Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Kames Place/Constellation Street/Meteor Street/Moira Place improvements

The Council is now carrying out consultation with residents living in the immediate area of the proposed improvement scheme for Kames Place and Constellation Street/Meteor Street. The purpose of this consultation is to ensure that residents living in the immediate vicinity of the proposals are fully aware of them and have an opportunity to make comments.

The Council is providing residents with a copy of the plan and a comment sheet that needs to be returned by the 10th October. If you live outside this area, and would like to know more, please contact John with your name, email and postal address, and he can get you the details.

Monday, September 19, 2005

Monthly Unemployment Statistics

The monthly unemployment statistics for Adamsdown in August 2005, as compiled by the Office of National Statistics, are as follows:

Male - 197 (down 5)
Female - 53 (up 5)

Total - 250 (no change)

Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Community Grants 2005/06

We are pleased to report that St Germans Church Hall has been awarded a grant of £4,000 under Cardiff Council's Community Building Grants Programme 2005/06.

The Church Hall is used widely by the community and is the base for the Adamsdown Day Centre.

The grant of £4,000 is towards new windows and a sign for the building.

Monday, September 12, 2005


The flag of Owain Glyndwr will fly proudly from the battlements of Cardiff Castle this week.

Cardiff Council has agreed that the flag of the 15th Century Welsh revolutionary will be hoisted above the walls on Friday, September 16 in celebration of Owain Glyndwr Day for probably the first time since he famously broke through the west gate of the castle in 1404!

Owain Glyndwr Day commemorates the date in 1400 when Glyndwr declared himself Prince of Wales, later establishing an all-Wales parliament in Machynlleth.

Following a number of requests it has been agreed that the famous yellow and red ”Four Lions Rampant” standard that Glyndwr used as his coat of arms and as the Royal Flag of Wales will be flown on the East battlements of the Castle.

Cardiff Castle manager Kevin Burt said: “Although we are currently without many flagpoles due to works to construct our exciting new visitor centre we were happy to agree to this request and will fly the Owain Glyndwr flag from Monday, September 12 for one week encompassing Owain Glyndwr Day on Friday September 16.”

Cardiff Council Executive Member for Sport, Leisure and Culture, Nigel Howells said: “I’m delighted that the flag of Owain Glyndwr will be flown above the Castle next week to commemorate his rebellion over 600 years ago. Glyndwr was one of the key figures in Welsh heritage and it’s fitting that we remember him this way.”

Friday, September 09, 2005

The Tredegar gets shut down

We are pleased to report that following a request to the courts by local police, the Tredegar has been shut down for a period of three months.

The pub has a history of violence and has been the cause of distress for many local residents.

Following an incident on Tuesday last week, in which there was fighting and a stabbing in Clifton Street, the police raided the pub.

There they found a quantity of the drug “crack cocaine”, with a street value of £8,000.

A request was made to the courts on Wednesday and an immediate closure order was granted. The pub has been closed since that date.

As your local elected representatives, we fully support this move. For too long, residents have suffered from the anti social behaviour of patrons of the pub. It’s everyone’s hope that the Tredegar will be a better neighbour when it re-opens, and can return to being the community pub that we used to know.

On behalf of local residents we would like to thank South Wales Police for the swift action they took following the raid.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Schools invite to Mansion House

John Dixon has asked, on behalf of the Lord Mayor, Cllr Freda Salway, Adamsdown's three primary schools to nominate six pupils each to visit the Mansion House for afternoon tea to learn more about the Lord Mayorality and the House.

Cllr Salway said "During this momentous year for Cardiff, when we are celebrating 100 years as a City and 50 years as the Capital, I feel that it is important for us to involve the young people of our City in the history and heritage that is around us. With this in mind I am inviting pupils from each Primary, Welsh Medium, Special or Church school in Cardiff to the Mansion House throughout my year of office"

Friday, September 02, 2005

This week's Planning Applications

The Council has received the following planning applications for the Adamsdown ward this week:

05/02005/C: Full Planning Permission
Received: 26/08/2005
Applicant: Mr J Price, 90 Beulah Road, Rhiwbina, Cardiff, CF14 6LZ
Agent: E & N Associates, 142 Whitchurch Road, Cardiff, CF14 3NA
At: 14 Pearl Street, Adamsdown, Cardiff

05/02015/C: Full Planning Permission
Received: 26/08/2005
Applicant: Mr Verma
Agent: DTB Design, D Thomas, 286 North Road, Cardiff, CF14 3BN
At: 117 Broadway, Adamsdown, Cardiff

Details of both these applications can be viewed at City Hall during normal working hours.

Further Late Licence Hearings

Dates have been set for the late licence applications for the following local pubs:

The New Dock Tavern - Monday 12th September, Committee Room 4, County Hall, Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff.
Roath Conservative Club - Monday 19th September, Room A, City Hall, Cardiff.

The hearings will he heard at meetings of the Licensing Sub Committee. Both above meetings start at 10.00am.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Got that sinking feeling?

If you have any concerns that the Cardiff Bay Barrage is adversely affecting your property, we've recently had a flyer thorough from the Independent Groundwater Complaints Administrator. This is a free, independent service to help with any problems about groundwater.

You can be an owner or a tenant of an affected property, or someone acting on their behalf with their consent, or alternatively if you feel that the Cardiff Harbour Authority hasn't fulfilled a responsibility, then you can contact them.

Their phone/fax number is 01495 230101, and they hold regular surgeries in Grangetown, Butetown and in the Citizens Advice Bureau in Bridge Street, Cardiff if you want to talk face to face, although you need to phone for an appointment first.

Safe and Sound roadshow
28th September, 9am-12noon; East Moors Community Centre, Sanquahar Street

Together with the Welsh Assembly, Cardiff County Council is offering free help and advice from the experts for people over 60 on smoke detectors and home fire safety checks; minor works in the home; home accident and consumer advice; and home security advice.

They'll also test and replace electric blankets (you'll need to phone 2087 2059 to book an appointment for this) and provide free low energy light bulbs - both the blanket replacement and the light bulbs are subject to eligibility.

Adamsdown blooms

Congratulations to the following for their success in the Cardiff in Bloom competition:

Best kept front garden: Ms Maria Colley, 14 Anderson Place
Best kept rear garden: Mrs Manfield, 45 Comet Street and Ms Hazel Bryan, 84 Adamscroft Place

City Final:
Best kept place of worship: 2nd place Trinity Methodist Church, Four Elms Road
Best kept place of worship: 3rd place St Germans, Metal Street
Best kept community building garden (limited access): 2nd place HM Prison Cardiff, Knox Road

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