January 9, 2019

Hidden Heroines: Vote for Cardiff’s First Woman Statue

Cardiff’s first statue of a named woman is going to be decided by a public vote via BBC Wales. Five women have been shortlisted for the artwork which will be placed outside BBC Wales’ new headquarters at Central Square in the City Centre. None of the women shortlisted are still alive. They are Cranogwen, Lady Rhondda, Elizabeth Andrews, Elaine Morgan …

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December 20, 2018

Closing for Festive Break and Emergency Contacts

My constituency office will be closed from 12 noon today and will re-open at 9am on Thursday 3rd January 2019. During this time, if you need to contact me, please email jo.stevens.mp@parliament.uk or if your inquiry is urgent, please call 07938 263415. Best wishes for a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

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December 12, 2018

Save Gwdihw and Guildford Crescent

I was deeply disappointed to hear that Gwdihw has been unable to renew their lease with their landlord and is currently expected to close in January. Gwdihw has cemented itself as a key part of Cardiff’s diverse live music scene – proving to be a platform for up and coming artists and a space for a unique and diverse range …

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December 3, 2018

My Monthly Newsletter: November 2018

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

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December 3, 2018

Macmillan Cancer Support – Mobile Information Service

Macmillan Cancer Support’s Mobile Information Service is heading to Cardiff. Everyone is welcome to use the service. Whether you have a cancer diagnosis, have a friend or relative affected by cancer, or are worried about cancer in any way at all, there are lots of ways that Macmillan can support you – medically, financially, emotionally and practically. Wherever the mobile …

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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

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 8, 2018

Planting Trees – The Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy

It was a pleasure to join pupils from local schools this week to plant trees around the constituency as part of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy. The Woodland Trust provided trees to over 500 MPs to contribute to the tree planting project across the UK and the Commonwealth. I joined Adamsdown Primary School’s Eco Council, the Nursery Class at Albany Primary, Marlborough …

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