March 26, 2018

Roath Flood Defence Scheme: Waterloo Bridge Work Starts Today

I have today been contacted by Natural Resources Wales, who as part of the defence scheme, will be replacing the existing Waterloo Road Bridge.  NRW will be starting planning and surfacing works today, Monday 26th March until Wednesday 28th March.  NRW are asking all residents not to park in the red and blue areas shown on the sketch below. During the works on Monday and …

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March 22, 2018

CF10 Rugby Trust Launches Cardiff Rugby Museum

This week the Cardiff Rugby Heritage Museum was launched to celebrate the heritage of rugby in Cardiff. The museum contains over 800 items of rugby memorabilia: caps, jerseys, photographs, ties, trophies, programmes and season tickets – together with reports and results from each season since 1876. The museum was the invention of members of the CF10 Arms Park Supporters’ Trust volunteers, …

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March 20, 2018

Cardiff Music City Strategy – Survey Live Now:

After being declared the UK’s first ‘music city’, Cardiff Council have launched their consultation on the city’s music strategy. The music strategy will place ‘music at the heart of Cardiff’s future’, to deliver a healthy ecosystem by working with the whole music sector. I urge as many people as possible to complete the survey, as it will help to develop and protect a …

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March 16, 2018

Roath Flood Scheme: Phase Three PAUSED

I have today been contacted by Natural Resources Wales in regards to ‘phase 3’ of the Roath Flood Scheme. NRW have announced that they are pausing tree felling and construction for four months.   Their position is set out in full below:  We have agreed to pause tree felling and construction in Roath Brook Gardens and Roath Mill Gardens (Phase 3 of the …

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March 6, 2018

UCU Strike Action: My Exchange of Correspondence with Cardiff University Vice Chancellor Prof. Colin Riordan

As more and more University Vice Chancellors depart from Universities UK’s plan to slash University staff pensions which is at the heart of the dispute, I have been in correspondence with Cardiff University’s Vice Chancellor, Prof Colin Riordan about his position.  I have published the exchange below and it’s very encouraging to read that the Vice Chancellor is responding positively …

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March 6, 2018

Notice: Cold Weather Payments Triggered for Cardiff Central Postcodes

You may be entitled to cold weather payments if you receive benefits and live within either of these postcodes CF10, CF14, CF23, CF24. You may get Cold Weather Payments if you’re getting: Pension Credit Income Support income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance income-related Employment and Support Allowance Universal Credit You don’t need to apply to receive this payment – it will automatically be paid …

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February 28, 2018

Update from Arriva TW and Network Rail RE: Disruption to Wales and Borders Network

As you may be aware, rail passengers are experiencing delays across parts of the Wales and Borders network today as essential safety checks to rail infrastructure and trains are carried out.  The majority of long-distance Arriva Trains Wales services operating in North Wales, West Wales and the Marches were suspended this morning as a result of these checks, which were …

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February 28, 2018

Solidarity with Striking University Staff

Pensions aren’t the most exciting topic of conversation, but ensuring we have financial security after retirement is becoming more and more important as we live for longer. Representing a university constituency with tens of thousands of students and university staff naturally means I have taken a very keen interest in the current pensions dispute between the University and College Union …

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February 22, 2018

Roath Flood Defence Scheme: Construction Update

Construction work continues to progress throughout Railway Gardens (the Sandies) and Waterloo Gardens, as well as at Waterloo Road bridge. We would like to thank the community for their ongoing patience during this time and assure you that we are working as fast as we can to complete the works and return the park gardens to you.  Dawnus will start the last sections …

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February 8, 2018

Great Get Together Events 2018

The second annual of Great Get Together is taking place 22nd – 24th June 2018 with hopefully even more fun and friendly events in Cardiff Central than last year. The Great Get Together is inspired by my friend and colleague Jo Cox, who was killed on 16 June 2016. We believe there is a groundswell of people who reject divisive politics and …

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