Cardiff Council responsible for plan to site Military Medicine Museum on children’s park

Military Medicine Museum Trust say council persuaded them to favour Britannia Park for their new five storey building An exhibit from the National Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA, which recreates a Union field hospital at the battle of Gettysburg. Photo credit: Taylor Studios Cardiff council's economic development department, led by Cllr Russell Goodway are … Continue reading Cardiff Council responsible for plan to site Military Medicine Museum on children’s park

Proposed Military Medicine Museum WILL lead to loss of green space. Claims otherwise are false.

Stavros S Niarchos, a tall ship owned and operated by the Tall Ships Youth Trust, docked by Britannia Park, which is set to be built on by the Military Medicine Museum trust. Pic: Elliot Brown Some Cardiff Councillors are claiming that the new Military Medicine Museum at Britannia Park will not be going on green … Continue reading Proposed Military Medicine Museum WILL lead to loss of green space. Claims otherwise are false.

@huwthomas_Wales dismisses concerns about children’s rights and threatened loss of Britannia Park playground

The Museum of Military Medicine proposal fits well with the Council’s aspirations for Britannia Park, says leader Leader refuses to answer how plans to remove and relocate playground accord with Cardiff's child friendly city policy and its duty to provide sufficient play opportunities to children Leader seems to dismiss claims that children from deprived areas … Continue reading @huwthomas_Wales dismisses concerns about children’s rights and threatened loss of Britannia Park playground

Enwogion, Amgylcheddwyr, Arweinwyr Crefyddol a’r Celfyddydau yn ymuno â’r cor o leisiau sy’n mynnu ‘Achubwch Parc Britannia’ o’r Amgueddfa Meddygaeth Filwrol

Dros 50 o unigolion yn ymuno mewn undod i gefnogi Cyfeillion Parc Britannia i wrthwynebu cynlluniau ar gyfer Amgueddfa Meddygaeth Filwrol Beirniadu y Cyngor am ganiatáu gwerthu'r parc yn hytrach na diogelu man gwyrdd agored hanfodol ym Mae Caerdydd Bydd y cynlluniau'n mynd i Bwyllgor Cynllunio Cyngor Caerdydd ddydd Mercher Gwrthwynebiadau pellach yn ymwneud â … Continue reading Enwogion, Amgylcheddwyr, Arweinwyr Crefyddol a’r Celfyddydau yn ymuno â’r cor o leisiau sy’n mynnu ‘Achubwch Parc Britannia’ o’r Amgueddfa Meddygaeth Filwrol

Celebrities, Environmentalists, Religious Leaders and the Arts join the Chorus of Voices demanding ‘Save Britannia Park’ from the Military Medicine Museum

Over 50 individuals join in solidarity to support the Friends of Britannia Park in opposing plans for a Military Medicine Museum They round on the Council for allowing the sale of the park and not protecting a vital open green space in Cardiff Bay The plans will go to Cardiff Council Planning Committee on Wednesday … Continue reading Celebrities, Environmentalists, Religious Leaders and the Arts join the Chorus of Voices demanding ‘Save Britannia Park’ from the Military Medicine Museum

Play Wales call on #Cardiff council to spare children’s playground from heartless developer’s axe

Time and time again, children say play is important to them Legal duty on local authorities to assess and secure sufficient play opportunities for children in their area Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted how important access to good outdoor space for health and well-being is Many children and families living near the proposed development do not … Continue reading Play Wales call on #Cardiff council to spare children’s playground from heartless developer’s axe

#Cardiff cabinet members for parks and children face serious questions for ignoring children’s rights

Children's playground, Britannia Park, Butetown - under threat from council plans for a military museum Cllr Peter Bradbury, Cardiff cabinet's member for parks and Cllr Graham Hinchey, the cabinet member for children face serious questions about their plans to sell land at Britannia Park to the museum for military medical history and its impact on … Continue reading #Cardiff cabinet members for parks and children face serious questions for ignoring children’s rights

Merry Christmas! #Cardiff council officials confirm children’s playground under threat of removal thanks to military museum

Longer term, having the play area so close to the new building may not be desirable for either the play area or Museum, says council Loss of the play facility for any period of time is unlikely to be seen as acceptable by the public, admits council - yet recommends pressing ahead with military museum … Continue reading Merry Christmas! #Cardiff council officials confirm children’s playground under threat of removal thanks to military museum

Local Labour councillor objects to #Cardiff military museum plans

Reclaim Cardiff protest in solidarity with local residents against a military museum in Britannia Park, 12 December 2020 Butetown councillor Saeed Ebrahim has voiced his objections to plans for a military museum on a children's play area in his ward. Writing in a formal objection to Cardiff council, he said: “I am acting on behalf … Continue reading Local Labour councillor objects to #Cardiff military museum plans

Decision day: #Cardiff planning committee to decide on proposed Military museum on Wednesday 16 December

Anger as plans for a Military Museum on the site of children's playground in Butetown take a step forward 'From Pit to Port' a sculpture commemorating Wales' proud mining history. The future of the statue is uncertain as Cllr Huw Thomas wants to build a British military history museum where it is sited Cardiff planning … Continue reading Decision day: #Cardiff planning committee to decide on proposed Military museum on Wednesday 16 December

@huwthomas_Wales must issue a repairs notice on #Cardiff Coal Exchange

Drone footage taken on October 19, 2020, show the roof to be in a serious state of disrepair. Detail of roof damage on the Coal Exchange Text of an open letter to Cllr Huw Thomas, the leader of Cardiff council from Cardiff Civic Society: Dear Councillor Thomas, Cardiff Civic Society and Save the Coal Exchange … Continue reading @huwthomas_Wales must issue a repairs notice on #Cardiff Coal Exchange

Cllr Goodway “acutely aware” of concerns at loss of #Cardiff’s much loved old buildings

Cabinet member for development claims groups identify "what they consider heritage buildings but that do not enjoy listed status, such that it is difficult to justify a council intervention" Cardiff Coal Exchange a grade 2* listed building with extensive roof damage (bottom left) In a statement to Cardiff council on 26 November, Cllr Russell Goodway … Continue reading Cllr Goodway “acutely aware” of concerns at loss of #Cardiff’s much loved old buildings

Cycle super highway – @carowild’s secret plans for Sophia Gardens, #Cardiff

Current bike path, Sophia Gardens (Neil Schofield) An open letter to Councillor Wild, published in this week's South Wales Echo As no reply to Cardiff Civic Society’s questions have been forthcoming, we would like to raise these points in a public forum. We have been made aware that new plans exist for parts of the … Continue reading Cycle super highway – @carowild’s secret plans for Sophia Gardens, #Cardiff

Yes – #Cardiff councillors can hold a vote on chair of planning

Boost to campaign for people's voices to be heard on controversial schemes Main entrance to Cardiff City Hall, Richard Williams Davina Fiore, Cardiff council's head of governance has confirmed that any councillor can call for a recorded vote to appoint the chair of planning. Current practice is to appoint the chair of planning without a … Continue reading Yes – #Cardiff councillors can hold a vote on chair of planning

Ni ddylai cadeirydd cynllunio Caerdydd fod yn benodiad pleidiol

Mae Cymdeithas Ddinesig Caerdydd yn galw am benodi cadeirydd cynllunio pwerus yn annibynnol, fel y gellir clywed llais y cyhoedd. Dylai teyrngarwch cyntaf y cadeirydd cynllunio fod i bobl Caerdydd; nid i'r blaid sy’n dal pwer.   Zenith a adnabuwyd fel 'adeliad hyllaf Caerdydd' a gymeradwywyd yn ddiweddar gan pwyllgor cynllunio'r sir. Mae Cymdeithas Ddinesig … Continue reading Ni ddylai cadeirydd cynllunio Caerdydd fod yn benodiad pleidiol

Revealed: Shocking Scale of Damage to Roof of #Cardiff Coal Exchange

Exlusive new drone photography show extent of neglect Demands that Cardiff Council and Cadw, the national heritage body take action Damage to roof of Coal Exchange, 19 October 2020. Exclusive drone photographs reveal the extent of the damage to the roof of Cardiff's Coal Exchange. With regard to the restoration of the Coal Exchange, in … Continue reading Revealed: Shocking Scale of Damage to Roof of #Cardiff Coal Exchange

Cardiff chair of planning should not be a party appointment

Cardiff Civic Society calls for powerful planning chair to be appointed independently, so that the voice of the public can be heard. Write to your councillor asking them to demand a free vote on the chair of planning!   The Zenith student accomodation block, "the ugliest building in Cardiff" was approved by the city's planning … Continue reading Cardiff chair of planning should not be a party appointment

Put people and places of Butetown first

Cardiff's Coal Exchange Cardiff Civic Society is calling on Cardiff Council’s cabinet to lead Wales by taking a new approach to the places we live. Council’s cabinet should shelve grandiose plans for an expensive new arena, a new council headquarters and a Museum of Military Medicine, and instead focus on building a better Butetown. The … Continue reading Put people and places of Butetown first

Time for Welsh Government to rescue the Coal Exchange

Cardiff's Coal Exchange Cardiff Civic Society and Save the Coal Exchange have joined forces to ask the Welsh Government to step in to save this historic building for the nation. “The company that owns the Coal Exchange building in Cardiff has gone into administration, and the future of the building is once again uncertain,” says … Continue reading Time for Welsh Government to rescue the Coal Exchange

Proposed Velindre cancer centre an ‘archaic model’

A recent socially distanced protest at the Northern Meadows, Whitchurch A letter to the editor of the South Wales Echo published on 4 August 2020 Dear letters, In his open letter, Dr Ashley Roberts, Consultant Interventional Radiologist at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board, describes a stand-alone cancer centre such as the one proposed by Velindre as … Continue reading Proposed Velindre cancer centre an ‘archaic model’

#Cardiff parks: @PEBradbury refuses to take further action against weedkiller linked to cancer

Fairwater park, Cardiff Cardiff's Cabinet Member for Parks acknowledges that the Vale of Glamorgan council has stopped using Glyphosate in a selection of its parks, but he refuses to commit to similar action in the capital In a recent letter to the Civic Society (below), Cllr Peter Bradbury answers some of our most recent questions … Continue reading #Cardiff parks: @PEBradbury refuses to take further action against weedkiller linked to cancer

Leckwith Quays development does not comply with national or local policy

Otters, badgers and bats all under threat from developers HERE IS THE TEXT OF CARDIFF CIVIC SOCIETY'S RESPONSE TO THE PRE-APPLICATION CONSULTATION ON LECKWITH QUAY : JUNE 2020 Cardiff Civic Society has the following comments on this consultation: 1. The Planning Report (PR 2.1.4) states that in planning policy terms the site - the majority … Continue reading Leckwith Quays development does not comply with national or local policy