November 5, 2018

Collection for Women in Refuges

For the last three years I’ve taken part in a collection of donations for women and children forced to spend the Christmas season in refuges and I’ll be opening up my office as a collection point again this year. This time of year can be very difficult for people in uncertain circumstances, and a refuge is not where anybody wants …

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October 23, 2018

Visit to Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Cardiff Central is very privileged to be home to the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. The college, based on the edge of Bute Park, trains hundreds of students every year in performing arts disciplines including music, acting, design and management. I visited the college to meet new Principal Prof Helena Gaunt, along with a number of senior staff …

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October 23, 2018

Visit to Cardiff Archers Basketball Club

I had a very warm welcome last week at Cardiff Archers Basketball Club. The club’s 20 teams – ranging from under 10s to senior players – practice and train several nights a week at the Archers Arena, part of the Cardiff Metropolitan University Cyncoed campus. The arena, opened 2 years ago, has given the club the space it needs to …

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August 30, 2018

24 Hours for Christian Aid Event

In October, Christchurch Uniting Church in Llanedeyrn are holding a 24-hour even to raise funds for Christian Aid. The church have invited members of the community to take part in the event, which includes family activities, a quiz night, BBQ, crafts, music and food. All the details are on this poster and you can just drop in any time:

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July 9, 2018

World Cup Weekender

This weekend Willows High School in Tremorfa is hosting a football weekender. On Friday it’s police vs teachers, kicking off at 3.15pm. You can see all the action for 50p entry. And on Saturday, everyone is welcome to play in the Star Community Cup 5-a-side tournament. £1 per player, registration from 10.30am. See the posters beow for full details:

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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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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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February 7, 2018

Universal Credit – What You Need To Know

Universal Credit is being phased into Cardiff, starting this month. It is a new, single monthly payment to replace the following benefits and tax credits:  Housing Benefit  Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance  Income-related Employment and Support Allowance  Income Support  Child Tax Credits  Working Tax Credits  It will not replace Child Benefit, and it will not replace Contribution-Based Jobseeker’s Allowance or Contribution-Based Employment and Support …

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October 26, 2017

Vote Now for Roath Park to Win UK’s Best Park

Voting is now open for the Fields in Trust UK’s Best Park award. I was very pleased to see Roath Park nominated in the Wales category. Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 3rd November and the winner of UK’s Best Park 2017 will be announced at the Fields in Trust Awards at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Wednesday 29th November. To …

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