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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January 11, 2018

Save our Live Music Venues – the Agent of Change Bill

This week my Labour colleague John Spellar MP introduced a bill which would help to protect live music venues in England using the Agent of Change principle, which the Welsh Government has led the way by introducing in Wales. I was proud to be a sponsor of the bill, which has had cross-party support, and part of a demonstration outside …

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October 5, 2017

Victory for Womanby Street Campaigners

Last week we heard that the planning application to build a block of flats next to Clwb Ifor Bach on Womanby Street has been withdrawn. This was music to the ears of the Save Womanby Street campaign. Such a development would have been completely unsuitable for Womanby Street, which is a centre for grassroots live music and performance venues. I …

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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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