Community Garden Needs Money To Continue

Evanstown Community Garden is in need of investment if it is to survive in years to come. The garden, which has become a social hub for Evanstown, needs the investment to repair planting beds and new compost. The site is on top of a former housing site and requires fresh compost in order to grow. The garden has united the community and has attracted volunteers and garden users of all ages. It requires only a small amount of investment for what will guarantee the continuation of the garden. Chris Elmore MP, on visiting the volunteers, said: "What Mark Street has done here is truly fantastic. They've turned a site that was used for fly tipping and an eye sore into a community hub for all ages.

MP Surveys £1.3 million Water investment

MP Surveys £1.3 million Water investment Chris Elmore MP joined engineers from Welsh Water at a visit of the improvement works in Reservoir in Maesteg. The Reservoir is undergoing a £1.3 million investment to provide residents with a reliable supply of drinking water for years to come. The current reservoir is over 90 years old and is in need of significant improvement work. The Ogmore MP said, upon seeing the works: "When they built the original works they didn't have nearly 100 years in the future in mind! The works are absolutely vital. I'm really pleased how Welsh Water are doing these works as quickly, safely and with minimal disruption as possible." With the temporary tank now up and r

Chris Elmore's Westminster Eye

A lot has been said about article 50 and whether MPs should invoke or not. I campaigned and voted to Remain in the referendum. However, I am a democrat. I have listened to many arguments around the referendum being advisory, the court cases that have decided Parliament is sovereign and been inundated with emails from constituents expressing their views. As I say I have listened, read and debated since the referendum result, but I feel democracy is a fundamental principle that cannot be ignored. My constituents in Ogmore, as well as Wales and the UK as a whole, voted to Leave the European Union and I will respect that decision, voting to trigger Article 50. I will, of course, work tirelessly

MP Congratulates Pencoed Comprehensive Following Estyn Report

Chris Elmore MP joined headteacher Mr David George, staff and pupils from Pencoed Comprehensive following their double good rating from their Estyn inspection in November. The school, who have improved from their previous rating, welcomed the MP to a tour where he met and spoke to students and staff. The school have recently worked with Pencoed College on a sixth form partnership which will see subjects such as Law and Dance being taught in the school for the first time. Ogmore MP, Chris Elmore said: “The pupils, staff, head teacher Mr George and governors have worked tirelessly to improve standards and the school really is seeing the rewards of their hard work. “It was an absolute p

Get most of broadband and mobile connection urges MP

Chris Elmore MP tried out Ofcom’s new Mobile and Broadband Checker app at an event in Parliament. Residents can check whether their mobile reception and home broadband connections are giving them the best service, using Ofcom’s new app for smartphones and tablets, or online at the Ofcom website. If the app finds a problem with either, it will explain possible causes and provide practical troubleshooting advice. The app also shows voice, 3G or 4G coverage from all major network operators, both indoors and outdoors, at any location in the UK – allowing people to compare which network offers the best service in places such as the home or office. Chris Elmore MP said: “Ofcom’s free Mobile and Br

Chris Elmore MP signs Holocaust Educational Trust Book of Commitment

This week Chris Elmore MP signed the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment, in doing so pledging his commitment to Holocaust Memorial Day and honouring those who were murdered during the Holocaust as well as paying tribute to the extraordinary Holocaust survivors who work tirelessly to educate young people. Friday 27th January will mark the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, the site of the largest mass murder in history. In the lead up to and on Holocaust Memorial Day, thousands of commemorative events will be arranged by schools, faith groups and community organisations across the country, remembering all the victims of the

MP likes Facebook’s safety campaign

Chris Elmore MP joined forces with Facebook and online safety campaigners Internet Matters at an event in Parliament. The event marked a new partnership to ensure that children have a positive experience online. The Ogmore MP talked to representatives of Facebook about the Facebook Parents Portal, a major new resource that gives parents, teachers and guardians the tools they need to ensure the children in their care are safe on Facebook. He also met with Internet Matters General Manager Carolyn Bunting to discuss their work to keep children safe. MP for Ogmore, Chris Elmore MP said: “Online safety is an issue which affects families across the country. It is vital that parents and child

Ogmore MP congratulates Sony UK TEC managing director on influential listing

Ogmore MP Chris Elmore has visited Sony UK Technology Centre in Pencoed to congratulate its managing director on being named as one of the most influential manufacturers in the UK. The Labour MP, who lives in Pencoed where the innovative manufacturing facility is based, said managing director Steve Dalton OBE should be “very proud” after being named among the top manufacturers in the country. Mr Dalton was included in the Manufacturer Top 100 list out of hundreds of names across the UK-wide industry. His recognition was thanks to Sony UK TEC’s world-leading approach to manufacturing focussing on the next generation of manufacturing processes while continuously supporting Wales’s business eco

Ageing Safely a Must as Electrical Accidents Rises

Electricity accidents among the elderly are rising at an alarming rate, warns Chris Elmore MP. Electricity causes almost half of all domestic fires – most of which arise from electrical products - with the over 60s at far greater risk from them than any other age group. Almost 40% of deaths from portable heaters were of people aged 80 and over during 2013-2014. And it’s been estimated that damaged electric blankets are responsible for over 5,000 UK house fires each year. To get some advice and support in highlighting the need for electrical safety for older people, Mr Elmore visited Electrical Safety First’s drop-in surgery this week. Ogmore MP, Chris Elmore explained: “As we live longer an

Scarfs Could Save Lives

Every 10 seconds someone is having a potentially life-threatening asthma attack in the UK. Asthma UK has released the figures adding that as many as three-quarters of asthmatics that cold air triggers their symptoms. Ogmore MP joined Asthma UK to launch their #scarfie campaign. The campaign is to promote wrapping a scarf loosely over your nose and mouth to warm up the air before you breathe. The simple tip could save the life of someone with asthma. Chris Elmore MP said: “we all know someone with asthma or, like myself, have asthma. This simple task can potentially save lives! I’m happy to promote this work from Asthma UK and I invite everyone to share their #scarfie on social media!”

MP Sponsors Workers Rights Bill

Ogmore MP Chris Elmore has co-sponsored a bill in Parliament to protect workers’ rights post-Brexit. The bill, designed to protect things such as maternity leave, holiday pay and equal rights, was launched on Wednesday at an event in Westminster. Co-signatory of the bill Chris Elmore, MP for Ogmore, said: “European law currently protects workers’ rights, all this bill does is guarantees those rights once we leave the European Union. I think everyone will be in favour of safe working practices, holiday pay and maternity/paternity leave rights so I’m surprised the government is unlikely to support the bill.” The bill has an uphill battle to become law and will now receive a second reading o

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