Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Andrew Davies AM the Assembly Minister for Finance and Public Service Delivery today (Tuesday) joined Martin Eaglestone, Labour's Westminster candidate in Arfon, for a visit to Ty Cegin centre on the Maesgeirechen estate, Bangor to listen to views about how local services can be better delivered with a citizen focus.

Martin Eaglestone said

"I think we realise that after several years of record increases in public spending that the financial circumstances are now a little different. The visit by Andrew Davies provided an opportunity to listen to local expereinces about sustaining a project which underpins local community development".

Andrew davies AM said

"In my role as Minister for Public Service Delivery I am keen to ensure that we put citizens at the centre of our agenda. There is a significant resource held in many public bodies and we must ensure they focus that resource on the needs of local citizens in their own communities. I was really pleased to hear about the broad range of working taking place on the esate involving bodies like the Tenants group, the Police, probation service, environment groups and so on. The Assembly's Communities First project also being essential in driving forward a coordination of efforts. If other bodies like the Council and Health Service can align their spending to initiatives identified by the community then we can keep the whole process moving forward".

Martin Eaglestone added

"Ty Cegin has come through difficult times and like other community projects has to continue the battle for increased self sufficiency but I have no doubt the resolve of the community will keep the show on the road".

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