Monthly Archives: April 2016

Inksplott Interview: Intense Hair & Beauty Salon

This week, Inksplott interviews local salon owner, Maria Robinson, about her long-running Splott business, Intense Salon on Carlisle Street. Inksplott: Hi Maria, thank you for being interviewed for Inksplott.  Can you tell us a bit about the history of your salon? Maria: I started the business in 1990 with my husband Carl, so we’re in […]

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Leaving party for current Cottage landlords on 29th April

Matthew and Allison Wheeler, current landlords of Splott pub The Cottage, are inviting Splottlanders to their leaving party on Friday 29th April from 7pm. The Cottage has been up for let and owners Admiral Tavern have found new tenants who will take over management of the Sanquhar Street pub on the 9th of May. The […]

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Closure of New Moors Surgery on Splott Road

An application has been made to permanently close New Moors Surgery at 23 Splott Road.  Patients were invited to attend a meeting on Monday 18th April with representatives from the Community Health Council, Cardiff & Vale Health Board and medical staff to view a presentation on the proposal to close the branch. According to a […]

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Assembly Election 2016 – what’s it all about?

OK, so I’ll admit, I always vote.  I’m a Welsh woman; it’s pretty mandatory stuff.  Have I always fully understood the elections I’m voting in or what the parties stand for in total?  Erm, no, I’ll admit that I haven’t, but I’ve been determined to fully understand the upcoming Assembly Elections on the 5th of […]

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Beresford Road Pedestrian Bridge: Phase 1

On the night of Saturday the 9th April, Network Rail went to work installing the first half of the temporary pedestrian footbridge to span Beresford Road & Moorland Road, ready for when the traffic bridge closes in August (if Windsor Road goes to plan and reopens in July).    Part one of the footbridge includes two […]

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Women’s Institute calling Splottlanders

Cardiff Bay WI is encouraging people from Splott to join their group and enjoy taking part in their group and activities. The group meets every third Tuesday of the month and there’s lots going on from painting to patchwork to philosophical discussions. While there’s no WI in Splott (yet – watch this space!), WI member […]

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Fitness and fun at Pole Twisters

Did you know that there is a pole fitness studio in Splott?  Neither did I!  Not until, that is, I started researching local business owners to interview for Inksplott.  Bingo!  Up popped Pole Twisters. This week, Inksplott interviews Lisa Broughton, Director and co-founder of Splott-based fitness and fun business Pole Twisters, who talks about how […]

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Update on Beresford Rd bridge following open residents’ meeting

Last night, I popped along to the open residents’ meeting held by Network Rail at its temporary site just off Horwood Close to find out more about the closure of Beresford Road bridge. I was shown the way by a very friendly Network Rail employee and arrived track-side just in time to see a London-bound […]

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Cleaner streets in Cardiff according to Keep Wales Tidy report

According to a report published by the charity Keep Wales Tidy, streets in Cardiff are getting cleaner. The research is outlined in the document “How Clean Are Our Streets?” and Cardiff has a Cleanliness Index (CI) of 66.4 compared with a CI of 66 the previous year and 94.7% of the city’s streets are classed […]

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