Monthly Archives: January 2018

Wisdom on the wall: introducing The Pearls of Pearl Street

Some people would bemoan the arrival of long roadworks right outside their door.  Most would sigh, harrumph, roll their eyes and have a good moan about it.  One local individual, however, came up with an inspired idea to turn traffic chaos into traffic calm. For the past year, words of wisdom have regularly appeared on […]

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Takeout tonight? There’s a new Indian in town!

Masoom’s Kitchen is a new independant takeaway serving up Bangladeshi and Indian dishes that opened this January on Splott Road.  This week, Inksplott caught up with its owner, Masoom, to get a bit of background and discover what’s good eating from the kitchen. The takeaway, which is at number 22 Splott Road, opposite St Saviour’s […]

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Find that stuff that needs fixing: Repair Café is on its way to Splott!

Back in May 2017, Cardiffians Joe O’Mahoney and Cerys Jones set up Cardiff’s first Repair Café after tiring of seeing so much fixable stuff unnecessarily sent to the landfill. The first event, held in Cathays, was a huge success, largely due to the 18 volunteers who fixed 43 items in four hours, from jewellery to […]

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Splott-based charity helps older people stay safe and well in their homes

A local charity that helps people stay safe and well in their homes has been chosen by the Splott Road Co-op store as one of the charities to share its Community Fund this year and needs help to make the most of the funding offered by the Co-op. Charity Care & Repair Cardiff and the […]

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Observation, expression and a dash of Agatha Christie: Splott artist Patrick Coombes talks creative influences

Splott is full of creative folk, from musicians, poets and writers to dancers, graphic designers and artists. This week’s Splottlight is all about the easel as a local artist tells us what drives his drawings.  Introducing an insight to the world of freelance artist and illustrator Patrick (Gino) Coombes.   Inksplott: Hi Patrick, thank you for […]

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Road closures in February as Splott Road Bridge reconstruction enters phase 2

February 2018 represents a major milestone towards the electrification of the railway to Cardiff.  Work on Splott Road Bridge enters a critical phase and preparations for the new overhead line equipment continue.   Road closure As part of the work to reconstruct Splott Road Bridge, Network Rail requires a full road closure between 4 February […]

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