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RCT Schools Plan - Update

Today, RCT Council have announced that they are considering changes to some schools in RCT. These will be discussed in a Cabinet meeting next week (Monday 4 October).
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Raising a mug in support of Macmillan’s Coffee Morning

 

Macmillan’s annual Coffee Morning usually sees millions of pounds donated to help support people affected by cancer.

The money raised helps fund Macmillan services to make sure people with cancer can get the physical, emotional and financial support they need.

Like so many charities, Macmillan has seen a huge fall in its fundraising income as a direct result of the ongoing impact of Covid-19.

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Pontypridd Green Week

We are halfway through Pontypridd Green Week, which is part of a UK wide Great Big Green Week celebrating action on Climate Change.

This is a grassroots event, organised by local community groups and activists of all ages.  They are all united by a determination to make a difference and inspire others to respond to the climate and nature emergency. Unfortunately, for the people Pontypridd and its nearby communities, this emergency is very real and at the forefront of everyone’s minds following the devastating flooding of February 2020.

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Church Village Traffic Concerns

Last week, I was asked by a resident to visit Church Village to witness issues around traffic, speeding and parking.

Other residents have also been in touch to raise concerns, and want to see improvements put in place to make the village safer for pedestrians.

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£67.4 million lost for families in South Wales Central

This week Plaid Cymru lead a debate in the Senedd on Universal Credit.

l strongly opposes the UK Government's proposal to scrap the £20 uplift in universal credit. This proposed cut would effect 65,230 families living in Cardiff, Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Vale of Glamorgan, amounting to a total loss of £67.4 million.

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Welcoming back our Welsh Olympic Heroes

I was honoured to welcome back our wonderful Wales team at the Senedd this week following their amazing achievements at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games.

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A470 tolls wrong solution to an urgent problem

Plaid accuse Labour of “headline grabbing sticking plaster solution” over A470 toll idea

a470.jpgThe Welsh Government over the summer have been consulting on proposals to charge drivers to use the A470 between Upper Boat and Pontypridd, as part of plans to reduce pollution via a Clean Air Zone. Most residents were made aware by letters being shared on social media by some residents who had received notification, whilst others who would be impacted have received no information and were therefore unable to respond to the consultation.

 

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Meet the Team

With the start of the new Senedd term fast approaching, I’d like to introduce you to my team.

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Bus Complaint Form Now Live

Because so many of you have been in contact over the past few months about problems with your local bus service, I’ve now created a dedicated section on my website where you can leave your comments anytime. 

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Trehafod Community Garden

Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Trehafod Community Garden. Volunteers have recently taken over the running of a local park/ communal area, and it recently opened on the 31 July.

 

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