Starting from the beginning of a very busy July, it was a bumper day of Westminster visits on July 7th, writes Fay Jones MP.

We welcomed Llangattock Primary School and later a group of constituents on our coach. A superb day jam-packed with tours, Q&As and lunchtime chat, it was safe to say Brecon and Radnorshire was on tour.

In more sobering news, I am disappointed by the news of Welsh Water’s Environmental Assessment Rating being reduced to just two stars, with a rise in serious pollution incidents and drop in transparency. 

Coming at just the right time, therefore, is the adoption by Herefordshire of my Cross-border Taskforce proposal, which I was really pleased to see as the sort of radical action needed to tackle the issue.


As many of you may know, I have led a campaign against current proposals to build wind farms and pylons, 36 wind turbines and 220 metres tall stretching down 60 miles from the Radnor Forest down to Carmarthenshire. 

Further reinforcing the short-sightedness of Bute Energy’s proposals were two meetings I had this month. One with Renewables UK, who are developing alternatives including tidal power, which has already reduced in cost. And the other with Ørsted, who are closing in on proposals to build 25MW of capacity in the Celtic Seas Project. 

With this sort of capacity on the horizon, the message is clear to Bute Energy and the Welsh Government, do not permanently scar our beautiful landscapes.

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The final portion of the month can be easily characterised by the word ‘Royal’. 

We were lucky enough to have his Majesty the King visit Brecon on the 20th - a fabulous time had by all and my thanks again go out to organisers at Brecon Cathedral and Brecon Barracks. 

And of course the Royal Welsh Show, which was as delightful as ever and it was brilliant to be able to bring several of my colleagues up to the constituency, including Trade Minister Nigel Huddleston and Environment Secretary Thérèse Coffey, who were fantastic to have around the table for the Farmers Q&A I chaired.

Recess continues, but that does not mean the work stops. Many more visits and conversations to come in the weeks ahead.