Gower AM praises work of local foodbanks – but says “we shouldn’t need them”

THE anti-poverty charity, the Trussell Trust, has produced its annual foodbank statistics for Wales.

They show that across Wales, 98,350 three day emergency food supplies were provided by the Trussell Trust Foodbank for people facing crisis, 35,403 of whom were children.

In Gower alone, 7,017 three day emergency food supplies were provided over the last year - 2,515 of which were for children.

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AM Welcomes NHS Bursary to continue in Wales 

THE Welsh Government has confirmed the NHS bursary will be extended in Wales for students starting their studies in September 2019.

Gower Assembly Member Rebecca Evans AM has welcomed the announcement which means the full bursary package will continue to be available for those who commit in advance to work in Wales for up to two years post qualification.

The bursary, for eligible student nurses, midwives and...

Llanerch campaigners optimistic for Village Green status

CAMPAIGNERS fighting to save Llanerch field as a village green say they are optimistic that they have done enough to convince the decision makers that the field should be given village green status rather than be used to house a new school.

Local people attended the inquiry, which took place over four days at the Llanelli Town Hall.

The panel heard how important the field was to people young and old and how much it had been used over the last half century.

Campaigner Sharon Burdess...

Hamilton urges Welsh Goverment to save all-weather lifeboat

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is urging the Welsh Government to step in and fight plans to downgrade the all-weather lifeboat at New Quay.

The RNLI has decided to replace the Mersey class All Weather Lifeboat with a smaller inshore vessel when its service life expires in 2020.

The news has brought a storm of protest from local people and a petition calling on the RNLI to reverse their decision has so far attracted more than 15,000 signatures. The...

First Minister Carwyn Jones AM to stand down

FIRST Minister Carwyn Jones is to stand down in the autumn.

The Labour AM made the announcement at the Labour Party Conference in Llandudno earlier today Saturday (Apr 21).

There has been speculation for some time whether the First Minister would be standing down but it still came as a surprise to a lot of people.

After almost ten years as leader he cited family reasons as contributory factors giving up his role as First Minister.

Speculation about the identity of his successor...

Hamilton AM backs ‘keep active’ campaign

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is backing a UK wide push to encourage patients to get up, dressed and keep moving.

The campaign, to encourage patients to change from their pyjamas and get moving around, is also being supported by the Chief Nursing Officer for Wales, Professor Jean White.

The #EndPJParalysis 70-day challenge aims to achieve one million patient days of relevant patients being dressed in day clothes and moving around, over a 70 day...

Gower AM highlights search for Future Leaders

REBECCA Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, is encouraging young people in her constituency to apply to take part in the British Council’s Future Leaders Connect. 

Future Leaders Connect is the global network for emerging policy leaders between the ages of 18 and 35. It is a long-term programme to build a community of emerging leaders from around the world who have big ideas...

AM pledges support to bowel cancer

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales has pledged to support Bowel Cancer UK’s campaign, to help raise awareness of symptoms during Bowel Cancer Awareness Month this April.

This month 188 people in Wales, will be diagnosed with bowel cancer and 77 people will die of the disease. It is the nation’s second biggest cancer killer. However, it need not be because it is treatable and curable, especially if diagnosed early.

Nearly everyone diagnosed at the...

Gower AM holds Leasehold advice session 

REBECCA Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, is teaming up with LEASE to hold an advice session for Gower constituents.

LEASE receives funding from the Welsh Government to provide expert advice to the public on residential leasehold and park homes.

The event will take the form of a presentation by LEASE advisors, followed by a Q and A session.

The event will take place on Friday 11th May, 10am-12noon, at Canolfan Gorseinon, Millers Drive, SA4 4QN.

Places are strictly limited and will...

New guidelines to help develop tourism in Wales

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is pleased to hear that a new grading scheme is to be introduced to measure visitor’s experiences in Wales.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Culture, was commenting after it was announced that new Quality Assurance measures are being introduced, following a review by national tourism organisations of Wales, England, Scotland & Northern Ireland and the AA.

The revised guidelines will ensure that Quality Assurance...