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

“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

The three questions Cardiff council refuses to answer about felled trees in Llandaff Fields

Contractors at the Rise, Penhill Road, Llandaff on the day trees were felled Nerys Lloyd Pierce, the Chair of Cardiff Civic Society said: "We have three questions that Cardiff Council have so far refused to answer.  These are:   Planning conditions - detailed in the arboculturalist's report - stated that tree felling should not take … Continue reading The three questions Cardiff council refuses to answer about felled trees in Llandaff Fields

The three questions Cardiff council refuses to answer about felled trees in Llandaff Fields

Contractors at the Rise, Penhill Road, Llandaff on the day trees were felled Nerys Lloyd Pierce, the Chair of Cardiff Civic Society said: "We have three questions that Cardiff Council have so far refused to answer.  These are:   Planning conditions - detailed in the arboculturalist's report - stated that tree felling should not take … Continue reading The three questions Cardiff council refuses to answer about felled trees in Llandaff Fields

How did Cardiff council respond to tree felling in Llandaff Fields?

Works at Penhill Road - the gap is where mature Sycamores stood until 8 June No fundamental breach of planning consent Bird nesting concerns a matter for the Police and Natural Resources Wales Cardiff Council have responded to widespread public concern and anger at the felling of mature Sycamores on public land by private developers … Continue reading How did Cardiff council respond to tree felling in Llandaff Fields?

Llandaff Fields tree felling – the urgent questions that need answers

Trees being felled from within Llandaff Fields public park Cardiff Council has reached a nadir, even by its own standards.  This time, Cardiff Council planning committee sanctioned the felling of mature trees within the park, effectively prioritising the needs of the developer - who wanted a view for his new apartment block - over the … Continue reading Llandaff Fields tree felling – the urgent questions that need answers

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 residents ask council to stop indiscriminate mowing in city parks

People setting fire to grass mown by Cardiff Council in Tremorfa, May 2020. Photo @wildlypip Cardiff Civic Society, Cardiff Friends of the Earth, Cardiff Bat Group, Glamorgan Bird Club, Cardiff Extinction Rebellion, Cardiff Naturalists, and many others, have signed an open letter to Cardiff Council,  the Welsh Government,  Welsh Audit and Future Generations’ offices, requesting … Continue reading #Cardiff residents ask council to stop indiscriminate mowing in city parks

“No plans” for #Cardiff Riding School, says Cllr Gordon

Responding to our concerns about plans to sell Cardiff Riding School to developers, Cllr Iona Gordon (Riverside - Labour) has issued the following statement: "The Council did not invite external interest in the Riding School. About 18 months ago the Cardiff and Vale College proposed a partnership to extend educational and recreational / therapeutic opportunities, … Continue reading “No plans” for #Cardiff Riding School, says Cllr Gordon

Ysgol Farchogaeth Caerdydd dan fygythiad – eto

Mae ysgol farchogaeth Caerdydd yn werddon wledig ogoneddus yng nghalon Caerdydd. Yr Hydref diwethaf dathlodd y sefydliad ei ben-blwydd yn 50. Mae'r ysgol yn un o'r unig ysgolion marchogaeth, sy'n eiddo i'r awdurdod lleol yn y wlad, gyda chefnogaeth grŵp ffrindiau gwych mae'n darparu gwasanaeth marchogaeth amhrisiadwy i'r anabl. Yn 2013, nododd Cyngor Caerdydd ei … Continue reading Ysgol Farchogaeth Caerdydd dan fygythiad – eto

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

Civic Society responds to Cardiff Council plans to build a Cycleway through Bute Park

Here is the text of our formal response to Cardiff Council consultation on their proposals to build a Cycleway through from Western Avenue to Cowbridge Road East through Bute Park and Sophia Gardens 1.  CONTEXT:  This consultation is part of a process to implement a policy for a ‘Cycling Superhighway’.  The current phase is being … Continue reading Civic Society responds to Cardiff Council plans to build a Cycleway through Bute Park