Royal Welsh Show 2017

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The Royal Welsh Show took place from Monday 24th July to Thursday 27th July.

It offers the chance to celebrate the best of Welsh and British agriculture, at the Royal Welsh Showground in Llanelwedd.

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Kirsty meets Ambassador of Nepal

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Kirsty Williams met with Dr Durga Bahadur Subedi, the Ambassador of Nepal.

The Ambassador attended the Brecon Freedom Parade and visited the Infantry Battle School in Brecon, as well as meeting with local representatives.

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Speed restriction work at Llanwrtyd Wells

Llanwrtyd Wells will benefit from work to reduce speeding around the 30mph ‘gateway’ points on the A483. This will include carriage narrowing and speed limit roundel road markings to improve compliance.

It is funded by the Welsh Government and work will commence this financial year.

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Site meeting at Builth Road

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Kirsty Williams AM and Cllr Maureen Mackenzie attended a site meeting with residents at Builth Road junction, in Cllr Mackenzie’s ward.

The meeting was also attended by Welsh Government officials, and gave residents the opportunity to raise flooding and draining issues they are suffering with.

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Kirsty presents Crickhowell school council with School Ambassador Status

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Kirsty Williams presented Crickhowell High School Council a certificate on behalf of the Welsh Assembly, acknowledging their work at engaging with the Assembly.

Crickhowell High School is the first secondary school in Mid-Wales to gain School Council Ambassador status.

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Dame Kelly Holmes visits the Welsh Assembly

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Dame Kelly Holmes visited the Welsh Assembly to discuss the work of her charity, the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust.

The charity helps children from disadvantaged communities get “back on track”, and more information about their work can be found at https://www.damekellyholmestrust.org/


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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