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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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Heledd Fychan MS calls for establishment of Welsh Flood Forum on 2 Year Anniversary of Storm Dennis

This week marks two years since communities across Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) and beyond were devastated by extensive flooding as a result of Storm Dennis.  Approximately 1498 homes and businesses in RCT alone were hit, and vital infrastructure destroyed. 

Two years on, communities are still left waiting for answers with no assurances that they will be safe in the future if a similar storm hits again.

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Heledd Fychan MS hosts summit to discuss practical ways to tackle the cost of living crisis.

With the twin crises of surging debt and the rise in the cost of living hitting communities in Wales hard this winter Heledd Fychan, MS for South Wales Central, would like to invite you to a regional summit to share your experiences of how the crises is hitting those you support and what impact this is having on your organisations’ ability to provide this support.

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Heledd Fychan MS: the Welsh Government must do more to support victims of stalking in Wales

Today Heledd Fychan MS opened a Plaid Cymru debate on Stalking calling on the Welsh Government to do more to tackle this problem and ensure greater support for victims.

Stalking is a pattern of unwanted, persistent, obsessive and intrusive behaviours by one person towards another person, causing fear of violence and distress to the person being targeted.

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Heledd Fychan MS Expresses Disappointment at Content of Flooding Reports

Following calls last week by Heledd Fychan MS for the publication of the remaining reports into the 2020 floods, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has today published three further reports. 

These cover:

- Pontypridd

- Nantgarw and Upper Boat

- Hirwaun

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Urdd Gobaith Cymru mark 100th birthday with Guinness World Record attempts

Today, as noted by several of my fellow Members, the nation celebrated the centenary of the Urdd. And as we heard through the wonderful singing of our llywydd, as part ofthe celebrations, people of all ages were part of the Urdd's successful challenge tobreak two world records and sing Hei Mr Urdd.

 

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Three Further 2020 Flood Reports Published – Where are the Rest?

In response to calls by Heledd Fychan MS for the publication of the remaining reports into the 2020 floods that hit RCT as a result of Storm Dennis, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council have today published three further reports.

These cover:

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Heledd Fychan MS Calls for Publication of Reports into 2020 Floods: Communities Stil Awaiting Answers

Next month marks the two-year anniversary since communities across Rhondda Cynon Taf and beyond were devastated by extensive flooding as a result of Storm Dennis. 

However, to date Rhondda Cynon Taf Council have only released 3 of the 28 flood investigation reports, 19 of which are Section 19 reports,  further delaying progress to prevent flooding in the future.

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Hostility towards BBC is Tory Government “dead cat” that will endanger future of Welsh media, argues Plaid MS

Plaid Cymru spokesperson for Culture, Heledd Fychan MS, has today hit out at the UK Government following media reports of an imminent announcement that the BBC licence fee is set to be frozen for the next two years.

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