Splott, Tremorfa & Pengam Green
I have consistently fought to ensure new facilities for Splott, including the £6 million investment into the STAR Community Hub and swimming pool in Splott Park in Tremorfa. I was proud to have worked closely with Cllrs Huw Thomas, Ed Stubbs and Jane Henshaw – as well as Vaughan Gething AM and local campaigners to help deliver these excellent facilities that are a huge boost to the community.
I have been a strong supporter, and former trustee of Moorland STAR Community Centre, and I have worked hard to protect the centre which offers lunches to older people and many other activities. The centre is a vital resource for many people and I am always available to support the remarkable volunteer team.
I have worked closely with local residents and police in the last year to try to tackle concerns about anti-social behaviour, bikes and criminal damage in the area – and am always available to support local residents on these issues.
I also work closely with Celsa, our local steel plant here in Splott / Tremorfa. I regularly meet with the team and am an active member of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Steel, where I regularly raise the concerns over local jobs in the steel industry in Parliament. However, its crucial the plant also listens closely to the concerns of local residents, and I have advocated on behalf of local residents with concerns for example about emissions and dust.
Willows High has a place in my heart (my Mum taught there in the 1970s) and I have always been delighted to visit and support this great school as it has gone from strength to strength at the heart of our community. Splott is also home to many people from many different backgrounds – I have been a supporter and friend of the India Centre, and Temple on Ocean Way.
I have long worked to support those seeking sanctuary in Cardiff, and those who are most vulnerable in our society, so my team and I have a close working relationship with both the local Cardiff foodbank and the Oasis Centre.
I opposed the building of the incinerator in Splott, and since its development have visited to ask challenging questions about its operation and impact locally.