- June 18, 2021
- Posted by: Vikki Howells MS
- Category: Latest News
Please find below a round up of some of my key activities from the past seven days. As always, just get in touch if you have any queries or if I can be of any assistance.
Two meetings to discuss flooding, including chairing a meeting for Labour MSs/MPs with constituencies which border the River Taff and the Leader of RCT Council with Natural Resources Wales staff, including their Head of Operations.
- Meeting with residents of Brynifor to discuss local parking issues.
- Visit to Hirwaun Community Garden Shop, a not for profit community shop. The shop opens seven days a week and has a lovely selection of plants, shrubs, small trees and hanging baskets.
- As the Welsh Government published its Programme for Government, I asked questions about a Universal Basic Income Trial, Coal Tip Safety and a Vacant Land Tax to tackle derelict sites.
- I spoke in the debate on the UK Government’s Levelling Up and Shared Prosperity Funds, noting they failed the key tests of ensuring Wales would not receive a penny less in funding and also respecting the devolution settlement.
- I raised the importance of outdoor education with the Education Minister, and invited him to visit Cynon Valley to see one key project.
- I congratulated Cwmbach Male Choir on their 100th birthday.
- The Welsh Government has published its Programme for Government, setting out its ambitious and radical plan to create a stronger, greener and fairer Wales and deliver on Welsh Labour’s manifesto commitments.
- The Health Minister issued an urgent warning for everyone to get vaccinated as Coronavirus Delta variant case numbers increased.
- The Welsh Government has extended the period of time during which tenants in the private rented housing sector are protected from eviction.
- Ministers announced a £5million ‘Summer of Fun’ so children and young people can access enriching sporting, cultural and play-based opportunities the pandemic may have prevented them taking part in.
- The Economy Minister announced extra support for Welsh businesses affected by Coronavirus.