Weekly Round Up – 4th February

It’s been another busy week representing Cynon Valley as its Member of the Senedd. Please find below some of my highlights from the last week.


  1. Street Surgery in Mountain Ash with Cllrs Andrew Morgan and Wendy Treeby.
  2. I’ve encouraged Cynon Valley residents to see if they are eligible for the Welsh Government’s Winter Fuel Support Scheme, the value of which has doubled to £200.
  3. Two Cynon Valley primary schools are taking part in the Welsh Government’s exploration of whether the school day can be reformed. https://gov.wales/trial-begins-school-day-reforms-wales


  1. I asked the First Minister about how the Welsh Government can help people in Wales meet the cost of living crisis.
  2. I asked about Welsh Government funding to support businesses survive and recover from the Coronavirus pandemic.
  3. At the Economy, Trade and Rural Affairs Committee we considered fisheries policy and scrutinized the Development Bank of Wales.

Welsh Government

  1. The Economy Minister has called on the UK Government to replace Wales’ lost £1 billion in its so-called “levelling up” drive.
  2. Over £190,000 funding for Mudiad Meithrin which will help nurture new Welsh speakers has been announced.
  3. A programme has been developed to help children and young people to consider futures in construction based on the dualling of Sections 5 and 6 of the A465 Heads of the Valleys road.
  4. Wales’ Cultural Recovery Fund 3 opens to new entrants.