Monthly Archives: February 2018

Plastic pollution not our problem? Think again; this is just around the corner from Splott

A few weeks ago, Gareth Davies, Project Officer for Cardiff’s Keep Wales Tidy branch, posted online some photos of plastic pollution along the banks of the Rumney River that were, to be frank, pretty shocking.   People may think that plastic pollution is a problem that affects other areas, but not South Wales, right?  WRONG! […]

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Finding purpose through volunteering; Inksplott interview with Splottlander Brendan O’Shea

Up until very recently, Splott resident Brendan O’Shea was a volunteer at STAR Communities First, helping out at the office on Splott Road.  Brendan posted a lovely farewell message on Facebook after his last shift about the opportunities volunteering gave him and how it made him feel.   Inksplott caught up with Brendan to find […]

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An act of honesty that made Splott smile tonight

Honesty is alive and kicking in Splott!  Local lad Wayne Stephenson lost his wallet on Carlisle Street on his way to work this morning and probably thought he would never see it again. But when he got home the most wonderful note was waiting for him. An honest passer-by found the wallet and wanted to […]

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Earthquake that hit just outside Swansea felt in Splott

An earthquake of 4.7 magnitude hit South Wales this afternoon just outside of Swansea, with the effects reaching Splott and beyond. Inksplott first got wind of the geological event via Twitter, with people tweeting ‘did you feel that?’ and ‘my house just shook’. Turs out, there was a tremor just outside of Swansea that has […]

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The food surplus feasts helping to make Cardiff a Wasteless city

Food is wasted every day in every cities across the world and one local organisation has decided to do something about it.   Wasteless Cardiff believes that we all have a part to play in reducing food waste, whether it’s the big supermarkets, food growers and producers, small food businesses, or each of us at […]

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Rubicon Dance takes on Roath Library: a behind-the-scenes insight

News that Rubicon Dance is to take on much-loved local building Roath Library spread last week to a huge collective community cheer.   Though some expressed disappointed that it isn’t being renovated as a library, most got out the bunting and did a little dance at the thought of the building being brought back into […]

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Information about the closure of STAR Communities First

As you may be aware, the Welsh Government’s Communities First Programme will end on 31st March 2018, affecting the services currently delivered from the Splott Road office.   Many people will be very sad to say goodbye to STAR Communities first, which has served Splott, Tremorfa, Adamsdown and Roath very well for a number of […]

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Kicking the strings: a magical duo brings mythical music to Cardiff

Splott is full of talent, as we know, but one Splott lady is half of a duet with a difference!  Tinc y Tannau (pronounced Tink er tan-eye ) produces a luscious mix of beauty and mischief combining two voices and two Bass Viola da Gamba (yes, your guess is as good as mine!).   Splottlander […]

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