New Mediterranean Pub & Restaurant Confirms Opening Date, Charity Affiliation & 50% Off Scheme

John DaviesBusiness, Featured

Having been originally scheduled to open in April, The Schooner (Harvester) restaurant along Lavernock Road, is once again set to open as ‘Ego at The Schooner’ on 13th August 2020. Leaving the new restaurant partially completed throughout the lockdown period, Ego Restaurants were eager to get to work again on completing the transformation. The new pub and restaurant is under-going a … Read More

Eat Out to Help Out in Penarth

John DaviesBusiness, Featured

Who’ll be using the Government’s Eat Out to Help Out scheme? We’ve brought everyone in Penarth together who’s taking part in this video below. Now’s the chance to try out many great independents in the town. Use the Eat Out to Help Out Scheme at these establishments: to get 50% off your food and non-alcoholic drinks up to a total … Read More

Businesses Working Together: true community spirit comes to the fore

John DaviesBusiness, Business Articles, Featured, Uncategorized

In light of many non-essential shops needing to close at the start of the pandemic, Sian Fox at Foxy’s Deli has started a possibly unique venture: Businesses Working Together. Foxy’s Deli has been able to stay open throughout the COVID-19 pandemic by selling their plastic-free groceries as usual, including pasta, flour and spices. Alongside this, they have also been selling … Read More

Penarth Lifeboat Station: a History

John DaviesCommunity, Featured

17 June 2020 sees Penarth Lifeboat Station celebrate 40 years. Here is a short history of the station. In 1980 the new lifeboat was housed in a local private garages, but soon a better ‘station’ was developed in the deckchair store (now underneath the new Coffi and Co café!) before moving to its current home, a purpose built station opened … Read More

Celebrate Wales Nature Week with Griffin Books and naturalist Stephen Moss

John DaviesCulture, Featured

To mark Wales Nature Week, Penarth’s independent bookshop Griffin Books is holding a special Meet the Author event with naturalist, broadcaster and author, Stephen Moss. Stephen will be talking to bookshop owner Mel Griffin about his new book, The Accidental Countryside, before taking questions from the virtual audience. This online event will take place on Wednesday 3 June (8.00 pm) via Zoom … Read More

The story behind Penarth Skytown Gateway, Penarth’s newest public sculpture.

John DaviesCreative, Featured

You may have already seen Penarth’s newest public sculpture taking shape at a new entrance to Dingle Park, Windor Road, one of the town’s gateways. Always interested to find out more, we’ve been talking to Ruth Spiller, Creative Designer at Bristol’s Cod Steaks, who won the public commission to design the sculpture, about the new addition. “This artwork celebrates the … Read More

VE Day: 75 years on

Katherine PeachFeatured

“My dear friends, this is your hour” Winston Churchill When VE day dawns on 8th May 2020, it’ll be 75 years since the guns fell silent, marking peace throughout Europe. Years of bloodshed and destruction ended and people flocked to the streets, and pubs, to celebrate, mourn and toast to a hopefully harmonious future. Celebratory news of Germany’s defeat erupted … 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