YOUR AM WRITES: Newport West AM Rosemary Butler

South Wales Argus: YOUR AM WRITES: Newport West AM Rosemary Butler YOUR AM WRITES: Newport West AM Rosemary Butler

Many took to the streets of Newport a few weeks ago to see the demolition of the Capitol car park.

Its demise marks a big visual step forward for the redevelopment, and it is good to see progress being swiftly made.

The start of a new year often encourages individuals to embrace new challenges. One of these could be to start your own business.

If you feel inspired to go down this path, help is available from the Welsh Government. Business Wales provides a wealth of information with handy checklists, resources to help you run your business and advice on finance and funding.

• For more information visit business.wales.gov.uk or call 03000 6 03000.

It is good to hear of a funding boost for credit unions from the Welsh Government. Funding of over £1.2m is being given to local and national schemes which include a publicity campaign, money management education and the development of financial services. Welsh Government funding for credit unions has supported the increase of membership to approximately 73,000 members, and the target is for the number of people using credit unions to increase to 6% of the population by 2020.

It is good news that the Newport Credit Union has received £20,000 of funding to improve sustainability and financial viability, and I encourage you to find out more and become a member.

• For further details call 01633 214913 or email info@newportcreditunion.co.uk.

Few of us will forget the recent bad weather and subsequent flooding, both in Newport and across the UK. Earlier this month, Natural Resources Wales confirmed that the Welsh Government had earmarked a £7 million grant to build new flood defences in Crindau. The scheme has reached appraisal stage, and a business case is being prepared for approval.

The flood improvements would add protection to more than 700 homes and businesses. Residents can find out more about the scheme at an exhibition at Shaftesbury Community Centre on February 10th from 2pm-8pm.

There are a number of Welsh Government consultations still accepting responses and I would encourage you to visit www.wales.gov.uk/consultations to send in your comments to those that are of interest.

• Keep up to date with my activities by visiting www.rosemarybutleram.com or following me on Twitter @RosemaryButler.

To be added to my email newsletter list call 01633 222523 or email rosemary.butler@wales.gov.uk

Comments (10)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

5:31pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Jonnytrouble says...

Maybe the high rates charged could be lowered too to help the City Centre for business as reported one night on the BBC news !
Maybe the high rates charged could be lowered too to help the City Centre for business as reported one night on the BBC news ! Jonnytrouble
  • Score: 5

5:47pm Tue 28 Jan 14

varteg1 says...

Wrong job of demolition, it should have been the WAG.
Wrong job of demolition, it should have been the WAG. varteg1
  • Score: 10

6:41pm Tue 28 Jan 14

Monmouthshire Merlin says...

Why aren't we consulted on the cost of the Welsh Language Mrs Butler.
Time to repeal the Welsh Language Act. The first party to put that in their manifesto will get my vote. Perhaps, I will then start to take politicians of all political colours seriously!
Why aren't we consulted on the cost of the Welsh Language Mrs Butler. Time to repeal the Welsh Language Act. The first party to put that in their manifesto will get my vote. Perhaps, I will then start to take politicians of all political colours seriously! Monmouthshire Merlin
  • Score: 9

7:01pm Tue 28 Jan 14

scraptheWAG says...

rosemary what do you actually do ????
rosemary what do you actually do ???? scraptheWAG
  • Score: 10

7:17pm Tue 28 Jan 14

33daverave says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
rosemary what do you actually do ????
Nothing.Diddly squat.

I know, let's have a committee.
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: rosemary what do you actually do ????[/p][/quote]Nothing.Diddly squat. I know, let's have a committee. 33daverave
  • Score: 10

8:58pm Tue 28 Jan 14

scraptheWAG says...

33daverave wrote:
scraptheWAG wrote:
rosemary what do you actually do ????
Nothing.Diddly squat.

I know, let's have a committee.
thought as much !!
[quote][p][bold]33daverave[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: rosemary what do you actually do ????[/p][/quote]Nothing.Diddly squat. I know, let's have a committee.[/p][/quote]thought as much !! scraptheWAG
  • Score: 4

10:31pm Tue 28 Jan 14

varteg1 says...

scraptheWAG wrote:
rosemary what do you actually do ????
Demands twenty more of her ilk.
[quote][p][bold]scraptheWAG[/bold] wrote: rosemary what do you actually do ????[/p][/quote]Demands twenty more of her ilk. varteg1
  • Score: 6

9:33am Wed 29 Jan 14

NakedDancer says...

I really think it would be worthwhile for Rosemary Butler and John Griffiths to publicise what they have actually done in support of Newport in the WAG since they were elected in 1999. I don't favour any particular party and they are probably nice people but if they have done anything for Newport I'm not aware of it. If they could explain then I would be very pleased to listen.
I really think it would be worthwhile for Rosemary Butler and John Griffiths to publicise what they have actually done in support of Newport in the WAG since they were elected in 1999. I don't favour any particular party and they are probably nice people but if they have done anything for Newport I'm not aware of it. If they could explain then I would be very pleased to listen. NakedDancer
  • Score: 2

2:56pm Wed 29 Jan 14

Mr Bump. says...

Rosemary, i have voted for you in every assembly election. I've recently had the misfortune of sitting through Ampm. What a waste of time the whole Welsh Assembly is. You should all be thoroughly ashamed o yourselves. I demand that you get out of your presiding officers chair and go and kick seven sorts out of Ashgar. What a truly repulsive creature he is.
Rosemary, i have voted for you in every assembly election. I've recently had the misfortune of sitting through Ampm. What a waste of time the whole Welsh Assembly is. You should all be thoroughly ashamed o yourselves. I demand that you get out of your presiding officers chair and go and kick seven sorts out of Ashgar. What a truly repulsive creature he is. Mr Bump.
  • Score: 2

10:32am Sat 1 Feb 14

scraptheWAG says...

NakedDancer wrote:
I really think it would be worthwhile for Rosemary Butler and John Griffiths to publicise what they have actually done in support of Newport in the WAG since they were elected in 1999. I don't favour any particular party and they are probably nice people but if they have done anything for Newport I'm not aware of it. If they could explain then I would be very pleased to listen.
do they care they are guarateed a vote in wales
[quote][p][bold]NakedDancer[/bold] wrote: I really think it would be worthwhile for Rosemary Butler and John Griffiths to publicise what they have actually done in support of Newport in the WAG since they were elected in 1999. I don't favour any particular party and they are probably nice people but if they have done anything for Newport I'm not aware of it. If they could explain then I would be very pleased to listen.[/p][/quote]do they care they are guarateed a vote in wales scraptheWAG
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

click2find

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree