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Tackling speeding in Church Village

I recently held a public meeting with residents in Church Village who were concerned with speeding in their area.

I am aware this is not an issue unique to this area with many concerned constituents contacting my office about similar issues.

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Citizens advice - Saturday sessions

In February, we were able team up with Citizen’s advice to hold our first joint surgery. February focused on Energy advice, but each month will have a new theme. 

A list of upcoming dates are listed below you can book appointments for these sessions directly through Citizens Advice RCT. 

 

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“Correct the record on COVID Inquiry” Plaid Cymru demands

Welsh Government’s rejection of Welsh inquiry ‘handed all control to Boris Johnson’

Plaid Cymru yesterday (26 April 2022) wrote to the First Minister to ask for the record to be corrected on his statement regarding the UK Government’s ability to lead the inquiry into COVID-19 in Wales.

 

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Pontypridd Town Development Survey Results

In November 2021, many constituents contacted my office about what they would like to see happen to the old Bingo Hall site and the Old Marks & Spencers and Dorothy Perkins sites in Pontypridd Town Centre. 75 participated in a subsequent consultation I ran, by completing a survey online as well as contacting the office directly. Here are the results from the responses collected from residents who live, work and visit Pontypridd.

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Cost of living - Summit report

On 17 February 2022, Heldd Fychan Plaid Cymru Senedd Member for South Wales Central invited local organisations that offer support to people facing crisis to come together to discuss how we can work together to ensure that everyone receives the help available to them.

In attendance were representatives from Citizens Advice, Taff Ely and Pontypridd Foodbank, Age Connects Morgannwg, People’s Assembly Wales, Little Lounge, child Poverty action, Carmel Community Clothing, YRP and Cardiff Council.

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Plaid Cymru Secures Investment in Flood Protection Measures

Through to the Co-Operation agreement between Plaid Cymru and Welsh Government, a total of £214m is being invested in flood protection for communities across Wales. 

Funding will be spent over a period of three years, with over £16.2m allocated to specifically address flooding in RCT, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.

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Heledd Fychan MS calls for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Today (9/3/22), our Senedd voted to support the important Plaid Cymru amendment which calls on all states to support the prohibition of nuclear weapons.

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Heledd Fychan MS joins activists in Cardiff to protest the cost of Living crisis

Last weekend Heledd Fychan MS joined activist on the streets of Cardiff to protest the cost-of-Living crisis.

 

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Cost of Living Crisis

As we all know, energy, fuel and food prices are rising dramatically. Along with the cut to universal credit and the financial hardship many are suffering as a result of the pandemic, people across Wales are facing a cost-of-living crisis. Unfortunately, this will only get worse as prices continue to rise. 

On the 17th of February, I held a summit in Treforest on this issue bringing together organisations that offer support to people facing crisis, such as Citizens Advice and local food banks. We discussed how we could work together to ensure that everyone receives the help available to them, and that we work together to make more support available.

Here's a short video summarising the discussions: 

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Save Cowbridge’s Old Girls School

Yesterday in the Senedd (16 February), Heledd Fychan MS spoke to support a petition calling for the Deputy Minister for Arts and Sport to ask Cadw officials to reconsider their view that  the Old Girls School in Cowbridge shouldn’t be listed.

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