Frank Little

Welsh Liberal Democrat candidate for Bryncoch South, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Learn more

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Park homes

by franklittle on 29 February, 2012

Peter Black AM has been given permission by the National Assembly for Wales to introduce a Bill that will improve the process by which mobile homes (park homes) are regulated and sold. Currently, there are many cases throughout Wales’ eighty park home sites of unfair practice. Problems faced by residents range from a lack of […]

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The RNIB, in conjunction with HM Revenue and Customs, has launched a new service to support blind and partially sighted people with “tax and benefit issues”. Details here: http://www.rnib.org.uk/livingwithsightloss/yourmoney/pages/tax_advice.aspx

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Plug the energy debt

by franklittle on 23 November, 2011

In these difficult times for paying energy bills, Consumer Focus Wales has issued advice: http://www.consumerfocus.org.uk/get-advice/energy/plug-the-debt

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Proposed new GP centre for Vale of Neath

by franklittle on 20 November, 2011

ABMU health board is proposing to replace the out-dated GP facilities at Resolven and Glynneath, consolidating services at a rented, but purpose-built, facility on the site of the old Aberpergwm washery. More information is here: http://www.wales.nhs.uk/sitesplus/863/news/20900. Cadoxton is not directly affected, so far as I can see, but residents may have family or friends who are. […]

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Government initiative to save time for the bereaved

by franklittle on 16 November, 2011

“Tell us once” is a scheme launched this week on behalf of the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP), and operated by local authorities.  Neath Port Talbot and Swansea unitary authorities are collaborating on the local roll-out. This follows successful pilot trials in several English councils – more details here. The aim is that, at […]

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Bill of Rights

by franklittle on 9 November, 2011

The government has set up a Commission on a Bill of Rights to investigate incorporating one into UK law and the Unlock Democracy organisation is encouraging people to submit their views to it before the deadline, which is this Friday. Can you spare a few minutes today to tell them your views? Write to the […]

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Consumer Focus

by franklittle on 7 February, 2011

The consumer body is one of those to be axed in Francis Maude’s so-called “bonfire of the quangos”. Its functions will largely be transferred to the Citizens Advice charity. Consumer Focus Wales will continue to operate until at least April 2012. However, Edward Davey, the minister responsible for consumer affairs, has indicated that he is […]

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Communities First underachieves

by franklittle on 31 October, 2010

A number of us have felt for some time that the scheme generates little employment except for Communities First administrators. Now comes confirmation, courtesy of a Joseph Rowntree Foundation report, quoted by Eleanor Burnham MEP here.

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Another first for Catwg Primary

by franklittle on 19 October, 2010

I was delighted to learn this afternoon that Catwg Primary is the first school in Neath Port Talbot to be accredited by Peace Mala, an organisation whose aims of celebrating humanity across different faiths and cultures I wholeheartedly subscribe to.

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CAB availability

by franklittle on 4 October, 2010

Drop-in sessions at 44 Alfred Street, NEATH SA11 1EH Mondays 9.30 – 11.00 Tuesdays 12.30 – 14.00 Wednesdays 9.30 – 11.00 Fridays 12.30 – 14.00 Telephone service available on 08444 77 20 20 Monday – Friday 10.00 – 16.00 There are also information kiosks  at various points throughout the county borough, including Resolven Building Blocks.

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