AM raises knotweed issue with mortgage companies

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Housing Spokesperson, Peter Black has written to the Council for MortgageLenders to ask them to review their policy on lending money on properties blighted by Japanese knotweed.

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Assembly Member urges people to complain when home care goes wrong

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black is encouraging people who have council specified home care services in the region to be more prepared to speak out when they feel things are going wrong.

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Assembly Member raises future of Land Registry with Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black confronted UK BusinessSecretary, Vince Cable at the weekend and asked him to abandon plans by his department to privatise the Land Registry, who currently employ 430 people in the Swansea area.

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Welsh Assembly Member congratulates Visteon pensioners

The Welsh Liberal Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has welcomed news that Ford has concluded an agreement with the Unite union to make a settlement offer to eligible ex-Visteon employees who filed legal claims in connection with reductions in their pensions resulting from Visteon UK being put into administration in 2009.

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Housing Bill needs to address affordable housing supply

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Housing and Local Government, Peter Black has called on the government to include a statutory duty in the Housing (Wales) Bill for its own Ministers to set termly targets for the supply of new affordable homes.

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Welsh Assembly Member slams £730,000 cost of Neath Port Talbot’s wheelie-bin replacement programme

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West, Peter Black has expressed astonishment at the cost of a plan by Neath Port Talbot Council to swap all the household wheelie bins in their area for smaller ones in the hope of reducing the amount of waste going to landfill.

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‘Confusion and bureaucracy are creating obstacles for disabled and elderly people applying for blue badges

The Welsh Liberal Democrats spokesperson on local government and equalities, Peter Black has accused the Welsh Government and local councils of failing to properly apply new regulations on blue badges so that many elderly and disabled people are missing out.

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Council Tax changes key to bringing empty homes back into use

The Welsh Liberal Democrat Shadow Minister for Housing and Local Government, Peter Black has reiterated his support for a change in regulations allowing for flexible council tax charges on empty properties.

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Ambulance response times in Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot hit new low

Emergency ambulance response times in February were the worst they have been since a new system was introduced in 2011, figures published today have shown.

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Proactive measures must be at the heart of tackling anti-social behaviour says Assembly Member

In a debate in the National Assembly on housing related anti-social behaviour, the Welsh Liberal Democratshighlighed the importance of early intervention, prevention and cooperation between agencies and called for the devolution of powers to more effectively tackle anti-social behaviour.

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