Our Farmers out of pocket

Jane Dodds, Welsh Assembly Candidate for the Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats has urged Deputy Minister for Farming, Rebecca AM to investigate and speed up the delays in Basic Payment Scheme payments to farmers who have been waiting since early December.

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Jane Dodds fights cuts to school breakfast clubs

Liberal Democrat Assembly candidate Jane Dodds is calling on Powys County Council to reverse its proposal to slash funding for school breakfast clubs.

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Tories don’t lift a finger to support rural communities” - Welsh Lib Dems

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have made clear in the National Assembly today that the party will vote against the Local Government Settlement unless a better deal for rural authorities is put forward.

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Powys Lib Dems win transparency motion

Yesterday, Powys' Lib Dems succeeded in driving through a motion at Full Council to improve transparency and public engagement within the Council.

 The motion called for the Council to explore options for introducing public participation in Council meetings and suggested a structured format at the start of meetings of the council and its committees for members of the public to address elected members.

 The motion was carried with 31 votes in favour and 24 against with 5 abstentions, supported by Lib Dem, Labour and Conservative councillors with the majority of independent councillors (who run the Council) voting against it.

 

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Jane Dodds visits ‘Jungle’ refugee camp calling for Wales to become ‘Nation of Sanctuary’

Speaking ahead of a trip to the ‘Jungle’ refugee camp in Calais, Jane Dodds has called for Wales to become a ‘Nation of Sanctuary’ to support refugees displaced by conflict.

Jane, who arrives in Calais on Wednesday morning, will be staying at the camp and returning to the UK Thursday evening having volunteered for two full days. She has previously collected items for residents of the camp, and used to work for the Refugee Council.

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Success for petition calling for ban on use of wild animals in circuses in Wales

A petition submitted to the National Assembly’s Petitions Committee by the RSPCA Cymru, which called for a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses in Wales, has been closed by the Committee this week as it was deemed to have “essentially achieved its purpose”.

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Montgomeryshire Helping Refugees in Calais

At the end of January Jane Dodds, Welsh Assembly Candidate for the Montgomeryshire Liberal Democrats will be travelling to the Refugee Camp in Calais France, to volunteer within the Camp.

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Powys Council’s bin bag charges discriminates against poor

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have highlighted that the charges by Powys County Council for residents to receive replacement refuse sacks is unfair and discriminatory. 

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Jane Dodds - New Year Message. Happy Christmas/ Nadolig Llawen and Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

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Happy Christmas/ Nadolig Llawen and Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

It’s been a memorable year in Montgomeryshire, we had a brilliant National Eisteddfod in Meifod, the opening of Glanhafren Market in Newtown, the relaunch of Rekindle - the mental health resource for young people, and the celebration of one year of Wild Women - an organisation to support enterprising women in Montgomeryshire.

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Jane Dodds calls for action on Powys roads

Last year, 138 people were killed or seriously injured on our roads. Year after year Powys has the worst road casualties, by a long way, for any Council area in Wales.

Liberal Democrat Welsh Assembly candidate for Powys has said this is one thing where our County can share no pride.

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