Weekly Round Up – 21st January

Here is a round up of some of my activities from the past seven days.


  1. Responded to RCT Council consultation on plans to build a new, modern primary school in Glyncoch to replace the two existing ones.
  2. Wrote to Stagecoach to press them about bus links between Aberdare and Merthyr when the A465 is closed for dualling works to be completed.
  3. Asked Cwm Taf Health Board about their plans for the resumption of elective surgery from the end of January and how they would manage tackling any backlog in cases.


  1. Asked First Minister about Welsh Government support for the retail sector in Cynon Valley.
  2. Spoke in discussion about Welsh Government’s regional economic strategies raising needs of the South Wales Valleys.
  3. At a meeting of the Senedd’s Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee scrutinised the Ministers for Economy and Rural Affairs on the Welsh Government’s Draft Budget.
  4. Voted for the Senedd to withhold its consent from draconian and discriminatory aspects of the UK Government’s Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill.

Welsh Government

  1. The latest changes to Coronavirus regulations as we move down the path towards alert level 0 were announced by the First Minister.
  2. Statement from Welsh Government on women’s safety in public places in Wales.
  3. £14 million boost for Welsh food and drink businesses announced.
  4. The Minister for Climate Change unveils new plans that will help Welsh Government lead the fight against illegal waste exporters and waste crime.
  5. Applications open for emergency financial support from Economic Resilience Fund for businesses in Wales affected by the Coronavirus restrictions.

As always, if you would like further information on any of these points don’t hesitate to get in touch.