Welcome to my Newsletter.
Summer has been and gone and I’ve been thankful that I’ve had the opportunity over the summer recess to catch up with so many people across Pembrokeshire through my doorstep surgeries and advice surgeries. These sessions are absolutely vital for me to better understand the issues that matter the most to you – and it’s those issues that I take back to the Assembly with me to hold the Welsh Government to account.
I’ve also had the pleasure of attending some very interesting and important constituency engagements. Last week for example, I attended Hampton Court Holiday Park run by Peter Russ and his wife Sharon, alongside my colleague Angela Burns and the Welsh Government’s Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Dafydd Ellis-Thomas. Pembrokeshire has a rich and vibrant tourist industry and so it was great to hear about ways in which Governments can better support the sector. Hampton Court is currently in the process of making their facilities as disability friendly as possible and they were keen to highlight the importance of creating a tourism strategy for Wales which fully took into account the needs of visitors with a range of disabilities.
I was also pleased to attend a special award ceremony to praise local specialist search dog Scamp. Scamp is an eight year old Springer Spaniel and has successfully helped Customs to recover over £8 million pounds-worth of illegal tobacco and over £4 million in cash, connected to serious and organised crime. Well done Scamp and thank you for your hard work!
I was once again delighted to attend the H.O.P.E. MS Therapy Centre’s annual ‘Open Day’ at Honeyborough, Neyland to see the magnificent services and support that their staff offer patients. H.O.P.E provides relief to those with Multiple Sclerosis and other related conditions through Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Physical Therapy and a range of other Therapies as necessary and this Unit is of enormous significance and value to the community. I am proud to have had a close relationship with this Charity for many years and to give them my full support. I would like to thank everyone at the Centre who do so much to help local patients live with serious and difficult conditions and provide a great source of comfort to patients, patients’ families and carers.
And last but by no means least, I was delighted to take part in the annual ‘Wear it Pink’ photo call for Breast Cancer at the Senedd earlier this month. ‘Wear it Pink’ day is on October 18th and I would highly encourage everyone to get involved and help raise awareness for this fantastic cause. You can find out more about events that are taking place locally at https://www.wearitpink.org/
I take every opportunity to raise local issues with Ministers, both in the Assembly Chamber and via written questions. You can watch all proceedings from the Assembly, at your convenience, from the designated Senedd TV Channel which can be accessed here - http://www.senedd.tv/.
As ever, I am always keen to know about local charity events which are being held in the constituency. I will always endeavour to attend, and will promote them on my social media feeds. My team and I remain committed to offer you the very best possible representation on the issues which affect you and your families.
For the latest information, please do visit my website https://www.paul-davies.org.uk/ which is updated on a regular basis with events, press releases and all my local surgeries which are held across Preseli Pembrokeshire.
You can also follow me on social media, Twitter @PaulDaviesPembs, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/paul.davies.98478672 and Instagram Paul_DaviesAM.