August 17, 2018

Universal Credit Rollout Update

I visited the Job Centre on Charles Street in the city centre recently. The team showed me round the centre, which has recently been redesigned to create a more relaxed environment. It’s hoped the redesign will also reduce queues and waiting times. Following the rollout of Universal Credit, which has replaced a number of existing benefits, many constituents have been …

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August 16, 2018

Visit to Castle Bingo

I recently had the opportunity to visit Castle Bingo on Newport Road. The 850-capacity bingo hall is owned and run by south Wales based company Castle Leisure, who also operate bingo halls around Wales and England. I met with club manager Tamika; Wayne Davies, Deputy Chief Executive of Castle Leisure, Miles Baron, CEO of The Bingo Association and heard about …

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August 14, 2018

Pobol y Cwm Set Visit

Pobol y Cwm is Wales’ iconic soap opera. It’s been on our screens since the 1970s and is still popular today. During the Eisteddfod week, S4C and BBC open the doors to the show’s set and backlot to over 1000 visitors. I joined a group for a tour of the sets and to meet with some of the producing team …

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August 6, 2018

Roath Brook Scheme: Construction Update

NRW have now completed all engineering works in the Park Gardens, such as the piled and concrete walls, and are now undertaking the hard landscaping. This month they will finish creating the paths through the gardens, placing coping stones, building the dais and pergola in Waterloo Gardens and laying the pennant stone paving for the viewing platform in Roath Mill …

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