehicles to pass through the village.

Mr Davies added “The campaign to see vital improvements to this stretch of road is an important one and one in which myself and others continue to support. Despite positive commitments from the Welsh Government in the past, the truth of the matter is that no progress has been made and the residents of Lower Town continue to suffer. I know only too well from my own experience of the dangers of the road and I’m bitterly disappointed that the Welsh Government and the South Wales Trunk Road Agency continue to drag their heels in delivering a solution. It’s high time that the Welsh Government reconsiders its position and gets on with the job of relieving the traffic in Lower Town and making the area safer for local people.”

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