Author Archives: Lynne Thomas

Find out what’s happening with Splott’s Railway Street project

There is a project afoot in Splott to transform a disused plot of land into an accessible space for local people to learn, grow, share, and enjoy.  ​Splott-based Community Interest Company, Green Squirrel, has negotiated a lease for the old children’s park at the top of Adeline Street, off Railway Street, and is working with […]

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Benthyg – Borrow Don’t Buy is coming to Splott!

Wales’ library of things – Benthyg – is opening its second branch in Splott Old Library on 26th September. Benthyg, meaning ‘borrow’ or ‘lend’ in Welsh, has nearly 400 items for its members to borrow at low cost, including a pressure washer, gazebos, camping equipment, DIY and gardening tools. People can donate items they own […]

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Wales’ first sci-fi & fantasy magazine, produced right here in Splott!

How exciting is this??? Wales’ first and only science fiction and fantasy literature magazine, Gwyllion, has just launched and is produced right here in Splott! Gwyllion publishes two online issues a year as well as a limited run of physical copies. The first ever issue was launched on 1st September and a digital or paper […]

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Changes to local recycling centre rules

You still have to book, but you can now visit Lamby Way Recycling Centre 26 times a year instead of 12. Here’s the update: ·       Residents can now book 26 visits per year to local recycling centres, increased from 12 ·       2 people can now get out of the vehicle to help move heavier items, so no […]

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A welcome on wheels; giving independence to refugees and asylum seekers through bikes

Riding a bike can have a massively positive impact on mental health, which is why Oasis Cardiff created Cycle Cardiff #ShareToRepair; a project working with refugees and asylum seekers to up-cycle bikes and give them the independence to explore their new city. Oasis Cardiff is a support and service centre for refugees and asylum seekers […]

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Extinction Rebellion banner in Splott and I say, good one!

Before you spit and spout at this post, I’ll ask you one question: During lockdown, did you enjoy nature? Weren’t we fabulously lucky to have those birds, bees, moths, butterflies, hedgehogs, foxes, hares and flowers on our doorstep to keep us company and keep us connected and entertained? Now, I don’t usually get political on […]

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Splott author Bernice Rubens: The first ever female Booker Prize Winner

Bernice Ruth Rubens, the first female recipient of the coveted Booker Prize, was born right here in Splott on July 26th in 1928. Her father, Eli Rubens, was a Lithuanian Jew who had fled anti-Semitism and boarded a ship to New York, or so he thought.  In fact, he had been tricked and was told […]

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Communities encouraged to apply now for free garden packages

Keep Splott Tidy has already been awarded a wildlife garden package, but are there other groups and organisations in Tremorfa, Splott or Adamsdown that could benefit? Time is running out for communities to apply for free garden packages as part of Keep Wales Tidy’s Local Places for Nature scheme. A choice of pre-paid ‘starter’ packages […]

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Celebrating front gardens in Splott

Splott and Tremorfa gardening project, Growing Street Talk, has been celebrating residents’ blooming front gardens this August. Keep an eye on their Facebook and Twitter feeds for the full list from their trundles around Splott, Tremorfa and Pengam Green and for handy hints to help you make the most of your front of house. Curtis […]

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