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Short Debate – Primary Care Provision In The Llanharan Area

PRIMARY CARE PROVISION IN THE LLANHARAN AREA HUW IRRANCA-DAVIES AM HOLDS SHORT DEBATE IN THE SENEDD WEDNESDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2017 CLICK ON PICTURE TO PLAY VIDEO OF SHORT DEBATE Due to a long-running issue affecting primary care in Llanharan, Brynna and surrounding areas, Huw held a Short Debate in the Senedd, highlighting the ongoing concerns[…]

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CHILDREN IN WALES OFF TO A FLYING START

GARTH FLYING START Flying Start – making a real difference to children’s lives in Ogmore with Bridgend County Borough Council leading the way in early years support.  Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies visited Flying Start Centres in Garth and Lewistown to officially open the facilities along with Bridgend County Borough Council Leader Huw David, Deputy[…]

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TIME FOR TEA IN PONTYCLUN

MP for Ogmore, Chris Elmore, Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies and Assembly Member for Pontypridd Mick Antoniw attended the Prosecco and Strawberries event at the Boars Head, Pontyclun.   The event was organised by the Pontyclun Bosom Pals: the breast cancer support group for Pontyclun and the surrounding areas. The Ogmore MP commented: “Cancer is something which affects[…]

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Assembly Member Urges Landlords and Agents to Avoid Prosecution

Assembly Member for Ogmore, Huw Irranca-Davies, is urging local landlords and agents to ensure they’re registered or licensed following a change to the law. The warning comes after two recent convictions resulted in landlords being fined thousands of pounds for non-compliance with Rent Smart Wales. With enforcement powers now active, those still refusing to comply[…]

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Huw Praises Work at Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies AM received a warm welcome when he visited the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant recently. He saw first-hand the excellent facilities of the A&E Department, Acute Emergency Care Unit and the Radiology Department, a direct result of continued Welsh Government investment in health services in Wales. Following further tours of[…]

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Ogmore Transport Plans On Track

Gazette Article Wednesday 23rd August 2017  (see below for full press release) Top Priorities for Ogmore Highlighted at Transport Forum Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies held a high-powered Transport Workshop in Tondu looking at infrastructure and service improvements to rail and bus networks throughout the Ogmore Constituency; examining present and future transport links to secure[…]

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Airborne Systems Sets Gold-Standard for Manufacturing, Design and Enterprise

Photo L/R: David Olerenshaw (Production Manager – Metals Division), Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Julian Raymond (former engineering apprentice) Nestling in the bottom of the valley in Llangeinor is a quiet but dynamic success story for Ogmore, Wales and the UK. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise winner Airborne Systems is setting the highest global standards for aerial deliverability and[…]

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‘Ysbryd Y Llynfi’ Time Capsule Celebration Event

Organised in partnership with Natural Resources Wales, the Llynfi Woodland Group held a time capsule celebration event with the theme ‘Llynfi past, Llynfi present and Llynfi future’ at the ‘Ysbryd y Llynfi’/’Spirit of the Community Woodland’ site in Maesteg. Funded by the Welsh Government Nature Fund with support from Ford Motor Company and as part[…]

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And They’re Off! – Maesteg’s First Parkrun

174 runners braved the weather for Maesteg’s first ever Parkrun at Maesteg Welfare Park. Made possible through joint working with BAVO (via their Llynfi Valley 20 Project), Bridgend County Borough Council, Halo Leisure, Yr Hen Blwyth Running Club and members of the community. Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies and BCBC Cabinet Member Councillor Phil White helped[…]

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Welsh Labour Government Passes Bill to Protect Public Sector Working Rights across Wales

The Welsh Labour’s Local Government Secretary, Mark Drakeford, announced that the Welsh Labour Government will act to protect the current UK-wide position where agency workers are prevented from covering the work of public sector employees during industrial action. Ogmore constituency’s Assembly Member, Huw Irranca-Davies, stated: “I’m proud that the Welsh Labour Government is defending the[…]

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Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Keeping Young Lives on Track

Set up in 2008 The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust delivers a transformational mentoring programme, led by world class athletes, for young people disadvantaged by barriers and challenges in their lives.  It gives them hope by encouraging and highlighting their potential for a positive future. The Trust launched their ‘Get on Track’ programme last year in[…]

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Y Bont’s Brilliant Bake Off

Bridgend charity Y Bont held their annual bake-off competition this week asking politicians Chris Elmore MP and Huw Irranca-Davies AM to judge the event. The pair joined Y Bont, a charity that works with disabled children, for their afternoon tea and fundraising event. It’s the second time the politicians have judged the event. Chris said:[…]

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Mae Croeso Mawr Ar Y Maes Ym Mhencoed! – Urdd Eisteddfod 2017 / A Great Welcome On The Maes In Pencoed! – Eisteddfod Urdd 2017

   Mae croeso mawr ar y Maes ym Mhencoed! – Urdd Eisteddfod 2017 Gwyl Dathlu iaith, diwylliant ac ieuenctid Cymru ar Gampws Coleg Pencoed Penybont. Digwyddiad rhagorol – da iawn i bawb sy’n gysylltiedig. Gweler fy natganiad yn y Senedd ac yn is na’r fersiwn testun a ffotograffau sydd ynghlwm yn cael hwyl gyda Chymdeithas[…]

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Maesteg Plays Host To Influential Welsh Assembly Committee

Glamorgan Gazette Article 28.06.2017 The Welsh Assembly’s Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (CCERA) visited Maesteg recently to hold one of their evidence sessions as part of their ongoing enquiry into woodlands and forestry in Wales. The enquiry session took place in the surroundings of the old library (in the ironworks part) at Maesteg Recreation[…]

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Huw Irranca-Davies AM celebrates National Clean Air Day with LPG vehicles

Huw celebrated #NationalCleanAirDay (15/06/17) by taking a ride in one of Autogas’ new LPG powered taxis which aims to drive an improvement in Wales’ air quality levels by cleaning up the nation’s diesel taxi cabs. It is one of several technological solutions which could help decarbonise the emissions from vehicles, especially in our cities and[…]

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Helping Hands for Llanharan & Brynna Wimbles Litter Pick

During their latest litter pick, Llanharan and Brynna Wimbles saw tremendous community spirit with many members of the local community pitching in to help.  With efforts from groups such as, Bryncae F.C U14s, U16s Juniors, Cubs, local families, councillors, local PCSO’s, and many more, the morning was a great success. Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies[…]

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Huw Takes on the Hinterland Challenge In Ramblers Cymru Big Welsh Walk

CLICK ON PHOTO FOR VIDEO OF Ramblers Cymru Big Welsh Walk Huw recenty joined the hugely popular Ramblers Cymru Big Welsh Walk which is supported by the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team, in Ceredigion on Saturday, May 6th. The four separate trails which are supported by the People’s Postcode Lottery, ranged between two and fifteen miles and took walkers[…]

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Blood Bikes Wales – On Our Roads Riding To Save Lives

(With Bridgend Blood Bikes volunteers) Blood Bikes Wales is a charity of over 300 volunteers, operating 16 motorcycles and works across the whole of Wales every single day of the year. They provide an entirely free and professional out-of-hours service to support the NHS in Wales, along with an interim in-hours enhancement service, transporting life-saving supplies[…]

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Superfast Broadband – MP and AM Promote New Speed

Huw and Ogmore MP Chris Elmore recently joined the Welsh Government’s Superfast broadband team in Maesteg. The Welsh Government’s superfast scheme, which is available in the Bridgend county, means that the majority of people should have faster and reliable broadband. Chris Elmore said: “With the majority of the local residents now having the ability to access[…]

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Celebration of 10 Years Free Prescriptions in Wales

  Since April 2007, everyone in Wales has been exempt from prescription charges and Huw is this week marking the tenth anniversary of the popular free prescriptions policy.    In contrast to England where people are subject to prescription charges, there is no automatic exemption for people with Asthma, Parkinson’s Disease, some heart conditions, Crohn’s and Colitis,[…]

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WWF CYMRU EARTH HOUR AND ‘MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE’ CAMPAIGN ASKS FOR CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION

Huw and colleagues joined WWF Cymru representatives at the Senedd to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of WWF-Cymru Earth Hour.  The event also  included a special ‘Message in a Bottle’ campaign, demonstrating the strength of feeling across Wales for climate change action.   Earth Hour takes place at 8:30pm on Saturday 25 March, and will see[…]

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Work on Extra Care Facilities Begins – Helping Older And Vulnerable People

                  At a recent groundbreaking ceremony in Ynysawdre, works began to build two new Extra Care Schemes in Ynysawdre and Maesteg that will provide state of the art units for elderly and vulnerable people living in the Bridgend County Borough.  A joint development, via Bridgend County Borough Council, Welsh Government and Linc-Cymru, hoping to[…]

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Two Life-Saving Defibrillators For Llanharry Village

Dedicated staff at the Spar and Post Office Llanharry have worked hard raising funds to acquire two defibrillators for the village of Llanharry. Ogmore representatives Irranca-Davies AM and Chris Elmore MP visited the store with the local Councillor Barry Stephens to meet with the staff and praise their efforts. Huw commented: “It’s great to see Llanharry[…]

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Ruling the Waves from Maesteg

It was a surprise meeting of three Maestegians in Milford Haven this week when Huw Irranca-Davies visited a fisheries enforcement vessel in Milford Haven harbour as part of a Welsh Assembly committee enquiry.  His committee were investigating marine and fisheries issues off West Wales, and as part of the enquiry were meeting the Welsh Government’s[…]

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Over 1000 Welsh Businesses Benefit From Free ICT Advice Service

The Superfast Business Wales Service, backed by the Welsh Government and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) provides Welsh SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) with comprehensive free, ICT advice and guidance and has helped over 1000 businesses in its first year. To date, 1081 businesses have received a telephone consultation with an online business advisor,[…]

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Menter Prifysgol yn helpu i ysbrydoli disgyblion Ton-du/University Initiative Helps To Inspire Tondu Pupils

Fel rhan o fenter ‘Ysgol Aeaf’ Prifysgol Caerdydd, fe wnaeth disgyblion Coleg Cymunedol y Dderwen gyfarfod aelodau o’r Cynulliad Cenedlaethol ac academyddion Prifysgol Caerdydd er mwyn cael cipolwg ar fyd gwleidyddiaeth a’r broses ddeddfu yma yng Nghymru. Nod yr ymweliad, a drefnwyd fel rhan o ‘Ysgol Aeaf’ breswyl am dridiau i ddisgyblion 14 ac 15[…]

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‘History of Paintings’ Exhibition Success for Eminent Local Welsh Artist

                  Representatives for Ogmore, Huw Irranca-Davies AM and Chris Elmore MP are encouraging people to support the works of home grown distinguished welsh artist Kevin Sinnott who currently has a “History of Paintings” exhibition displayed at the Flowers Gallery in London until 11th March – see links for further details: https://www.flowersgallery.com/exhibitions/view/kevin-sinnott-history-paintings   or https://www.flowersgallery.com/news-and-events/view/artist-talk-with-kevin-sinnott Huw[…]

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Seremoni Torri’r Dywarchen Gyntaf ar gyfer Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Newydd – Ground Breaking Ceremony for New Welsh Primary School

         Cynhaliwyd seremoni torri’r dywarchen gyntaf yn ddiweddar ym Metws ar safle’r ysgol gynradd Gymraeg newydd arfaethedig, a daeth amrywiol swyddogion a phlant ysgol ynghyd i ddathlu’r achlysur. Gyda’r galw am addysg cyfrwng Cymraeg yn yr ardal ar gynnydd, penderfynwyd adleoli Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Cwm Garw o Bontycymer i Fetws, ar safle Ysgol[…]

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Parliamentary Delegation Visit Hadron Collider in Cern

Huw with delegation along with Welsh Scientist, Professor Lyn Evans one of the original developers and former leader of Large Hadron Collider Project CERN, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research, is located along the Franco-Swiss border, near Geneva, Switzerland and is home to the Large Hadron Collider, the world’s largest particle accelerator, where collisions of protons and other ions[…]

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Economy Secretary Visits Dragon Studios, Set of Big Budget US Drama

                                          Welsh Government Economy Secretary Ken Skates and Huw have been in Llanharan visiting the set of the biggest budget US TV production ever shot in Wales – the set of TNT’s Will, a high end drama series based on the early life of William Shakespeare where they met members of the cast[…]

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MP’s and AM’s Successful Funding Day

                                   Huw Irranca-Davies AM and Ogmore MP Chris Elmore welcomed over fifty community groups to their Funding Advice Day on Friday 10th February. The duo welcomed fourteen funding providers from the Big Lottery Fund, BAVO, Prince’s Trust to Bridgend County Borough Council at Pencoed Rugby Club to talk to groups about what funding may be available to[…]

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Never Forget! – Huw Signs Holocaust Memorial Day Book of Commitment

  The Holocaust Educational Trust are hosting a series of events throughout January to mark this year’s Holocaust Memorial Day with Friday 27th January being the anniversary of the liberation of Nazi Concentration and Death Camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.   At the Senedd this week, Huw Irranca-Davies AM and Welsh Government colleagues were given the opportunity to sign[…]

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Launch of CVD Reduction Programme – Live Healthier for Longer

  Photo L/R:  Andrew Davies (ABMU Chairman); Louise Kenny (HCSW); Vaughn Gething AM; Charles Janczewski (ABMU Vice Chairman); Dr Sara Jones; Heather Davies (HCSW); Anne Williams (HCSW); Elaine Tanner (ABMU Support Officer) and Huw Irranca-Davies AM.   Tynycoed Surgery, Sarn, in partnership with ABMU Health Board and local organisations launched the latest stage of a[…]

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Minister Visits Pioneering Social Care Services at Trem Y Mor

Accompanied by Huw Irranca-Davies AM, BCBC Leader Cllr Huw David, Susan Cooper BCBC Corporate Director of Social Services and Wellbeing and Hilary Dover of ABMU, Welsh Government Minister Rebecca Evans AM recently visited the Trem Y Mor residential care facility in Bettws, base of Bridgend Community Resource Team. Trem Y Mor workforce include staff from[…]

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Huw Irranca-Davies AM Supports £6million Autism Support Strategy

Photo L/R:  Meleri Thomas and Jill Grange of Bridgend & District NAS Cymru. Huw has welcomed the publication today of the Welsh Governments refreshed Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Plan. The plan will be backed up by the introduction of the new National Integrated Autism Service in April backed by £6 million of Welsh Government investment over three[…]

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Huw Celebrates 15 Years of Expert Advice Via ‘Better Advice, Better Lives Project’

Huw and colleagues met recently at the Senedd to help celebrate the 15th successful year of the Welsh Government funded ‘Better Advice, Better Lives’ project which is delivered across Wales by the Citizens Advice Bureaux.  The income maximisation programme provides advice on specified benefits to particular target groups in a range of ways with an[…]

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Huw Welcomes Welsh Government Investment to Deliver Affordable Housing in Wales

Huw has praised the Welsh Government’s announcement that they will invest an additional £30 million this year towards providing 20,000 affordable new homes in Wales.  The Welsh Labour Government’s affordable housing target of 10,000 additional affordable homes in the last Assembly was exceeded with the housing Supply Pact between the Welsh Government and Community Housing[…]

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Huw Irranca Davies AM Promotes Help for Homeless with Shelter Cymru

Huw sponsored an event with Shelter Cymru at the Senedd showcasing their innovative new ‘Help in Hand’ app, as well as a short film dispelling the myths around homelessness which was produced earlier this year by Shelter Cymru’s ‘Take Notice’ project members. The Take Notice Project uses the experiences of people who have used housing[…]

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A Right-Royal Day for Award-Winning Woodland Management Company

          It was quite a day when Prince Charles came to visit Coedcae Services near Rhiwceiliog, to see the work of the local woodland management company which recently won the Prime Cymru Green Business Award. The owner David Marchant showed the visitors the range of operations which include production of biomass for green-energy boilers,  finished[…]

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Give Welsh Meat Industry Fairer Deal – Huw Supports £1m Meat ‘Claw Back’ Call from England

Photo L/R HCC Chief Executive Gwyn Howells, Huw and HCC chairman Dai Davies Huw recently met with meat industry leaders at an AM’s briefing event in the Senedd holding crucial discussions to ensure the safe-guarding of the welsh meat industry. He told industry leaders that the potential impact of the Brexit on areas of the Welsh red[…]