Weekly Round Up – 19th November

After another busy week in the constituency and the Senedd, please find below details of some of my highlights from the past seven days.

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  1. 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.
  2. I volunteered on the stall collecting donations for the Merthyr-Cynon Foodbank in Tesco. As always, thanks to local people for their generosity.
  3. I met with Cllr Tina Williams and David Edwards to discuss the provisional of additional community defibrillators.
  4. Meeting with the Pen y Cymoedd Wind Farm Community Fund to discuss their priorities for funding local projects in 2022.


  1. Asked for statements on Welsh Government actions to support people living with COPD and to eliminate cervical cancer.
  2. Questioned the Minister on how we can reduce the distress caused to animals and some people by fireworks.
  3. I spoke about Penrhiwceiber War Memorial and Clock Tower and plans to restore it to its former glory.
  4. As the Welsh Government announced new plans to help people hardest hit by the cost-of-living crisis, read my take on it here.

Welsh Government

  1. No changes to Covid rules as First Minister thanks Wales for helping to bring case rates down.
  2. Welsh Government’s Young Person’s Guarantee officially launched – delivering on a manifesto commitment from May.
  3. COVID-19 Vaccination – JCVI advice on 16 and 17 year olds and extending the cohorts for the booster vaccination.
  4. Dental services in Wales given £3m funding to boost recovery from pandemic.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.