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

“Concerning and disappointing” – Cardiff council continue to mow flowers and use poisonous weed killer

Management of Council Land – grass mowing and glyphosate use Text of Cardiff Civic Society to Peter Bradbury, the Cabinet Member for Parks, Cardiff Council Thank you for your response to our letter about grass mowing and glyphosate use (attached below) We are pleased that you have agreed to increase areas where the land will … Continue reading “Concerning and disappointing” – Cardiff council continue to mow flowers and use poisonous weed killer

Find another location for the Velindre Cancer Centre! #SaveNorthernMeadows

Cardiff Civic Society and Save the Northern Meadows campaign have joined forces to urge the Velindre Cancer Centre to find another location for the hospital. The tragedy of Covid-19 has illustrated beyond all doubt how much the citizens of Cardiff depend on green space for health and well-being, and the Northern Meadows provide an oasis … Continue reading Find another location for the Velindre Cancer Centre! #SaveNorthernMeadows

“If it wasn’t so upsetting it would be laughable” – residents’ despair as #Cardiff council allow fenced pitch on #SanatoriumPark

By Llio Elgar, a supporter of the Sanatorium Park campaign Cardiff Council is proposing to build a fenced in football pitch on Sanatorium Park. They began building it in the incorrect corner of the park but stopped. It's now being taken down but the land remains fenced in for two months as the grass grows … Continue reading “If it wasn’t so upsetting it would be laughable” – residents’ despair as #Cardiff council allow fenced pitch on #SanatoriumPark

Famous faces call on @huwthomas_Wales to drop his plans for a military museum

Planned site for Huw Thomas' military museum: Britannia Park and children's playground with the Norwegian Church in the background Prominent voices in public life have expressed doubts about Huw Thomas' plans to attract a military museum from Aldershot to Cardiff Bay. Cardiff residents also spoke up against their leader's plans. Writing in the Western Mail, … Continue reading Famous faces call on @huwthomas_Wales to drop his plans for a military museum