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12/03/2014  Monthly Report February 2014
Monthly Report February 2014

  Items from the Diary 4 February Assembly Public Accounts Committee 5 February Finance Committee 6 February Memorial Service for Eirian Llwyd Surgery, Bangor Pwyllgor Etholaeth Meeting at Plas Menai on Energy with Professor Gareth Wyn Jones 7 February Surgery, Caernarfon Meeting with North Wales Police 10 February Visit Hydro group,

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24/02/2014  EVERYONE MUST COOPERATE TO SAFEGUARD THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE AT YSBYTY GWYNEDD
EVERYONE MUST COOPERATE TO SAFEGUARD THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICE AT YSBYTY GWYNEDD

The mental health service provided at the Hergest ward in Ysbyty Gwynedd is very highly regarded. Many patients and their families have nothing but praise for the dedication and expertise they have witnessed in the unit over the years.

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17/02/2014  STORMS AND FLOODS ARE PART OF CLIMATE CHANGE
STORMS AND FLOODS ARE PART OF CLIMATE CHANGE

After the wettest and stormiest January ever recorded, with February threatening to follow suit, it’s no wonder that the weather seems to dominate most of our conversations and news bulletins.

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05/02/2014  Monthly Report
Monthly Report

ARFON ASSEMBLY MEMBER JANUARY 2014 ALUN FFRED JONES AM Items from the diary January 7 I chaired a celebration by the Penarth branch of Plaid Cymru to commemorate the 90th anniversary of a meeting in the town which some people see as the formation of the party.

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14/01/2014  A tribute to Morgan Parry
A tribute to Morgan Parry

Alun Ffred Jones paid the following tribute to Morgan Parry, the prominent environmentalist who died this month aged 56:“Morgan made an immense contribution to environmentalism in Wales and to the debate on climate change.

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17/12/2013  PRESENTING A CHEQUE TO THE CAERNARFON FOOD BANK
PRESENTING A CHEQUE TO THE CAERNARFON FOOD BANK

Alun Ffred Jones presents a cheque for £75 to Paul Dicken at the Caernarfon Food Bank. The Food Bank at Cibyn Estate is being run by Caernarfon Pentecostal Church.

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10/12/2013  USE OUR LOCAL SHOPS, PLEADS ALUN FFRED
USE OUR LOCAL SHOPS, PLEADS ALUN FFRED

Arfon AM Alun Ffred Jones has called on people in the constituency to do their Christmas shopping locally this year.

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10/12/2013  PLANNING LAWS SHOULD BE MORE RESPONSIVE TO LOCAL NEEDS
PLANNING LAWS SHOULD BE MORE RESPONSIVE TO LOCAL NEEDS

A public meeting I attended last week in Bangor raised issues that will strike a chord in many areas where there are planning applications for new houses.

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25/11/2013  'Not in my name' - White Ribbon Day November 25
'Not in my name' - White Ribbon Day November 25

I am happy to support this campaign, and congratulate the Women's Institute in their efforts to draw attention to this important cause.

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21/11/2013  WE MUST KEEP PRESSING FOR ANTENATAL TREATMENT IN NORTH WALES
WE MUST KEEP PRESSING FOR ANTENATAL TREATMENT IN NORTH WALES

First Minister Carwyn Jones’ announcement of plans for hospital care of babies born in north Wales had one glaring omission.

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20/11/2013  PONTIO VISIT
PONTIO VISIT

Alun Ffred Jones AM, Hywel Williams MP and Siân Gwenllïan, Deputy Leader of Gwynedd Council, visited the construction site of the new Pontio arts centre in Bangor.

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20/11/2013  LEAVING THE EU WOULD BE A FOLLY FOR WALES
LEAVING THE EU WOULD BE A FOLLY FOR WALES

In the first UK referendum on Europe, held in 1975, I voted to leave what we then called the Common Market.

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20/11/2013  From the Senedd - Plaid Cymru's plans to support Welsh businesses
From the Senedd - Plaid Cymru's plans to support Welsh businesses

It is frequently repeated on the floor of the Assembly chamber and elsewhere that the backbone of the Welsh economy is made up of our 200,000 small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

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19/11/2013  OUR GOVERNMENT MUST USE ITS NEW POWERS
OUR GOVERNMENT MUST USE ITS NEW POWERS

Twelve months after the Silk Commission published its report on the future of Welsh devolution, the UK and Welsh Governments this week revealed a settlement that will implement most of its recommendations on giving Wales new financial powers.

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25/10/2013  UK GOVERNMENT SLAMMED FOR LEAVING WALES OFF TRANSPORT MAP
UK GOVERNMENT SLAMMED FOR LEAVING WALES OFF TRANSPORT MAP

Arfon AM Alun Ffred Jones has accused the UK government of betraying the interests of north Wales, following the publication of the European Commission’s map of transport infrastructure priorities.

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18/10/2013  MUSEUM LOTTERY GRANT WELCOMED BY AM
MUSEUM LOTTERY GRANT WELCOMED BY AM

Arfon AM and former Wales Heritage Minister Alun Ffred Jones has expressed his delight at the success of Gwynedd Council’s bid for a £1.

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18/10/2013  SCHOOL REORGANISATION AROUSING STRONG FEELINGS
SCHOOL REORGANISATION AROUSING STRONG FEELINGS

There is no more sensitive issue in local government today than the reorganisation of schools. With the unprecedented squeeze on council finance, every council has to make substantial savings on their schools budget, and this situation is set to continue for some years.

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07/10/2013  Funding changes could undermine Welsh-medium higher education says AM
Funding changes could undermine Welsh-medium higher education says AM

Changes resulting from the establishment of the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol could undermine the success of the new college in promoting Welsh-medium teaching in higher education establishments.

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06/09/2013  JULY - AUGUST REPORT
JULY - AUGUST REPORT

ARFON ASSEMBLY MEMBER July-August 2013 Monday, July 1 Meeting at Antur Nantlle to discuss the Hydro scheme.

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10/07/2013  Monthly Report - June 2013
Monthly Report - June 2013

Welcome to another issue of the monthly online newsletter. June was an eventful month at the Assembly.

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