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South Wales Echo letters: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Thank you for rescuing the riding school horses

Thanks to the swift and effective action of staff and volunteers, more than 40 horses and ponies were evacuated to safety from Cardiff Riding School on Sunday, as the River Taff burst its banks in quite a spectacular fashion.

For many of the horses, Pontcanna Fields has been their home for years, and they were reluctant to leave, to say the least.

The staff remained calm, and their evacuation plan was executed with military precision.

All the horses are now grazing happily until it’s safe to them to return.

Cardiff Riding School celebrated its 50th birthday last year, and continues to give pleasure to hundreds of people.

A gem like this in a city centre should be cherished, as it’s unique in the UK. Cardiff Council take note…

We are all now looking forward to welcoming the horses back home – Pont- canna Fields is much impoverished without them.

Nerys Lloyd-Pierce

Chair, Cardiff Civic Society

A polished performance

Wednesday evening last I along with the rest of my family attended a performance of Sweeney Todd the musical at Cardiff High School, with my granddaughter taking part.

It was an outstanding performance. Although with macabre subject matter, there were laughs to be had too!

The leads, the choruses, everyone in fact, are to be congratulated on a professional and polished performance.

I was mesmerised by the concentration of the musicians and the effects persons at the front and the rear of the hall… immaculate.

Last year the school did Phantom of the Opera, which was magnificent.

The staff at the school are to be congratulated on the time and effort which goes into these productions, the pupils spending hours rehearsing and staff giving of their own time for these.

Much condemnation is made of schools and youngsters of today.

I feel safe in the knowledge that our country is secure with these dedicated people.

Well done, Cardiff High, and God bless.

I await the next production with bated breath.

Marion Richards

Caerphilly

A chance for a new deal for Wales

The next Welsh Assembly election is going to be the most crucial one yet, with Brexit, a united Ireland and Scottish independence on those countries’ agendas.

Wales could be just politically bolted on to England.

History has shown that a Tory government hasn’t been fair to Wales and so-called Welsh Labour never got a hold on devolution, afraid of being called nationalist within their party.

So do you want to live in a Wales where Boris will rule over you for decades, as Labour will never get into government?

Or in a Wales that can get free trade deals with other countries, which include the other UK countries and the EU?

Let’s face it, there are hundreds of smaller countries that get overlooked by the bigger trade blocs because they can’t supply the demand.

But one small developed country like Wales could trade with them and open new trade without exploitation.

For example, buying the likes of coffee, cocoa, tea and various nuts and fruit from smaller producing countries, and in return Wales could help them with technology and food sourced from our farms.

Andrew Nutt

Bargoed

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