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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Have your say on your internet service

The Welsh Government has launched the “Next Generation Access Broadband” consultation.

It is seeking to confirm the premises in Wales which do not have Next Generation Access broadband at 30 megabits per second and have no plans to provide that infrastructure over the next three years.

This is part of a drive to improve the quality of data available, including a move from postcode level data to data on individual premises. An interactive map is available to view.

The consultation is open until July 13th, and further details can be found here.

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Welsh Lib Dems secure superfast broadband for Powys schools

Major investment in local schools has today been announced by Welsh Liberal Democrat Education Secretary Kirsty Williams.

Part of the deal involving Kirsty Williams becoming Education Secretary included “prioritising schools access to super-fast broadband within the national programme”.  Now, 341 schools across Wales are set to get superfast broadband thanks to additional funding.

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Kidney Wales’ walk around Wales

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Kirsty met with the dedicated fundraisers of Kidney Wales who are celebrating their 50th anniversary by undertaking a walk around Wales.

They started out this morning from Llandrindod Hospital and were finishing the day in Brecon.

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