Good news roundup – 24 April

Another busy few weeks for our growing community, with over 2000 people now connected on our Facebook page. There have been some really inspiring and supportive things organised by our neighbours over the last two weeks, so here’s a quick round up!

Our mutual aid group has now helped over 100 people get help with shopping, prescriptions, advice and support from other groups. One neighbour, who was helped with some shopping and a prescription collection, said that we were the first people she’d spoken to in a month, and how relieved and happy she was to find her community organising to help each other.

The team behind the Roath Community newsletter has been hard at work again, and the second edition is being delivered in Roath! Look out for it coming through your doors, or you can find it at Wellfield Fruit and Veg Stall and selected local businesses.

A lockdown library has popped up in a disused phonebox on the corner of Canada Road and Whitchurch Road! When you’re next out on your exercise why not swing by to pick up or share a book, puzzle, seedling – whatever you like!

There was more music and celebration to thank the keyworkers on Thursday at 8pm. Raj Singh was joined by his dad on the dhol on Shirley Road; there were reports of dhol drumming on Connaught road; and a resident on Cressy Road serenaded the neighbours on her cello. Loving all this carnival creativity!

Student society Pharmabees have started a great initiative to distribute a wildflower seed mix of native plants to help the pollinator population. Seed packets and growing instructions will be available as of the 22nd of April from Crwys Road Co-op. If you’re popping down for your essential shop then ask for a mix at the till! If you’re self-isolating then one of our group can grab you one – just drop us a message on the Facebook group.

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