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Keith Davies, Labour’s Assembly Candidate said, “I and my fellow action committee members have long campaigned to save St Paul’s and Caemaen Care Homes. On Monday 28th February we saw the proposal to privatise Caemaen Residential Care Home and close St Paul’s Residential Care Home thrown out. Cross party support saw the vote go 38 to 28 against privatisation and closure.”
Cllr Keri Thomas who is the Labour member for Tyisha Ward said, “St Paul’s is a brilliant home, the number of residents should never have been run down in the first place. It’s been a happy and comfortable home to many people over the years. I look forward to it running at full capacity and being a happy home again to the many people who not only need care but also need respite care.”
Nia Griffith MP said, “I am delighted for the residents and their families, at last they can rest easy knowing their homes are safe. With an ageing population we need to keep the full range of services, including residential care homes.”
Keith further said, “The debate was one of the longest and best debates I have witnessed in the Council Chamber both as a Chief Officer and as a County Councillor. Here we have seen democracy in action. Now we need to see that officers carry out the decisions that were democratically agreed in the council chamber and St Paul’s is once again used to full capacity.”
Proposed cut backs to the fire service are another example of how the ConDem led cuts agenda is now about to hit us harder than ever before.
The Westminster government is now taking risks with our safety and dismissing them as a necessary gain.
Protests such as the one held recently in Llanelli send important and clear messages to the Westminster government that critical services such as the Fire Service should be supported and not just dismissed as a cost that burdens the public purse.
The amount of work that is undertaken by our firefighters in Mid and West Wales is admirable and often not fully appreciated.
The level of cut backs that have been outlined show a complete lack of understanding for the work that they do and will put huge amounts of pressure on their already stretched services.
The proposed cut of £500,000 will have a devastating effect for the region and will put the lives of Llanelli people at risk.
This cut undermines the huge amount of relentless work that is taken on by members of our fire service and will lead to significantly increased hours of work and will link with increases in cases of illness and accidents.
The modern risks the Fire Service prepare, plan and respond to go well beyond dealing with fires. This will impact on all the work that they do in every part of Llanelli.
Without the support and rapid action of our Fire Service a few years ago I would have lost everything after a fire broke out in my home.
Lets keep up the pressure on this ConDem government and ensure that this false economy is dropped so that we can ensure that our communities are safe and our public safety isn’t compromised.
The people of Llanelli deserve and demand a fit for purpose and responsive service.
I will continue to support and campaign alongside Firefighters and the Fire Brigades Union to ensure that we are heard at a national level.