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Community Resource Update June 2024

Every month my community engagement team create a community resource to share with community groups and local organisations to find grant information, upcoming opportunities, training and events that might be of interest to many of you.

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Heledd Fychan MS secures commitment from Welsh Government to improve passenger safety and facilities on the South Wales Metro

In a recent question to the Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Transport Ken Skates, Plaid Cymru Member of the Senedd for South Wales Central Heledd Fychan raised concerns about passenger safety, station cleanliness, and the availability of toilet facilities on the new fleet of South Wales Metro.

In response to MS Fychans Question, the Cabinet Secretary for Transport acknowledged the issues and committed to addressing them in upcoming discussions with Transport for Wales. He affirmed the importance of providing safe, clean stations and adequate toilet facilities, especially for women and disabled passengers.

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Heledd Fychan MS votes No Confidence in Vaughan Gething, The Labour First Minister of Wales

 

Today, a majority of Senedd Members supported a no confidence motion in Vaughan Gething, the First Minister of Wales. This vote shows there are serious concerns about his leadership.

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Senedd Update

As many of you will be aware at the beginning of this month Plaid Cymru ended its Cooperation Agreement with the Labour Welsh Government.  I’m proud of what was achieved through the Co-operation agreement over the last two years such as free school meals for all primary school pupils, expanding the free childcare offer for thousands more families, taking action to address the housing crisis, steps to safeguard the Welsh Language and more. We will always cooperate when we can to deliver for our communities. But the time has come for the agreement to end. Since taking over as First Minister Vaughan Gething already took the decision to delay important policies such as council tax reform which was supposed to support the poorest families in our community. He has also lost the trust of myself and many others by failing to pay back the £200,000 donation to his leadership campaign from a company convicted of environmental offences. We need a Welsh Government we can trust and myself and my colleagues in Plaid Cymru we will continue to hold the Welsh Government to account on every decision.

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“OUR HIGHER EDUCATION SECTOR IS IN CRISIS” – HELEDD FYCHAN MS Plaid Cymru calls on Welsh Government for an emergency plan to ensure financial viability of Welsh universities

Heledd Fychan, Plaid Cymru spokesperson for Education has written urgently to the Welsh Government Cabinet Secretary for Education, calling for an emergency review into the state of higher education in Wales, following concerning reports from Aberystwyth and Cardiff Universities about financial pressures that could lead to job losses.

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UNSAFE COAL TIPS A ‘DAILY REMINDER OF EXPLOITED PAST’ FOR WELSH COMMUNITIES, says Plaid Cymru

Plaid Cymru urge the UK Government to pay towards making hundreds of tips and former coal tips safe

Recent data (November 2023) reveals there are 81 unsafe coal tips across Rhondda Cynon Taf and Cardiff. 

The information was collected by the Coal Tips Safety Taskforce, established after a landslip at a disused coal tip in Tylorstown, Rhondda Cynon Taf, in February 2020.  

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HELEDD FYCHAN MS CALLS FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH ADDITIONAL LEARNING NEEDS

Over the past two years, Plaid Cymru Member of the Senedd for South Wales Central Heledd Fychan has seen a sharp increase in the number of constituents reporting that they are battling to secure a suitable education for their children with additional learning needs.  This led to Heledd conducting a survey and then producing a report containing the heart breaking and brave lived experiences shared with her. 

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Kurdish art in the senedd

I’m one of two Members of the Senedd sponsoring a Kurish Art exhibition, currently on show at the Pierhead building.

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Supporting maternal mental health

It was lovely to be able to sponsor a drop in with Katy, Suzanne and Donna from Mothers Matter to promote and bring awareness to the brilliant work they do across Rhondda Cynon Taf and beyond to support women and their families during their pre- and post-natal journeys.

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Heledd Fychan MS expresses concern at news that over 100 jobs are at risk in Rhondda Cynon Taf

Following the news that Everest has entered into administration placing over 100 jobs in Rhondda Cynon Taf at risk, Plaid Cymru regional Senedd Member Heledd Fychan has expressed her concern and urged the Welsh Government to provide support to those affected.

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