On a visit to Pontypridd, Adam Price revisited some of the businesses and residents that were so badly hit in February's floods, to hear for himself how they were coping and their plans for the future. He was shown around the constituency by Pontypridd Councillor, Heledd Fychan.
A Message from Heledd Fychan during Volunteers Week:
[Transcription from video]
"This week is Volunteers Week and I wanted to take the opportunity to say thank you so much to each and every one of you that volunteers in our community.
Pontypridd Town Cllr Heledd Fychan in conversation with Gareth Williams from GTFM.
Recorded on the 12 May 2020
Due to the ongoing Covid19 pandemic Plaid Cymru launched Heledd Fychan's campaign for the 2021 Senedd / Welsh Parliament election online. You can watch the launch as Heledd and Leanne Wood answered questions live on Facebook.
Watch via Facebook here:
Lansiad Ymgyrch - Campaign Launch
Ymunwch wrth i ni lansio ymgyrch Plaid Cymru Pontypridd ar gyfer etholiad y Senedd 2021. Join us as we launch Plaid Cymru Pontypridd's campaign for the 2021 Senedd election.Posted by Plaid Cymru Pontypridd on Thursday, May 21, 2020
Watch via YouTube here:
Despite the flooding and the Coronavirus crisis, the community spirit of Pontypridd is stronger than ever according to Plaid Cymru’s councillors.Read more
Pontypridd has a new street without a brick being laid! Well, maybe not new exactly but Blanch Street finally has a street sign showing where it is.
When the Muni closed its doors last Christmas, Pontypridd became poorer overnight. The Muni was an integral part of our community, and was enjoyed by people of all ages from across the Valleys and beyond.
There was, rightly, a public outcry and since then Plaid Councillor for Pontypridd Town, Heledd Fychan has continuously made the case for the Council to take a more proactive approach to securing the future of the Muni.Read more
This is how the BBC reported RCT's Labour run cabinet decision to close Ysgol Pont Sion Norton and to centralise 6th Form Education.
"Plaid Cymru councillor Heledd Fychan, who represents Pontypridd, urged council leaders to "listen to people's concerns and to take them seriously".
"The council has not collaborated and people are not involved in decisions," she said.
Councillor Fychan claimed some parents were now choosing English-medium education instead of Welsh because of the closure of Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Pont Sion Norton."
What a Summer! Not only was the weather amazing but Pontypridd was buzzing with events, such as Parti Ponty and the Big Bite.
As ever, if you need my help with something, please get in touch.
I’d love to hear from you.
A lot has happened in Pontypridd over the last few months, and I hope you find this newsletter informative.
Mostly it is positive news but there are also some challenges for our community.
As always if there is anything I can help you with please get in touch as I’d love to hear from you.
Cllr Heledd Fychan