November 30, 2018

Update: Roath Brook Flood Defence Scheme

I have today received an update from Natural Resources Wales regarding their works on the flood defences at Roath Brook – you can read their update below: Since the last update, Natural Resources Wales have undertaken some further landscaping and shrub planting in the parks, with the last of the tree planting planned before Christmas. This tree planting includes the …

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November 26, 2018

Visiting Maindy Flyers Cycling Club

Last week I was pleased to visit the Maindy Flyers cycling club. The Flyers have been in the headlines a lot recently – its at Maindy where this year’s Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas began his cycling career, along with Owain Doull, Luke Rowe and Elinor & Meg Barker. Geraint Thomas was actually one of the original Maindy Flyers, …

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November 23, 2018

My View on the Agriculture Bill

The Agriculture Bill will set the regulatory framework for the running of the Welsh and British countryside for many years to come, which means it is vital that we are ambitious about creating the groundwork for a sustainable, clean, accessible and biodiverse countryside. I believe that while the Bill hits some of these points it does not go far enough. The …

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November 23, 2018

Cardiff Council Budget Consultation: Open Now

Cardiff Council’s budget for the year ahead is now open for consultation. The consultation is open until 2nd January 2019. It’s important to give your feedback in the consultation, as the Council are consulting residents are on how the council can bridge a budget gap of £35.2 million in the annual budget next year (2019/20). Council services are immensely important …

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November 22, 2018

22nd Cardiff Scouts, Beavers and Cubs Event for UK Parliament Week

Last weekend I was invited by 22nd Cardiff Scouts, Beavers and Cubs to join in their UK Parliament Week Activity Day. I arrived as an excellent debate on lowering the voting age to 16 was happening and manifestos for elections were being finalised. There were some fantastic ideas in the manifestos. Gianluca had four pledges covering the environment, transport and …

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November 22, 2018

BBC Consultation on TV Licence Fee for Over 75’s

  The BBC has launched its public consultation on what, if any, TV licence fee concession should be in place for older people from June 2020. At the moment all households with someone aged over 75 receive a TV licence free of charge. The cost of this scheme has been funded by the UK Government since Labour introduced it in …

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November 21, 2018

Enough is Enough, Trophy Hunting Should End

Last week I joined with 68 other Members of Parliament from across the political spectrum to call on the Government to ban the importing of hunting trophies. Hunting trophies are body parts (often the head) taken from animals that have been shot and killed by trophy hunters.   These hunters often focus on the magnificent and endangered animals of Sub-Saharan Africa such …

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November 21, 2018

Standing up for Human Rights

Human rights defenders come under attack everday as your Member of Parliament I do my best to raise their cases. As Human Rights Watch have noted, human rights are under threat across the world from both traditional authoritarian regimes like Saudi Arabia and new authoritarians who bolster their power by demonizing and attacking minorities like Durente in the Philippines or Donald Trump in …

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November 20, 2018

WOW Women of the World Festival 2018 – Cardiff

I am extremely pleased that the WOW Women of the World festival is taking place this weekend, on 24th & 25th November 2018 at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. Founded in 2010 by Southbank Centre’s Artistic Director, Jude Kelly CBE, the event is the biggest gathering of women and girls around the globe, reaching over 2 million people in 20 …

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November 20, 2018

Job Opportunity – Caseworker

Jo Stevens MP is looking for a caseworker to work 4 days a week for her busy constituency office in Cardiff Central. There is flexibility about whether the hours are worked over 4 or 5 days. Salary: Dependent on experience, in line with IPSA payscales Job Description: Deal with casework queries from members of the public Attend surgeries and other …

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