Councils need to clean up their act on dog fouling

Welsh Conservatives are calling on councils across Wales to look at how effectively they are policing dog fouling offences.
Figures obtained by Shadow Environment Minister Darren Millar AM show a huge discrepancy in the number of fixed penalty notices is

Assembly Government comes clean on real extent of Tir Gofal backlog

The Assembly Government has been forced to admit the number of delayed applications for its flagship agri-environmental scheme Tir Gofal is higher than previously thought.
Pressure from the Welsh Conservatives has led Rural Affairs Minister Elin Jones AM

Marriage – Be Prepared!

Engaged couples in North Wales are being encouraged to enrol in a new marriage preparation course which be running from September.
Couples can expect to cover topics such as commitment, communication, resolving conflict and staying in love amongst others

Answers needed over unfilled Environment Agency posts

Welsh Conservatives today expressed concern at the high number of unfilled specialist posts at the Environment Agency. The party has learned that as many as 22 positions at the Assembly Government quango are vacant and are not in the process of being fil

Government failure over Fly Tipping exposed as prosecutions fall

Just one per cent of fly tipping incidents led to prosecutions according to the latest available figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives. Councils across Wales only took 645 incidents to court out of the 54,841 recorded in 2006/7, a fall on the previ

Blooming Marvellous

Commenting on news that Towyn and Kinmel Bay Town Council has been awarded 1st prize in the ‘Conservation Scheme’ award in the Wales in Bloom competition Darren Millar, AM for Clwyd West and Shadow Minister for the Environment, said:-

Post Office plan 'Too little too late'

Commenting on the Assembly Government’s plans to consult on re-opening the Post Office Development Fund, Welsh Conservative AM for Clwyd West Darren Millar said: “While any support for post offices is welcome this announcement is too little t

Coastal path project making slow progress

Less than four kilometres of new pathway was created for the all Wales Coastal Path last year, figures obtained by the Welsh Conservatives reveal today The 2.44 miles of new access was revealed following a series of requests for information from Shadow E

Taxpayers foot the bill for compensation claims

Councils have spent at least £13mn of taxpayers’ money settling damages claims from falls on pavements, Welsh Conservatives revealed today.
Requests for information from Shadow Environment Minister Darren Millar reveal that 12 council

Phone boxes vital for vulnerable children

Welsh Conservatives are calling on BT to consider the vital role played by phone boxes when children try and contact ChildLine. The company announced it was planning on closing a quarter of phone boxes in Wales last month.   Figures obtained by th