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Money lessons = Common sense

Assembly Member for Clwyd West, Darren Millar, has welcomed the introduction of compulsory lessons in money management in Welsh schools from this month.
All pupils between 7 and 19 years of age will now receive education in personal financial management

Education the key to preventing grassland fires

Commenting on figures published today showing a 60% rise in grassland fires in Wales, Shadow Environment Minister Darren Millar AM said:
“These figures highlight a worrying increase in the number of grassland fires across the country.
 
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Olympic hope for Denbighshire forest

A campaign has been launched for a Denbighshire forest to become a venue for the 2012 Olympic games.
Darren Millar, Assembly Member for Clwyd West, has spoken to Lord Sebastian Coe and the organisers of the games to ask them to consider Llandegla Forest

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

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

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:-
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