Health Through Warmth Scheme

Last Week Vale MP Alun Cairns visited Mandy Clarke from Barry to learn how a new boiler was funded by Npower’s Health Through Warmth scheme.Mrs Clarke has a number of health complications and was left without heating or hot water during the winter months. Health Through Warmth stepped in to fund a new boiler, which Alun Cairns was keen to lean about. 

Update on Cowbridge Post Office

Vale MP Alun Cairns was annoyed to discover last week that services for a temporary Post Office service to Cowbridge appear to have been scrapped.The local MP has received confirmation from the Post Office that due to ‘technical difficulties’ it is now unlikely that a temporary service will be introduced before the permanent solution is confirmed.

Flying the Flag for the Vale

Vale MP Alun Cairns is pleased to announce that Ysgol Iolo Morganwg has been nominated to represent the Vale of Glamorgan at next year’s parliamentary celebration of the Magna Carta.

Visit to Cardiff Aviation

Vale MP Alun Cairns joined Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson last week to see the rock star and local businessman’s latest aviation venture. Mr Dickinson established Cardiff Aviation two years ago as a maintenance and engineering business. He has now established a Commercial Flying School adjacent to Cardiff Airport. 

4th July is Independents’ Day

Following on from last year’s Small Business Saturday, Alun Cairns MP has welcomed this week’s Independent’s Day on 4th July.The Local MP is calling on traders and customers across Barry and the Vale of play a part by supporting independent traders. This nationwide initiative is supported by all political parties to encourage people to shop locally and support small businesses in their communities. 

MP Inspired

Local MP Alun Cairns was left ‘Inspired’ after attending the Vale Inspire Awards ceremony at the Barry Memorial Hall on 19th June.Held every year, the Vale Inspire Awards tie in with the national Adult Learners’ Week campaign that is run by NIACE Dysgu Cymru.

Vale of Glamorgan MP Pledges to Support Drowning Prevention Charity

Alun Cairns MP signed up to support the UK’s drowning prevention charity in its work to reduce drowning and provide water safety education and lifesaving awards across the UK and Ireland.The Vale MP has been in regular contact with a local family who suffered a tragic loss some years ago, who are campaigning for improved safety at local swimming pools and along the coast. 

Merched Y Wawr Visit Westminster

Merched Y Wawr is a Welsh language group for women and the Cowbridge Branch is one of 280 across Wales. The group met their local Alun Cairns as they arrived at Westminster, before they were taken on a tour of the Houses of Parliament.Upon completing the tour of the Houses of Parliament the group took their seats in the public gallery of the House of Commons Chamber.

MP Enjoys Llantwit Major Fayre

There were stalls offering a variety of locally made produce; charities were represented on site and stalls offered fun and entertainment for all. Alun tried his best to hit the bell in the hammer ‘test your strength’ game, hosted by Llantwit and Cowbridge Lions. He also helped local Conservatives raise money for the Air Ambulance by joining them on at a coconut shy.

Freeview Disruption

Local MP Alun Cairns has highlighted that mobile coverage across Barry and Vale is set to improve, with new 4G technology, offering much faster download speeds. He points out, however that a small number of local residents may see a slight television interference, for which filters will be made available.