Local News

Protect Llandudno Seals.

The RSPCA and Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, are asking the public to “take small steps to save Llandudno seals”.

This follows the Assembly Member’s work with Conwy County Borough Council, Mostyn Estates, Wildlife Trust Wales, Natural Resources Wales, and local residents to successfully introduce a marine code of conduct for water vessels / recreational boats launching from Conwy Council owned slipways, and to see an educational sign on the Little Orme. Also, the call comes as a result of the spotting of injured seals at Pigeon's Cove, the Great Orme, over the weekend.

“Constructive Progress” on RSPB Conwy Cycle Path.

Following almost two decades of campaigning for a cycle path linking Conwy and Glan Conwy via the RSPB, Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, has secured “constructive progress” on seeing its development.  However, she is pursuing a meeting with all key partners in an effort to expedite the project.

Success for Snowdonia National Park.

With Snowdonia National Park Authority facing a cash cliff edge which would have drastically changed the National Park, an extra  £1,858,540 million has been secured for Snowdonia.  This follows a strong campaign by Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, to help reverse the threat of a half a million cut in funding by the Welsh Government.

Playgrounds “in peril” says Shadow Minister for Children and Young People.

With local councils and voluntary groups across Aberconwy struggling to find the money to maintain playgrounds across the County, Janet Finch-Saunders, Shadow Minister for Children and Young People, has called on the Minister for Local Government to recognise that playgrounds are in peril and reverse settlement cuts. 

AM secures progress on Pont Fawr.

The campaign led by Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, to save Llanrwst bridge from further damage and traffic trouble has taken a major step forward with Conwy County Borough Council proposing new road markings and signage.  However, so that residents can consider all potential options for the bridge, the Member has written to challenge the Welsh Government for blocking consideration of a new traffic control system.

Action needed to help attract international visitors to Wales.

Renewed calls have been made for the removal of Visit Wales from Welsh Government control and creating an industry-led approach to marketing Wales.  This follows the finding by Janet Finch-Saunders, Assembly Member for Aberconwy, that the number of international trips to Wales during the first quarter of 2019 fell by 4% to 147,000, and visitor spending down by 23% on same time last year.