Friday, 21 April 2017

FLY-TIPPING - OUR SHARED PROBLEM...

Recent fly-tipping in Allt-yr-yn

Whether you live in Allt-yr-yn, Pill, Tredegar Park, St Julians or anywhere else in Newport - fly tipping is a problem – with rubbish and waste being dumped in quiet streets, nature reserves, in fields or in the drainage reens on the levels (something which aggravates drainage problems and flooding). 
Newport City Council is directly responsible for removing dumped items from any council owned land, including housing estates, grass areas, parks and reens, canals and public highways.


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Recent fly-tipping in Allt-yr-yn

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The South Wales Argus (back in July 21015) reported that there were more than 7,000 fly-tipping reports but only five prosecutions in the last four years in Newport, a Freedom of Information request showed. No-one was taken to court in the city between April 2011 and March 2014 and the five offenders the council prosecuted in 2014-2015 were handed fines totalling just £2,600, the Argus reported.
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It was noted in 2015 that fly-tipping costs Newport council tax payers £300,000 a year. Fly-tipping in Newport by and large fell in the four years between 2010 and 2014, with 2,014 reports in 2011-12, 1,982 in 2012-13, 1,578 in 2013-14 and 1,672 in 2014-15, totalling 7,246, the Freedom of Information request showed. In February 2017 the South Wales Argus reported that 135.8 tonnes of waste was picked up by the Pride in Newport team since it was launched.

Recent fly-tipping in Allt-yr-yn

It remains one of those anti-social problems that plagues all of our communities across Wales affecting both relatively well off and less affluent communities of our country and our city. It affects both rural and urban areas equally and despite the best efforts of financially strapped county councils shows little sign of being discouraged or curbed.
Domestic waste aside much, but not all, a significant amount of the dumped waste appears to be construction or builders waste – something that may well be aggravated by the charge that commercial concerns face at some refuse sites (including Newport). What’s needed is to develop a realistic all agency approach, which can bring an end to the problem of fly tipping – something that may involve accepting commercial waste at the tip for no fee.
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Thursday, 20 April 2017

TIME TO PUT WALES FIRST AND MAKE POLITICS WORK

“Following the announcement on Tuesday morning of the snap general election to be held on the 8th June, Plaid Cymru will now begin the process of selecting our local candidates for Newport West and Newport East.
 
“Local council elections will be taking place in just over a fortnight and our strong team of Newport candidates will remain focused on speaking to as many local people as possible over the coming weeks. We are determined to deliver the positive change Newport needs.
 
“The early general election is also an opportunity for the people of Newport to make our voice heard. The time has come to put Wales first, to back our national party and to make politics work.
 
“Labour are in self-indulgent disarray, the Tories will continue to decimate our communities, Plaid Cymru will always put the people of Wales first and steer a positive course for our nation.
 
“Politics is changing, let’s makes sure Wales’ needs and aspirations are heard loud and clear.”

DIWEDD / ENDS

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

WESTMINSTER GENERAL ELECTION 2017

Plaid Cymru leader, Leanne Wood, responding to the Prime Minister’s statement announcing a General Election, said:

“The British Government has committed our country to a path of extreme economic recklessness. It doesn’t have to be their way. Wales needs MPs who will stand up to the Tories and be the voice of reason in Parliament, defending our country’s vital economic links with Europe and the rest of the world.

“Plaid Cymru is united and we’re up for the opportunity to advocate for Wales' best interests. The more Plaid Cymru MPs, the stronger Wales’ voice will be. The official opposition is divided and unable to agree a position on the most important of decisions. Plaid Cymru in Westminster will stand up for our interests and make sure the decisions being taken now are made with future generations in mind, and not to cynically appease the extreme right wing of the Tory party.

“Plaid Cymru will provide real opposition to the Tories. The Party of Wales will contest every seat in June to make sure Wales has a stronger voice than ever before.”      

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

SIAN DAMON FOR DRYBRIDGE

Introducing your PLAID CYMRU candidate for Monmouthshire County Council and Town Council elections - Drybridge

Siân Damon

I was born and educated in Cardiff and have lived in Monmouth since 2008. I have teaching qualifications, teaching some of your own children in primary schools in the town. I’m passionate about working with you to make a town we’re proud of, council provision that serves this community and build a future based on your ideas.

It’s time to vote for Plaid - the only party working for Wales, its people, its future.

·      Supporting our schools to achieve the best education for our children
·      Ensuring our local NHS services are maintained and give care to all who need it.
·      Helping create quality employment, supporting local businesses
·      Making your council accountable, giving your voice a place in decisions made
Plaid Cymru believes in communities.
As your councillor, I want to hear your views, ideas and will work with 
the Drybridge community to see them happen.

Local development is accepted. I would make sure health, education and leisure


To contact Plaid: Email: post@plaid.cymru
Plaid Cymru is the only party representing communities - your community. Change starts with YOU - vote Plaid for a better Monmouth.
Published and promoted by: Janet Davies, 33 Belgrave Road, Abergavenny NP7 7AH

Tuesday, 11 April 2017

PLAID CYMRU'S MANIFESTO FOR NEWPORT













Plaid Cymru - The Party of Wales is campaigning on five main issues in Newport:

  • Making sure Newport gets it's fair share of the City Deal investment to improve local transport and create new jobs locally.
  • Tackling the business rates scandal to help support local traders and to further revive Newport as a shopping destination.
  • Campaigning for the Welsh Government to proclaim Newport as Wales's digital capital, building on our cyber security and digital reputation to help make Newport a digital world capital.
  • Building affordable and sustainable housing, striking a balance by protecting our precious green spaces as well as providing affordable homes and converting empty properties.
  • Campaigning against the black route of the proposed M4 Relief Road, thereby helping to save our environment and defending Newport's Port. This will allow us to invest in an alternative, sustainable and cheaper route.
If you want to find out more about Plaid Cymru in the City of Newport, visit our website: 


Friday, 7 April 2017

CHRIS PRIEST FOR ST JULIAN'S WARD

In St Julian’s Plaid Cymru is proud to have Chris Priest representing the people of his local community.

If elected Chris promises to campaign to:

     Ensure no green spaces and leisure facilities are taken away
    Build a footbridge with cycle access from the Glebelands to Shaftesbury Park and to the City Centre
       Improve traffic conditions around Glan Usk School

Any proposed development on the long vacant Durham Road School site should include a full and genuinely public consultation, rather than simply paying lip service to resident’s genuine concern

Chris Priest, Plaid Cymru's candidate in St Julian's.
The Glebelands and other green spaces should be secured for leisure and there should be no further development.

A footbridge with cycle track between the Glebelands and Shaftesbury Park will make it easier to get to town, will link with the National Cycle Network and will also provide easier access to Sainsbury’s in Crindau and to the City Centre.

The City Council did not feel the need to inform residents of the significant changes made to the City Bus Service. Our bus services have been reduced to a minimum with reductions in the evening and Sunday services which have been hit the hardest. The City Council has failed to campaign for the security of our bus services.
          
Further traffic calming measures should be installed in  the Durham Road area both to slow down vehicles and to help prevent vehicles going the wrong way up the one-way system and the on-going problems of the school run.


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Promoted by A Salkeld, 114 Brynglas Road, Newport on behalf of Chris Priest, 182 Durham Road, Newport