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ISHERWOOD: PRAISE FOR FLINTSHIRE TOWN CENTRE MANAGERS PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 November 2011 12:41

 

 

NORTH Wales AM, Mark Isherwood, spoke in the Assembly this week of the pivotal role played by town centre managers in Flintshire

Questioning the Business Minister this week over her engagement with town centre managers, Mr Isherwood said: “Hollywell and Mold have town centre managers, as do Buckley, Connah’s Quay and Broughton shopping park on the other side of Flintshire. As I am sure you are very aware, these town centre managers play a pivotal role in running the centres and on the town centre partnerships, supporting existing business and attracting new business.”

 

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ISHERWOOD: WELSH GOVERNMENT MISLEADS OVER AIRBUS NORTH FACTORY OPENING PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 03 November 2011 12:41

 

THE Welsh Government has been asked to remove an article from its website which wrongly states that the First Minister opened the north factory at Broughton Airbus last week.

North Wales Assembly Member, Mark Isherwood, who attended last week’s official opening, which was carried out by Prime Minister, David Cameron, was shocked to read an article on the Welsh Government’s website claiming First Minister, Carwyn Jones, performed the task.

Mr Isherwood raised the matter with the Business Minister, Edwina Hart, in the Assembly Chamber this week and asked for the article to be removed.  

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24.10.11 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 October 2011 09:00

Questioning the First Minister, I noted that child poverty rates in Wales began to increase again in 2004, are the highest  in the UK  and are likely to rise again, adding that Save the Children has told me that these figures must act as 'a wake-up call’ for the Welsh Government.

I asked the Environment Minister for a response to the Fuel Poverty Coalition call for clear milestones to achieve the missed 2010 target to eradicate fuel poverty in vulnerable households.

 

Speaking on the debate on ‘Lawful Chastisement’, I stated “we must recognise the clear difference between smacking and child abuse, which the vast majority of parents are well able to recognise.” For Minor assaults committed upon a Child by an Adult that result in injuries such as grazes, scratches, abrasions, minor bruising, swelling, superficial cuts or a black eye, the appropriate charge will normally be Actual Bodily Harm for which the defence of 'reasonable chastisement' is already unavailable.

Speaking in the 2012 Olympics debate, I stated that the Welsh Government had failed to rise to the challenge. Welsh firms have secured just £573,678 worth of the top-level building jobs, a tiny fraction of the £12 million won by companies outside the UK, the £17 million won by Northern Ireland and the £22 million so far won by Scotland, and dwarfed by the £5.1bn secured by English companies.

I questioned the Business Minister about both the pivotal role played by town centre managers in Flintshire and the Welsh Government website claim that it was the First Minister rather than the Prime Minister  who opened the new Airbus Broughton North Factory.   

Assembly engagements included Standards and Communities Committees, Energy Saving Week, Coleg Llandrillo students and Cross Party Groups on Looked After Children, Deaf Issues, Beer and the Pub and Waterways.  

North Wales engagements included Conwy and Denbighshire Independent Domestic Violence Advisors, National Autistic Society Wrexham branch, Flintshire Gweini (Christian Voluntary Sector) Conference and Denbighshire Chairman’s Civic Service.

My October 25th Surgery from 4pm to 6pm in Gwaenysgor Village Hall will have experts on hand to give advice on reducing energy bills.    

 

 

 
ISHERWOOD: ACTION NEEDED TO HELP PEOPLE WITH CONTINENCE PROBLEMS IN NORTH WALES PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 October 2011 08:59

 

 

NORTH Wales AM, Mark Isherwood , is joining the All Wales Continence Forum (AWCF) in calling for action to improve the support provided to patients with bladder and bowel symptoms in North Wales to ensure their privacy and dignity is preserved.

The AWCF estimates that 170,000 people over 40 are affected by continence symptoms in Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board.  According to a recent survey undertaken by the AWCFiii, there are currently the equivalent of 5 full-time specialist continence staff employed in Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board covering a population of 676,000iv.  The survey also revealed that patients wait up to 8 weeks in Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board for an appointment at a community cliniciv.

The AWCF is calling for action to improve the support provided to patients with bladder and bowel problems in Wales to ensure their privacy and dignity is preserved. 

On Continence awareness Day on October 12th, Mr Isherwood  met with clinical specialists and patients at an event in the Senedd building of the Welsh Assembly to learn more about bladder and bowel issues and listen to people’s experiences of living with continence symptoms.

He said: “I’m delighted to be supporting the AWCF’s continence awareness day. Continence services provide vital care and support many of my constituents and it is crucial that plans are put in place to encourage earlier diagnosis and ensure all patients are provided with an integrated continence care plan and access to a continence nurse specialist.”

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ISHERWOOD: PRAISE FOR FLINTSHIRE TOWN CENTRE MANAGERS PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 28 October 2011 08:59

 

 

NORTH Wales AM, Mark Isherwood, spoke in the Assembly this week of the pivotal role played by town centre managers in Flintshire

Questioning the Business Minister this week over her engagement with town centre managers, Mr Isherwood said: “Hollywell and Mold have town centre managers, as do Buckley, Connah’s Quay and Broughton shopping park on the other side of Flintshire. As I am sure you are very aware, these town centre managers play a pivotal role in running the centres and on the town centre partnerships, supporting existing business and attracting new business.”

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