Jamie Wallis

New Changes to Private Parking Charges

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.

Supporting Children’s Mental Health Week

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!

Surgical Hubs In Bridgend

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.

Online Safety Laws to be Strengthened

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I welcome the UK Government’s action to strengthen the Online Safety Bill. I am pleased that this bill ensures that criminal law is fit for the modern age.

NHS Waiting Lists in Wales

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.