Consultation open until 8 pm tonight  in the Diplomat on the County’s plans to site new school building for Dewi Sant School on Llanerch fields. ?>

Consultation open until 8 pm tonight  in the Diplomat on the County’s plans to site new school building for Dewi Sant School on Llanerch fields.

Dewi Sant School needs new buildings in the same way as the County has already drawn down money from the Labour Welsh Government for the many other school buildings across the County. But the Plaid and Independent Councillors who make up the County’s decision-making executive board should heed the public outcry at the proposals to put the new school building on Llanerch fields, and should insist that officers go back and take another look at the other 8 possible sites…

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Pupils’ Christmas Card designs go on display at Llanelly House ?>

Pupils’ Christmas Card designs go on display at Llanelly House

Local school children are bringing Christmas to life this year by designing the cards to be sent out by the area’s MP and AM. Lee Waters AM and Nia Griffith MP have been very impressed by the entries for their Christmas card competition sent in by hundreds of pupils from across the Llanelli Constituency. The AM and MP would like to thank Parker Plant Hire for sponsoring the competition this year and Fay Hampson for help with organising and displaying…

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Nia thanks posties

Nia Griffith MP visited Llanelli Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff. The Llanelli MP was shown around the office by Delivery Office Manager, Anthony Pridmore, and was introduced to the postmen and women, who are pulling out all the stops to sort and deliver mail in the localarea over the Christmas period. The Festive Season is Royal Mail’s busiest period, as millions of people shop…

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MP calls for tougher penalties for attacking shopworkers 

Nia Griffith MP is backing Usdaw’s Freedom from Fear campaign to highlight the problem of abuse and violence against shopworkers. The local MP joined Usdaw members at Tesco’s in Trostre this week to ask members of the public to “keep their cool” at Christmas and to sign a petition calling for tougher action against those who are abusive and violent to shopworkers. Commenting on the campaign, Nia Griffith said: “Whilst the overwhelming majority of customers respect shopworkers and don’t take…

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 Pembrey School pupils visit parliament ?>

 Pembrey School pupils visit parliament

Pupils from Pembrey School have recently visited Parliament. During their visit, they enjoyed a full tour of the Houses of Parliament, and were able to go into the House of Commons and see where the MPs sit and where the Prime Minster and the Leader of the Opposition stand at Prime Minister’s questions, as well as where MPs vote. They saw some TV interviewing going on in Central Lobby and several pupils hoped they might star in the background as…

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Nia slams MoD management of the defence estate

Nia Griffith MP, Labour’s Shadow Defence Secretary, responding to a report by the National Audit Office into the MoD’s built estate, said: “This report paints a shocking picture of mismanagement and underinvestment by the MoD which has left much of the defence estate in a deteriorating condition. The NAO is clear that the state of the MoD’s bases and depots represents a risk to military capability and a failure to guarantee value for money to British taxpayers. “But amongst the…

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“On Your Bike!” local MP Nia Griffith and AM Lee Waters Raise Money for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal ?>

“On Your Bike!” local MP Nia Griffith and AM Lee Waters Raise Money for The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal

Local representatives Nia Griffith MP and Lee Waters AM, along with the Director General of the Royal British Legion and over 80 other Members of Parliament and Assembly Members raced against the clock on an exercise bike to raise money for the Royal British Legion’s annual Poppy Appeal. The 12 hour bike ride was held from 08:00 to 20:00 in Parliament and the Senedd, aimed at raising money for the Legion’s national Poppy Appeal. Llanelli was the only constituency where…

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New memorial to commemorate those killed in recent conflicts

Remembrance Day is a time when we remember all those in our armed forces who have made the ultimate sacrifice, giving their lives in service to our country, and here in Llanelli, whatever the weather, there is an excellent turn out for the service in the grounds of the Town Hall. But it is an especially poignant time for the families and friends who are still living with the loss of loved ones, and it is particularly moving when they…

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Nia calls for tougher penalties for assaulting the police ?>

Nia calls for tougher penalties for assaulting the police

Nia Griffith MP has given her full backing to a campaign to improve police officer safety by imposing stronger penalties on people who assault police officers. The Police Federation has pointed out that last year 23,394 police officers were assaulted whilst undertaking their duty, which amounts to one assault every 22 minutes or 64 per day. Nia has already attended an event to highlight the issue, and this week Labour is using one of the chances it has to choose…

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Nia welcomes choir to Parliament

Nia Griffith MP has welcomed Llanelli choir The Phil Harmonics to the Houses of Parliament. The choir has so far raised thousands of pounds for worthy causes including the Breast Care Unit at Llanelli’s Prince Philip Hospital, Mind – the mental health charity, the Ugandan Maternity Project and Llanelli Parkinson’s Society. Ms Griffith said, “It was a pleasure to welcome the Phil Harmonics to Parliament, along with the guests from Wales and London who travelled to hear their entertaining performance….

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