The opinions expressed in this blog are entirely my own and not the views of the town council.
Child poverty is rife in Bodfor ward and other parts of Rhyl and throughout Wales. A child is deemed to be in poverty if belonging to a household whose income is below 60 per cent of average income.
By this rule of thumb about 21 per cent of children are in poverty in Scotland, 22 per cent in England, 24 per cent in Northern Ireland and worst of all: 25 per cent in Wales. These are official government statistics and they shame us all.
It is a matter for Welsh Assembly Government to devise strategies to deal with this terrible situation. If you have helpful ideas to offer Assembly Members, please contact them. Your local member is Ann Jones (Labour), and the regional members for North Wales are Eleanor Burnham (Lib Dem), Mark Isherwood & Brynle Williams (Conservative), Janet Ryder (Plaid Cymru). Their email addresses: