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Delyn MP David Hanson is calling for a speed limit on the main Mold to Denbigh road through Rhydymwyn.

 

David Hanson said:

 

“Last Friday I met with a number of my constituents in Rhydymwyn who are becoming increasingly concerned about the cars are speeding, some in excess of 60 miles per hour, through the village.

 

“Many of the villagers have to cross the busy road in hazardous conditions, in order to reach the bus stop on the other side.

 

“People are also worried about the lack of a footpath from the junction of Rhosesmor with the A541.

 

“I have raised these issues with Flintshire County Council as I know that road safety is a matter of some considerable concern, particularly in the light of a recent fatal road accident at this location.”

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Delyn MP David Hanson is supporting World AIDS Day this Saturday 1st December and hopes to raise awareness of HIV in the UK.

 

According to the Health Protection Agency report there are now 33.2 million people living with HIV worldwide and more than 70,000 people living with HIV in the UK – a number which has trebled over the last ten years. Just as worryingly one in three people with HIV are undiagnosed.

 

HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system-the body’s defence against diseases. A person infected with HIV may not have symptoms to start with, but eventually without effective treatment the immune system will become very weak and they will no longer be able to fight off illnesses. When someone is described as HIV positive, they have the HIV virus in their body. A person is considered to have developed AIDS when the immune system is so weak it can no longer fight off a range of diseases with which it would normally cope.

 

David Hanson said:

 

“Both in the UK and across the world HIV/AIDS is having a devastating effect on individuals and families. The disease is having an overwhelming effect on the economies and social development of some of the world’s poor countries.

 

“Governments, businesses and voluntary organisations to work together in tackling the epidemic and the UK is committed to reaching the Millennium Development Goals of halting and beginning to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS across the world by 2015.”

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Delyn MP David Hanson is backing a new Government campaign targeting premises that sell alcohol to underage drinkers and routinely breach licensing laws. 

 

The ‘Responsible Alcohol Sales Campaign’ starts today and is designed to encourage the small minority of problematic and irresponsible venues to comply with the law and with the alcohol industry’s Social Responsibility Standards. The campaign aims to reduce drunken anti-social behaviour and alcohol-fuelled violence in the run-up to Christmas.

Plain clothed police officers will visit poorly managed premises with a history of alcohol-related violence, crime and disorder. They will be clamping down on underage sales and alcohol-related disorder as well as ensuring alcohol is not sold to customers who have had too much to drink. The campaign will also target ‘proxy sales’ whereby alcohol is purchased for young people by an adult.

Police will also be aiming to gather evidence of poor management and a consistent failure to comply with the law. Where such evidence is found it will be used to support a range of further actions to enforce compliance with the law, including imposing licence conditions.

Premises that break the law face potential penalties ranging from heavy fines to the loss of alcohol licences.

David Hanson

“The evidence is stark – nearly half of all violent incidents involve alcohol and the majority of people who drink responsibly will welcome any police action designed to make our streets safer.

“This campaign will focus on the minority of poorly managed premises known to be associated with alcohol-related violence, crime and disorder.

“The alcohol industries Challenge 21 policy has had success and this campaign will complement those efforts by stamping out underage sales and forcing irresponsible retailers to raise their game.

“Christmas is a great social time and by tackling alcohol-related violence I hope people will get the most out of the festive period.”

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Delyn MP David Hanson is to meet with A Level pupils at Mold Alun High School this Friday (30th November) to talk about his work as an MP and politics generally.

David Hanson said:

“This is a welcome opportunity to meet local sixth form students to talk about my role as a Member of Parliament and more generally about the central importance of politics in their everyday lives.

“I look forward to listening and debating the points that the students raise.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors: Press and photographers are invited to join Mr Hanson at Mold Alun High School, Wrexham Road, Mold, Flintshire on Friday 30th November at 13.30 pm.