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AM & MP thank people of Arfon for generous food bank donations

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For the second year running Plaid Cymru Arfon have held the Reverse Advent Calendar campaign which encourages people to give to the needy every day during the period leading up to Christmas. The idea is to place an item of food in a box every day during the advent before delivering it to a local food bank before Christmas. In order to facilitate this Plaid Cymru Arfon have made their office a drop-off centre for people who want to donate, with Plaid members and councillors collecting from people’s homes too. All donations were handed over the Caernarfon and Bangor food banks on the Friday before Christmas.

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Free gas installation for new cafe in Peblig, Caernarfon

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A social enterprise on the Ysgubor Goch estate, Caernarfon, is a step closer to being able to open after a generous donation of gas installation by Wales and West Utilities. This week representatives from the company came to meet the café’s manager Kenny Khan and local AM Sian Gwenllian.

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Plaid Cymru secures rate relief for small hydro projects

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Plaid Cymru has secured a business rate relief for small hydro projects that had been faced with an increase of up to 900% in their rates.
This follows a long campaign for Plaid Cymru to secure fairness for the hydro projects that had been disproportionately affected by non-domestic rates revaluation.

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Welsh Government urged to confirm bypass work start date as new year resolution

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Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Arfon Hywel Williams and Assembly Member Siân Gwenllian have urged the Welsh Labour Government to urgently press ahead and confirm a start date for work on the Bontnewydd/ Caernarfon bypass early in the new year or risk further unacceptable delays.

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Devolving administration of social security would protect Welsh families

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The Labour Welsh Government is letting the UK Tory government do its worst to Wales’ most vulnerable people, Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for Equalities Siân Gwenllian has said.

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Arfon AM and MP encourage you to support local shops this Christmas

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To promote Small Business Saturday on December 2nd Arfon AM Sian Gwenllian and MP Hywel Williams visited Llechi a Phethau/Slate and Things in Caernarfon to meet proprietors Jon and Gill March who opened their craft and gift shop in the town 8 months ago.

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Plaid MP and AM call to set up WASPI group to give local women a voice on pension injustice

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Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament Hywel Williams and AM Siân Gwenllian are inviting applications of interest from women in their Arfon constituency, affected by government changes to the state pension age, to set up a WASPI (Women Against State Pension Increase) campaign group to give local women a voice in opposing the reforms.

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Government’s delay in introducing language standards is “disgraceful”: Sian Gwenllian

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Plaid Cymru’s Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Welsh Language, Sian Gwenllian, has criticised the government’s slowness in introducing Welsh language standards for public sector bodies in Wales.

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The government must reform its new Planning and Welsh Language policy (TAN20) says Sian Gwenllian

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Plaid Cymru’s shadow Cabinet spokesperson on the Welsh Language, Sian Gwenllian AM, has said that the Welsh Government is guilty of creating confusion with its planning policy regarding the Welsh language following the publication of a policy which is completely inconsistent with legislation.

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International body warns against scrapping Language Commissioner

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“The Labour government’s efforts to scrap the Welsh Language Commissioner are short sighted and will weaken the rights of Welsh speakers." Plaid Cymru Shadow Cabinet Secretary for the Welsh Language Sian Gwenllian has said.

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