July 31, 2020

Monthly Newsletter for July

My monthly newsletter to constituents for July is available here, with news about the new Coronavirus measures in place in Wales, an update on my recent work as Labour’s Shadow Culture Secretary and more. You can read my newsletter by clicking here. If you aren’t already, you can sign up to receive my newsletter by clicking here.

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July 22, 2020

RSPCA Advice for Pet Owners This Summer

As people start to head back to work, RSPCA welfare experts have produced some advice on how to help pets get used to their humans not being around all the time.  For many dog owners, separation anxiety will be one of the key issues their pets will face. RSPCA’s #DogKind campaign aims to help people address this common welfare issue.  And as the …

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July 15, 2020

Phased Return to Sport Guidance: Welsh Government

Following the Welsh Government’s announcement that organised outdoor activities of up to 30 people can now continue in Wales, the Welsh Government has published updated guidance on a Phased Return to Sport. Coronavirus has not gone away – it’s important that guidance is followed and safety procedures are in place so these activities are safe for those taking part. The …

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July 13, 2020

3 Layer Face Coverings Mandatory on Public Transport from July 27th

This afternoon the First Minister for Wales announced some further changes to the Coronavirus regulations in force in Wales. Facemasks mandatory on public transport: From 27 July, you’ll need to wear a three-layer face covering when travelling on public transport in Wales, including taxis. For the moment, public transport should be used for essential journeys only – for critical workers …

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July 10, 2020

Wales Coronavirus Regulations – Changes 10th July

The Welsh Government have announced changes to the Coronavirus regulations to take place immediately, and likely changes that will take place over the next few weeks. These changes will only be able to happen if new Coronavirus cases continue to fall. The more immediate changes are: Self-contained accommodation opening 11th July Pubs, bars, cafes, & restaurants opening outdoors on 13th …

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July 3, 2020

Puppy Smuggling Through COVID-19

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Dogs Trust have sadly seen that it has been ‘business as usual’ for puppy smugglers importing puppies into the country for sale. These puppies can travel on journeys of up to 33 hours from Central and Eastern Europe with no food, insufficient water and no toilet breaks. Worryingly, they have also been seeing emerging trends with …

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July 3, 2020

COVID-19 Advice from AgeUK

The COVID-19 crisis has brought death and dying into sharp focus. Some people simply will not recover from contracting COVID-19 or may be left more vulnerable to poor health and illness, shortening their lives even when they have recovered. For others, the response to COVID-19 has left them more vulnerable to other health crises with many more excess deaths occurring …

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July 3, 2020

MOTs to Resume from August 1st in Wales

On 30 March, drivers were granted a 6-month exemption from MOT testing.   Lockdown restrictions are easing, and all drivers with an MOT due from 1 August are being urged to book an MOT test. Please be aware – this is a legal requirement. Drivers who have an MOT test due before 1 August will still be granted the 6-month …

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July 3, 2020

Cyncoed Post Office

The Post Office have informed me of the ending of Post Office services in Cyncoed from its current branch, of McColls at 287 Cyncoed Road. They’ve also informed me that they are currently exploring other options to the reinstate a Post Office service to the local community. A letter from the Post Office explaining this in more detail is available …

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July 1, 2020

Why I’m Supporting the Jack Leslie Campaign

Jack Leslie should have been England’s first black football player. He was an outstanding footballer – his career beginning at local team Barking Town, before joining Plymouth Argyle in 1921, scoring 137 goals in a long and illustrious career which ended in 1934. Leslie was named in the England national team to face Ireland in 1925 and was told by his …

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