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 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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July 31, 2020

Monthly Newsletter for July

My monthly newsletter to constituents for July is available here, with news about the new Coronavirus measures in place in Wales, an update on my recent work as Labour’s Shadow Culture Secretary and more. 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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June 30, 2020

My Monthly Newsletter for June

My monthly newsletter for June 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 more news about my work in Parliament and Cardiff Central over the last month. You can read my newsletter by clicking here. If you aren’t already, …

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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 15, 2020

Refugee Week 2020

Refugee Week takes place every year across the world in the week around World Refugee Day on the 20 June. In the UK, Refugee Week is a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities. Obviously this year, due to COVID-19, events have gone …

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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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