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

Local fundraising effort raises over £2,500 to support COVID-19 causes

John DaviesBusiness, Business Articles, Featured

Local man Nick Sylvester has raised £2,590 via a GoFundMe page. The page was initially set up to raise money for a laptop to help coordinate the Penarth Helping Hands group, who have hundreds of registered volunteers around the town to run errands, collect shopping and prescriptions and offer a listening ear. After the outpouring of support received meant the … 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

Digital Doors are Open

Katherine PeachBusiness, Business Articles, Featured

These are strange times for all of us. But this are the times we see the kindness of others and everyone doing their bit. Here are Penarth View, we’ve collaborated an ever-growing list of our advertisers who are now doing virtual interactions. Helping you keep fit, healthy, entertained or just a little happier. Live Fit WalesOnline fitness classes to keep … Read More

Town Council announce cancellation of Summer Festival and Downhill Derby

John DaviesCommunity, Events, Featured

Penarth Town Council is sorry to announce the cancellation of this year’s Penarth Summer Festival and Downhill Derby.  Following official government advice both national and local, and the unprecedented uncertainty stretching ahead, we feel we have no choice but to take this action. The Festival and much-loved Downhill Derby will return in 2021. As the situation in July is uncertain, … Read More