Public meeting on future of health centre in Coelbren

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Kirsty and James Gibson-Watt (leader of the Liberal Democrats on Powys County Council) attended a public meeting about the future of the health centre in the village.

The impact of its planned closure has been exacerbated by public transport problems.

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Official opening of Crickhowell High School’s sports pitches

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Kirsty attended the official opening of the new facilities at Crickhowell High School.

Kirsty said:

“The project is the culmination of a lot of hard work on behalf of a number of groups and will provide both school and wider community with pitches for a variety of sports.”


Llandrindod Wells Men's Shed opened

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On 10th June Kirsty opened the Llandrindod Wells Men’s Shed.

In their own words, it exists as: “Somewhere for men to meet new friends, work on group or individual projects, learn new skills or just chill out and relax, to help prevent social isolation, frustration and boredom.”

More information can be found here - http://www.mensshedscymru.co.uk/llandrindod-wells-the-doddy-fixers-mens-shed/

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Launch of daily mile in Newbridge-on-Wye Primary School

Newbridge-on-Wye Primary School launched its Daily Mile, which was attended by Kirsty Williams.

The Daily Mile encourages pupils to run, jog or walk a mile a day during the school day.

A video covering the launch, produced by Sport Powys, can be found here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcG0qksq9oo

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150th anniversary of the opening of Llanwrtyd Wells train station

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Kirsty joined people celebrating the 150th anniversary of the opening of the train station at Llanwrtyd Wells.

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Out and about with Hay & District Dial-a-Ride

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Hay & District Dial-a-Ride provide 6,500 local passenger journeys a year in and around Hay-on-Wye. This allows people to continue to lead independent lives by providing affordable and accessible transport to the elderly, disabled and those local people who have no means of suitable transport.

Kirsty visited the service to see first-hand how people were benefitting.

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Hereford Hospital Stroke Services

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Kirsty met with the Chief Executive of the Wye Valley NHS Trust at Hereford Hospital, to discuss the state of cross-border healthcare.

Following this meeting it emerged that the future of stroke services at Hereford Hospital was under question.

Wye Valley trust say they are “considering the future of stroke services” at Hereford Hospital, with moving the services to Worcester a possibility.

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Welsh Lib Dems criticise Conservative suspensions

Ahead of the County Council elections three Conservative Councillors were suspended for misconduct.

Furthermore, it has emerged the suspensions cost the taxpayer £16,292.19.

More details can be found here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-39646740

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Public meeting on the state of Trecastle's public transport

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The ongoing lack of public transport in Trecastle continues to frustrate residents. A public meeting, chaired by Dave Howells, allowed locals to express their views.

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Kirsty comments on change to recycling centre opening hours

Powys County Council’s changes to recycling centre opening hours have been extremely counter-productive.

Kirsty’s position on the issue can be seen in this video -https://www.facebook.com/kirstywilliams.cymru/videos/1613245785382436/


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