Jo Stevens

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Natural Resources Wales will be hosting a community drop in session in St Edwards Church Hall on Wednesday 15th November 2017 from 3pm until 6:30pm (located on Westville Road, at the junction with Blenheim Road). NRW staff will be on hand to answer any questions, discuss progress to date and future works.

I would also recommend any constituents with concerns about the works sign up to the Natural Resources Wales newsletter, which is specific to the Waterloo Gardens works. To sign up, please email Roath@NaturalResourcesWales.gov.uk. 

Roath Flood Defence Scheme: Drop-in event with NRW

Natural Resources Wales will be hosting a community drop in session in St Edwards Church Hall on Wednesday 15th November 2017 from 3pm until 6:30pm (located on Westville Road, at...

Please note:

The planned advice surgery on Friday 17th November (at St German's Church, Adamsdown) will now run from 12 noon - 1pm, instead of 1pm - 2pm as previously advertised.

If you can no longer attend the new time slot, please call 02921 329736 and an alternative can be arranged. 

TIME CHANGE: Adamsdown Advice Surgery, 17th November

Please note: The planned advice surgery on Friday 17th November (at St German's Church, Adamsdown) will now run from 12 noon - 1pm, instead of 1pm - 2pm as previously...

As the nights get colder and darker, the chances of severe weather increase. Storms, floods and other extreme conditions can cause damage to network infrastructure and disrupt your energy supply. 

That’s why the UK’s gas and electricity network companies have come together to launch the Be Winter Ready campaign. The campaign aims to help the public better-prepare for power cuts and gas emergencies that may result from bad winter weather.

To Be Winter Ready, you should:

  • Know your free emergency numbers - in a power cut dial 105 or, for a gas emergency, dial 0800 111999.
  • Prepare your home – keep a torch handy and get your appliances serviced by a Gas Safe registered engineer to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. Vulnerable households can get extra support by signing up to the Priority Services Register. Contact your gas or electricity network to find out more. Visit www.energynetworks.org to find out who your network operator is.
  • Keep your eyes open – keep an eye on the weather forecast and, if you have a power cut or a gas emergency, check on your neighbours.

In recent years the chances of unplanned problems with electricity and gas supply have reduced dramatically. Since 1990, network companies have invested £80bn in improving the reliability of local energy networks in the UK. As a result, on average, electricity customers have a power cut just once every two years and gas distribution customers will have their gas supply interrupted without advance notice just once every 40 years.

Despite this, our gas and electricity networks can be affected by natural events, with severe winter weather potentially causing significant damage. The gas and electricity network operators are urging the public to Be Winter Ready. Make sure you’re prepared in case you have a power cut or gas emergency. 

'Be Winter Ready' Campaign

As the nights get colder and darker, the chances of severe weather increase. Storms, floods and other extreme conditions can cause damage to network infrastructure and disrupt your energy supply. ...

Each year, as part of the Made in Roath festival, Albany Primary School's year 6 pupils learn about their school's history as a military hospital.

When the First World War broke out in 1914 the school was temporarily converted into a hospital for wounded soldiers and was used for this purpose throughout the war.

The pupils spend the first part of the autumn term finding out about the history of the school, and create an exhibition to share their discoveries with the local community.

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Albany Primary School's Military Hospital

Each year, as part of the Made in Roath festival, Albany Primary School's year 6 pupils learn about their school's history as a military hospital. When the First World War... Read more

This morning I joined Mohammed Mirzo and his father Ali, along with Jonathan Cox from Citizens UK, to present a 31,000 plus signature petition to the Home Office.

The petition, signed by people in Cardiff Central and across the UK, is addressed to Home Secretary Amber Rudd MP, asking that she intervenes to stop Mohammed from being taken from his family in Cardiff and forcibly removed from the UK to Bulgaria.

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Presenting Mohammed Mirzo Petition to the Home Office

This morning I joined Mohammed Mirzo and his father Ali, along with Jonathan Cox from Citizens UK, to present a 31,000 plus signature petition to the Home Office. The petition,... Read more

Voting is now open for the Fields in Trust UK's Best Park award.

I was very pleased to see Roath Park nominated in the Wales category.

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Voting closes at 5pm on Friday 3rd November and the winner of UK's Best Park 2017 will be announced at the Fields in Trust Awards at Lord's Cricket Ground on Wednesday 29th November.

To vote, please click here.

Once you have voted, you can help support the campaign by tweeting using #LoveYourLocalPark.

Vote Now for Roath Park to Win UK's Best Park

Voting is now open for the Fields in Trust UK's Best Park award. I was very pleased to see Roath Park nominated in the Wales category.     Voting closes...

Dates for my advice surgeries around Cardiff Central in November have now been confirmed.

Thursday 2nd November 3.30pm - 4.30pm Cyncoed

Rhydypennau Library, Llandennis Road, CF23 6EG

Friday 10th November 4pm - 6pm Roath

Constituency Office, 116 Albany Road, Cardiff CF24 3RU

Friday 17th November 1pm - 2pm Adamsdown

St German’s Church Hall, Star Street, Adamsdown CF24 1LA

Friday 24th November 3pm - 4pm Llanedeyrn

Powerhouse Hub, Roundwood, Llanedeyrn, CF23 9PN

Saturday 25th November 10am - 11am Roath

Penylan Library, Penylan Road, CF23 5HW

Saturday 25th November 11am - 12 noon Cathays

Cathays Library, Fairoak Road CF24 4PW

To see all future surgery dates, please click here.

In addition to these dates, my staff team run a specific Immigration Clinic, every Wednesday from 11am - 12 noon at my Constituency Office, 116 Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff CF24 3RU. These sessions for specifically for Home Office and immigration queries.

If you are unable to attend any of the dates above, my staff team are always available to assist. You can get in touch by calling 02921 329736 or by emailing jo.stevens.mp@parliament.uk - or by calling into my constituency office at 116 Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff, CF24 3RU - we are open 9am-5pm Monday to Friday, except on Thursdays when we close at 12.30pm.

Advice Surgeries in November

Dates for my advice surgeries around Cardiff Central in November have now been confirmed. Thursday 2nd November 3.30pm - 4.30pm Cyncoed Rhydypennau Library, Llandennis Road, CF23 6EG Friday 10th November...

The Aviva Community Fund awards funding of up to £25,000 for local community projects across a range of categories such as health & wellbeing, skills for life and community support. 

All applications have now been received and winners will be chosen from those that receive the most votes from the public.   

a number of fantastic community projects based in Cardiff Central have applied for this fund. To see them, please click here and type your location in the “find projects near to” box to get a full list. 

You have 10 votes in total and you can choose to give all 10 to a single project or split them between a number of projects.  

Voting is open until 21st November and winners will be announced in January.   

Vote for Community Projects in Cardiff Central to win the Aviva Community Fund

The Aviva Community Fund awards funding of up to £25,000 for local community projects across a range of categories such as health & wellbeing, skills for life and community support. ...

 

There are many thousands of international students in Cardiff Central and across the UK who benefit from the Erasmus+ programme as well as students from the UK who go to study at Universities abroad. I asked the Immigration Minister in the event of  Britain crashing out of the EU with ‘no deal’ could he give any reassurance to international students on Erasmus+ about what will happen to them on day of exit.

It is vital that students coming to the UK and UK students going abroad for the 2018/2019 academic year, which overlaps with our scheduled exit date from the EU, know what is going to happen to them. Yet again, it doesn’t look like the Government has any plan in place.

You can watch my question and the Minister’s response here;

 

 

 

 

I Confront Home Office on Erasmus+ Students

  There are many thousands of international students in Cardiff Central and across the UK who benefit from the Erasmus+ programme as well as students from the UK who go...

Can you do CPR and use a defibrillator? 


I couldn’t, but this week I was trained to do both with Welsh Hearts in a meeting Room in Parliament. Welsh Hearts had come to explain to MPs from across Wales why public access defibrillators are so important in saving lives. Learning how to administer CPR and use the defibrillator was so straightforward, I felt guilty that I had not learned how to do this before.

Heart failure and cardiac arrests are a major killer in Wales. They are often associated with older people but undiagnosed heart conditions can kill apparently healthy young people and children too. And of course, someone can suffer a cardiac arrest anywhere at anytime. It can take just a few minutes for the brain to be fatally starved of oxygen so the speed at which someone is given emergency resuscitation by CPR and a defibrillator is critical.

The Welsh Hearts charity has helped to place 853 defibrillators in Welsh communities, 30,524 people have been trained in CPR and they have helped set up a heart screening programme which has already seen 1400 18 – 35 year olds to detect heart abnormalities. The charity is also endorsed by the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust and every police force in Wales.

The Welsh Government is also working hard in this area, recognising that a person’s chance of survival drops by 10% for every minute they are in an out of hospital cardiac rest. A new ambulance response system has been trialled targeting the most serious cases, which has had a positive effect on response times. Welsh Hearts are keen that all children learn these first aid techniques and the Welsh Government has been promoting first aid training in schools and across services.

Welsh Hearts’ work means that more defibrillators can be placed in more communities and more people can be trained to give life saving emergency resuscitation. 

I hope I won’t ever be in a situation where someone’s life is about to be lost, but now I have learnt these new skills I will be ready to use them.

 

I Do First Aid Training with Welsh Hearts

Can you do CPR and use a defibrillator?  I couldn’t, but this week I was trained to do both with Welsh Hearts in a meeting Room in Parliament. Welsh Hearts...

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