February 8, 2019

Young People’s Survey Results

Towards the end of last year I wrote out to schools and young people around Cardiff Central, aged 14-16, with a survey, to allow me to greater understand the issues that affect them. I’m grateful to everyone who took part, and it’s given me a great insight to the thoughts of 14 to 16 year olds in Cardiff Central on …

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February 7, 2019

Cuts to Cardiff Bus/Capital Links Services: My Letter

This week, I have written to the Managing Director of Cardiff Bus to raise my concerns at the planned cuts to Cardiff Bus/Capital Links services accross Cardiff. This follows concerns being raised from many constituents about the planned service cuts. I have asked for a meeting with Cardiff Bus to discuss these concerns in more detail. You can see my …

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February 6, 2019

Clwb Ifor Bach Redevelopment: Consultation Open

Clwb Ifor Bach has been an integral part of Cardiff and Wales’ music and city centre scene for 35 years, championing Welsh language and culture, providing a place for many emerging artists and making a valuable contribution to the economy of our city. There have been some difficult times for live music in Cardiff Central, with the closure of Gwdihw …

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February 5, 2019

Crwys Road Post Office to Re-open

I’ve today been contacted by the Post Office – who have told me that Crwys Road Post Office is re-opening. It will re-open at the same location on Monday 4 March 2019, after previously closing in June 2017 due to operational reasons. The location of the Post Office is 110 Crwys Road, Cathays, CF24 4NN. If you have any questions about …

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February 1, 2019

End Poverty Pay in Sport

This week I hosted an event in Parliament with Citizens UK on our ongoing campaign for sports clubs and venues to pay the real Living Wage. I got involved with the Living Wage Foundation campaign years ago as a trade union lawyer and have been working with Citizens Cymru in Cardiff aiming to persuade Cardiff City FC and the Principality Stadium to join …

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January 31, 2019

My Monthly Newsletter for January

My monthly newsletter for January is now available, featuring a roundup of my work in Parliament and the constituency over the last month. You can view January’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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January 31, 2019

Update: City of Cardiff Post Office Move

The Post Office have announced that following their consultation, they are going ahead with plans to re-locate the to move the City of Cardiff Post Office to the rear of the WHSmith shop, 83-85 Queen Street, Cardiff, CF10 2NX, where it will be run by WHSmith. The Post Office are planning to open the new branch on Thursday 28 March, …

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January 29, 2019

Public Service Broadcasting. Death by a Thousand Cuts

Despite occasional frustration and my anger at the legacy of sex discriminatory salaries exposed by our DCMS Select Committee recently, I value the BBC enormously. But I’m increasingly worried about its future because of the Government’s cuts to its funding. In the age of disinformation and fake news, the principles and ethics of public service broadcasting become ever more important. …

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January 24, 2019

Update: Roath Brook Flood Scheme Phase 3

The NRW Board have just approved a recommendation about how Phase 3 of the Scheme should be delivered, by making this phase a stand-alone scheme with a new business case. That business case will have to be approved by Welsh Government. The expert report commissioned by the local campaign group suggested potential different delivery options for Phase 3 of the …

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