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Praise for Nigel Owens in Senedd

Mid and West MS Helen Mary Jones, used a 90 second statement in the Senedd to praise the achievements of Pontyberem referee Nigel Owens.

Helen Mary Jones MS, Plaid Cymru Shadow Minister for the Economy, Transport and Tackling Poverty, speaking in the Senedd said:

“Last month, rugby referee Nigel Owens put Pontyberem on the map when he made history, becoming the first referee to reach 100 international test matches as he took charge of the Autumn Nations Cup match between France and Italy in Paris. He is an international icon who continues to be deeply rooted in his local community.

Nigel Owens Pontyberem
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MS raises Trimsaran flooding issues in the Senedd

Mid and West MS Helen Mary Jones, during Environment questions in the Senedd highlighted the impact of floods in the Trimsaran area.

Helen Mary Jones MS, Plaid Cymru Shadow Minister for the Economy, Transport and Tackling Poverty said:

“I visited residents and businesses at Capel Teilo Road, which is between Trimsaran and Kidwelly in Carmarthenshire. A relatively small number of properties are affected, but very seriously affected, sometimes going weeks without being able to get their vehicles in and out. It's a complex pattern, Minister, with tidal flooding issues, some issues relating to the proximity of a railway and the difficulty of the water clearing. I'm sure, Minister, that you would agree with me that, when a member of a public agency said to one of the families that their property was, and I quote, 'dispensable' and that nothing could be done, that wasn't an acceptable approach.

Helen Mary Jones MS, Resident Fionna Ashman, Trimsaran Councillor Kim Broom

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Llanelli YMCA

An ambitious multi-million-pound scheme to transform the former YMCA building in the centre of Llanelli was given the go ahead by Carmarthenshire’s Planning Committee today. The heritage red brick facade will be retained, and a contemporary building erected behind it, to include a mixture of retail units, offices, and flats. The Committee heard that the development will save the landmark building from becoming derelict, create new jobs and provide quality retail space and housing.

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PLAID CYMRU PLEDGE ON FIRST TERM INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM

'A vote for Plaid Cymru will secure a referendum on independence'

A Plaid Cymru Government – able to command the support of a majority of Senedd members - will offer a referendum on independence for Wales in its first term, party Leader Adam Price will say today.

Adam Price MS

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Stars put Pontyberem on the map

SPORT STARS PUT PONTYBEREM ON THE MAP

County Councillor congratulates Pontyberem sport stars as they put village on the map.

“In Johnny Clayton, Nigel Owens and Kieran Hardy, the younger generations in our communities have people to admire. People who have proven that hard work can lead to success, and people who are integral parts of their communities.

Cllr Liam Bowen
Councillor Liam Bowen

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An udder way of doing things

Helen Mary Jones MS is calling on businesses across Llanelli and the region to get in touch to discuss the real challenges they face due to the pandemic and Brexit. Helen Mary is continuously raising issues, concerns and innovative solutions at the Senedd, particularly with Welsh Government Ministers, so problems can be fixed and good ideas get shared. This week, she met with Llaeth Beynon Dairy, owned by local farmer and businessman Ifan Beynon-Thomas, who has unearthed an innovative and sustainable solution to pouring gallons of fresh milk down the drain.

Helen Mary Jones Llanelli

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MS calls for increased enforcement over unregulated fireworks

During First Minister’s Questions in the Senedd Mid and West MS Helen Mary Jones raised the issue of fireworks being set off uncontrollably in Llanelli, Pontyberem and Kidwelly.

Plaid Cymru MS Helen Mary Jones said:

I've had unprecedented calls this last week from places like Llanelli, Pontyberem, Kidwelly....

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PLAID CYMRU paves the way for Digital Superhighway to reach West Wales

After sustained lobbying by Plaid Cymru at all levels of government, the vision of an ultra-fast digital highway reaching rural west Wales is set to become a reality. 

The Plaid-led Carmarthenshire County Council today approved a £50m+ Digital Infrastructure Connectivity investment – an essential provision to enable economic development. The scheme is part of the Swansea Bay City Deal and will provide full fibre fixed connectivity and associated infrastructure, as well as 4G, 5G and the Internet of Things – a ground-breaking concept which can interconnect the world’s estimated 100 billion internet accessed devices, changing the way we live and work.  

Cllr David Thomas

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What Wales needs now is jobs

‘What Wales needs now is jobs after largest rise in unemployment across UK’ – Plaid Cymru

Helen Mary Jones MS, Plaid Cymru Shadow Minister for the Economy and Tackling Poverty said:

The coronavirus crisis has highlighted social inequalities and the vulnerabilities of day to day living for many people in Wales – and young people are in many ways hardest hit....

Helen Mary Jones MS Llanelli

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Labour Wipe-Out on Ammanford Town Council – An Historic Sign of the Times

The latest change of allegiance by a Labour councillor to Plaid Cymru means that the party is no longer represented on Ammanford Town Council – a truly historic event, as it marks the end of about a century’s domination by Labour in Carmarthenshire’s third largest town.

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