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Posted: Sat twentieth Feb 2021
Up to date: Sat twentieth Feb
Alyn and Deeside MP Mark Tami writes a daily column on Deeside.com with updates on his work in Westminster and nearer to dwelling.
As the primary nation within the UK to vaccinate the highest 4 precedence teams, it’s clear that the Welsh Authorities’s vaccination technique is working. I used to be happy to affix a Zoom assembly, with Jack Sargeant MS, on the successes of the rollout and the subsequent steps for North Wales. With the vaccination programme onto the subsequent stage, and a cautious return to colleges subsequent Monday, a return to normality is beginning to really feel nearer for a lot of.
Regardless of this, the pandemic has been powerful on folks, and we nonetheless face difficult circumstances within the coming months. As the subsequent section of the vaccination programme is carried out, taking care of ourselves, mentally and bodily, stays essential. A latest subject addressed to me by constituents was considerations for these affected by dementia throughout the pandemic. For anybody affected by dementia, or who might know somebody going through reminiscence loss, www.dementiauk.org affords suggestions and recommendation, in addition to a helpline for specialist nursing assist.
In Alyn and Deeside, an estimated 770 older individuals are lacking out on Pension Credit score. In case you are over pension age and never in receipt of Pension Credit score. You may test whether or not you’re eligible on-line at www.entitledto.co.uk.
This week, regionally, I used to be happy to listen to concerning the photo voltaic farm being accomplished on behalf of Flintshire County Council. This may assist energy Flintshire with sustainable power – in addition to lowering carbon emissions. This may save over 800 tonnes of CO2 annually and pushes us in the direction of a greener Wales.
I used to be happy to affix a Group Union metal briefing. Now is an important time to strengthen our manufacturing base and promote our high-quality metal. Nationally, the Welsh Authorities have introduced a £200 million rail improve to attach North Wales and North West of England. It is a nice begin to Welsh railways being owned by the Welsh once more. I welcome the deliberate upgrades to our companies and stay up for seeing the undertaking in movement.
In Parliament, I’m persevering with my push to ban glue traps within the UK. These merciless animal traps put pets and wildlife at risk. The RSPCA reported 243 glue entice incidents between 2015 and 2019 – 73% of those circumstances concerned pets and wildlife, not rodents. I’m happy that the RSPCA have backed me on this marketing campaign and hope extra MPs will be a part of me within the coming weeks.