Presteigne to benefit from almost £300,000 in road safety funding

Presteigne will benefit from £299,530 in Welsh Government funding to improve road safety.

The funding, confirmed on 22nd March, aims to create safer access to the two schools and reduce congestion in the area.

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Ithon Birth Centre officially opens in Llandrindod Wells Hospital

On March 28th the Ithon Birth Centre in Llandrindod Wells Hospital was officially opened.

Funding for the new facility came through a Welsh Liberal Democrat budget deal in the last Assembly term.

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Kirsty and Cllr Kelvyn Curry visit pre-school provision settings in Rhayader

Kirsty Williams and Cllr Kelvyn Curry, Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Rhayader, visited Cylch Arch Yr Enfys Rhaeadr and Rhayader Community Nursery to discuss early years childcare and education provision.

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Kirsty meets new residents at new housing development

Kirsty Williams took the opportunity to visit the new houses being developed at the Knighton Road site in Presteigne, and met some of the first people who will be moving in.

The open viewing was attended by over 100 local residents and stakeholders.

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Calls to make Golf Links Road junction safer

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Kirsty met with local campaigners on site at Golf Links Road junction in Builth Wells to discuss how to make the junction safer.

In early April Kirsty will be meeting them on site again, along with a Welsh Government official, to see what steps can be put in place.


Kirsty attends Usk House Hospice coffee morning

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Kirsty joined staff and volunteers for the Usk House Hospice coffee morning. Usk House Hospice provide support to patients with life limiting illness, their families, carers, and the bereaved.

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Changes to opening times of waste and recycling centres

Powys County Council have announced changes to the opening days and times of waste and recycling centres.

In January they announced they were shelving plans to close recycling centres, but indicated other changes would be made, including reducing the number of days recycling centres are open.

The changes come into force from Monday 3rd April, and apply to centres in Lower Cwmtwrch, Brecon, Llandegley, Newtown and Welshpool.

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Kirsty launches Powys Careers Festival

Kirsty Williams launched the Powys Careers Festival at the Royal Welsh Showground at Llanelwedd on March 8th.

The festival offered advice and information for young people on their options when leaving schools and colleges.

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Kirsty Williams AM meets NFU Cymru to discuss post-Brexit agriculture

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Kirsty Williams met with Dylan Morgan (Deputy Director and Head of Policy, centre-right), Huw Thomas (Political Adviser, left) and Bronwen Gardner (Assistant Policy Adviser, right) from NFU Cymru to discuss the future of the Welsh agricultural sector as the UK negotiates its exit from the European Union.

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Read Kirsty's letter to the Chancellor on the planned national insurance rise

Kirsty Williams has written to Phillip Hammond, Chancellor of the Exchequer, regarding the plans to rise national insurance contributions for the self-employed.

In the letter, Kirsty highlights the impact the move will have for her constituents in Brecon & Radnorshire, and urges the Chancellor to re-consider.

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