‘Come clean on planned park sale’, say Bay residents

The Friends of Britannia Park have written a formal complaint to Cardiff Council about its controversial plans to sell a much loved children's park Cardiff County Hall (left) at sunset. Pic: Geraint Rowland The Friends of Britannia Park have written an official complaint to Cardiff Council. The complaint questions the council's claim that unelected official, … Continue reading ‘Come clean on planned park sale’, say Bay residents

#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

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

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

Will @huwthomas_Wales plans for a Military Medicine Museum in Cardiff pay their own way?

Britannia Park, Butetown, site of Huw Thomas' proposed military museum Cllr Huw Thomas the leader of Cardiff council claims his plans to locate a military museum on a park in Butetown won't cost anything to the city or its residents. But is this really the case? Does the military museum have a viable business plan? … Continue reading Will @huwthomas_Wales plans for a Military Medicine Museum in Cardiff pay their own way?

#Cardiff Bay’s last green space under threat from Military Museum no one else wants

Britannia Park playground, Cardiff Bay Cardiff Bay's last green space are under threat from a Military Museum that nobody else wants. According to a post by those promoting the Museum of Military History other towns and cities were approached but weren't interested. Cardiff was chosen for reasons of proximity to England: "The site in Cardiff … Continue reading #Cardiff Bay’s last green space under threat from Military Museum no one else wants

Keep our children’s park; No Military Museum, demand local Cardiff residents

Playground, Britannia Park, Cardiff Bay. Credit: Cardiff News Plus Residents of Butetown have written to James Clemence, the director of planning in Cardiff council to object to plans to destroy a children's playground and park in Cardiff Bay and to replace it with a Military Museum. In a 33 page dossier (below) delivered to city … Continue reading Keep our children’s park; No Military Museum, demand local Cardiff residents