Five projects in Brecon & Radnorshire awarded £33,864 in lottery funding

In March 2019 five projects across Brecon and Radnorshire benefitted from a total of £33,864 in funding from The National Lottery Community Fund.

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GP services at Cwmllynfell Surgery

Swansea Bay University Health Board has announced that the Amman Tawe Partnership has requested to close their premises in Cwmllynfell and increase their services in Ystalyfera and Brynamman.

Many people in Brecon and Radnorshire access GP services at these sites. People with views on the proposals are being encouraged to get them across before the deadline of Monday 20th May.

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New project seeks to improve connections and peer support in Mid Wales communities

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Kirsty Williams AM attended a ‘Mid Powys Mind’ networking event to raise awareness of ‘Side by Side Cymru’, a new initiative helping organisations to provide peer support in communities. The event was the first networking event following the launch of the project.

Peer support connects people who have had similar experiences, with the aim of boosting people’s mental health. Common examples can be arts and craft, sport or self-help groups, or something as simple as a regular coffee morning.

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Kirsty welcomes ultrafast boost for South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team

Kirsty Williams has welcomed the news that the South and Mid Wales Cave Rescue Team will soon benefit from ultrafast broadband.

The depot is located in Penwyllt, above the Swansea valley in the Brecon and Radnorshire constituency, and the new connection will further improve its search and rescue capabilities. Previously, limited connectivity had left it relying on more traditional telephone and paper-based systems.

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Kirsty seeks clarity over access to pharmacy as Boots warns of store closures

Following the news that Boots have warned of store closures across the UK, Kirsty Williams is seeking clarity over access to pharmacy services if stores in Powys are under threat.

There are seven Boots stores in Powys, including in Brecon, Builth Wells, Crickhowell, Knighton, and Llandrindod Wells. Kirsty has written to Powys teaching Health Board to stress the importance of securing convenient access to pharmacy.

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Jane Dodds and Kirsty Williams press for Brecon barracks to stay open

Jane Dodds and Kirsty Williams have made a joint call for the Ministry of Defence to reverse its planned closure of Brecon barracks.

They articulated their position in a joint response to the Welsh Affairs Committee’s inquiry into ‘Wales and the Armed Forces’, which includes specific consideration of the ‘impact of Ministry of Defence estate rationalisations on local economies and communities.’

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