@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

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

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

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

Beat the deadline: object to new houses in Ely river countryside near Leckwith!

Ely trail, Leckwith, near the proposed new housing development Cardiff Civic Society is calling on residents to beat the deadline for objections to plans for new houses in a woodland area in Leckwith You can object by writing to: <info@leckwithquays.co.uk><ecology@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk>, <developmentcontrol@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk> Cardiff Civic Society objects to these plans to build a new housing estate the … Continue reading Beat the deadline: object to new houses in Ely river countryside near Leckwith!

Llandaff Fields Trees: @cardiffcouncil finally admits that developers’ actions were in conflict with planning conditions

Source: Bute Park Alliance; The Rise (Cardiff) Ltd developers (planning application) Discussions were not formally completed and approved prior to the works being undertaken Sub-optimal context ahead of the tree works taking place Dialogue fell short of the Council formally giving the final approval for the works on Council land Discrepancies between the Arboricultural Method … Continue reading Llandaff Fields Trees: @cardiffcouncil finally admits that developers’ actions were in conflict with planning conditions

Will Cardiff residents end up paying for Huw Thomas’ military medicine museum?

Britannia Park, Butetown, future site of the Military Medical 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 Cardiff residents end up paying for Huw Thomas’ military medicine museum?

Cardiff Civic Society response to collapse of Coal Exchange owner’s company

“We warned Cardiff Council of the serious risk posed by allowing Signature Living to take on the Coal Exchange.  Mr Kenwright’s past bankruptcies, financial dealings and disqualifications made him a deeply unsuitable candidate for undertaking a complex restoration of one of Cardiff’s most important historic buildings.  This was also made abundantly clear by Stephen Doughty … Continue reading Cardiff Civic Society response to collapse of Coal Exchange owner’s company

CPS Homes will be ‘forever remembered, thanked and praised’ if they save the copper beech

Joy Lock, the president of the campaign to save the trees at Suffolk House has written a moving letter to developer John Pinn, director of the CPS Homes group Dear Sir I am taking the liberty of writing to you as a last resort in my appeal to save the magnificent Copper Beech at Suffolk … Continue reading CPS Homes will be ‘forever remembered, thanked and praised’ if they save the copper beech

Chief executive defends tree officer’s support for tree felling in conservation area

Anger as tree officer ignores mature trees importance to Conway Road conservation area Cardiff council chief executive, Paul Orders has defended his tree officer, Ed Baker against accusations that he ignored the importance of mature trees to a historic part of Cardiff. The complaint read: We write to complain about Ed Baker, the council’s tree … Continue reading Chief executive defends tree officer’s support for tree felling in conservation area

Anger at planning chair’s leading questions

Complaint against Cllr Keith Jones considered by Ombudsman Local residents in the Canton and Pontcanna area have expressed concerns at the way that Cllr Keith Jones chaired the two Cardiff council planning meetings regarding Suffolk House. A complaint was sent to the Public Service Ombudsman which read: I wish to complain about Cllr Keith Jones, … Continue reading Anger at planning chair’s leading questions