It was a privilege to meet Steven Roberts at his exhibition of art Port Talbot YMCA. His journey from homelessness & mental health issues has been remarkable. Tribute also to the YMCA for their role in supporting people like Steven.
It was great to be at the Annual Jobs Fair at the Port Talbot Jobcentre on St David's Day. Pleased to see this event so well attended. Enjoyed chatting to all the staff & exhibitors & being informed of developments. Congratulations to all.Read more
It was great to visit the ‘Face to Face’ exhibition in our Civic Centre. Local artist Bert Evans has produced some truly outstanding portraits. Very disconcerting to see my mug shot hanging on the wall, though!!
Bert started painting the portraits after some disparaging remarks about Port Talbot, he wanted to see whether the portraits would capture the positive feelings he and others have towards the town. With over 100 portraits in the exhibition they capture Bert's love of Taibach and Port Talbot.
I visited the Foodbank in Carmel Chapel to see first-hand the great work they do to support the most vulnerable in our town. It was great to be able to run a surgery there and offer some advice to constituents and grow our links with the foodbank to support them in every way I can.
It was great to be out and about in Port Talbot ward with our brilliant team of local councillors, Cllr Saif Rahaman, Cllr Sharon Freeguard and Cllr Dennis Keogh, and activists. Lots of good chats on the doorsteps, and plenty of local issues to follow up on!Read more
I spent a great day with the police in Port Talbot, joining the neighbourhood policing team as they went out on patrol, and meeting the response team as they attended calls. The police force do a brilliant job for our community. It was great to see the speed of their response, their compassion, their engagement and their professionalism.Read more
‘My Life My Say’ is a youth led organisation looking to achieve a better Brexit for young people, they organised a Brexit Café event in the YMCA Port Talbot.
I attended as a speaker and also participated in a Q and A session. It was great to discuss our future relationship with the EU with enthusiastic young people from the area.
I paid a visit to Port Talbot Afan Women’s Aid to see the sterling work they do to help vulnerable women in our community. The refuge is a great facility providing a safe environment for women. We discussed problems the women are experiencing with housing and Universal Credits.Read more