Wayne David

Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Caerphilly

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Senghenydd Mining Disaster

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has indicated that the Treasury in London has said there is the possibility that a thorough search could be done to see if there is in existence an account of approximately £12 million relating to the Senghenydd disaster.

The Caerphilly MP had written to the Government in London and has received a reply from Treasury Minister Simon Kirby.  The Minister has said “while there is a potentially lengthy process for accounts over 100 years old, particularly where there is only partial information available, the British Bankers’ Association will be happy to look further in to this specific case, with the Banks involved, to see whether or not there is a record of remaining account monies in respect of the relief fund”.

This information has been passed on to Aber Valley Heritage Group who are in the process of pursuing this. 

Wayne David, who is an historian by background, has also said that he intends to make his own enquiries during the next few months.

In 1913 an explosion killed 439 miners and a rescuer at Universal Colliery in Senghenydd, Caerphilly. About £115,000- £12m in today’s money – was unspent from a relief fund set up for victims’ families, according to records kept in Swansea.

Chink of light for missing Senghenydd funds

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has indicated that the Treasury in London has said there is the possibility that a thorough search could be done to see if there...

ThePanteg

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has met with Shabaz Akram, who plans to move Abertridwr’s post office from its current location to The Panteg in the centre of Abertridwr.

Mr Akram has secured planning permission to transform the old Panteg Hotel, which has been disused for a number of years, into a post office and retail outlet with 9 flats on the first floor.

Public consultation has been held with local people and the moves have been welcomed. 

 Wayne David said, “I have been very impressed with Mr Akram’s plans.  For a long time The Panteg has been an eyesore.  I am delighted that it is now to be put to good use with a new post office being central to the development”.

New post office to breathe new life into Abertridwr

Wayne David, Labour MP for Caerphilly, has met with Shabaz Akram, who plans to move Abertridwr’s post office from its current location to The Panteg in the centre of Abertridwr....

Telecommunication mast

Wayne David, Labour Member of Parliament for Caerphilly, has welcomed the decision not to place telecommunications masts in a residential area of Bargoed. 

A petition was organised by local people, and with the backing of their local MP, opposing the plans, the proposals for the telecommunications masts have been withdrawn.

Arqiva and CITL wanted to erect antennas at the telephone exchange in Bargoed. Local residents did not agree with this and organised a petition with the assistance of their County Councillors, Tudor Davies, David Carter and Dianne Price and Bargoed Town Council Labour Councillors.  The companies have now announced that they have dropped their plans and will not be applying for planning permission.

In the response to the news, Wayne David said, "I am delighted about this news.  This is a victory for local people.  Legitimate concerns were expressed and I am pleased that those concerns were listened to and acted upon".

The people's voice is heard

Wayne David, Labour Member of Parliament for Caerphilly, has welcomed the decision not to place telecommunications masts in a residential area of Bargoed. 


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