Community Gateway

Grange Pavilion Gardeners back in action!

Posted on 24 January 2017 by Sarah Hughes

It’s been a quiet few weeks for the Grange Pavilion garden, but we’re changing gear now preparing for the new season. We met last Sunday at the pavilion to carry out some tasks. These included, amongst other things, weeding and general tidying up, preparing the ground, sowing poppy seeds and soil testing. We are also fortunate enough
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The Bay Citizens Vision attracts over 80 visitors

Posted on 13 December 2016 by Sarah Hughes

Over the last eight months, leaders from the Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown areas of Cardiff have been undertaking an accredited Neighbourhood Leadership Module with Cardiff University alongside Citizens Cymru Wales a chapter of Citizens UK that  organises communities to act together for power, social justice and the common good. Citizens Cymru Wales develop the leadership capacity of
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Community Gateway @ Eisteddfod!

Posted on 23 August 2016 by Sarah Hughes

We had a great time at The National Eisteddfod of Wales, we were in the Cardiff University tent showcasing our Community Gateway project in Grangetown with volunteers and helpers including Welsh speaking local resident and Cardiff University Graduate Sara Yassiene. The theme for our session was indoor bowling, which stemmed from our involvement in transforming
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Stockland Street throw a party!

Posted on 28 June 2016 by Sarah Hughes

Stockland Street is a very multi-cultural street with people of all ages and one resident thought a great way of bringing people together would be to throw a street party. Alongside Student Volunteering and Community Gateway, residents worked hard to develop a plan for the party and after an initial planning day the street party
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Philosophy Café proves popular with residents

Posted on 27 April 2016 by Sarah Hughes

The Philosophy Café, as part of the key theme ‘Communication without Barriers’ has got off to a fantastic start in 2016 with an ever growing cohort of members. The group meets once a month at various venues around Grangetown to discuss topics such as ‘What is it to be a good citizen?’ and ‘What is
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Community Garden: local residents get stuck in

Posted on 18 February 2016 by Sarah Hughes

On Tuesday 16th February we held our second community garden session at the Grange Bowls Pavilion which involved planting, digging, making and painting flower beds. A number of people from the local community came along and got stuck in to plant an array of different flowers and vegetables in the raised beds that were created
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When Ali met Colin

Posted on 4 February 2016 by Sarah Hughes

On Saturday 30th January our very own Partnerships and Facilities Manager Ali Abdi met Welsh athletics star Colin Jackson at a motivational training event for novice runners who are about to attempt the IAAF Cardiff World Half Marathon. The event took place at the Talybont Sports Training Village where Colin gave an inspirational speech, answered
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2016 is here!

Posted on 21 January 2016 by Sarah Hughes

The new year has arrived and there is plenty going on at Community Gateway HQ. Lynne and Ali have been out and about meeting people in the community and talking to them about potential projects and ideas for the Grange bowls pavilion. This week Ali has met with a team of sports partners to discuss
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Christmas wishes from Community Gateway

Posted on 17 December 2015 by Sarah Hughes

Last weekend the Community Gateway team supported the local Grangetown Winter Fayre at the Grange Bowls Pavilion with great success! There were donkey rides on Geronimo and Cayo, face painting, lots of interesting stalls, cakes and of course an opportunity to meet Father Christmas himself and put in some last minute requests. A great time was had by all
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Out and about with Ali Abdi

Posted on 3 December 2015 by Sarah Hughes

Meet Ali Abdi – Community Gateway’s new Partnerships and Facilities Manager. Ali is in charge of managing the Grange Bowls Pavilion in Grange Gardens and piloting pop-up events that will benefit the community of Grangetown and make it an even better place to live! Each week we will be keeping you up to date with what Ali has
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