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Calls have been made for a new, patient-focussed National Stroke Strategy for Wales which prioritises rehabilitative care closer to home and makes it easier for stroke survivors to receive home adaptations. Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd Senedd candidate Mabon ap Gwynfor has warned that rural communities could again be disproportionally impacted if the Welsh Government further delay the publication of a new stroke strategy for Wales.Read more
Local MP and election candidate meets broadband regulator ahead of crunch talks with Openreach Plaid Cymru Member of Parliament for Dwyfor Meirionnydd Liz Saville Roberts has met with the UK communications regulator Ofcom, to press the need for improved broadband connectivity in her rural constituency. A recent report published by Ofcom, showed that over 18% of households in Dwyfor Meirionnydd receive broadband speeds of less than 10Mb/s, the eligibility threshold set by the UK government for network upgrades. Figures also show average download speeds in the constituency (41.2%) are significantly below both the Welsh (58.3%) and UK average (72.9%). Mrs Saville Roberts, who has successfully campaigned to improve broadband availability across many communities in her constituency, will be meeting BT and Openreach later this week, where she will raise the plight of constituents struggling with both woeful service and broken promises by network providers.Read more
COVID PANDEMIC UNDERSCORES URGENCY TO FIX DIGITAL DIVIDE SAYS PLAID CYMRU Plaid Cymru MP for Dwyfor Meirionnydd Liz Saville Roberts says that figures identifying communities in Gwynedd as amongst the worst-served in the UK for access to superfast broadband, are a 'wakeup' call for both the UK and Welsh government who have failed to sufficiently redress the digital divide disproportionally affecting rural areas. The Plaid Cymru MP was responding to a report recently published by OFCOM, which shows that over 18% of households in Dwyfor Meirionnydd receive broadband speeds of less than 10Mb/s, the eligibility threshold set by the UK government for network upgrades. (Universal Service Obligation).Read more