My letter to the Director of Education Leisure and Lifelong Learning on the decision to close Cymer Afan Comprehensive schoolRead more
Glyncorrwg was the idyllic setting for the River Festival on the weekend as it basked in the early summer sunshine. There was a great atmosphere there with plenty to do including falconry and pond dipping, there was live music and demonstrations from the police and fire brigade. It was great to meet the legendary Iolo Williams who opened the festival, and well done to all those who worked hard to organise the event, it was a roaring success!
I visited Glyncorrwg Ponds as they geared up for the Bank Holiday. The Ponds make a great day out for the whole family and there is some absolutely stunning scenery to see there.Read more
I spent an enjoyable evening with Glyncorrwg Women’s Institute, marking the centenary of women receiving the vote.Read more
After meeting with residents from the local community and local councillors, hearing their concerns over the proposals for the future of Cymer Afan Comprehensive, and their alternative proposals to continue secondary education in the Upper Afan Valley, I have made my submission to the consultation:Read more
On Friday Stephen Kinnock met with residents from the Upper Afan Valley about the proposals for Cymer Afan Comprehensive, following that he and David Rees AM met with Councillors Scott Jones and Nicola-Jayne Elsie Davies, and former Assembly Member Brian Gibbons. After the meetings Stephen Kinnock and David Rees issued the following statement:Read more
I was delighted to attend a meeting of the Rhondda Tunnel Society to hear about the progress they have made over the last 12 months. There were some spectacular photos on show, taken inside the tunnel just last month. The society has also put together a new promotional video showcasing the community benefits re-opening the tunnel would bring.
I am greatly looking forward to discussing the project with representatives of the Heritage Lottery Fund, when they attend my funding fair on Friday 26 January.
My colleague Afzal Khan's Constituency Boundary Bill was debated in the House. It sought to keep the number of MPs at 650 and allows a 7.5% variation in electorate of any constituency instead of the current 5% variation. I spoke in the debate in favour of the Bill and about the impact the current review is having on Aberavon.
You can read my speech below:Read more
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
Aberavon MP Stephen Kinnock has paid a visit to budding local entrepreneurs, Rory Dennis and Anita Angove, who run Afan Vale Chocolates in Glyncorrwg. They set up the business in August 2015 with the aim of making the best chocolates money can buy.Read more