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"A global pandemic requires a global response"

Heledd Fychan MS, Plaid Cymru’s spokesperson for International Affairs, talks about the People’s Vaccine and its role in the global fight against COVID-19.

I can still remember how I felt when the news first reached me that scientists working in labs around the world had created the first successful vaccine against COVID-19.

It’s fitting that the first vaccine to be approved – Pfizer BioNTech – was the result of international collaboration, and that at its launch, the CEO of BioNTech remarked “This is a global pandemic, which requires a global effort.”

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COP26 - Cities, Regions and the Built Environment Day

 

On 11 November, I attended COP26 in Glasgow where the focus was on Cities, Regions and the Built Environment.

The sessions I attended had a lot of great ideas regarding flood prevention and management, with communities taking a lead supported by Governments rather than left out of decision making. I also attended an interesting session about how music and the arts can help inspire people to take action in response to the climate emergency.

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sponsored walk from Clydach to Pontypridd.

This morning, I joined Jodie and Kyle as well as other volunteers from Grief Support Cymru on their sponsored walk from Clydach to Pontypridd.

 

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Covid Passes update

When Covid passes came into force in October I was contacted by many constituents across the region who shared their concerns that guidance wasn’t clear enough for those who were exempt from having the vaccine and taking Lateral Flow tests due to medical conditions.

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Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

It was an honour to join the thousands of activists on the streets of Cardiff to celebrate the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice (November the 6th)

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Pension Justice for the 1950s Women

Today I heard the powerful voices of the WASPI women who have come together from across Wales to demand one thing - justice. 

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Ynysybwl Regeneration Project

Today (4th November 2021), I had the pleasure of visiting the Ynysybwl Regeneration Project.

It was fantastic to hear from both staff and volunteers about all the different initiatives, and the positive impact the project is having on people of all ages.

During the visit, I was taken on a tour accompanied by some of the YRP team and chatted with many of the inspirational community leaders there from various groups.  We met at the office in Windsor Place then I was taken on a tour to the Lady Windsor trail, part of the Cribbin Ddu walk developed by the paths and trails vision group.

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Encouraging end of life conversations with loved ones and calls on community to plant spring bulbs for the National Day of Reflection

South Wales Central MS, Heledd Fychan has been asked what would matter most to her at end of life, as she met Marie Curie staff at the Senedd, who spoke about the importance of good palliative and end of life care, and access to it for all.

Heledd joined forces with the Marie Curie Cymru Policy team, Lowri Griffiths and Bethan Edwards at a stand at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay on Wednesday 3rd November, to highlight the leading end of life charity’s work. 

Marie Curie Cymru provides care and support to people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones in their hospice and people’s homes.  The charity also offers a free Information and Support line, which includes bereavement support.  It is the largest charitable funder of palliative and end of life care research in the UK also campaigns for better end of life care for all.

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Save Bute Cottage Nursery

Today I visited Bute Cottage Nursery School (Wednesday 3 November) after learning about the proposal from the council to amalgamate the school. This decision would see the school lose its independence and autonomy over learning.

During my visit, I saw first-hand the wonderful learning environment that has inspired generations of nursery children and compelled locals to launch a campaign to preserve the school.

The Save Bute Cottage Nursery campaign has already seen nearly 1,000 people sign a petition against the proposal to amalgamate the Nursery with Evenlode Primary School.

I strongly support their campaign to Save Bute Cottage, and hope the Vale of Glamorgan Council will re-think their proposals to amalgamate the school.

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Christmas Competition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today, I’m launching a competition for local Primary school children to design a Christmas card or decoration.

The theme for this year’s Christmas competition is a ‘Green Christmas’

With the climate and nature emergency an important issue for everyone, I am encouraging primary school children across the region of South Wales Central to design a Christmas Card or decoration made from recycled materials.

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