Weekly Round Up – 11th February

With the success of the Welsh Government’s vaccination strategy and the improving public health situation, its been great to be able to get out and about again meeting groups in Cynon Valley. Find below my latest weekly round up from the past seven days.


  1. Met with the Aberdare BID team to hear about their exciting plans for a ‘CORE’ (Community, Opportunity, Regeneration and Enterprise) Business Solutions Centre.
  2. Visit to the Gadlys branch of Active Wales.
  3. Popped along to meet staff and pupils in Park Lane School.
  4. Attended the Dragon Warriors exhibit in Cynon Valley Museum.
  5. Catch up with the National Education Union to discuss issues relating to schools in Wales.


  1. Asked how the Welsh Government uses world-leading brands such as Penderyn whisky to promote Welsh business and Wales as a tourism destination.
  2. Took part in a Senedd discussion on the impact of the UK Government’s decision to increase the energy price cap.
  3. Attended virtual launch of Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil Appeal 2022.

Welsh Government

  1. The Welsh Government announced Coronavirus protections would be relaxed as cases fall.
  2. Latest findings of the Independent Review of Neonatal Services at Prince Charles Hospital have been published.
  3. A £96m investment to give tens of thousands of social care staff a £1,000 extra payment has been announced.
  4. Welsh Government commits £366 million to deliver 125,000 all age apprenticeships in Wales.
  5. Wales encourages more girls to become the next generation of scientists and engineers.
  6. Ministers have said they will extend the provision of free PPE to Social Care and wider Primary Care.