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Rugby paywall sets “dangerous precedent"

”Plaid Cymru calls for all Wales rugby games to be aired live on S4C"

It’s been confirmed that fans of Welsh rugby will not be able to watch Wales’ autumn international matches on free-to-air television. Matches will only be televised live on Amazon Prime, which sits behind a paywall. 

This marks a change from previous matches, which have been available to watch live on S4C, which is free-to-air. The reason the change has been made is because Amazon Prime will be providing commentary in both English and Welsh languages.

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Green Week Survey Results

Today, we are publishing the results of our recent survey which we ran during Pontypridd Green Week. It was open to everyone across the South Wales Central Region, and we would like to thank everyone that completed the survey online or stopped to chat with Heledd and the team over the course of the week.

Your comments and ideas will help shape Heledd’s work in the Senedd, and our work as a team locally in supporting our communities in the response to the climate and nature emergency.

A summary of the results can be viewed below.

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First public meeting - Nantgarw

On 13 October, I met with residents in Nantgarw at a Public Meeting in Coleg y Cymoedd. It was a very productive meeting, and I was grateful to hear directly from residents their thoughts on issues that were important to them.

Flooding was an issue that many were concerned about, following the devastating impact of the 2020 floods which ruined many of their homes. With some only starting to return to normal. They shared their anxiety of still not knowing what happened that night.

The section 19 report looking into the flood in Nantgarw is yet to be published by RCT council but despite this residents fear this will not be enough to truly understand what happened that night and strongly support the idea of an independent inquiry. This is also something that other residents support across RCT, and I continue to fight for justice and answers for all.

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Heledd Fychan MS creates new role to support communities

Ken Moon to join Heledd Fychan’s team

In recognition of the serious threat posed by Climate Change to the future of our communities, Heledd Fychan MS has created a new and unique role within her support staff team. The Sustainable Futures Coordinator will support Heledd in her work with communities across South Wales Central linked to creating sustainable futures.   

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Grief Support Cymru

Last week, I had the pleasure of meeting with Kyle and Jodie and the team of volunteers at Gofal Galar Cymru/Grief Support Cymru. The dedicated team were all busy supporting their clients, and it was great to see them at work.

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Accountability essential in Cwm Taf Maternity Scandal

Yesterday (Tuesday 5 October), Heledd Fychan MS responded in the Senedd to the latest report by an independent panel set up by the Welsh Government relating to the maternity scandal at Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board. 

 

 

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More Support Needed for Flood Victims

This morning (5 October 2021), Heledd Fychan MS for South Wales Central visited some of the communities affected overnight by flooding.

Having received tens of messages by people flooded, or worried that they would flood, Heledd was out knocking doors in Pontypridd, Cilfynydd and Rhydyfelin to witness the damage with her own eyes and to discuss with residents and businesses any support they require.

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Regional Office Opening in Pontypridd

On Saturday 2 October, Heledd Fychan, Plaid Cymru Member of the Senedd for South Wales Central officially opened her regional office in the heart of Pontypridd town Centre. 

Heledd was joined by the Leader of Plaid Cymru, Adam Price MS, and local activists from across the region. 

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March Against Poverty

Last night, Heledd Fychan MS took part in a protest against the removal of the £20 uplift to Universal Credit organised by People’s Assembly Wales, Unite Community Cardiff & Area Branch and Cardiff People’s Assembly.

Though the weather deterred some people from attending, everyone that braved the weather were united in demanding that everyone should have an adequate income, housing and food.

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Nantgarw Public Meeting – Register today!

Heledd Fychan - Member of the Senedd for South Wales Central - has organized a public meeting in Nantgarw on 13 October. The meeting will be at Coleg y Cymoedd, part 7pm and 8:30 pm.

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