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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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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

Huge profits insulting to millions

Commenting on the news today that Centrica has announced profits of around a £1billion, a day after raising gas prices by a record 35%, Shadow Environment Minister Darren Millar AM said:
 “Centrica bosses need to stop and think long and

Talking shop culture dominates Government agenda

Welsh Conservatives today accused the Assembly Government of “talking to itself on a monumental scale” after revealing details of the more than 260 groups set up to advise ministers. Ninety so-called task and finish groups are currently opera

Post Office closures will devastate communities

Welsh Conservative AM Darren Millar today reacted angrily to proposals to close one in five post offices across North Wales, including 10 in his Clwyd West constituency. Post Office Limited has announced that it intends to close some 66 North Wales post

Farmers penalised by environmental scheme backlog

Hundreds of applications for a scheme paying farmers to protect the environment will not be assessed for up to two years, Welsh Conservatives have learned.
 
Figures obtained by the party reveal that 1,008 applications for the Tir Gofal scheme are