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ISHERWOOD: AM CONCERNED AT MASSIVE HIKE IN FUEL PRICES PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:07
  

NORTH Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood, who was Chair of the Assembly Cross Party Group on Fuel Poverty in the last Assembly, has expressed his concern at the 19% hike in gas prices and 10% increase in electricity prices proposed by Scottish Power and has vowed that the issue will be high on the agenda when the cross party group is re-established

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ISHERWOOD: AM ATTENDS UPDATE ON HORIZON NUCLEAR POWER’S WYLFA NEW BUILD PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:06
  NORTH Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, this week attended the Wylfa New Build Project Liaison Group meeting at the Wylfa Learning and Development Centre in Cemaes Bay, Anglesey, which provided an update on Horizon Nuclear Power’s activities over recent months.

At the meeting, which was chaired by the group’s new chair Dennis Evans, Mr Isherwood heard they have started a new series of on-shore and off-shore studies to help them understand the geology of the site and surrounding area.

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ISHERWOOD: AM SUPPORTS OXFAM’S BOOKFEST BY DONATING A FAVOURITE BOOK PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:05
The Oxfam shop in the Daniel Owen Centre in Mold had a welcome donation this week when Mark Isherwood AM popped to the shop with a load of books to support Oxfam’s Bookfest in July. Bookfest is Oxfam’s annual two week long celebration for the love of books that we all share. Running from the 2nd-17th July, the shop will be celebrating Bookfest for the third time this year and the shop needs plenty more donations which helps it raise money for Oxfam’s life-changing work across the world. Shop manager Rocsand Bateman said: “We are so grateful that Mark Isherwood AM and the rest of the people of Mold have supported Bookfest by donating to the shop. During last year’s Donation Drive Oxfam saw a 9% increase in book donations nationwide and we definitely saw more books come in to our shop here in Mold. It makes a huge difference to the amount of money we can raise.”

 Mr Isherwood said: “The past informs the future and I particularly enjoy thought provoking books which fuse historical fact with thrilling fiction. The books I’m donating have given me a lot of pleasure and I’m glad that my donation to Oxfam will have a triple win! Somebody can enjoy reading my books, I can clear the books piled in my bedroom and people across the world will benefit from Oxfam’s work through the money raised from selling the books. ”

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ISHERWOOD: AM PRESENTS DENBIGHSHIRE’S YOUNG VOLUNTEERS WITH AWARDS PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:05
 Welsh Conservative AM for North Wales, Mark Isherwood, has presented Denbighshire’s ‘Millennium Volunteers’ Awards at an event in Prestatyn celebrating the achievements of Denbighshire’s young volunteers.Mr Isherwood presented awards to 10 young ‘Millennium Volunteers’ and awards to ‘Young Volunteers in Denbighshire’ and ‘Young Dragons’ were presented by Mayor of Prestatyn, Allan Pennington, and Chair of Denbighshire County Council, Bill Cowie.

Millennium Volunteers in Wales is part of a UK-wide volunteering programme for 16-24 year olds, with counterparts in Northern Ireland, Scotland and the V award in England.

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ISHERWOOD: AM BACKS TODAY'S LAUNCH OF PROGRAMME TO EMPOWER COMMUNITIES PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 June 2011 10:04
 AS Shadow Minister for Communities and Housing, North Wales Assembly Member Mark Isherwood is supporting today’s launch of Community Voice, a £12 million programme aimed at giving Welsh communities their own voice. The Big Lottery Fund programme, which is also being backed by the first winner of reality show Britain’s Got Talent, opera singer Paul Potts, aims to help communities to influence services provided to them so their needs are better met. Mr Isherwood has long been calling for communities to be given their say locally about decisions that affect them.In a speech last month on the ‘Big Society’, he said: “The Big Society encompasses the need for community empowerment, putting neighbourhoods in charge of their own destiny, feeling that clubbing together and getting involved, they can shape the world around them.

“A culture of rules, targets, laws, tick boxes and perverse signals is the consequence of years of Big Government taking away from people more and more things that they should and could be doing for themselves, for their families and their neighbours – leading to a lack of responsibility in society.”

 
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