AM urges public to have their say on rural crime

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid & West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is urging his constituents not to miss out on sharing their views on crime in rural areas.

Mr Hamilton, Party Spokesman for Agriculture and Rural Affairs, is calling on people to take part in the 2018 National Rural Crime survey.

The previous report, three years ago, when 13,000 people responded, revealed the huge cost of rural crime at around £800 million a year.

Mr Hamilton said: “This is a staggering...

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.


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...

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...

AM urges budding entrepreneurs to enter a business ‘start-up’ competition

NEIL Hamilton, AM for Mid and West Wales and Leader of UKIP Wales, is urging budding entrepreneurs in Carmarthenshire, to enter a competition to help them develop a business.

He is calling on further and higher education students, who study, live in the county, or aim to set up their business in Carmarthenshire, to enter this year’s Beacon Bursary competition.

The annual competition, delivered through Carmarthenshire County Council in conjunction with Coleg Sir Gâr and University of...

22 may become 10 as Welsh council’s face difficulties

Council's across Wales could be reduced from 22 to ten under new proposals from Welsh Assembly Government Ministers.

Local Government Secretary Alun Davies has called for a 'conversation' about the future of local government.

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) will be one of the many organisations coming to the table if future talks on the proposals take place.

They have already indicated that Welsh council's must work together and that the beginnings must come from...

Rebecca Evans AM supports WWF Cymru’s Earth Hour 2018

REBECCA Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, has pledged her support for WWF's Earth Hour campaign 2018 - the global movement to protect our planet.

Every year, millions of people across the world show their love for our

planet and their commitment to protecting it by taking part in WWF's

Earth Hour by turning their lights off.

Last year in Wales, an estimated 280,000 took part in WWF's Earth Hour,

as did every single local authority in the country. Iconic Welsh landmarks all went...

Plaid pressure leads to landscape protection

MID and West AM Simon Thomas has welcomed the Welsh Government has drawn back from proposals that would have changed the statutory purposes of National Parks and Areas of Outstanding National Beauty.

Last summer, Plaid Cymru won the unanimous agreement of the National Assembly that any change in the legislation governing National Parks should be taken through the National Assembly as primary legislation.

Following pressure from Plaid Cymru, the Minister for Environment made a...

UKIP AM comments on Pembroke Dock road improvements

PEMBROKE Dock road improvements a ‘long and winding road’ for local residents

It has been revealed that road works in Pembroke Dock have been delayed for an enormous seventeen weeks. Councillor Brian Hall of Pembroke Dock Town Council warned that delays were sending local businesses “ballistic” and described the project as suffering from “poor, poor planning”.

UKIP Wales Leader and Assembly Member for Mid & West Wales, Neil Hamilton commented: “The A477 is a crucial...