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  • Glass by Design have always promoted others by lending out their feature window

    Cathy says: “Our current window display is to highlight the accessible garden being built at the University Hospital Llandough, by the charity Horatio’s Garden. Its story has got a bit lost locally this year, so it has been very important to get their message out. We’re selling mugs and tea-towels on their behalf, and collecting any donations.”

    Read more about the garden here

  • New click and collect and delivery website for local convenience shop

    Groceries, frozen food, chilled food, household products and toiletries can now be purchased online from A. B. Snell & Son for click and collect and home delivery in the CF64 area.

    The tasty takeaway menu from Willmore’s 1938 is also available to order. Go to for more information. The project was delivered with the help of Penarth-based Candid Creative Studio

  • Virtual cocktail masterclass and Spanish cook-along

    December and the Christmas season generally provides restaurants with the revenue to survive the lean months until Easter. The ongoing restrictions are likely to mean that Christmas parties, as we know and love them, won’t be going ahead in 2020. Bar 44 are now offering some great virtual parties for you to have with your household or bubble (as restrictions will allow) in the comfort of your own home.

  • One doors closes, another door opens

    As the door at Ginger’s clothing boutique closed for the last time this summer, many more doors opened for others. It’s plain to see that Cathy Evans and her team went out on a high by donating over £25,000 worth of clothing stock and shop interiors to charity. Cathy has helped a number of charities including Smart Works, who help the homeless get back into work with smart interview attire, local fire brigades, RNLI and The Salvation Army. Cathy says: “Thank you to everyone who has supported Ginger’s over the years and don’t forget that you can still find me at Gifts @ No.9 on Windsor Road.”

  • A New Zero-Waste Lifestyle

    We are living in precarious times. The planet needs our help more than ever. Now, more and more people are dropping the throw-away culture and adopting a new zero-waste lifestyle.

    Zero Penarth is a new shop in Windsor Arcade selling a large selection of dried and other foods, including nuts, flour, dried fruit, cereals, herbs and spices. They’ll also have a range of home products, body and skin care, gifts and Christmas treats: “We feel that it is important that we all have more choices and options to shop in a more sustainable way so that we can make a difference, however small that may be.”

  • There’s a beautiful relationship going on in Penarth, involving coffee and concrete

    Grounds for Good and Concrete Carrot are two local businesses that are hand-crafting, unique and bespoke products with a modern, industrial twist. Grounds for Good are always looking for innovative ways of re-purposing coffee grounds that would otherwise go to landfill. So, what better way than to give concrete some eco credentials!

    This is what Toby and Chris at Concrete Carrot were challenged with and they did not disappoint. Grounds for Good now have a small but beautifully curated collection of concrete products that contain used coffee grounds, and which are available to purchase. Grounds for Good are a social enterprise with all profits going to support The Wallich, a national charity supporting the homeless. Go to for more

  • Fiver Fest

    Over two weeks in October, Penarth’s independent retailers took part in a national Fiver Fest campaign. Each of Penarth’s 47 participating businesses put on special £5 offers over the two-week celebration highlighting the diversity and value of what the high street has to offer.

    Fiver Fest has been running successfully in individual towns in the UK and abroad for the past seven years. Totally Locally is now partnering with Visa to encourage consumers to divert £5 of their weekly spend to support the small businesses in their communities. And if every adult in Penarth spent just £5 per week in their local independent shops and businesses it would mean £4.3 million per year going directly into our local economy. This would in turn lead to more jobs, a better high street, and a stronger local economy.

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