Parliamentary News with Anna McMorrin MP

I’ve been speaking with local businesses in Rhiwbina about the recent gas works in the village.

It was really important to get the work done, but it led to a massive drop in footfall with some shop owners having to close for a few days and in some circumstances, a loss of thousands of pounds. The Gas Street Works regulations 1996 states that businesses are not entitled to compensation if the disruption takes less than 28 days, but for small village businesses, 28 days is a very long time and can permanently impact their livelihood. I’m speaking to Wales & West Utilities about what they can do to compensate the businesses in Rhiwbina, because we need to be supporting our local shop owners and our wonderful high street.

Gas Works Rhiwbina
The gas works in Rhiwbina caused a lot of disruption

It was great to meet the Men’s Sheds Group in Rhiwbina this month at Beulah Community Garden. I wanted to say a big thank you to the group for welcoming me – it was great to see where you meet and work and I really enjoyed our discussion about the work you do in the community – and Brexit! They’re doing so well that they’re looking for a bigger space so if anyone knows of anywhere then please get in touch!

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