- November 19, 2021
- Posted by: Vikki Howells MS
- Category: Latest News
After another busy week in the constituency and the Senedd, please find below details of some of my highlights from the past seven days.
If I can be of any assistance, please get in touch.
- I took part in very well-attended services on Remembrance Sunday in Aberdare, Abercynon and Ynysybwl, with local people laying wreaths for me in all other services on the day.
- I volunteered on the stall collecting donations for the Merthyr-Cynon Foodbank in Tesco. As always, thanks to local people for their generosity.
- I met with Cllr Tina Williams and David Edwards to discuss the provisional of additional community defibrillators.
- Meeting with the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund to discuss their priorities for funding local projects in 2022.
- Asked for statements on Welsh Government actions to support people living with COPD and to eliminate cervical cancer.
- Questioned the Minister on how we can reduce the distress caused to animals and some people by fireworks.
- I spoke about Penrhiwceiber War Memorial and Clock Tower and plans to restore it to its former glory.
- As the Welsh Government announced new plans to help people hardest hit by the cost-of-living crisis, read my take on it here.
- No changes to Covid rules as First Minister thanks Wales for helping to bring case rates down.
- Welsh Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee officially launched – delivering on a manifesto commitment from May.
- COVID-19 Vaccination – JCVI advice on 16 and 17 year olds and extending the cohorts for the booster vaccination.
- Dental services in Wales given £3m funding to boost recovery from pandemic.
- A refreshed TB Eradication Programme will build on the positive progress already made in Wales which has seen a 48% decrease in new TB incidents since 2009.
- New funding will provide thousands more books for school children across Wales, helping them to improve key reading and speaking skills at a young age.