Lottery funding boost for Brecon and Radnorshire projects

Kirsty Williams AM has welcomed the news that 5 projects in Brecon and Radnorshire have been awarded a total of £48,340 in National Lottery funding in May 2019.


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Plans for £100m testing centre an opportunity to deliver for local communities

Kirsty Williams AM has welcomed the progress made towards a new rail testing centre on the border of Brecon and Radnorshire, stressing the need to ensure the potential benefits for local communities are realised.

It is estimated that the facility would employ around 400 people in the construction phase and upwards of 150 people in permanent roles. Kirsty has also pointed to possible benefits in the education and hospitality sectors, as well as the opportunity to improve residential broadband as part of the process of connecting the facility.

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World IBD Day 2019 marked in Welsh Assembly

Kirsty Williams AM attended an event in the National Assembly for Wales to mark World IBD Day and raise awareness of the condition.

Among those present was Amber Davies, a student from Builth Wells who has ulcerative colitis and has been an active campaigner and fundraiser. She lives with a permanent stoma as a result of ulcerative colitis.

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£820,000 Flying Start childcare boost for Priory Church in Wales School

Kirsty Williams has welcomed the news that Priory Church in Wales School will benefit from £820,000 in Flying Start funding, boosting its childcare provision.

The money will be used to create new facilities for the current school. The new site will offer Flying Start childcare, Childcare Offer places, and a Flying Start office base. It is part of nearly £3million of funding that has been allocated to 50 projects across Wales.

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Kirsty backs cerebral palsy register for Wales

Kirsty Williams AM has signed a pledge supporting the creation of a cerebral palsy register for Wales, as part of a visit to Brecon Hospital on Friday 10th May.

The planned national register is intended to improve care for people with cerebral palsy, and the first stage of the project is starting in Powys. The register is being driven forward by a group that includes people with the condition, families, and health professionals.

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Kirsty visits new Brecon Beacons green conference and training centre

On Friday 3rd May Kirsty Williams AM visited “Like Work But Different” for the first of their Friday drop-in sessions.

“Like Work But Different” is a unique set of meeting spaces situated in the heart of the Black Mountains, in the Brecon Beacons National Park. It aims to make use of the great outdoors to create a working environment that allows people to think, write, create, dream and be refreshed.


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