July 2, 2018

Catch the Bus Week

This week is Catch the Bus Week, which aims to inspire people to leave the car at home and take the bus to their next destination. It highlights just how central buses are to communities around the country – they are the most widely used form of public transport and they play a vital part in improving air quality, as …

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June 26, 2018

Wales & West Utilities Consultation: Win £100 Amazon Voucher!

Wales & West Utilities is the company that maintains the pipes that bring gas to homes in Cardiff Central. They provide the national gas emergency service, and invest £2 million a week looking after the gas network. They have just opened a consultation so that you can let them know what’s important to you, and they can use that to develop …

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June 25, 2018

The Great Get Together Eid Picnic

This weekend I hosted a Great Get Together Community Eid Picnic with Jenny Rathbone AM, local Labour councillors and the Welsh Muslim Cultural Foundation. Over 300 people came along and we were extremely lucky with the weather, which stayed sunny and dry all afternoon, so everyone could enjoy games, a bouncy castle, origami heart making and lots and lots of food. …

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June 22, 2018

Letter from Home Office on Windrush Compensation

  The headlines may have moved on, but the work of getting justice for the victims of the Windrush scandal continues. I recently wrote to the Home Secretary in a letter coordinated by my Labour colleague Kate Green MP, asking about the Government’s plans for compensation.  In his response the Home Secretary said he was still gathering information and that …

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June 21, 2018

Roath Flood Defence Scheme: Construction Update

I have today been contacted by Natural Resources Wales, who have updated me on the progress of the construction works.   Construction works within Railway Gardens (the Sandies) are complete, with the reinstatement and planting now well underway. Construction works in Waterloo Gardens and Roath Mill Gardens will now be focusing on the paved areas, and viewing platform / dais, …

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June 20, 2018

Expansion of Welsh Government Funded Childcare

The Welsh Labour Government have today announced that they are rolling out their Childcare Offer to more areas of Wales, including Cardiff. The offer means that working parents will receive 30 hours of Welsh Government-funded early education and childcare for children aged 3-4 for 48 weeks of the year, including term time and school holidays. Cardiff Council have prioritised areas …

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June 20, 2018

Join Us at Our Great Get Together

On Sunday 12th June I will be hosting a community picnic to celebrate Eid al-Fitr in conjunction with the Welsh Muslim Cultural Foundation, along with Jenny Rathbone AM, your Cardiff Central Labour Councillors, and various groups from across the Cardiff Central community. The picnic will be from 12 noon – 4pm at Roath Park Rec, just bring your own food …

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June 11, 2018

Roath to Russia Football Tournament – Refugee Week 2018

Sport Cardiff and partners have organised a 5-a-side football tournament in Roath as part of Refugee Week 2018. Football clubs, work teams and refugees are all welcome to join in with this event which is also during the football world cup in Russia. Contact James to register on 07717 541 350 or jhorwood@cardiffmet.ac.uk

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June 11, 2018

Opening of Adamsdown Primary School

This morning I had the great pleasure of attending the official opening of the new building at Adamsdown Primary School. The school has received significant investment from the Welsh Labour Government’s 21st Century Schools programme, as well as strong commitment from Cardiff’s Labour Council. We were taken on a tour of the school by a group of pupils, and shown …

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June 11, 2018

Processions March

I joined thousands of women and girls from across Cardiff and beyond this weekend to take part in a ‘living artwork’ marking 100 years since some women won the right to vote. The Processions march was created by Artichoke and saw thousands of women marching through the streets of Cardiff wearing either purple, green or white scarves (the suffragettes’ campaign …

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