AM ‘privileged’ to be part of Fantastic Friday

Montgomeryshire Assembly Member, Russell George, said it was a ‘real privilege’ to be a part of a duel celebration of sport, as two international sporting events - the Tour of Britain and the Wales Rally GB – arrived in Montgomeryshire on what has been dubbed ‘Fantastic Friday’.

Planning shake-up ‘needs careful balance'

Commenting on the Environment Minister’s plans to shake-up the planning system in favour of the economy – and at the expense of the environment – Shadow Minister for Environment Russell George AM said: "Putting the economy at the very top of the agenda is the right move and I am glad the Welsh Government has finally followed the UK Government’s example.However, this obviously requires careful balance and the Minister must not ride roughshod over sustainable development."

Shooting Championships puts Mid Wales on world stage

Montgomeryshire Assembly Member, Russell George, has said that the holding of this year’s European and World Down the Line (DLT) Clay Shooting Championships in Powys, has put Mid Wales firmly on the world stage and has been a significant boost for the local economy.

Growth Zone report ‘first steps’ for Newtown Regeneration

Montgomeryshire Assembly Member, Russell George, has welcomed the report and recommendations made by the Powys Local Growth Zones Task and Finish Group and stated that they were important ‘first steps’ for the long-term regeneration of Newtown.