The Senedd summer recess has officially started and that means I get to spend more time at home working in the constituency rather than travelling down to the Senedd in Cardiff each week. I have a packed August agenda and I will also be out and about delivering my summer newsletter to residents across Delyn over the summer months.
Before the schools broke up for the summer holidays, I had the pleasure of dropping in to Ysgol Bryn Coch in Mold to visit the Year 4 children, who had prepared an interesting and varied group of questions about my role as a Member of the Senedd as part of their ‘Mold community’ topic this term. The children asked questions about becoming an MS, help with cost of living, improvements to our parks, homelessness, health, fire services and more.
It’s always good to talk to our young people and they really seemed to embrace this term’s topic – the group on Friday were really interested in improving our communities and I look forward to following up with them in the new school term.
Before I headed home from Cardiff last week, I was also fortunate to meet up with children from Ysgol y Foel, Ysgol Licswm, Ysgol Nannerch and Nercwys Primary school who were having a tour of the Senedd. As usual, the gold mace (a gift from the Parliament of New South Wales) that sits in the Welsh Parliament while the Senedd is sitting was the hot topic of discussion from the children. I hope they all had a great time visiting Cardiff and I’d encourage any local schools who are interested to take a look at the Senedd Education Outreach resources and support for trips to the Senedd.
If you are looking for something for children (5 to 12 years of age) to do this summer holidays, the ever popular Summer Playscheme is set to return across Flintshire. The Flintshire Summer Playschemes will be delivered in partnership with local town and community councils and Welsh Government.
It starts this Monday 24th July and then will take place on weekdays at various locations across the county. Pre-registration is essential for all site locations. Once registration is complete, you will receive an email of confirmation and relevant details. To register, please head to the following link: https://www.flintshire.gov.uk/en/Resident/Schools/Flintshire-Playscheme/Home.aspx
Meanwhile, it was great to be back at Airbus Broughton recently where I joined General Secretary of the TUC, Paul Nowak, Unite Wales’s Peter Hughes and Justin Madders MP. Airbus is one of our county and country’s largest employers and it was a chance to touch base on plans to sustain the site and skills into the future, making sure the workforce is at the heart of this. Involving workers in decisions that impact them and in shaping their sector or workplace is central to the Welsh Government’s social partnership approach – bringing benefits for worker, workplace and Wales.
As always, if you would like advice and/or support, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on any of the following contact details – 52 High Street, Mold, Flintshire, on 01352 753464 or by email email@example.com You can also keep up to date via my Facebook page – www.facebook.com/HannahBlythynForDelyn. Constituents are, of course, welcome to contact my office to arrange an appointment to see me, you don’t need to wait until an advice surgery.