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Rejected petition Make Sirhowy Valley an area of historical importance due to the 1935 "stay down" miners strike.

The Sirhowy Valley is an area of beauty now, but has a wealth of history. The mining history specifically as the 1st mine in South Wales to stage a "stay down" strike in 1935, which resulted in agreement that no non-Federation men would be employed at the colliery. The other mines in South Wales joined the strike in support. As such 9 mile point importance in this strike is undeniable. We should also have a statue at 9 Mile point to commemorate the lives lost in the mines

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s not clear what the petition is asking the Senedd or Welsh Government to do. Petitions need to call on the Senedd or Government to take a specific action.

We’re not clear what you mean by ‘an area of historical importance’ and what this would entail. Cadw compiles a register of landscapes of historic interest in Wales, so you may wish to contact them or your local council about this:

You could try starting a new petition which includes clear actions that you would like the Senedd or Welsh Government to take.

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