Weekly Round Up – 18th June 2021

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.


  1. 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.
  2. Meeting with residents of Brynifor to discuss local parking issues.
  3. 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.


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. I raised the importance of outdoor education with the Education Minister, and invited him to visit Cynon Valley to see one key project.
  4. I congratulated Cwmbach Male Choir on their 100th birthday.

Welsh Government 

  1. 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.
  2. The Health Minister issued an urgent warning for everyone to get vaccinated as Coronavirus Delta variant case numbers increased.
  3. The Welsh Government has extended the period of time during which tenants in the private rented housing sector are protected from eviction.
  4. 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.
  5. The Economy Minister announced extra support for Welsh businesses affected by Coronavirus.