Friday, December 15, 2006

Infirmary renewal plans welcomed 

Plans have been submitted for a range of day clinic services to be placed on the site of the Cardiff Royal Infirmary. The plans are part of a wide ranging review of hospital services in Cardiff.
Cardiff Central AM Jenny Randerson said "I welcome the fact that these plans are being put forward. They are long overdue. It is a scandal that it has cost £60,000 per annum to keep this resource lying idle for so many years."
"When I see the details of the plans I will be looking for a wide ranging flexible health use for the site as part of a modern health strategy. This could be an important step in modernising health services in Cardiff in line with the Welsh Liberal Democrat vision of 'health hubs' where a range of health services compliment one another in line with the needs of the local community."

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Free recycling comes to Adamsdown 

Free recycling
Free recycling is coming earlier than expected to Adamsdown, as the roll-out of the scheme across the city by the Lib Dem run council is ahead of schedule.

All residents will receive details of the scheme in the next few days.

The delivery of bags and further information is due to commence on the 20th December which will include:

A pack of bags (Green Bags for Recycling, White Bags for Compostable Waste and Black Bags for anything the council can't recycle or compost) plus additional leaflets including a new 12 month collection calendar.

Flats and HMOs
All Houses of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) and Flats will be dealt with individually to ensure the council sets up appropriate collections, which may include communal bins. Residents will receive a separate letter regarding the storage and presentation requirements. Current waste collection arrangements will continue until further communications from the Council are received by residents.

Recycling Road show Dates
Education officers will be on hand at road shows to demonstrate the new TRIBAG system, answer questions and respond to any concerns residents may have.

12 DEC, Splott Baths rear car park, Muirton Road, Tremorfa

14 DEC, LIDL Superstore car park, Maindy Road, Cathays

18 DEC, Llandaff Fields Car park, opposite The Halfway Pub

20 DEC, Star Leisure centre rear car park, Splott Road

13 JAN, Inside the Mackintosh community centre, Keppoch Rd

6 JAN, Channel view Leisure centre, Jim Driscoll Way

9 JAN, Gray St Car park, behind the shops on the corner of Llandaff Rd and Cowbridge Rd East

If you have any queries or concerns regarding the implementation of the scheme, please do not hesitate to contact John or Nigel.

Monthly unemployment statement 

The monthly unemployment figures for the Adamsdown ward for the month of November 2006 are as follows:

Male 226 (up 5)
Female 61 (up 15)
Total 287 (down 20)

Friday, December 01, 2006

Youngsters first onto the ice 

Two youngsters from Cardiff Ice Skating Club and Cardiff Junior Devils were set to be the very first people to skate at the new £2.5milion, 2,000 seat temporary ice rink at the International Sports Village in Cardiff Bay today.

The rink was officially handed over by Cardiff Council to operator Planet Ice yesterday who will be staging its first major event on Saturday when the Cardiff Devil’s play the Newcastle Vipers in the Elite League.

The rink is booked out next week to be used by ice user groups and will be open to the public for recreational skating from next Friday.

The temporary rink has full vehicle access, car parking provision and regular bus services are running between the city centre and the Sports Village.

This temporary rink will eventually be replaced by a permanent facility within a new state-of-the-art multi purpose arena, which will provide world class facilities for sport and entertainment alike and have a minimum seating capacity for ice hockey of 4,000. This multi-purpose arena is funded by the proposed Regional Casino and will support the facilities for the Olympics in 2012.

Councillor Nigel Howells, Executive Member for Sport, Leisure and Culture, said: “I am delighted that the temporary rink has been completed. It is a very impressive venue and I’m sure it will be incredibly popular and successful.

“It is great to see the youngsters on the ice today and I’m sure it is a great honour for them to be the first skaters to ever use the new rink.”

Planet Ice Group Manager John Neville said: “Planet Ice and its associates are delighted to be able to provide a facility that all its users can be proud of.
Obviously we are pleased that the Devils will be able to host their first game this Saturday.

“We are now looking ahead as we feel that the many Ice User Groups who have been fantastically loyal over the last few months deserve a quality arena that they can call home. We also look forward to welcoming the Cardiff public through our doors, with many new users. Things are looking very positive for the future of ice sports in South Wales. “

Cardiff Devils organiser Anne Hall added: “We are really pleased with the new development and look forward to making it our home.”

Public skating sessions will take place from Friday, December 9 at 4pm with a disco session planned for 7.30pm.

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