‘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 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

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 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?

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?

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