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    Minister confirms next steps for project to help Gwynedd coastal community ‘face change’

    July 16th, 2015 | Feature | Joyce Watson AM | No Comments

    The Welsh Government has confirmed the next stage of a project to help a Gwynedd community adapt to rising seas. Fairbourne village, on the coast of Barmouth Bay, is at high risk of flooding. The low-lying community is included in the West of Wales Shoreline Management Plan 2 (SMP) which recommends that, while the village […]

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    Joyce meets former Australian PM

    July 9th, 2015 | Feature | Joyce Watson AM | No Comments

    Joyce Watson AM was “delighted” to meet former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard at the Senedd last week. The Welsh-born former PM spoke about her career at an event at the National Assembly for Wales on Thursday (2 July). Mrs Watson is Chair of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association in Wales, which promotes close ties between […]

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    Joyce backs bird project for top award

    July 9th, 2015 | Feature | Joyce Watson AM | No Comments

    A local Assembly Member is backing the Dyfi Osprey Project to win a prestigious award. The project’s 360 Observatory on the Cors Dyfi reserve in Derwenlas, near Machynlleth, is competing for public votes to become Britain’s best environment project in The National Lottery Awards. Joyce Watson AM is a keen birdwatcher and has visited the […]

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    AM supports launch of Wales dementia care report

    July 9th, 2015 | Feature | Joyce Watson AM | No Comments

    Joyce Watson AM this week attended the launch of a report that details the financial cost to Wales of dementia. The Labour Mid and West AM joined Sue Phelps, Director of Alzheimer’s Society in Wales, for the launch event at the Welsh Assembly on Tuesday (7 July). ‘The hidden cost of dementia in Wales’ is […]

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    Joyce blasts police helicopter decision

    July 9th, 2015 | Feature | Joyce Watson AM | No Comments

    ASSEMBLY Members this week debated the future of the Dyfed-Powys X99 police helicopter. Under money-saving proposals drawn up by the National Police Air Service (NPAS), Pembrey helicopter base is scheduled to close in January 2016, leaving the largest policing area in England and Wales without direct aerial support. Speaking in the Senedd on Tuesday (7 […]

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    Joyce backs posties’ dog attack campaign

    July 2nd, 2015 | Feature | Joyce Watson AM | No Comments

    Joyce Watson AM is backing Royal Mail’s Dog Awareness Week (29 June – 4 July). The Mid and West AM helped launch the campaign at the National Assembly for Wales on Wednesday (1 July). She said: “I am pleased to support Royal Mail’s Dog Awareness Week. I have been a dog owner for many years […]

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