August 30, 2019

My August Newsletter

My monthly newsletter for August is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can read my August newsletter by clicking here. If you would like to sign up to receive my newsletter via email, please click here.

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August 29, 2019

Four Cardiff Labour MPs Respond to Prime Minister’s Proroguing of Parliament

Following the Prime Minister’s request to prorogue Parliament yesterday I, along with my three fellow Cardiff Labour MPs Anna McMorrin, Kevin Brennan and Stephen Doughty have responded to the Prime Minister with a joint letter as the city’s MPs. In our response, we stress that we find this move deeply undemocratic, unconstitutional and nothing more than a squalid attempt to …

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August 23, 2019

Crime and Community Safety Survey 2019

🚨 Share your views! Over the summer I’m asking local residents to complete my crime and community safety survey to let me know what issues are affecting you and what you think needs to be done about them. I’d be really grateful if you could take 5 minutes to complete my survey by visiting the link below. Of course, you can …

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August 23, 2019

Visiting the new Brains Brewery Site

In June 2018, Brains moved from their older iconic city centre Cardiff Brewery in Crawshay Street to their new site at the Dragon Brewery in Cardiff Bay. In the second half of 2018, Brains installed new, modern and efficient brewery into this site, with brewing switching fully from the Cardiff Brewery to the Dragon Brewery earlier this year.  The old …

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August 22, 2019

‘Food and Fun’ Programme – Visiting St Teilos School

Yesterday I was pleased to visit the SHEP Food and Fun project being run at St Teilo’s High School in Cardiff Central, providing healthy meals, food and nutrition education, physical activity and enrichment sessions to children during the summer holidays.  During the school holidays, when free breakfasts in Primary Schools and Free School Meals are not available, some families currently …

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August 19, 2019

Lloyds Bank Foundation – Funding Available

The Lloyds Bank Foundation is an independent charitable trust funded by Lloyds Banking Group. They partner with small and local charities helping people overcome complex social issues such as mental health, homelessness and domestic abuse.  Every year the Foundation makes grants to hundreds of small and local charities, investing in their work helping people overcome complex social issues across England …

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August 19, 2019

Are you Eligible? £125 Available Towards School Uniforms/Sports Kit from Welsh Government via Pupil Development Grant

The Welsh Government are offering grants of £125 to buy school uniform, equipment, sports kit and kit for activities outside of school for your child. If your child is eligible for free school meals you can apply for this grant for the 2019/20 school year, if they are: entering reception class or year 3 in primary school entering year 7 or year …

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August 16, 2019

Homeless World Cup 2019

I’m sure that everyone would agree that the Homeless Football World Cup was a resounding success and for the first time, an event for all ages with activities for children and young people helping create a friendly environment. I saw some top quality football at the start of the tournament but had the opportunity to visit again towards the end …

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August 16, 2019

Visit to Green Man Festival Site

Today, the globally known annual Green Man festival starts near Crickhowell in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons. I recently met Fiona Stewart, the driving force behind Green Man, and after a conversation about our shared interests in music, festivals, art and culture and why we want to promote what we do in Wales much more effectively, Fiona invited me …

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