EU Information Session Announced in Caerphilly
Welsh MEP Derek Vaughan is holding an information session in Caerphilly on 17/06/2016 to help people understand the EU and what EU membership means for Wales, so they can make an informed decision in the EU referendum.
Mr Vaughan said the information sessions are a chance for locals from Caerphilly to ask questions and raise the issues that matter to them:
“With Europe at the top of everyone’s agenda at the moment it’s become clear to me that there are specific issues that people want to raise and understand better.
"I'd encourage people to come along on Friday with any questions about the EU and what EU membership means for Wales.
"The European Union has done a lot around here. Just in the local council area 860 enterprises have been helped by European Union funding, 600 have been created, 5,165 people have been helped into work, 2,240 jobs have been created and 5,520 people have gone into further learning thanks to EU funding.
“An excellent examples of the type of project being backed by this funding is the Bargoed regeneration programme this has put £4,339,830 into improving the retail area of Bargoed, laying down pedestrian access and creating sites for future businesses. The third stage of this project was even nominated for a civil engineering award. Local landmarks such as the Calzaghe Bridge in Newbridge was only possible as part of the £6,502,503 that the EU put into the redevelopment of Newbridge.
"However many people aren't aware of these benefits and the key thing that people are saying at the moment is that they want access to clear information about the EU so they can make an informed decision on June 23rd."
No need to RSVP, just come along.