Site meeting at Builth Road

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Kirsty Williams AM and Cllr Maureen Mackenzie attended a site meeting with residents at Builth Road junction, in Cllr Mackenzie’s ward.

The meeting was also attended by Welsh Government officials, and gave residents the opportunity to raise flooding and draining issues they are suffering with.

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Kirsty presents Crickhowell school council with School Ambassador Status

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Kirsty Williams presented Crickhowell High School Council a certificate on behalf of the Welsh Assembly, acknowledging their work at engaging with the Assembly.

Crickhowell High School is the first secondary school in Mid-Wales to gain School Council Ambassador status.

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Dame Kelly Holmes visits the Welsh Assembly

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Dame Kelly Holmes visited the Welsh Assembly to discuss the work of her charity, the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

The charity helps children from disadvantaged communities get “back on track”, and more information about their work can be found at https://www.damekellyholmestrust.org/

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Ystradgynlais and Llandrindod Wells job centres to stay open

Plans to close job centres in Ystradgynlais and Llandrindod Wells have been reversed.

UK-wide plans that will see many job centres close or move had initially included these two centres in Brecon & Radnorshire, but this is no longer the case.

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Kirsty attends Crickhowell Duck Race

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Kirsty Williams attended the Crickhowell Rotary Club’s annual fundraiser, launching the ducks at the event.

Kirsty said:

“Thank you to the Crickhowell Rotary Club for inviting me to launch the ducks at their annual fundraising event.

“There was lots to see, eat and do at the fete, but the highlight was the 2500 ducks that set sail down the river.

 “All monies raised today go to support local good causes. Well done to all involved.”

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Kirsty Williams visits Builth Wells Post Office to discuss banking facilities

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Kirsty visited Builth Wells Post Office to see how they handle personal and business banking transactions.

This comes after years of bank closures have hit rural communities.

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"Rural Schools offered extra protection against closure"

Kirsty Williams has launched a consultation on strengthening the School Organisation Code in respect of a presumption against closure of rural schools.

The BBC have said schools will now "get more protection from closure".

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Kirsty shown around Presteigne Primary School

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Kirsty Williams visited Presteigne Primary School, catching up with people at the School and seeing up close the work they do.

Kirsty said:

“A huge thank you to the Chair of Governors for inviting me, to Cerys and Shay for showing me around, and to Harry for letting me eavesdrop on his guitar lesson, and to everyone else at the School.

“Keep up the good work everybody!”

 

 

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Kirsty visits Radnor Hills factory

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Kirsty visited Radnor Hills’ factory to discuss their work along with the successes and challenges faced by the business.

Radnor Hills is located just outside Knighton, and more information about the company can be found at their website.

 

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Kirsty helps present Cradoc School the School of Sanctuary award

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Kirsty Williams helped present Cradoc School the School of Sanctuary award, awarded to schools who learn about what it means to be seeking sanctuary, take positive action to embed concepts of welcome, safety and inclusion within schools and communities, and share their vision and achievements.

More information about the Schools of Sanctuary programme can be found here.

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