I ran the Richard Burton 10k on the weekend. There were almost 2,000 runners this year and organisers had set a new challenging course. As always there was a fantastic community spirit in Cwmavon and it was great to have much needed support from Helle. I finished in a respectable time of 54 minutes and 44 seconds. Well done to all those that took part and to the organisers for another fantastic event.
Commenting on proposals to close Cymer Afan School and for pupils to go to Ysgol Newydd Margam, which are due go to consultation later this year, local MP Stephen Kinnock said,
"Cymer Afan School holds a special place in the hearts of communities living in Cymmer, Gwynfi and Glyncorrwg. Indeed, generations of families in the Upper Afan Valley have been educated at the school. It also has a first-class academic reputation, and is currently recognised by Estyn, the Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales, as a good school. The proposal to close Cymer Afan, and for pupils to travel to Ysgol Newydd Margam, is therefore a bitter blow.Read more
Covenant Is Final Nail In The Coffin For The Ministry Of Justice’s Plans For A Prison On Baglan Industrial Estate
Stephen Kinnock has hailed a covenant on the land earmarked for a prison, as the ‘final nail in the coffin’ for the Ministry of Justice’s plans. Speaking in the House of Commons, the Aberavon MP called on Sam Gyimah MP, Minister for Prisons, to admit that the covenant’s protection of the land for industrial purposes spelt the end of the Government’s controversial plans.Read more
Commenting on the Boundary Commission Wales’ latest proposals for parliamentary constituency boundaries, Stephen Kinnock, Member of Parliament for Aberavon, said:
“It is good to see that the Boundary Commission Wales has listened to our representations about splitting the Aberavon and Port Talbot wards, and that they have included both areas in the same constituency in their latest proposals. The Commission has clearly acknowledged the strength of feeling and the level of local opposition to their original proposals, for which it should be commended.
Following on from the public meeting held at the Aberavon Beach Hotel about the proposals to build a prison on land in the Baglan Industrial Park, I have been tabling the following written questions:Read more
We had a great morning in Cwmavon Library with women born in the 1950s. They have been unfairly hit by changes to the state pension age without due notification.Read more
I have written to Sam Gyimah MP, Minister for Prisons, about the covenant on the land the Ministry of Justice have selected to build a new prison. The covenant states that the land should be used 'as an industrial park'.
You can read my letter below:Read more
Stephen Kinnock MP is looking to employ an Administrative Officer for his busy constituency office in Aberavon.
Further details below.Read more
You can read below my letter to Sam Gyimah MP, Minister for Prisons:Read more