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Heledd Fychan MS Demands Greater Support for Communities At Risk of Flooding

This week marks three years since devastating flooding hit communities across South Wales Central as a result of Storm Dennis.

Speaking during First Minister’s questions in the Senedd today,  Plaid Cymru Member of the Senedd Heledd Fychan outlined the continued impact on children and adults living in the communities affected and called on the Welsh Government to provide greater support, including mental health services as well as investment in the establishment of flood action groups.

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“Why did it take a TV programme for Welsh Government to take decisive action?” – Heledd Fychan MS

ABUNDANTLY CLEAR” WELSH GOVERNMENT SHOULD HAVE DONE “CONSIDERABLY MORE” WITH WRU ALLEGATIONS, SAYS PLAID CYMRU

Heledd Fychan MS, Plaid Cymru’s spokesperson on sport has said that “it’s abundantly clear” that Welsh Government could have done “much, much more” to act on allegations over sexism and misogyny in the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU).

Ms Fychan’s comments follow a scrutiny session in a Senedd Committee today (Thursday 2 February) of the Welsh Government over allegations surrounding the WRU.

During the scrutiny session, Dawn Bowden MS confirmed that she had been aware of issues raised by Labour MP Tonia Antoniazzi in a letter received on 9 May 2022, and confirmed that the letter referred to “sexism and misogyny, which I think had been widely known within the WRU …probably going back 20 years.”

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Heledd Fychan MS welcomes WRU chief resignation

Plaid Cymru's sports, culture and international spokesperson, Heledd Fychan MS has responded to the resignation of WRU chief executive Steve Phillips
Heledd Fychan said:
“Steve Phillips’ position was untenable, and I welcome today’s news that he has stepped aside. It is the right action to take after the abject failure of the WRU to date to deal with very serious allegations of misogyny and sexism that were seemingly known to him and others.

“Nigel Walker’s appointment as Acting CEO must signal the beginning and not the end of the significant structural and cultural changes needed at the WRU.
 
“The Welsh Government should now consider whether it is appropriate for the WRU to receive any further public money until these changes are made. We need certainty that women are safe from horrific misogyny in rugby, as well as across society.”
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Heledd Fychan MS – calls on WRU CEO to go following extremely serious allegations of sexism and misogyny

Plaid Cymru’s spokesperson for Sports, Heledd Fychan MS, has called on the WRU’s CEO Steve Phillips to resign following the extremely serious allegations of sexism and misogyny at the WRU.

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Heledd Fychan MS joins Welsh Ambulance workers on the picket line

I was proud to stand in solidarity with our ambulance workers on the picket line today (23.1.23). They are the backbone of our healthcare system and deserve fair wages and safer working conditions.

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Heledd Fychan MS responds to local flooding in Rhondda Cynon Taf

Heledd Fychan Member of the Senedd for South Wales Central released the following statement in response to the recent flooding in areas across Rhondda Cynon Taf today.

 

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Plaid Cymru MS Criticises Cardiff Council’s Plans to Downgrade Culture in the Capital City

Today (21 December 2022), Plaid Cymru Member of the Senedd for South Wales Central, Heledd Fychan, has written to the leader of Cardiff Council to express her concern at the proposals to privatise St David’s Hall, and close the Museum of Cardiff and solely operate as a mobile facility. 

The proposals – which will be subject to a public consultation that commences on 23rd December – are reminiscent of previous plans put forward by the Council to downgrade Cardiff’s cultural offer in 2016.

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Heledd Fychan MS Supports Striking Nurses

On Thursday 15 December, Heledd Fychan, Member of the Senedd for South Wales Central, visited nurses striking outside the Royal Glamorgan Hospital to express her support and solidarity with their campaign.

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Heledd Fychan MS calls on Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to save Garth Olwg Care Home.

Rhondda Cynon Taf Council have earmarked Garth Olwg Care Home for closure in the new year in a cruel move that would mean moving the elderly and vulnerable residents, who are cared for there by an excellent team of dedicated staff, to locations further away from their community.

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Heledd Fychan MS raises concerns over the future of Pontypridd Post Office

Following the news that Pontypridd Post Office’s current operators are due to finish on 23rd December 2022, Plaid Cymru MS for South Wales Central, Heledd Fychan, has raised concerns in the Senedd. She has also written to the Post Office, who have confirmed that they are looking for new operators but that no one is currently in place to take over the service.

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