Anger as NatWest set to leave Crickhowell

Kirsty Williams, Welsh Liberal Democrat AM for Brecon and Radnorshire, and John Morris, Welsh Lib Dem Cllr for Crickhowell have vowed to campaign against the closure of the NatWest Branch in Crickhowell following today’s announcement that the branch is to close in November. 

If it goes ahead, the closure will leave the town without an out-of-hours cashpoint.

Kirsty and Cllr Morris have been in touch with the bank asking for an urgent meeting with NatWest officials to ask them to rethink the closure.

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Kirsty Williams backs Welsh farming

Today, Kirsty Williams, AM for Brecon and Radnorshire, supported the NFU Cymru stall in Cardiff City centre. The idea was to bring a ‘taste’ of the countryside to Wales’ capital city to help explain to shoppers why it’s more important than ever to #backWelshfarming

 

In what is an extremely challenging time for the Welsh agricultural industry, with lamb producers and dairy farmers in particular facing severe price pressures, NFU Cymru organised a promotional event in Cardiff city centre to showcase the quality and versatility of Welsh produce first hand to consumers.

 

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Kirsty Williams responds to CSSIW Inspection of Adult Social Services in Powys County Council

Kirsty Williams, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats and AM for Brecon & Radnorshire said:

 

“When Powys announced its ill-conceived plans back in 2013, I expressed grave concerns about the effect the changes would have on my constituents. I take absolutely no pleasure in reading this report which confirms those concerns were realised.

 

“We must not forget the people and families behind this report. This process left people vulnerable, carers at their wits end and a financial black hole.

 

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Disappointment as another bank turns its back on a rural community – Kirsty Williams

Kirsty Williams, AM for Brecon and Radnorshire, has expressed her disappointment at the news that Barclays is going to close its Llanwrtyd Wells Branch.

 

If the closure goes ahead it will mean the town is left without a bank. Residents will have to rely on the Post Office located at Llanwrtyd Wells Auto Services for their financial transactions.

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“A real blow for access to justice” – Kirsty Williams

The Conservative Government in Westminster has recommended closing a number of courts in Wales including Brecon Law Courts.

There will now be a period of consultation on the closures which Kirsty Williams, AM for Brecon and Radnorshire  is urging local people to respond to try to halt the closure. The consultation will run for 12 weeks until 8 October.

There is a long history of justice in Brecon notably with the regular Assize Courts in what is now Brecon Museum which opened in 1842. These were where a High Court Judge would visit to hear serious criminal cases.

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Kirsty Williams raises concern over paediatric care

Kirsty Williams, AM for Brecon and Radnorshire, has raised concerns about paediatric care in health boards that serve her constituents.

Kirsty raised the concerns after hearing from residents and health professionals that that Aneurin Bevan University Health Board (ABU) and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) were struggling to fill their rotas, potentially putting services under threat.

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‘Welsh Government must work to secure future of Wales YFC ’ – Kirsty and Roger

Following the news that Wales YFC has been unsuccessful in its recent bid for a renewal of its core funding, Kirsty Williams and Roger Williams, AM and MP for Brecon and Radnorshire have called on the First Minister to ensure that the impact that this loss of funding will have on the future of the Young Farmer’s Movement in Wales is fully assessed.

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Six Nations must stay on free-to-view TV - Kirsty Williams

Reacting to reports that the Six Nations rugby tournament could be shown from pay-to-view television channels in the future, Kirsty Williams, Leader of the Welsh Liberal Democrats, said:

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