September 17, 2020

National Lottery Community Funding in Cardiff Central

A further five projects based in Cardiff Central have been awarded National Lottery Community funding over the past month. The National Lottery Community Fund has continued to support communities across Wales throughout the COVID-19 emergency and remain open to applications to support the recovery from the pandemic. Since April, they have awarded £17 million to 656 groups with the majority …

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September 14, 2020

Child Trust Funds

This month, the first people to benefit from Child Trust Funds turn 18 and can access the money put aside for them for the first time.  A new generation of young people will see the difference a Labour government can make to their lives.  Over the next nine years, thousands of young people in Cardiff Central will be able to …

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August 26, 2020

My Monthly Newsletter for August

My monthly newsletter to constituents is available here, with news about the new lockdown measures in place in Wales, more COVID-19 news, contact details for my office as we work remotely and visits to local businesses and organisations to see how they’ve been managing since restrictions have continued to ease. You can read my August newsletter by clicking here. If …

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August 25, 2020

My Annual Report to you, 2019-20

Each year I produce an Annual Report to let you know what I’ve been doing on your behalf in both Cardiff Central and in Parliament. If you live in Cardiff Central, you’ll be getting a copy through your letterbox soon, but you can also read the full report here: Last year’s annual report is available to view here. And if you …

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August 5, 2020

Visiting the Gym Group in Cardiff

I was really pleased to be able to visit the Gym Group’s Capitol Centre gym on Queen Street just ahead of its reopening following months of closure during the Coronavirus lockdown. These months have been hard for gyms and leisure centres around the country, both large chains and small independent gyms have faced financial difficulty resulting from the pandemic. I …

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August 4, 2020

Phone First System for Emergency Care in Cardiff – From tomorrow

From tomorrow the way we access urgent care is changing. From tomorrow, Cardiff will move to a #PhoneFirst system. More about this is available here. Patients will be encouraged to phone ahead first, and if appropriate will be given an appointment slot saving precious time and also NHS resources. This new approach is a response to COVID-19 and to ensure …

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August 3, 2020

Visiting the team at Ty Enfys Care Home

Recent months have been unprecedented for all of us, but those working in our care homes have faced likely the toughest months they ever will in protecting themselves, and their residents from COVID-19. I was pleased to have the chance to visit the brilliant staff at Ty Enfys Carehome in Pentwyn to drop off gift bags to the staff there, …

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August 3, 2020

Free TV Licences for Over-75s Axed – What you need to do

Despite being deeply controversial and a broken Conservative Party manifesto promise, free TV licences for the over-75s ended on August 1st. What does this mean? If you were previously in receipt of a free TV licence, you’ll now need to pay for it. This means more than three million households are being asked to pay the £157.50 annual fee for …

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July 15, 2020

Phased Return to Sport Guidance: Welsh Government

Following the Welsh Government’s announcement that organised outdoor activities of up to 30 people can now continue in Wales, the Welsh Government has published updated guidance on a Phased Return to Sport. Coronavirus has not gone away – it’s important that guidance is followed and safety procedures are in place so these activities are safe for those taking part. The …

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June 26, 2020

Music Venues in Cardiff

Thanks to all constituents who have contacted me recently about the future of our much loved live music venues in Cardiff. I know what a desperate situation it is for our venues, and even as COVID-19 regulations are gradually eased in Wales, we know they will be likely the last to fully reopen – placing them under unprecedented financial pressure. …

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