School Uniform U-Turn Welcomed
PLAID CYMRU WELCOMES WELSH GOVERNMENT U-TURN ON SCHOOL UNIFORM GRANT CUT
Responding to the Welsh Government’s statement on the new grant for school uniforms (Pupil Development Grant – Access), Llyr Gruffydd AM and Plaid Cymru’s shadow education spokesperson said,
“I am pleased to see the Welsh Government u-turn on its awful decision to scrap the school uniform grant. which had originally caused worry and concern for families and left local authorities having to scrape budgets together to cover the shortfall.
Critical report into joint procurement project
Following a highly critical report by Denbighshire County Council's internal Auditors into a Joint Procurement Unit set up in 2013 between Denbighshire County Council and Flintshire County Council, Cllr. Mabon ap Gwynfor said:
"This is a very critical report highlighting serious failures on behalf of both Denbighshire County Council and Flintshire County Council to take advantage of their Joint Procurement Unit, and ensure that the people of both counties get the best possible savings from joint procurement.
Use County Assets for community benefit
Community Leaders are calling on Denbighshire County Council and Betsi Cadwaladr Health Board to work together and bring a recently vacated school site in Ruthin into community use as a health and social care centre for Ruthin and the wider area.
The old Ysgol Pen Barras and Rhost Street Schools were vacated over Easter following the opening of a new school site on Glastir. The land borders onto Ruthin Hospital. Plaid Cymru Councillors have called on organisations to work together to bring the old school sites into use as a health and social care hub.
Banking and local economy on agenda
Banking and local economy on agenda at Ruthin Public Meeting
The future of Community Banks, our high street and how to boost the local economy will be discussed in Ruthin this Friday evening when one of Plaid Cymru’s senior members, Assembly Member Adam Price, comes to address a Public Meeting organised by Plaid Cymru.
Ruthin, Denbigh, Llangollen, Corwen and other communities across Denbighshire and Gwynedd have seen numerous banks close, with many communities now left without any banks and people having to travel countless miles to carry out essential daily banking duties.
Council to consider free sanitary products in schools
Denbighshire County Council has voted to consider providing free sanitary products to every young woman and girl in schools across the county, following a motion put forward by the Plaid Cymru group on the Council this week.
Plaid Cymru’s motion called for free sanitary products to every young woman and girl in Denbighshire Schools to be provided in a way that respects their dignity and independence.