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Marc Tierney: With Nia Griffith and Labour candidates and supporters at his campaign launch.

Marc Tierney: With Nia Griffith and Labour candidates and supporters at his campaign launch.

THE LABOUR candidate for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire launched his campaign last weekend, as the countdown for the May 5 Assembly Election gets under way.

Marc Tierney chose Tenby as the venue for the launch. Among those in attendance were supporters from across West Wales and guest speaker, the Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, Nia Griffith MP.

In her address, Ms Griffith praised the 36-year-old dad of three for his hard work during the campaign so far, saying that Marc Tierney has set the local political agenda and has gone further than most to resolve some of the pressing issues affecting local people.

The Llanelli MP said: “Marc is a real campaigner and will make an excellent AM for his constituency. He brings fresh ideas, fresh thinking and enthusiasm. Raising his family in this area, he understands the needs and challenges facing our communities. In the Assembly, he will be a really strong voice for West Wales.”

In his speech to supporters, Marc Tierney highlighted Welsh Labour’s record, delivering on all pledges made in 2011. One of the biggest achievements has been Jobs Growth Wales. Scores of local companies have been involved joining many thousands more across Wales.

To date, 15,000 young people have benefitted from what has become the most successful programme of its kind in Western Europe and one which has been abandoned by the Tories in England. In a new pledge, Welsh Labour promises 100,000 quality apprenticeships for all ages.

Wales will lead the way with the most ambitious childcare pledge across the UK, as Welsh Labour has a fully costed plan to provide 30 hours of free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds over 48 weeks of the year.

A new treatment fund for life threatening illnesses will also be launched in addition to maintaining free prescriptions, free bus passes and free school meals, should Welsh Labour form the next Welsh Government.

Marc Tierney said: “We had a fantastic turn out for the launch of my campaign in Tenby. The message from voters is clear: local people want an AM who will represent and engage with them all year and not just at election time. If elected, I promise to do that, with the same passion and leadership I have already shown throughout my campaign.

“I won’t just speak up about local issues, I’ll put those words into action to carry on fighting for local hospital services, to safeguard local jobs and improve skills and to stand against the Tory cuts that are having a devastating impact on public services and the standard of living for local families. Only Labour can challenge the Tories here.”

The most recent polls have indicated that the constituency is considered to be a Plaid Cymru gain if present voter indications continue. However, it is also a plausible Labour gain, and was held by a popular Conservative AM in the last two Assembly elections.

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Llanelli: Stop notice issued for school planning application

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A CONTROVERSIAL planning application for a new 480-spaced school in Llanelli has been issued a stop notice by the Welsh Government.
Carmarthenshire County Council is proposing to build a new £9.1m school on Llanerch Fields in Llanelli and were looking to determine the planning application in the coming weeks. Welsh Government will now decide whether to call in the application or not.
The new school would accommodate 420 primary and 60 nursery pupils, set over two floors with larger classrooms with integrated IT facilities, a multi-purpose hall and specialist provision for pupils with additional learning needs.
Over recent years there has been much debate in the area on the choice of site for the new school with campaigners arguing that they support a new school, but object against Llanerch fields being built upon. Last year an attempt to get the land designated as a village green was turned down.
In 2017, Ysgol Dewi Sant as the first Welsh medium primary school to be provided by a local authority celebrated its 70th birthday.
Councillor Rob James, local member for Lliedi, stated “From day one I have raised concerns that the Council’s site choice and planning process opened the Council up to the possibility of the Welsh Government calling in the planning application. It is clear that these concerns were not misplaced and there is now a really chance that it will be. 

“As a local Councillor, a school governor and a parent, I am passionate about the need for a new school for the pupils of Ysgol Dewi Sant and it is important that local pupils get the benefits of a 21st century school.
“I will now be working with Council Officers to ensure that contingency plans are prepared in case the Welsh Government state that the planning application does not comply with national planning policy.
“I will also work with parents, pupils, residents and interested parties are able to engage with the Welsh Government during this process.”

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Third annual Burry Port Raft Race is eagerly awaited

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THE THIRD ANNUAL BURRY PORT RAFT RACE, organised by Burry Port couple, Craig and Isabel Goodman, will be held on Saturday (July 27).

The event which is held in Burry Port Harbour, raises much needed funds for both Burry Port RNLI and a children’s football academy and primary school the couple support in The Gambia.

The day launches at 12pm with stands, food stalls and children’s inflatable games and rides and these will be available until 5pm. You’ll also have a chance to meet the crews, who’ll be busy putting the final touches to their rafts.

Rafts launch at 3pm, followed by a presentation ceremony, including prizes for first raft over the line, first raft to sink and best dressed raft.

Craig said: ” A huge thank you goes to all our sponsors, including overall sponsor Dawsons, along with continued sponsorship from Celtic Couriers, Parker Plant Hire, Burns Pet Nutrition, Burry Port Co-Op, Llanelli Star, LBS Builders Merchants, Burry Port Marina, First Choice Flooring and Pembrey and Burry Port Town Council.

For any further information about the event, please contact 07825 842981.

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Compensation offered after FSCS declares Llanelli firm in default

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CONSUMERS could get back money they have lost as a result of their dealings with a failed regulated firm in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire. The firm is Hayden Williams Independent Financial Services Limited formerly Assura Protect, Room 1, 7 Meadows Bridge, Parc Menter, Cross Hands, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA14 6RA.

The firm was declared in default in June 2019 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

FSCS is the UK’s statutory compensation scheme that protects customers of authorised financial services firms that carry out certain regulated activities. A declaration of default means FSCS is satisfied a firm is unable to pay claims for compensation made against it. This paves the way for customers of that firm to make a claim for compensation with FSCS.

Alex Kuczynski, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer at FSCS, said: “FSCS steps in to protect consumers around the UK when authorised financial services firms go bust. This vital service, which is free to consumers, protects deposits, insurance, investments, home finance and debt management. We want anyone who believes they may be owed money as a result of their dealings with this firm to get in touch, as we may be able to help you.”

Since it began in 2001, FSCS has helped more than 4.5m people, paying out more than £26bn in compensation.

If you wish to make a claim with FSCS against Hayden Williams Independent Financial Services Limited, you may be able to do so using FSCS’s online claims service at https://claims.fscs.org.uk Or you can contact its Customer Services Team on 0800 678 1100 or 020 7741 4100

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