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 9, 2020

Labour’s Digital Future Consultation

This month I launched Labour’s public consultation on “Our Digital Future.” I believe that technology can change lives for the better – and it already has. From video calls to family on the other side of the world, to personal protective equipment 3D printed at home, the benefits of digital are than just economic  The events of the last few …

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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

Supertrawlers – Greenpeace Campaign

Thank you to the many constituents who have contacted me recently about supertrawlers – vast industrial fishing vessels that hoover up hundreds of tonnes of fish a day with nets a mile long – who last year spent nearly 3000 hours fishing in parts of UK waters that are supposed to be protected. Our seas provide half of our oxygen, …

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August 6, 2020

Visiting Al-Ikhlas Centre in Adamsdown

Last week I visited the Al-Ikhlas Centre in Adamsdown to thank the Committee and volunteers there for their incredible work running Foodbanks throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. The Committee began their foodbank collections in October of last year, but found demand skyrocketed during the Coronavirus pandemic. As a result of their efforts, they’ve been feeding families across Cardiff since the start …

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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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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 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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