August 26, 2020

My Monthly Newsletter for August

My monthly newsletter to constituents is available here, with news about the new lockdown measures in place in Wales, more COVID-19 news, contact details for my office as we work remotely and visits to local businesses and organisations to see how they’ve been managing since restrictions have continued to ease. You can read my August newsletter by clicking here. If …

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August 26, 2020

Power Up! Energy Partnership

Power Up! is a partnership between Western Power Distribution, our local electricity network, and the Energy Saving Trust. Their main aim is to help those who could be potentially vulnerable in the event of a power cut across South and Mid Wales to save money and keep warm. They can offer a range of income, tariff and energy efficiency support …

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August 25, 2020

Supertrawlers – Greenpeace Campaign

Thank you to the many constituents who have contacted me recently about supertrawlers – vast industrial fishing vessels that hoover up hundreds of tonnes of fish a day with nets a mile long – who last year spent nearly 3000 hours fishing in parts of UK waters that are supposed to be protected. Our seas provide half of our oxygen, …

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August 25, 2020

My Annual Report to you, 2019-20

Each year I produce an Annual Report to let you know what I’ve been doing on your behalf in both Cardiff Central and in Parliament. If you live in Cardiff Central, you’ll be getting a copy through your letterbox soon, but you can also read the full report here: Last year’s annual report is available to view here. And if you …

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August 24, 2020

Post COVID-19 Recovery Survey

This summer, I’m running a post COVID-19 recovery survey. The pandemic has turned life as we know it, completely on its head. For many of us, homes have turned into workplaces, ways of exercising and learning have changed, and the world of work may have changed forever. I’m running this survey to see how life has changed for you, and …

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August 6, 2020

Visiting Al-Ikhlas Centre in Adamsdown

Last week I visited the Al-Ikhlas Centre in Adamsdown to thank the Committee and volunteers there for their incredible work running Foodbanks throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. The Committee began their foodbank collections in October of last year, but found demand skyrocketed during the Coronavirus pandemic. As a result of their efforts, they’ve been feeding families across Cardiff since the start …

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August 5, 2020

Visiting Cardiff Summer Squad at Bryn Celyn Primary

I was pleased to visit Bryn Celyn Primary School to see one of this year’s Summer Squad sessions for school children in Cardiff. I was shown around by the brilliant staff at the school and Tom from Sport Cardiff. Summer Squad is this year’s version of the previous Food and Fun groups which were a massive success across the City, …

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August 5, 2020

Visiting the Gym Group in Cardiff

I was really pleased to be able to visit the Gym Group’s Capitol Centre gym on Queen Street just ahead of its reopening following months of closure during the Coronavirus lockdown. These months have been hard for gyms and leisure centres around the country, both large chains and small independent gyms have faced financial difficulty resulting from the pandemic. I …

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August 4, 2020

Phone First System for Emergency Care in Cardiff – From tomorrow

From tomorrow the way we access urgent care is changing. From tomorrow, Cardiff will move to a #PhoneFirst system. More about this is available here. Patients will be encouraged to phone ahead first, and if appropriate will be given an appointment slot saving precious time and also NHS resources. This new approach is a response to COVID-19 and to ensure …

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August 3, 2020

Visiting the team at Ty Enfys Care Home

Recent months have been unprecedented for all of us, but those working in our care homes have faced likely the toughest months they ever will in protecting themselves, and their residents from COVID-19. I was pleased to have the chance to visit the brilliant staff at Ty Enfys Carehome in Pentwyn to drop off gift bags to the staff there, …

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