The school summer holidays are fast approaching and let us hope for a period of fine weather. There are a lot of local attractions in Caerphilly and Merthyr Tydfil that will put on summer activities. In advance can I also thank those organisations who will be running summer play schemes to help keep children safe, fed and hopefully happy over the break.
There were a number of constituency events to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. My thanks to the Parish of Pontlottyn and Fochrhiw who arranged for members of the British Legion to talk to local children about these important events.
I was also pleased to represent constituents at Caerphilly’s Armed Forces day held in Crosskeys this year.
It was my pleasure, alongside Gerald Jones MP, to represent constituents during the Royal visit to New Tredegar by Prince Charles and The Duchess of Cornwall this week. The children of White Rose primary school did their community proud with some beautiful singing and helped by the Kids Aloud team. Great work.
Thanks as always to the local Police for helping to keep everyone safe during the visit. I also thank the Heddlu Bach for their contribution to the day.
It is always a pleasure for me as the Assembly Member to visit local schools and share in their success. So I was delighted to join Deri primary school to congratulate them on their inspection report from school inspectors, Estyn. Well done to all concerned.
I also had the chance to visit Fochrhiw primary school and to hear about their success in gaining an award for their environmental work on climate change.
Please let me know of any other successes in local schools.
It has been the exam season so my best wishes to everyone taking their exams this year. I hope it all goes well for you, but don’t panic, as there is plenty of guidance around on the next steps you can take.
I was of course pleased to hear about the recent successful operations by Gwent Police in several local communities as they tackle drug dealing and associated problems.
I often hear people express frustrations about these issues and it is important that people use the 101 service to report concerns and incidents. It is logging local incidents that can often help to gather the intelligence that allows the police to see a bigger picture.
Anyway my thanks to the Police on this success and we continue to support them in keeping our communities as safe as possible.
Advice and support
As always my office is open to receive queries or any request for help from constituents. You can write to the office at 110 High Street, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8AP or ring 01685 386672. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org. I also hold regular surgeries around the constituency. Details can be found on my website.