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ISHERWOOD: WREXHAM FOOTBALL CLUB CONCERNS RAISED WITH CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION OF WALES PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 February 2011 14:06
  A NORTH Wales Assembly Member has contacted the Chief Executive of the Football Association of Wales about concerns regarding Wrexham Football Club and the current status of the Racecourse GroundSince revelations of controversial proposals to transfer the Racecourse to a separate company under the Wrexham Village umbrella, followed by news that the owners of Wrexham FC mortgaged the Racecourse ground to raise cash for the Crusaders, Welsh Conservative AM Mark Isherwood has received a number of emails and letters from concerned constituents.

He shares their worries and has already been in discussions with Wrexham Supporters Trust and the Wrexham County Borough Council Leader about the issue.

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ISHERWOOD: AM ATTENDS RHYL’S HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL DAY PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 February 2011 14:05
 NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, was pleased to attend the Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) event at Rhyl Library on Friday.

Each year on January 27 the world marks Holocaust Memorial Day, which is about remembering the victims of – and those whose lives have been changed beyond recognition by - the Holocaust, Nazi persecution and subsequent genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and the ongoing atrocities today in Darfur.

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ISHERWOOD: CROSS-BORDER EDUCATION ANOMILIES PREVENTING PEOPLE IN WALES FROM DOING THE COURSES THAT BEST SUIT THEM PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 February 2011 14:05
 A LACK of cross-border planning and delivery of education services is preventing people in Wales from embarking on further or higher education courses best suited to their personal needs, according to a North Wales politician.Welsh Conservative AM, Mark Isherwood, has been approached by constituents who are unable to embark on certain courses because of where they live.

He has therefore raised the matter with the Minister for Children, Education and Lifelong Learning, Leighton Andrews, calling for a statement on cross border further education provision for Welsh domiciled students.

 
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ISHERWOOD: “THIRD SECTOR MUST NOT BE FIRST TARGET FOR CUTS” PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 February 2011 14:04
 AN ASSEMBLY Member, who has long championed the role of the third sector, has this week spoken of cuts to voluntary organisations in North Wales and stressed that the third sector must not be the first target for cuts.Welsh Conservative, Mark Isherwood raised the matter with the Minister for Social Justice and Local Government, Carl Sargeant, quoting voluntary organisation in North Wales who have recently had their funding cut.

 He said: “You will be aware that, in a north-east Wales county, sadly, funding for Shelter Cymru’s housing advice service was cut and switched by the council to support its internal officers. Shelter rightly responded that, 'Any immediate savings made by cutting our funding will be far outweighed by the additional demands made on the council and other services’.

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ISHERWOOD: AM QUESTIONS TRANSPORT MINISTER OVER TERMINATION OF WREXHAM TO LONDON DIRECT RAIL LINK PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 10 February 2011 14:02
DISAPPOINTED by the “devastating” news that the direct rail link from Wrexham to London is to be terminated, a North Wales Assembly Member has told the Transport Minister it is worth fighting for and asked whether there is any way he can intervene to safeguard it.

In an emergency question to the Deputy First Minister and Minister for the Economy and Transport, Ieuan Wyn Jones, Welsh Conservative, Mark Isherwood, who travels from the Wrexham station every week, stressed that the service by The Wrexham, Shropshire and Marylebone Railway had a 99 per cent passenger satisfaction rating in an independent survey and that the service from North Wales to Marylebone was restored after a 41-year gap.

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