Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Arfon Hywel Williams and Assembly Member Siân Gwenllian are calling for clarity regarding the progress of developments at the empty Parc Bryn Cegin in Bangor, over a year since local campaigners successfully lobbied the Welsh Government to market part of the 90 acre site for leisure purposes.
The budget deal agreed between Plaid Cymru and Labour at the National Assembly includes funding for developing a Bangor Medical School. This was confirmed by Arfon Assembly Member Siân Gwenllian who has been campaigning vigorously for the training of doctors in north Wales since her election five months ago.
The Welsh Government has indicated it favours providing a Toucan crossing at the Goat roundabout in Llanwnda once the new Caernarfon-Bontnewydd bypass is open; this despite vocal calls from the local MP and AM and cycling-walking groups for a much safer option such as a bridge or underpass.
Following a new study funded by SANDS (Stillbirth and Neo-Natal Death Charity) Siân Gwenllian AM is calling for more research into the reasons why babies continue to die before birth, as the study carried out at Great Ormond Street Hospital show that only 1 in 4 parents will get an answer to why their baby was stillborn.
Speaking at the Wales Local Government Association’s annual conference at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Plaid Cymru’s Sian Gwenllian AM set out four principles for effective local government reform.