Assembly Government needs to speak up for people of Merthyr

The Merthyr Liberal Democrats first became aware of Covanta’s proposals for an incinerator in 2008 and immediately organised a public meeting in the town centre.

From then on we have been trying to raise awareness of this issue.

This is not what some might describe as Nimbyism (‘Not in my back yard’). This is making [...]

Veronica German AM attends ‘No Incinerator’ action day

Veronica at the action day with Cllr Bob Griffin

Welsh Liberal Democrats Veronica German AM and Councillor Bob Griffin last weekend took part in a ‘No Monster Incinerator’ action group day in Merthyr town centre.

Over the course of the day, 600 local residents completed and signed the IPC (Infrastructure Planning Commission) registration forms in [...]

‘Reducing health inequalities is a matter of fairness and social justice’

Veronica German, Assembly Member for South Wales East, has pressed the First Minister to do more to tackle inequalities in Wales so areas such a Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent are not left behind.

In First Minister’s Questions, Ms German noted that over the last 14 years the difference in life expectancy between the highest [...]

More must be done to tackle child poverty

Veronica German AM has spoken out regarding South Wales East having many areas in Wales that has the worst rate of severe child poverty in Wales

A report, released by Save the Children, has shown that around 14% of children in Wales are living in severe poverty. This is higher than any other nation of [...]

Letter to Infrastructure Planning Commission regarding proposed Incinerator in Merthyr

Dear Sir,

Residents have recently been in contact with me regarding the location of the sessions you have recently held in the Merthyr area. I appreciate the aims of the events, which were to allow local residents the chance to learn how to submit their opinions to you. Nonetheless, I must question the choice of [...]

Green Jobs launch in Merthyr Tydfil

I recently attended the Friends of the Earth’s launch of a report on the possibilities for Green Jobs in the Heads of the Valleys area. Here is Julian explaining the potential for Green jobs in Merthyr.

http://www.veronicagerman.org.uk/2011/01/veronica-german-am-attends-green-jobs-launch-in-merthyr/

Veronica German AM attends Green Jobs launch in Merthyr

Veronica at the Green Jobs Launch

Assembly Member for South Wales East, Veronica German, this week attended the Friends of the Earth’s launch of a report on the potential for Green Jobs in the Heads of the Valleys area.

The launch, which took place on Monday 17th in the Dowlais Engine House in Merthyr [...]

Veronica German AM praises local school’s charity work

Veronica German, Assembly Member for South Wales East, recently visited Pen y Dre High School in Merthyr Tydfil to take a closer look at a number of community group activities that the school has organised.

Each year group has adopted a charity. Throughout the year speakers are invited to raise awareness of numerous charities and [...]

Free up money to help struggling households – Veronica German AM

Veronica German AM for South Wales East spoke today of the need for the Labour-Plaid Government to review the rules and the funding of their flagship mortgage rescue scheme following the news that parts of South Wales East have the highest number of mortgage repossession claims in Britain.

Caerphilly, Blaenau Gwent and Merthyr Tydfil are [...]