I would like to open this week’s Leader column by sharing my deepest condolences following the tragic death of Sir David Amess MP last week. Regardless of anyone’s political beliefs it is simply shocking that Sir David has now become the second MP in the last five years to be killed whilst doing the job that they were elected to do and serving their constituents. My thoughts are with his family, colleagues and staff at this sad time.

The end of last week marked the official opening of the Sixth Senedd term by Her Majesty The Queen, formally allowing the Welsh Parliament to sit and create legislation for the people of Wales for the next five years. I remain grateful to the people of Delyn for allowing me the privilege of representing the community that shaped me and will do all I can to be a voice for our corner of the country. This time I got to share the special occasion with my Dad, after taking my Mum to the opening of the Fifth Senedd in 2016.

I then had a busy weekend getting out and about in the constituency, including showing my support for Flint Town United, alongside over 1000 others, in their Welsh Cup derby against the Connah’s Quay Nomads. It was a great evening despite the result and I want to wish the Nomads the very best at the next stage of the competition.

This weekend The Bookshop celebrated 40 years as a business and I called in to wish them the very best for the years ahead, and of course to enjoy some of the wonderful birthday cupcakes they had. Like many other Leader readers I have many memories of visiting The Bookshop as a child and still often pop in to purchase some of the latest reads or gifts for friends and family. If you’re in need of a new book to read in your spare time, then I’d encourage you to visit Caroline and the team, who will be certain to give you a warm welcome.

On Sunday I attended the Harvest Tea taking place at Parkfields Community Centre to raise funds for the Community Fridge which is run on a weekly basis by the fantastic volunteers on a weekly basis. It was great to join the Mayor of Mold, Sarah Taylor and others at the centre and hear about all the great work they are doing to support the community.

The Community Fridge runs on a take what you need, give what you can basis and is there for any one living in Mold who needs support. You can find out more about the Community Fridge by visiting Parkfields Community Centre on Facebook or by calling them on 01352 756337.

If any resident needs my support or would like to find out more about my work as your Member of the Senedd, then please get in touch with me on 01352 762102 or at Hannah.Blythyn@senedd.wales.

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