Weekly Round Up – 5th November

It’s Bonfire Night tonight, so please stay safe and think of those who may be distressed by fireworks. Below are some of my highlights from the past seven days, and as always please get in touch if I can be of any assistance.


  1. I launched my 2021 Christmas Card competition for all primary school age children in Cynon Valley.
  2. I joined Education Minister Jeremy Miles MS for the official opening of the new £10.2m Hirwaun Primary School, which was 65% funded by the Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools Programme.
  3. I also took the Minister to Cynon Valley Organic Adventures in Abercynon to find out all about their excellent work in the community.
  4. I volunteered with the Aberdare Poppy Appeal on their staff in Tesco.
  5. I attended the opening of a new exhibition in Cynon Valley Museum – make sure you pop along for a visit!


  1. I asked the Deputy Minister for Social Services about plans to ensure all social care staff in Wales receive the Real Living Wage.
  2. Briefing from RSPCA Cymru on how people can keep their pets safe on Bonfire Night.

Welsh Government

  1. The First Minister Mark Drakeford travelled (by train) to join world leaders for the UN Climate Conference in Scotland.
  2. More than £170m extra a year is set to be invested in planned care across NHS Wales.
  3. From 2022, all new schools and colleges funded by the 21st Century Schools Programme will be net zero carbon.
  4. A five-year plan which outlines steps towards achieving the ambition of ensuring a good quality of life for all animals in Wales has been published.