New Community Radio Station Launches in Penarth

John DaviesCommunity

 Monday 18th May 2020 sees the exciting launch of a new online radio station for Penarth. ‘Penarth Sounds’ has been developed by a collective of Penarth residents in six short weeks to bring together members of the community, showcase the creativity of the town’s residents and share news and stories from their home town. The project has been funded by … Read More

Three Penarth women are still raising money for charity

John DaviesCommunity

3 local women, Julie Johnson, Charlotte Court and Julia Bakshi, were due to do the Walk The Walk challenge in London this Saturday, 16 May, but which has understandably been postponed. Trained, ready and able to do this they have decided to walk the same distance in Cardiff – 26.2 miles – on Sunday 17, May. With a 5am start, … Read More

VE Day celebrations in Penarth

John DaviesCommunity

Celebrations in Penarth today on the anniversary of VE Day will look very different to those in 1945. These photos from People’s Collection Wales and Vale of Glamorgan Libraries show celebrations in a field behind Wandsworth Avenue, Plassey Street, and Grove Terrace and Grove Place. Although we may not be able to be with our veterans on VE Day, we’d … Read More

Join your neighbours in a nationwide ‘stay-at-home’ party.

John DaviesCommunity

The idea behind a VE Day Stay At Home Street Party is that people can still celebrate the day with their neighbours whilst observing social distancing and staying at home. FRIDAY 8th MAY VE DAY 75TH CELEBRATION 11am: 2 minutes silence on your doorstep 3pm: Churchill speech shown on TV, then grab your picnic blankets or garden table and head … Read More

Harold Boudier, 94, from Penarth, receives medals to mark the anniversary of the final naval escorts of World War Two

John DaviesCommunity

The last surviving veterans of the so-called Arctic Convoys will be receiving medals to mark the anniversary of the final naval escorts of World War Two. Harold Boudier, 94, from Penarth, was on the last wartime supply voyage to Russia from a naval base in Scotland, which he joined 75 years ago today. The contribution of the Merchant Navy and … Read More

COVID-19 and the RNLI

Andy BerryCharity, Community, Featured

Who would have predicted at the start of the year that this spring and summertime would see the UK in lockdown as a result of COVID-19? With Easter just behind us (at the time of writing) we are all struggling with the practicalities of living under lockdown at a time when many of us would like to be making the most … Read More

RNLI urges people not to use the sea for exercise or recreation

John DaviesCommunity, Featured

The Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) is advising the public that they should not take part in any water based activity on or in the sea, to reduce the risk to the lifesaving charity’s volunteer crews and other emergency services being exposed to COVID-19, and the pressure on their time. Under normal circumstances, many people would be heading to the … Read More

In Darker Times, We Pull Together

Katherine PeachCommunity, Featured

“The greatest measure of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” Coretta Scott King What strange times we live in? Our generation is facing was has been described as the biggest social change since World War 2. That thought, in itself, is terrifying. The things we’ve all experienced over the last few weeks is … Read More

5 Apps to Keep you Connected to Loved Ones

Katherine PeachCommunity

During this time it can be hard to keep connected to your loved ones. It can be hard not to feel isolated or lonely. We must try and keep normality as best as we can, so here at Penarth View we’ve collaborated a list of apps to help you stay connected. Social media Social media, although it does have it’s … Read More