I am deeply concerned that unemployment in the constituency continued a year on year rise. Latest figures show that unemployment in July 2019 stood at 1,255.
The total number of unemployed claimants in Delyn constituency in July 2019 was 1,255.
This represents a rate of 3.8% of the economically active population aged 16-64.
The equivalent UK claimant rate was 3.6%. The UK unemployment rate, which includes people not claiming benefits and is estimated from survey data, was 3.9% in April to June 2019. Read more “Unemployment: July 2019”
I am encouraging local charities and community groups to apply for funding from a pot of over £3 million that has been raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
Applications are open from Wednesday 31 July for two weeks until 14 August. A wide range of community organisations, from registered charities, to voluntary groups and social enterprises, are eligible to apply for grants of between £500 and £20,000.
The funding can be accessed through three different trusts and each trust supports projects focussed on different themes. Groups are encouraged to apply to the trust that best fits their proposed project: Read more “Charity Funding available”
I am calling on Delyn’s small shopkeepers to enter the Best Small Shops Competition, celebrating the creativity of small shops and the central role they play in their local community.
The Best Small Shops Competition is open to any small shop* operating in the UK. The competition is free to enter and all shops who enter will also be promoted to consumers through an online Indie Retail Directory. Read more “Small Shop of the Year 2019”
This week I met with the new co-founders and members at Tribe Fitness in Flint. This new venture seeks to do more than provide health and fitness services for members, it is also key to helping people make new friends and bringing the community closer together.
Tribe Fitness, located on Church Street in the heart of Flint, was co-founded by Karen Turton and Ethan Brunt to ensure that people in the town and surrounding areas had a welcoming environment no matter what their fitness level or experience.
Tribe Fitness is open 7am-11am and 4pm-9pm Monday to Friday and 9am-2pm on Saturday and Sunday. So, plenty of times that suit everyone. Read more “Tribe Fitness in Flint”