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News that public consultation will soon begin on improved health services for Cefn Mawr has been welcomed by campaigners and community leaders.

Senior executives from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board recently met local councillors Derek Wright and Ken Bathers, as well as Assembly Member Ken Skates, to discuss plans for developing a new Cefn Mawr health centre. Read more “Patients to help shape plans for new Cefn Mawr health centre, says Ken Skates AM”

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At least 12,000 council houses in North East Wales have been lost to the private sector through the ‘damaging’ Right to Buy scheme.

First Minister Carwyn Jones recently announced Right to Buy will be suspended in Flintshire to help ensure social housing is available for those who need it. Today, the Welsh Government proposed new legislation to abolish the programme altogether.

Between 1996 and 2016, more than 1,600 council houses were sold in Flintshire – many ending up in the private rented sector – and new figures have now revealed a further 10,631 homes have been lost in Wrexham (6,069) and Denbighshire (4,562*). Read more “Thousands of Wrexham and Denbighshire council homes lost through Right to Buy”

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Residents at their wit’s end want Wrexham Council to crack down on parking problems on a Cefn Mawr estate.

People living near Ty Mawr Country Park on Cae Gwilym Lane are fed up with motorists causing congestion and obstructions and fear someone could get hurt as a result.

Clwyd South AM Ken Skates has called for action after being contacted by constituents. Read more “Wrexham Council urged to crack down on parking issues in Cefn Mawr”

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An Assembly Member has welcomed a new £10m Welsh Government scheme to help small businesses, which he says are ‘the lifeblood of our local economies’.

Finance Secretary Mark Drakeford today announced details of a £10m targeted relief programme to provide extra support for independent firms across Wales from April. Read more “Welsh Government support for small firms welcomed by Ken Skates AM”