Today, I attended the latest briefing held by the Foreign Secretary on the situation between Russia and Ukraine. This provided great insight into the ongoing diplomatic efforts in the region.
I have met with colleagues at the Department for Levelling Up to discuss the new changes to private parking charges.
The measures will be a major boost to motorists in Wales and will help draw people back to the Bridgend Town Centre by eliminating the fear of being unfairly caught out.
Children’s Mental Health Week is an opportunity to shine a light on the importance of children and young people’s mental health.
I had the opportunity to meet with Place2Be, who provide counselling to children in schools across the UK. It was fantastic to hear they are currently operating in 12 schools in South Wales and for every £1 spent on the service, it generates £6.20 back!
his week’s Glamorgan Gazette column focuses on the need for Cwm Taf Morgannwg to set up surgical hubs in Bridgend and the neighbouring areas- to tackle the massive backlogs in elective surgery created by the pandemic.
Health service waiting lists are considerably higher in Labour-controlled Wales than in England, with one in five in Wales on a waiting list. I raised this issue in the House with Health Minister Edward Argar. I was pleased that the Health Minister agrees with my concerns and believes that the Welsh Government must present a plan to bring down the excessive waiting lists in Wales.
Recently, I co-signed a pensions bill that seeks to extend the Automatic Enrolment Scheme to all those aged 18 and over. We need to ensure that everyone has the certainty that their pension will provide for them in the future.
I wrote to Bridgend County Borough Council and First Cymru to highlight the concerns of residents in Kenfig, and to find a solution ensuring that every area has access to suitable transport links.