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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June 30, 2020

Sunflower Scheme on GWR Rail Services

You may have heard of the Sunflower Lanyard initiative – which helps those who have a non-visible disability to discreetly indicate that they need extra support or a little more time.   This scheme is already in full operation in many stores and businesses around Cardiff Central already. More information about the scheme in general can be found by clicking here. …

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June 30, 2020

My Monthly Newsletter for June

My monthly newsletter for June 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 more news about my work in Parliament and Cardiff Central over the last month. You can read my newsletter by clicking here. If you aren’t already, …

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June 26, 2020

Music Venues in Cardiff

Thanks to all constituents who have contacted me recently about the future of our much loved live music venues in Cardiff. I know what a desperate situation it is for our venues, and even as COVID-19 regulations are gradually eased in Wales, we know they will be likely the last to fully reopen – placing them under unprecedented financial pressure. …

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June 22, 2020

Cardiff City Centre – Phased Plan

As non-essential retail begins to open across Cardiff Central today, the first phase of a plan to keep visitors safe in the City Centre is entering into force. This includes staffed welcome points, a one way system and some road closures in the centre. Road Closure Map Pedestrian Route Map Phase 1: (from today): Welcome points & 1 way system; …

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