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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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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May 15, 2020

The Route Out of Lockdown in Wales

Earlier today, First Minister Mark Drakeford announced the Welsh Government’s ‘Unlocking Our Society and Economy’ document, detailing the traffic light systems the Goverment will use to gradually ease Wales out of lockdown. Thank you to the vast majority of residents in Cardiff Central who’ve been incredibly careful in following the lockdown and social distancing measures, helping to stop the spread …

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May 11, 2020

Updated Lockdown Restrictions in Wales (11th May)

The word from the Welsh Government is clear – in Wales, the lockdown remains in force. The advice from the Welsh Government is still to stay at home. Stay at home means: only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if is not reasonably practicable to work from home) stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people …

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May 6, 2020

Welsh Government Grants for Small Charities in Wales

Today, the Welsh Government has announced that thousands of small charities within the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors will receive a £10,000 business support grant to help them respond to challenges posed by Coronavirus. This is a new £26 million package that will support an additional 2,600 properties with a rateable value of £12,000 or below.  Including:•    charity run shops•   …

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April 24, 2020

Help Report Online Scams in Wales

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has tackled more than 2,000 online scams, since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak. From sites posing as legitimate companies requesting personal information such as passwords or credit card details, to false online shops selling fraudulent coronavirus related items. The Welsh Government are encouraging everyone to use the new national Suspicious Email Reporting Service …

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April 24, 2020

Welsh Government Social Distancing Changes (24 April)

The Welsh Government is changing the core requirement for people not to leave the place where they live to a requirement not to leave or remain away from that place. This will help clarify that people who leave their home with a reasonable excuse – such as going out to shop for food, for healthcare or for work – cannot …

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October 3, 2019

Ensuring a Broad and Balanced Curriculum: Welsh Government Consultation

The Welsh Government are launching a consultation on plans to ensure all children have access to the full curriculum including Religious Education and Relationships and Sexuality Education. The consultation will launch at 12 noon today and will run for 8 weeks. You can ensure your views are fed in by accessing the consultation page here. It closes on 28th November …

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September 3, 2019

‘Give a Day to Policing’ – On Patrol with South Wales Police

One of my priorities since being elected has been to campaign for more funding and specifically, additional capital city funding (like London receives) for our Police. I’ve taken part in the ‘Give A Day To Policing’ campaign, a national campaign to get MPs to shadow local police to understand more about what they do and the challenges they face. I’ve spent …

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June 22, 2018

Sports Tourism in Cardiff

This week at Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Questions, I asked the Department when they were going to allow Cardiff to grow even further and thrive as a hub for sports tourism. Cardiff has proven itself to be an ideal venue for international sports events, as seen by last year’s Champions League Final, but this Government is holding us back. …

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