On 4 May 2016, the residents of Cardiff Central gave our hardworking and capable Assembly Member Jenny Rathbone the vote of endorsement she so richly deserved. 

Despite a concerted effort from others to spread a sense of fear, we have chosen to stay the course. Nationally, Labour has done better than the media doom-mongers were predicting. Locally, we now have exciting times to look forward to.

Our Labour-run council has put in place a credible plan to redevelop the Maelfa shopping centre. This is long overdue, and includes plans to build over a hundred affordable new homes in the area.

Our central bus station is being redeveloped as part of the continuing regeneration of the City Centre. This will offer better services to the Pentwyn ward, which also includes Llanedeyrn.

We have seen the introduction of the X1 and X11 bus services, which provide additional reasonably priced travel through Cardiff, in addition to receiving assurances from Cardiff Bus that the important route around Circle Way will be maintained.

The Welsh Government has recently provided Cardiff Council with additional money to spend improving road surfaces throughout the Capital, too. I will be working with Jenny to create a report of road surface problems in any part of Llanederyn and Pentwyn. We will then submit this to the Council, in order to make sure that our area fully benefits from these funds. If you have any suggestions, please either call or email and we’ll add them to the report, which we intend to submit by the end of May 2016.

If you have any other matters which you feel you need assistance with, please get in touch. I’d be happy to hear from you, and to help in any way I can.

Finally, I hope that you will join me in welcoming Jenny back as our Assembly Member. I am sure that she will continue to serve us with diligence and distinction for the next five years.

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