Local News

The Avenue Centre, Tenby

Local Assembly Member Angela Burns has welcomed the news that the Director for Social Services at Pembrokeshire County Council intends to recommend to the Cabinet that there is no decision taken on the future of the Avenue Centre in Tenby. Having had numerous discussions with the families and carers of the Avenue Centre users and Council officials Mrs Burns is delighted that fairness and common sense have won the day.


Local Assembly Member Angela Burns AM joined the UK’s largest cat charity at the launch of their Manifesto for Cats: with over 29% of welsh homes owning at least one cat it was important to see what needs to be done in Wales  to improve the lives of one of the nation's favourite pets.

Pembrokeshire Politicians Pledge for an Autism Bill

Pembrokeshire Assembly Members Paul Davies and Angela Burns have welcomed plans to bring forward and Autism Bill, which would form part of the legislative programme for a Welsh Conservative Government, following a visit to the local branch of the National Autistic Society. 

Transport for Rural Areas Vital

Concerns have been raised by Pembrokeshire Assembly Member Angela Burns over the effects the lack of public transport has on young people and children especially those who are living in poverty. 

Rural Idyll or "Out on a limb"

Local Assembly Member Angela Burns AM last Wednesday, held a debate in the Senedd called "A New Way for West Wales". This debate discussed how the nature of West Wales, it's rural geography, economy and social structure does not necessarily work with the city centric policies adopted by the Welsh Labour Government prevalent in the South East of Wales.

Change to secure a better future for Wales

The annual report of the Welsh schools watchdog Estyn shows more secondary schools are delivering unsatisfactory standards.   The report, published today, highlights a widening gap between the best and worst performing secondary schools, concludes that teaching quality is ‘inconsistent’ in half of secondary schools and notes a failure to stretch the more able pupils.

Planning policy swept away

 The issue of contradictory advice on planning policies was raised by Pembrokeshire & Carmarthenshire Assembly Member Angela Burns during First Minister’s Questions in the Senedd on Tuesday.The problem centres around Councils and Government allowing homes to be built in areas that have a real risk of flooding because of national targets or the profit that development land can deliver. Yet in other instances the very same policy is used to prevent business expansion because of the risk of flooding. 

Welsh Government’s Local Government Plans Condemned by Local AMs

Local Assembly Members Paul Davies and Angela Burns have condemned the Welsh Government’s plans for local government reform in Wales, which would result in Pembrokeshire being merged with Ceredigion and Carmarthenshire. The Welsh Government’s plans, highlighted in the Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill will result in cutting the number of Welsh councils from 22 to eight or nine and as a result, Pembrokeshire will be merged into a Dyfed-style authority.

Labour’s public service targets ‘in tatters’

The targets used by Welsh Labour ministers to measure public service performance are ‘in tatters’ and urgent improvements are required across the country.That’s the focus of a Welsh Conservative debate in the Senedd tomorrow (Wednesday). Assembly Members will highlight health and education in particular – and call on Labour ministers to avoid simply removing or altering targets for their own benefit.

GCSE Congratulations

As this year’s GCSE results are published, local Assembly Member Angela Burns has congratulated students and teachers across Wales.The results recognise years of hard work and the Shadow Education Minister has sent her best wishes to all students on their next steps.