2016 is nearing an end so I’d like to wish you all a blessed and happy Christmas. I’m hoping to see lots of you at our Rhiwbina Christmas Festival on 3rd December.
In the last issue of Rhiwbina Living, I promised to share some citywide projects I’ve had the privilege to be involved in. As the chair of trustees of Cardiff Foodbank, I have seen first hand the ever increasing need to provide three days of emergency food to those who find themselves in food hunger. In the second half of this year, we have seen a 40% increase in food parcels provided, reaching 63% in October when compared to last year. Thanks to so many in Rhiwbina and Pantmawr who donate non perishable food for us regularly.
I recently organised an event in the City Hall for individuals and organisations who seek to support the vulnerable in our city. Lots of new connections were made, joint working arranged and new friendships forged with a common goal to alleviate poverty and need across our city.
2017 will soon be with us with local elections planned for early May. I’m hoping you will consider voting for me to continue as your Independent Councillor on Thursday 4th May.
Look out for my survey on transport needs across Rhiwbina and Pantmawr. It will drop through your letterbox very soon.