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ISHERWOOD: AM CALLS FOR MORE ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE MEETINGS TO BE HELD IN NORTH WALES PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 July 2011 10:20
  ASSEMBLY Member Mark Isherwood has urged the Assembly to consider holding more committee meetings in North Wales, where he said there “is a hunger to engage”.

The North Wales AM  told the Assembly Commission,  the corporate body for the National Assembly for Wales, that meetings that have been held in the region were well attended and asked whether the Commission would promote more meetings outside of Cardiff in the future.

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ISHERWOOD: AM SPONSORS LAUNCH OF NEW ACTION PLAN FOR TACKLING FUEL POVERTY PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 July 2011 10:19
 NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, has sponsored this week’s launch of a new six-point action plan for tackling fuel poverty in Wales.Mr Isherwood was also the first speaker at Fuel Poverty Coalition Cymru’s ‘Hit Fuel Poverty for 6’ launch, held in the Assembly, which calls on the Welsh Government to:

·         Develop a roadmap with clear milestones that highlights how the 2010 target to eradicate fuel poverty among vulnerable households will be achieved and by when.

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ISHERWOOD - CALL TO “UNLEASH POTENTIAL” OF BIG WELSH SOCIETY PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 14 July 2011 09:20
   NORTH Wales Assembly member, Mark Isherwood, has called for the Welsh Government to ‘unleash the potential of the Big Welsh Society’. Leading the Welsh Conservative Opposition Assembly Debate this week, Mr Isherwood, who is Shadow Minister for Communities and Housing, said successful Big Society projects can encourage further local enterprise and promote community spirit. 

“After all, despite Billions spent on closing the wealth gap Wales is the poorest part of the UK and the gap was widening long before recession.”

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ISHERWOOD: WELCOME PLANS TO OPEN FREE LEGAL AND DEBT ASSISTANCE CENTRE IN FLINT PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 July 2011 11:38
 QUESTIONING the First Minister about what action the Welsh Government is taking to alleviate the reduction in the Legal Aid budget, Shadow Communities and Housing Minister, Mark Isherwood, highlighted plans to open a free-to-use legal and debt assistance centre in Flint. 

Mr Isherwood also noted that the scrapping of the Green Form Scheme by the Blair Government, which provided legal aid for council house tenants in unfit properties, had left them with nowhere to turn.

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ISHERWOOD: COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP AND EMPOWERMENT CRUCIAL TO FUTURE SUCCESS OF COMMUNITIES FIRST PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 07 July 2011 11:37
THE Shadow Minister for Communities has stated that if the Welsh Government’s anti-poverty scheme Communities First is to succeed in the future, communities must be given control .

Responding to this week’s statement on ‘Future Support in the Most Deprived Areas of Wales by the Minister for Local Government and Communities, Carl Sargeant, Mr Isherwood, said: “This is a Big State solution to a Big Society problem, full of rhetoric about what the Welsh Government will do 'top down', with 'community representation', but failing to respond to calls from the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action (WCVA) and others for real community ownership.

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