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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Easter Black and Green Bag collections 


As the Easter Bank Holiday approaches there will be some alterations to the usual refuse and recycling collection days.

If you expect your green bags to be collected on Friday 25 March (Good Friday) there will be no change.

The black and green bags usually collected on a Tuesday will be collected on the Wednesday following Easter.

Finally the green bags due for collection on Friday 1 April will now be collected on Saturday 2 April.

If you would like to use green bags they can be purchased from:
C J Buttwell Newsagent, 112 City Road
Alli Bhai Newsagent, 69 City Road
AJ & B Dudden Newsagent, 80 Albany Road
Roath Convenience Store, 68 Moy Road
Malik Stores, 95 Pen Y Wain Road
Cyfarthfa Stores, 124 Cyfarthfa Street

Easter Black and Green Bag collections 


As the Easter Bank Holiday approaches there will be some alterations to the usual refuse and recycling collection days.

If you expect your green bags to be collected on Friday 25 March (Good Friday) there will be no change.

The black and green bags usually collected on a Tuesday will be collected on the Wednesday following Easter.

Finally the green bags due for collection on Friday 1 April will now be collected on Saturday 2 April.

If you would like to use green bags they can be purchased from:
C J Buttwell Newsagent, 112 City Road
Alli Bhai Newsagent, 69 City Road
AJ & B Dudden Newsagent, 80 Albany Road
Roath Convenience Store, 68 Moy Road
Malik Stores, 95 Pen Y Wain Road
Cyfarthfa Stores, 124 Cyfarthfa Street

Easter Black and Green Bag collections 


As the Easter Bank Holiday approaches there will be some alterations to the usual refuse and recycling collection days.

If you expect your green bags to be collected on Friday 25 March (Good Friday) there will be no change.

The black and green bags usually collected on a Tuesday will be collected on the Wednesday following Easter.

Finally the green bags due for collection on Friday 1 April will now be collected on Saturday 2 April.

If you would like to use green bags they can be purchased from:
C J Buttwell Newsagent, 112 City Road
Alli Bhai Newsagent, 69 City Road
AJ & B Dudden Newsagent, 80 Albany Road
Roath Convenience Store, 68 Moy Road
Malik Stores, 95 Pen Y Wain Road
Cyfarthfa Stores, 124 Cyfarthfa Street

Easter Black and Green Bag collections 


As the Easter Bank Holiday approaches there will be some alterations to the usual refuse and recycling collection days.

If you expect your green bags to be collected on Friday 25 March (Good Friday) there will be no change.

The black and green bags usually collected on a Tuesday will be collected on the Wednesday following Easter.

Finally the green bags due for collection on Friday 1 April will now be collected on Saturday 2 April.

If you would like to use green bags they can be purchased from:
C J Buttwell Newsagent, 112 City Road
Alli Bhai Newsagent, 69 City Road
AJ & B Dudden Newsagent, 80 Albany Road
Roath Convenience Store, 68 Moy Road
Malik Stores, 95 Pen Y Wain Road
Cyfarthfa Stores, 124 Cyfarthfa Street

Friday, March 18, 2005

Wales v Ireland Big Screen 


If you’re still undecided where to watch the big match tomorrow then you’ll be glad to know that Cardiff Council has teamed up with BBC Wales and the Millennium Stadium to give the many thousands of fans without a ticket a taste of the big match atmosphere and a chance to paint the town red.

The Big Screen is going up on the lawn of City Hall with free public access, catering, bars and toilet facilities provided to make the most of the occasion. The site opens at 11am with a free entertainment programme. The feast of rugby will include highlights of Wales’s triumphs this season and a live screening of the Italy v France game at 1pm, followed by Wales’ bid to land their first Grand Slam in 27 years, which kicks off at 3.30pm. It will provide an ideal atmosphere for families to celebrate a great occasion.

Councillor Nigel Howells, Executive Member for Sport, Leisure and Culture said: "This is a historic day for the city and for Wales in a year of celebration for our centenary and golden anniversary as the capital. With the game well over-subscribed we wanted to give everyone a chance to see the match properly, and indulge in the party atmosphere, just a drop kick away from the action. We’re working in partnership with BBC Wales, the Millennium Stadium and South Wales Police to create what we all hope will be a memorable day. Come on Wales."

Keith Jones, BBC Wales Head of Welsh Programmes, said: "Fans in Cardiff can now join others across the country who have been following Wales in record numbers with the BBC this season. We’ve organised a BBC Big Screen in Cardiff for major rugby occasions before and they have been a great success.
"But, in the past, it has taken weeks of planning. The fact that all the partners have co-operated to arrange this in a matter of days shows our determination to make this a great day for everyone in the capital and across Wales."

Paul Sergeant of the Millennium Stadium said: "We could have sold-out this fixture two or three times over. We will have a packed house of more than 74,000 fans inside the Millennium Stadium willing Wales to win the Grand Slam, and now there will be space for thousands of others to share a special atmosphere and join forces to support their country just a stone’s throw away.

"This is a great idea for the fans and another good example of the way in which the Council, the Stadium, Police and other commercial partners can come together for the good of the game and the sporting public."
The Big Screen is used every year at Cardiff’s Big Weekend when 250,000 people fill City Hall lawn and the surrounding Civic Centre to enjoy three days of music and Europe’s largest funfair.

Chief Superintendent Bob Evans, Divisional Commander, Cardiff Division, South Wales Police said: "Anyone who wishes to enjoy the atmosphere of Cardiff on a match day and is without a ticket, for this tremendous event, should come to the Civic Centre and watch the game on the big screen. Arrive early and by public transport if you can. Do not be tempted to buy any tickets offered to you by touts as there is a good chance you may be refused entry to the Stadium and be subject to an investigation."

Monthly Unemployment Statistics 


The monthly unemployment statistics for Plasnewydd in February 2005, as compiled by the Office of National Statistics, are as follows:
Male - 362 (up 17)
Female - 88 (up 6)

Total - 450 (up 23)

Thursday, March 17, 2005

Invitation to the Party of the Century 


The party of the century has already begun in a street near you. Make sure you’re not left out of Cardiff’s 100th birthday celebrations by picking up one of thousands of brochures being distributed across the city today.
Cardiff’s newly appointed capital poet Gillian Clarke is launching the brochure, containing more than 30 workshops and projects that everyone can get involved in.

Whether you like music, dance, art or sport there is something to capture your imagination in the biggest cultural festival that Cardiff has ever seen.

You can write a poem for 2005, record your very own Cardiff story or learn how to skate board with the help of a professional coach! There will be carnivals, music in the park and the chance to draw some of the city’s most beautiful buildings under the watchful eye of an artist.

But if you prefer why not grab your trainers and make the most of facilities down at your local leisure centre? It’s all free of charge on Healthy Living Day June 26.

There will be plenty of celebrities helping Cardiff to celebrate this special birthday. Will Self, Fay Weldon and John Humphrys will be attending the Bay Lit Festival starting on April 16 and there will be a rare chance to hear the incredible voice of Bryn Terfel at the Welsh Proms in July.

Wherever you live you can step into a unique communal dance project in which groups throughout the city learn a different part of the dance, all coming together like pieces of a jigsaw to perform the whole dance on July 17.
Why not trace your family tree to find out where your ancestors lived or wander down to Roath Park Open Day, on July 9, to see international baseball, professional skaters, plus a mixture of arts and craft stalls?

Councillor Nigel Howells, executive member for sport leisure and culture said:
"This is the most exciting year for Cardiff residents because they have two reasons to celebrate. The city is 100 years old and has been the capital of Wales for 50 years. It is wonderful to see such a variety of workshops and community events on offer for people to get actively involved all over Cardiff. It should make 2005 a year to remember."

Director of the Cultural Programme for Cardiff 2005, Yvette Vaughan Jones said: "We want 2005 to be the year that people in Cardiff re-discover their city and share the jewels that exist - the tranquillity of the parks and gardens; the treasures of the castles, the beauty of the Bay and the real gems who are people that live here. We hope you will all get involved and create new friends and experiences through joining some of the many activities designed to open up the city and get people connected with each other. Make 2005 the year you celebrate your city and the people who make it the exciting place it is."

Wednesday, March 16, 2005

Wales V Ireland Six Nations Match Day - Saturday 19 March 


With a possible Six Nations title and a grand slam on the cards for the Welsh rugby team plus a sell-out crowd inside the Millennium Stadium and thousands in the clubs and bars soaking up the atmosphere, this is going to cause some disruption in the City Centre.

Kick-off is at 3:30pm - but due to the volume of visitors there will be a total city centre road closure operating from 1.30pm until 6.30pm. These are:
Kingsway from its junction with North Rd / Boulevard de Nantes to its junction with Duke St. Cowbridge Road East from its junction with Neville St to its junction with Westgate St. Tudor St from its junction with Clare Rd to its junction with Wood St, Plantagenet St and Beauchamp St from their junctions with Despenser Place to their junctions with Tudor St.

The following roads will be closed in their entirety: Duke St, Castle St, High St, St Mary St, Caroline St, Wood St, Central Sq, Westgate St, Quay St, Guildhall Pl, Golate, Park St, Havelock St and Scott Rd.

Between 6am and 9pm: King Edward VII from its abutment with Boulevard-de-Nantes to its junction with Corbett Road. Museum Ave from its junction with Gorsedd Gardens to its junction with Corbett Road. City Hall Road / College Road from their junction with Museum Avenue to their junctions with North Road.
If you have friends travelling to the capital by car, park and ride sites are available at various locations around Cardiff.

County Hall (Green car park) and Queensgate (Purple car park) are well signposted from Junction 33 of the M4. The drop-off point for County Hall is at the Eversheds lay-by on the north side of Callaghan Square (shoppers will be dropped off and picked-up at the usual drop off in The Hayes).Queensgate is at Tresillian Way at the rear of the railway station. The cost is £3 per car.

Due to the closure, the public are advised that ALL buses travelling into, out of and around the city WILL be affected. On occasions when major events are held at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff Bus services operate from special city centre temporary terminal points during the period of closure. Cross city services are split at the city centre with each section operating from separate city centre temporary terminal points.

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Roots to Roath 


Pupils at Albany Primary School have gone back to their roots to learn more about their family histories.
Schoolchildren from Year 5 at the Cardiff school have been participating in the Roots to Roath project over the past few weeks and will now be displaying the artefacts they have discovered on their journeys into their family histories at a special exhibition.

The Roots to Roath project has involved pupils writing about family artefacts that are precious to them and an exhibition of their work together with some of their treasures will open on Friday March 18 at 9.15am at the school.

The exhibition opening will be hosted by Alex Pascall OBE, the Caribbean oral historian and broadcaster who launched the project in January. On Friday, he will be encouraging some of the children to share their stories.
The exhibition will then stay in the school for the rest of the term before moving to Cardiff Central Library after Easter.

Councillor Bill Kelloway, Executive Member for Education and Lifelong Learning, said: "This has been a lovely way for the children of Albany Primary School to focus on their self-esteem and has given a sense of worth to every pupil involved through exploring their roots."

The Roots to Roath project has been made possible by funding from the Heritage Lottery Awards.

Friday, March 11, 2005

Planning Applications 


The Council has received the following planning applications.

Planning Application 05/00539/C
Received: 04/03/2005
Applicant: Mr J Fernstrom, c/o DTB Design, 286 North Road, Cardiff, CF14 3BN
Agent:, DTB Design, 286 North Road, Cardiff, CF14 3BN
Proposal: REAR GROUND AND FIRST FLOOR EXTENSION, REAR DORMER AND VELUX ROOFLIGHTS, AND CONVERSION TO TWO FLATS.
At: 111 Richmond Road, Roath, Cardiff

Planning Application 05/00541/C
Received: 07/03/2005
Applicant: Countrywide Homes Ltd, 27 Windsor Place, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3BZ
Agent: Carolyn Jones, RPS Group PLC, Park House, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3AF
Proposal: RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT.
At: Minerva Laboratories, 1 Oxford Street, Roath, Cardiff

Planning Application 05/00542/C
Received: 07/03/2005
Applicant: Countrywide Homes Ltd, 27 Windsor Place, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3BZ
Agent: Carolyn Jones, RPS Group PLC, Park House, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff, CF10 3AF
Proposal: RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT (PHASE II).
At: Minerva Dental, Oxford Lane /, Oxford Street, Roath, Cardiff

Planning Application 05/00555/C
Received: 08/03/2005
Applicant: Rileys Ltd
Agent: Jonathan Phillips, JWPC Ltd, 1 The Quadrangle, Banbury Road, Woodstock, Oxon
Proposal: CONTINUED USE OF PREMISES AS SNOOKER CLUB WITHOUT COMPLIANCE WITH CONDITION B OF 81/990, CONDITION B OF 84/239 AND CONDITION C OF 85/370.
At: Riley's Snooker Club, 48-50, City Road, Roath, Cardiff

Planning Application A/05/00041/C
Received: 08/03/2005
Applicant: Thomas Ford Ltd, 37 High Street, Thornbury, South Glos.
Agent: Brent Simpson, C & J Clarks Properties, 40 High Street, Somerset
Proposal: NEW SHOP SIGN AND PROJECTING SIGN
At: 73 Albany Road, Roath, Cardiff

The applications can be inspected during normal working hours at the Regulatory Services Department at City Hall. If you have any comments that you would like to be taken into account by the council's planning committee before it decides whether or not to grant this application, then please send them in writing to:
Phil Williams
Development Manager
Regulatory Services
City Hall
Cardiff
CF10 3ND

Thursday, March 10, 2005

Items outside 31 Bedford Street 


Several fridge freezers have been reported outside 31 Bedford Street. The Council have served a formal Statutory Notice which requires the owners of the land to remove the items before 22 March. If this is not done the Council will then have permission to enter the private land and clear it, and recover the costs incurred from the owner.

Connect 2 Cardiff can arrange for collection of any bulky items you may have, there is a link to their website in the column on the left or you can call 2087 2087. Also, if you see any dumped items, please report them to us.

Newport Road Crossing 


We are pleased to inform you that the Lib Dem controlled County Council will be providing disabled facilities for the pelican crossing on Newport Road (the one by St Peter's RC Primary School).The work is expected to be completed by the end of this month

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