December 12, 2018

Save Gwdihw and Guildford Crescent

I was deeply disappointed to hear that Gwdihw has been unable to renew their lease with their landlord and is currently expected to close in January. Gwdihw has cemented itself as a key part of Cardiff’s diverse live music scene – proving to be a platform for up and coming artists and a space for a unique and diverse range …

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October 3, 2018


A lot of constituents have been in touch recently about homelessness issues in Cardiff Central. I work with local Councillors, Council Officers and the police to make sure that helping homeless people is a priority. The 2014 Welsh Housing Act places a statutory duty on Councils to help those who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. This focus on …

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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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January 18, 2018

Transport Questions – Funding for Cardiff Central Station

This morning in Transport Questions I asked the Secretary of State whether he would commit UK Government funding towards the much-needed redevelopment of Cardiff Central Station. The station is getting busier every year, with passenger numbers expected to reach 22 million in the next five years. Cardiff’s Labour Council and the Welsh Labour Government have this week released proposals for …

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June 29, 2017

Information About High Rise Council Blocks from Cardiff Council

Following the recent tragic Grenfell Tower fire, there is understandably a lot of concern about other high rise flats around the country. Cardiff Council has put together the most up to date information about fire safety in their Council high rise buildings, and it is available below.   Cardiff Council has 9 high rise blocks of flats: Lydstep Flats, Gabalfa …

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April 5, 2017

Objection Letter to the Recent Planning Application on Womanby Street

I have today written to Cardiff Council’s Planning Department to formally object to the recent application for the development of flats on Womanby Street in the City Centre. I have been contacted by a large number of concerned residents regarding this development. Womanby Street is recognised for its diverse and popular nightlife and music venues, and I believe a development …

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March 31, 2017

Cardiff Labour Manifesto Launch

This morning I was pleased to join Labour Council candidates from Cardiff Central at the launch of Cardiff Labour’s manifesto ahead of the upcoming local elections. We have a strong team of Labour Council candidates across Cardiff Central, and I am looking forward to getting out on the doorstep and speaking to voters ahead of the elections on May 4th. …

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January 16, 2017

Cardiff Council: Integrated Network Map Consultation

Public consultation has now started on the City of Cardiff Council’s 15-year vision to improve cycling and walking routes across the city, with an Integrated Network Map for walking and cycling. This will meet the requirements of the Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 to plan for the provision of routes and improvements for active travel. This consultation closes on Tuesday …

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July 27, 2016

‘Ask Cardiff’ Residents Survey: Now Open

The City of Cardiff Council are now inviting residents to take part in its annual ‘Ask Cardiff Survey’ for 2016.  More people than ever took part in the 2015 survey with views and opinions shared from over 4.5K local citizens.  This year they hope to repeat that success and find out what local people think about a variety of public …

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April 20, 2016

Maelfa Redevelopment Given Approval

Today, after years and years of Lib Dem inaction, the Maelfa Redevelopment project was given approval by Cardiff’s Labour Council. The Maelfa Centre is a lifeline for the residents of Llanedeyrn. It provides vital community facilities, and many Llanedeyrn residents rely on the shops and health centre. Residents have waited a very long time for progress on this development and …

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