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


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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Stop the Welsh Assembly Pay Rise

Jane Dodds, the Liberal Democrat Welsh Assembly candidate for Montgomeryshire is backing the campaign to stop the pay rise for assembly members, voted through by Conservative, Labour and Plaid Cymru Assembly Members in November.

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Welsh Lib Dems launch plans to Revitalise High Streets

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have launched a package of radical policies to revitalise Wales’ struggling high streets.

 Welsh Liberal Democrat Leader Kirsty Williams AM was in Newtown on Saturday 7th November to promote 'High St Wales' the new Welsh Liberal Democrats plan to empower local communities torevitalise town centres.

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Rejection of Mid Wales wind farms shows “sheer narrow-mindedness” of Conservative UK Government

The rejection of five wind farm applications in Powys has shown the “sheer narrow-mindedness” of the Conservatives when it comes to renewable energy, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have said.

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