Weekly Round Up – 1st October

It’s been another very busy week in the Senedd representing the people of Cynon Valley. Here are some of the highlights from the past seven days!


  1. It was good to join fans at Glasbrook Field to support Penrhiwceiber Rangers in the JD Sports Welsh Club. The Rangers didn’t win, but they put in a great performance against their professional opponents.
  2. I held a meeting in Cilfynydd to develop plans to commemorate the 1894 Albion Colliery Disaster.
  3. Street surgery in Ynysybwl with Cllr Sue Pickering.


  1. As Chair of the Senedd’s Standards of Conduct Committee, I attended my first meeting of the Chair’s Forum bringing together heads of the various Senedd committees.
  2. I questioned the First Minister about support for town centres in Wales.
  3. I took part in a plenary discussion on the Levelling Up and Shared Prosperity Funds.
  4. I raised proposals for a National Planetarium for Wales at the former Tower colliery site with the Economy Minister.
  5. The Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee took evidence on issues facing Welsh businesses in the Hospitality, Tourism and Retail sectors.

Welsh Government

  1. Welsh Ministers have said the UK Government should use this autumn’s Spending Review to share responsibility and allocate long-term funding to make Wales’ coal tips safe.
  2. Wales is set to become the first UK nation to make teaching of Black, Asian and minority ethnic histories and experiences mandatory in the school curriculum.
  3. From 4 October, motorists exceeding the 50mph speed limits on some of the most polluted roads in Wales could receive a letter or fine through their doors, the Welsh Government has warned.
  4. Incentives for businesses to recruit apprentices has been further extended by Welsh Government.