Local Government White Paper leaves many unanswered questions

Responding to the Welsh Government's White Paper published today, 'Reforming Local Government', the Welsh Liberal Democrat Local Government Spokesperson, Peter Black said that it left many questions on reorganisation unanswered, details on costs and council tax levels remain unclear, whilst without reform of the way the new councils are elected we will end up with more of the same:

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Families must act now to beat continuing care claim deadline

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black is urging the families of patients who have been in residential or nursing homes or were being cared for elsewhere for long term illnesses between 1st April 2004 and 31st July 2013 to lodge claims with their local health board to recover the costs of continuing medical care before the deadline of 31 July 2014 so as to avoid missing out.

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Liberal Democrats promise Carer’s Bonus of up to £250 for Wales’ “unsung heroes”

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has welcomed a manifesto promise by his party to see carers receive a bonus worth up to £250-a-year under a future Liberal Democrat government, which would help more than 13,000 people in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, and Bridgend.

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Bring Tour de France to Wales say Welsh Lib Dems

Ahead of the Tour de France's Grand Départ in Yorkshire on Saturday, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have repeated their calls for a stage of the Tour to come to Wales.

It was in the Welsh Liberal Democrat 2011 manifesto for Wales to bid for the Tour de France, and with the world-famous race visiting England this year, the possibility of visiting Wales in the future is even greater.

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Install energy saving improvements and get up to £7,600 back!

South Wales West Liberal Democrat Assembly Member, Peter Black is encouraging South Wales West residents to install energy-saving home improvements, under the Coalition Government's Green Deal Home Improvement Fund (GDHIF), and claim up to £7,600 back.

The GDHIF is a new scheme open to all householders, landlords and tenants in England and Wales who want to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. The scheme helps pay for a range of measures such as solid wall insulation and new boilers if people get at least two eligible Green Deal energy efficiency improvements. 

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University campus road works will hit access for Crymlyn Burrows residents says Assembly Member

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales, West Peter Black has expressed his concern at the way Neath Port Talbot Council are dealing with the proposal to close the right turn options to and from Elba Crescent as part of the University campus building work

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Assembly Member backs dog awareness week

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has given his support to the Royal mail's dog awareness week to raise understanding of the issue of dog attacks on postmen and women in Wales.

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Thousands of pensioners in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot, and Bridgend will benefit from Lib Dem manifesto pledge says Assembly Member

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has welcomed the news that under Liberal Democrat manifesto plans for the General Election, pensioners would be guaranteed to earn at least an extra £790 per year by the end of the next parliament

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Gender based violence bill does not go far enough say Welsh Liberal Democrats

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Equalities Spokesperson, Peter Black has voiced his disappointment that the Welsh Labour Government are not going far enough to support women who suffer from violence and domestic abuse in the Bill introduced in plenary today: Gender-based Violence, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (Wales) Bill.

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Tata Steel: Loss of jobs a “huge blow”

Reacting to the news of potential redundancies at Tata Steel's Port Talbot plant, Peter Black, Welsh Liberal Democrat AM for South Wales West, said:

"This is very sad news for the workers at Tata Steel, and I hope they're able to find the support that they need at this difficult time.

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