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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January 22, 2019

Cardiff Council Schools Admission Consultation 2020/2021

The Council has started consulting on the draft School Admission Arrangements 2020-2021.  The consultation period will end on 21 February 2019.  You can view a copy of the draft School Admissions Policy 2020/21 online by clicking here. This consultation is an opportunity for people to learn about proposed changes to the Cardiff Council School Admission Arrangements for the 2020/21 academic …

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January 16, 2019

Free TV Licences for the Over-75s

Today I backed the campaign to block the removal of free TV licences for the over-75s. Once again the Tories are ripping up their manifesto promises. This time it’s their pledge to pensioners in Cardiff that they would keep free TV licences until 2022. There are over 3,610 households in Cardiff Central who are entitled to a free TV licence …

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January 14, 2019

Why I am Voting Against the Prime Minister’s Brexit Deal

  I will be voting against the Prime Minister’s Brexit Deal on Tuesday 15th January. Here’s my speech in the debate where I explain why I oppose her deal, oppose Brexit and call for revocation of Article 50 now or through a second public vote. https://www.facebook.com/JoStevensLabour/videos/380919269324323/  

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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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