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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June 19, 2020

Welsh Coronavirus Regulations – Changes (19th June 2020)

Here’s a quick run through of today’s changes, and those coming into force in the next weeks: Non-essential retail to open from Monday. Stay local rules remain in place for the next fortnight w/ exemptions on compassionate grounds. Schools will reopen as announced on 29 June. Hairdressers can plan to reopen by appointment in three weeks’ time.From Monday All non-essential …

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June 18, 2020

Loneliness Week 2020

This week is Loneliness Awareness Week. Loneliness Awareness Week (LAW) began by the Marmalade Trust 4 years ago to raise awareness of loneliness and encourage people to speak about it openly. It’s a powerful message that resonates with many and each year LAW receives more and more attention. Last year 800 events took place and on our campaign launch day, …

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June 17, 2020

Film the House Competition 2020

A parliamentary-based film and scriptwriting competition for student and independent filmmakers based in the UK. Tracy Brabin MP (Shadow Minister for Cultural Industries), Lord Tim Clement-Jones (Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Intellectual Property Group) and Giles Watling MP (Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Writers Group) are calling for local creators to enter Parliament’s prestigious Film the House competition. …

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June 17, 2020

Small Charity Week 2020

Small Charity Week is focused on celebrating and raising awareness of the essential work of small charities and the contribution they make to the lives of millions of individuals, communities and causes across the UK and around the world. This year’s Small Charity Week runs from 15 – 20 June 2020. Covid-19 means that this year, celebrations of Small Charity …

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June 11, 2020

Objection to Plans for Tramshed

I’ve just submitted my objection to the proposals for the Tramshed site. Although relating to a site in the Grangetown ward of the Cardiff South and Penarth constituency, I’ve campaigned with our other Cardiff MPs Stephen Doughty MP, Kevin Brennan MP, Anna McMorrin MP and many others to protect, sustain and promote our live music venues across Cardiff. Threats to …

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June 11, 2020

Sunday Trading Laws

You may have heard that the UK Government are considering proposals to relax Sunday trading laws in order to boost the retail sector as the lockdown continues to be eased. Labour is opposed to this, as is the trade union representing retail workers, USDAW. The impact of the Coronavirus lockdown on shops and retail businesses has been huge – and …

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June 9, 2020

3-Layer Facemasks Recomended Where Social Distancing Impossible – New

The Welsh Government now recommend wearing a 3-layer face covering where social distancing is not possible, following a change to WHO guidance. If you have symptoms, it’s imperative you still self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19. Masks are not a substitute for proper social distancing – social distancing and frequent hand washing remain essential. More information ios available on the …

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May 29, 2020

My Monthly Newsletter for May

My monthly newsletter to constituents is available here, with news about the new lockdown measures in place in Wales, more COVID-19 news and contact details for my office as we work remotely. You can read my newsletter by clicking here. If you aren’t already, you can sign up to receive my newsletter by clicking here.

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May 29, 2020

New Lockdown Rules in Wales from Monday 1st June

Full guidance and FAQs about the new lockdown rules in Wales: From Monday, 2 households in the same local area will be able to meet outdoors. In doing this, however, people must follow social distancing and strict hand hygiene practices to control the spread of the virus. Local’ means not generally travelling more than 5 miles from home to reduce …

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