AM backs initiative to crack down on rural crime

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales, is backing a new initiative aimed at cracking down on crime in rural areas.

He is supporting a new service, launched by the NFU, for farmers and the public to give information anonymously about rural crime, in partnership with the charity Crime Stoppers

The ‘Rural Crime Reporting Line’ is part of the Union’s ongoing work to tackle the serious issues surrounding criminal behaviour on farms and in the wider...

Neil Hamilton AM praises the Royal British Legion

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales, supports the Legion to say ‘thank you’ to the First World War generation

Mt Hamilton, has today supported the Royal British Legion in marking the final year of the World War One centenary.

At an event in the National Assembly for Wales, he said his own ‘thank you’ and urged the public to take part in the movement which aims to thank the entire First World War generation who served, sacrificed and changed...

Neil Hamilton AM praises council’s investment plan for local businesses

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales, has praised council plans to invest around £4million in local businesses.

Carmarthenshire County Council is launching a variety of new grants aimed at supporting new and existing businesses, and stimulating new economic growth throughout the county.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Rural Affairs, said:

“I am delighted with this news and applaud the council for being forward thinking and showing so much support...

Neil Hamilton AM urges apply for 2018 Lord Mayor’s Show

NEIL Hamilton, , Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales, is urging young Welsh farmers to apply to take part in one of the most popular historic civic pageants in the world.

The 2018 Lord Mayor’s Show, is being held in London, on Saturday November 10 and the National Farmers Union is now looking for people to represent British farming at the event.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, said:

“This is an amazing opportunity for our young...

Neil Hamilton AM welcomes tourist boost in Wales

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales, has welcomed new figures which show that tourism is on the up in Wales.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Culture, said he is delighted to see that the good weather in May and early June had given the industry a boost.

Recently results from a tourism survey, by The Wales Tourism Business Barometer, show after a slow start to 2018, 33% of businesses had more visitors during the May/June half term, compared to last year and nearly half have...

AM urges constituents to join countryside forum

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales, is urging people with an interest in the countryside, to join a local forum.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, is calling on constituents who want to be involved in future decisions on public access, to apply to become members of the Ceredigion Local Access Forum.

The Forum’s function is to advise the County Council, Natural Resources Wales and other bodies, on the improvement of...

AM urges his constituents to share their views on energy services

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales, is calling on his constituents to have their say on energy services.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for the Environment, is urging people to take part in a survey for Wales & West Utilities, who are looking for feedback on the service they provide.

The company, which looks after the pipes bringing gas to homes and businesses in Mid and West Wales, serves communities across Wales and the south west of...

AM highlights potential ‘life saving’ cervical screening

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales is supporting Cervical Screening Awareness Week to highlight the potential life-saving benefits of cervical screening.

Smear tests prevents up to 75% of cervical cancers from developing and saves an estimated 5,000 lives across the UK every year. However one in four women do not attend when invited.

During Cervical Screening Awareness Week, which runs from June 11-17, Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, the UK’s only...

AM backs caring awareness campaign

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales, is backing a campaign to raise awareness of caring in his Region.

This week is Carers Week and he has pledged his support to an initiative to highlight the challenges carers face, and recognise the enormous contribution carers make to families and communities throughout the UK.

There are 6.5 million people in the UK providing unpaid care for an ill, older or disabled family member or friend, which equates to 1 in 8 of...

AM welcomes plans for free drinking water access

NEIL Hamilton, Leader of UKIP Wales and AM for Mid & West Wales has welcomed news that walkers will have access to free drinking water along the Wales Coast path.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for the Environment, was commenting after Environment Minister, Hannah Blythyn, announced that the 870 mile route was the first location for the roll out of a Refill scheme for Wales.

The plans, which form part of the Welsh Government’s ambition to become the...