Direct payments now needed for free school meals
Parents in Wrexham have raised concerns about the current 'grab and go' scheme put in place to cater for children entitled to free school meals locally. The council has responded quickly to try and meet the acknowledged need, preparing up to 800 packed lunches a day which have been distributed from a variety of council premises across the borough.
B&M staff concerned for safety
Staff from Wrexham's B&M store based on the Central Retail Park have contacted Cllr Carrie Harper to raise concerns about in store safety during the current Covid-19 crisis.
Equip our NHS staff to tackle pandemic
AM's key questions to health board over equipment, testing and staffing
Physiotherapists in Wales have added their voice to growing concerns among NHS staff about the lack of specialist personal protective equipment (PPE).
Now Plaid Cymru's North Wales AM Llyr Gruffydd has backed the calls and said: "The Chartered Society of Physiotherapists have said their members are facing 'unacceptable risks' as a result with staff delivering urgent respiratory care to patients with COVID-19 in intensive care and other healthcare settings. They provide essential treatment within an arm’s length of patients who are confirmed or suspected of having COVID-19 to clear sputum from their chests and clear their airways.
Independent inquiry needed to safeguard health and jobs at Kronospan
Petition launched demanding action
Plaid Cymru’s North Wales AM Llyr Gruffydd has called for an independent inquiry into the fire at Kronospan in Chirk, stating that safeguarding local residents’ health was paramount in order to move forward. He also called for permanent independent air-quality monitoring equipment to be located around the plant.
ITEC 'saving' has cost council £142,000
When Wrexham Council chose to close its successful ITEC training unit on Whitegate Industrial Estate, it claimed it would save money.
That's because the unit had been set a target by consultants to make a surplus of £100,000 a year above and beyond running costs.
Plaid MPs back call to end 'legalised theft' of miners' pension funds
Government must stop the 'legalised theft' of surpluses from miners' pension funds, accordingly to Plaid Cymru's Carrie Harper.
She's backing Plaid Cymru MPs, who are today joining former miners to hand in a 100,000-strong petition demanding a change in the process.
10,000 Wrexham women deserve better over state pension changes
Plaid Cymru has said that 10,000 women in Wrexham and Clwyd South who have lost out over State Pension age changes should be awarded compensation for their losses.
‘Rip it up and start again’ - call to reduce land for housing in LDP
Councils across north Wales should have the right to think again about allocating greenfield sites for thousands of new houses, according to Plaid Cymru’s North Wales AM Llyr Gruffydd.
He says new guidelines from the Welsh Government, which drastically reduce the amount of new housing expected for councils in north Wales over the next 20 years, show how badly they've got it wrong in the past.