- October 1, 2021
- Posted by: Vikki Howells MS
- Category: Latest News
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!
- 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.
- I held a meeting in Cilfynydd to develop plans to commemorate the 1894 Albion Colliery Disaster.
- Street surgery in Ynysybwl with Cllr Sue Pickering.
- 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.
- I questioned the First Minister about support for town centres in Wales.
- I took part in a plenary discussion on the Levelling Up and Shared Prosperity Funds.
- I raised proposals for a National Planetarium for Wales at the former Tower colliery site with the Economy Minister.
- The Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee took evidence on issues facing Welsh businesses in the Hospitality, Tourism and Retail sectors.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Incentives for businesses to recruit apprentices has been further extended by Welsh Government.