Gower Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans AM, is encouraging residents in Three Crosses to have their say on the Mobile Post Office service which has been in place since the beginning of June, following the closure of the Post Office in the village.
Rebecca Evans AM said: “The Post Office is holding a local public consultation that will end on 24th August. This is a good opportunity for the community of Three Crosses to share their views on the new Mobile Post Office Service. The areas the Post Office would most value feedback on are how suitable residents think the new location is, how easy it is to access, and comments about the days or opening hours of the service.”
Three Crosses residents can express their views via an online questionnaire at postofficeviews.co.uk using the code 25164299
Mrs Evans added: “The closure of a village Post Office is always hugely disappointing to the community it has served, and people rightly feel passionately about these much-loved services. Now is a timely opportunity for residents to have their say on how the new provision is helping maintain Post Office services, and what improvements can still be made.”
Rebecca Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, will be holding an advice surgery on Friday 21st July, between 12 noon – 1pm, at Forge Fach Community Resource Centre, Clydach.
If you have any problems or concerns, please come along to explore how Rebecca may be able to help. No appointment necessary.
Rebecca Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, is reminding constituents that they have until Thursday 13th July to take part in a Welsh Government consultation which is asking people to let them know if they do not have access yet to superfast broadband in their home or business.
Rebecca Evans said: “Over 645,000 premises in Wales can already access superfast broadband thanks to the Welsh Government's investment in the Superfast Cymru scheme, and by the end of the year this figure is expected to reach 690,000.
"We are now at the stage where we are looking at the final few percent of premises not covered by the Superfast Cymru rollout or by the telecommunications companies’ own plans. In order for the work that the Welsh Government carries out from 2018 onwards is as effective as possible, it needs those without access to superfast broadband to let them know and take part in the consultation."
A list of potential premises has been published on the Welsh Government website and is open for comments. An interactive map is provided, which can help Gower residents and businesses check if they are already included on the list.
Gower's AM, Rebecca Evans, has raised the plight of the persecuted Christians in the Middle East following a powerful event at the National Assembly for Wales, hosted by the charity Open Doors UK and Ireland, called ‘Hope for the Middle East’.
Rebecca Evans said: "Civil war in Syria and Iraq has unleashed a tidal wave of violent persecution against the highly vulnerable Christian population - and these stories are not often heard. This ancient community is being devastated and displaced. For the sake of everyone in the region, peace needs to be secured."
Rebecca Evans has requested that the Foreign Secretary works alongside the international community, the governments of Syria and Iraq, and all parties of the conflicts to ensure that the current and future legal frameworks in Syria and Iraq fully promote and protect the equal and inalienable rights of all their citizens, irrespective of race, religion or other status.
ParkLives are organising free activities for everyone in parks and open spaces across Swansea and Gower over the summer, Activities scheduled for the fun day include:
Inflatable dart board
Inflatable pool table
Super sports equipment
Giant board games
Space hopper races
More information on the Llanmorlais and Gowerton events below.
Rebecca Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, will be holding two information sessions with Swansea Women’s Aid, on Friday 7th July. There will be a session in Reynoldston Village Hall from 12.00 noon – 1.30pm, and a further session in Rhossili Village hall from 2pm – 3.30pm.
Rebecca Evans said: “Swansea Women’s Aid works across the City and County supporting women who are affected by domestic abuse.
“At these information sessions we will be raising awareness of the work and assistance that Swansea Women’s Aid is providing in the rural areas of Gower."
Gower Assembly Member, Rebecca Evans, has joined Hollywood star and 'End Youth Homelessness Cymru' Ambassador, Michael Sheen, in pledging her support to put an end to youth homelessness.
Rebecca Evans and Michael Sheen joined First Minister Carwyn Jones at the launch of a new campaign to end youth homelessness in Wales within 10 years. The launch saw politicians, businesses, and third sector organisations promising to working alongside one another to ensure that in 10 years youth homelessness in Wales will be consigned to history.
Rebecca Evans said: "Young people are often homeless because it’s not safe for them to stay at home, or because family life has become too hard. No person should have nowhere to call home.
"Young people can be particularly vulnerable, with homelessness often leading to complex other problems such as mental and physical ill health, and drug and drink dependency. It doesn't have to be this way, and working together I know that we can end youth homelessness."
Rebecca Evans AM, Assembly Member for Gower, is backing Catch the Bus Week which runs between 3rd and 9th July.
Catch the Bus Week is a national campaign run by Greener Journeys to celebrate the importance of buses and public transport, while encouraging people who don’t usually think of taking the bus to leave their car at home and get on board.
Rebecca Evans, who successfully campaigned for the reinstatement of a twice-daily bus service in Mount Pleasant, Gowerton, said:
"Buses are integral to communities, and are our most widely used mode of public transport. They carry many people to work and school every day, provide vital access to services, and keep our roads moving - with resulting benefits for local air quality.
"Declining bus use can put services at risk, and when a service it cut it makes it more difficult for people to take up a job or training, or access services, shops and social opportunities. I was delighted to work with local residents and the local authority to reinstate a bus service in Mount Pleasant - but the message was clear: use it or lose it."
Andrew Jenkins, campaigner for Catch the Bus Week, said: "Despite their contribution to the economy, to the environment, and to our society, buses are all too easily overlooked. Catch the Bus Week allows us to shine the spotlight on buses, and I am thankful that Rebecca Evans recognises this and is supporting this campaign."
Gower Assembly Member Rebecca Evans has proudly led the fight against Inflammatory Bowel Disease by opening nationwide fundraiser, WALK IT, in Swansea on behalf of Crohn’s & Colitis UK.
Rebecca Evans AM joined hundreds of fundraisers in Black Pill to help raise awareness and vital funds for those living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD).
The WALK IT events organised by charity Crohn’s & Colitis UK take place throughout June and July and invite anyone to join and walk either 5km or 10km to show their support for the fight against IBD. There will be three more events taking place across the country in - Edinburgh, Birmingham and Bristol.
The charity aims to reunite the country together to raise awareness of IBD, and fight for the 300,000 people in the UK with the condition to achieve a better quality of life.
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis are the two main forms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease causing inflammation and ulcers in the bowel which can lead to urgent and frequent diarrhoea, rectal bleeding, pain, profound fatigue and anaemia. It is largely a hidden disease that can cause stigma, fear and isolation.
Sam Afhim, Director of Income Generation, Crohn's and Colitis UK, said: “We want to raise vital funds and awareness for the people struggling with IBD and the devastating effects it can have on people and their families. At Crohn’s & Colitis UK, we want to spread the word that there is support and there are other people in the same situation - which is why our WALK IT fundraising events are so important in bringing everyone together.”
Funds raised through WALK IT directly enable the charity to carry out vital new research, answer more calls from people needing help and provide patient packs to hospitals across the UK, amongst others.
Join us as we Walk IT together; challenging stigma, standing strong and raising vital funds for the fight against Inflammatory Bowel Disease. To find your nearest WALK IT location, and to sign up to the event, please visit: https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/walkit
Swansea AMs Julie James, Rebecca Evans and Mike Hedges have praised the Welsh Labour Government for its ambitious legislative programme.
The AMs welcomed the legislative priorities for the year ahead, which the First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, set out in a statement to the Welsh Assembly on Tuesday.
The statement contains five bills:
• Regulatory Reform of Registered Social Landlords Bill;
• Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) Bill – pending the Supreme Court judgement;
• Childcare Offer Application Processing Bill;
• Fees Charged to Tenants in the Private Rented Sector Bill;
• Local Government Bill.
Julie James AM for Swansea West commented:
“The Welsh Labour Government continues to make Wales a better place to live and work, where prosperity is shared, where public services are protected and where the next generation are given the best start in life.
We are working to build a Wales that is healthy and active, prosperous and secure - an ambitious learning nation that is united and connected.”
Gower AM, Rebecca Evans added:
“Over the past year I have been pleased to take the ground-breaking Public Health Wales Bill through the Assembly in my Ministerial Role - it is due to become law next week. The Bills announced today promise to further deliver on the pledges we set out in our ambitious manifesto last year.”
Swansea East AM, Mike Hedges added:
“The Welsh Labour Government continues to deliver on important issues for my constituents such as childcare and the fees charged by letting agents often to those who can least afford to pay.”