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A Week at Home

A Week at Home

This week in the Constituency I was attracted to the beautiful coastal areas of Anglesey for both work and leisure as I met with local businesses, community groups, agencies and charities.

I held meetings, including one with tourist and commercial fishing boat operators who have been impacted by last month's Storm Emma, and I will work with them and others going forward. It's important that all businesses ashore and afloat are helped and supported by governments and agencies at all levels. It was both heartening and humbling to speak of the tragedy and the resilience of those directly affected and the local community response. 

I also met with RSPB Cymru at their site close to the iconic South Stack. I put the concerns of residents to their car parking proposals at the popular tourist coastal area and made the case for concessions for those locals that use the area for other recreational activities and have done so for many decades, long before the RSPB acquired the site - including the cafe and visitor centre area.

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On Australia's Gold Coast, Team Wales is taking part in the Commonwealth Games 2018. I was delighted that Anglesey Olympian Gareth Evans won Wales's first gold medal in the weightlifting competition, following in a strong tradition in the sport that includes medal winners Bob Wrench and current Welsh coach Ray Williams - well done indeed!

To me the Anglesey Coast is golden and over Easter I got my boots on and hit the paths. The rugged coast makes our Island unique and I met locals and visitors alike enjoying the great outdoors and its delights. The Welsh Government has dedicated 2018 the Year of the Sea and I will be showcasing a sample of Anglesey in a dedicated Anglesey Day in Parliament, featuring our coast and maritime assets.

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