October 2013

Your City - Your Say Event Success

Cardiff Civic Society hosted a highly praised event at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama last Tuesday to mark the beginning of the consultation of Cardiff's Local Development Plan which goes on Deposit from the 15th October 2013 for a period of six weeks.

The event included several prestigious guest speakers including Rhodri Morgan, Professors Kevin Morgan and John Punter of Cardiff University, Professor Dylan Jones-Evans of the Bristol Business School and Mark Barry, a transport consultant who has recently developed the 'South Wales Metro' scheme which is currently being considered by the Welsh Government.

For more information on the event including the speakers' videos and transcripts, please visit the event page here.

The June & July issue of CIVIC is now available

July 2013:

The Cardiff Civic Society LDP Team responds to the Cardiff Deposit LDP 'No Status' Draft.

May 2013:

Llandaff Fields Peoples' Hub Launched. Read more here.

April 2013:

CCS published response to the Cardiff Council Economic Strategy Green Paper. Please click here to view it.

The CCS welcomes the following new members:

Ms Gillian Branston

Miss Mehrnoush Pouraghaei

Miss Ana Gonçalves 

Mr & Mrs Tony & Anthea Napier

Mr & Mrs Richard & Alison Botterill

Mrs Eirianedd Evans

Dr Richard Gale

Ms Pauline Grainger

February 2013:

CCS welcomes the following new members:

Ms Anne Greagsby & Dr Max Wallis

Ms Anna McGroary

Mrs Sharon Voyle

Kay Powell – Life membership

December 2012:

The CCS LDP Group published our response to the Cardiff LDP Preferred Strategy. To view it please click here.

November 2012:

The CCS LDP Group has begun on formulating a range of ideas and a response to the Cardiff Local Development Plan: Preferred Strategy. To find out the latest please click here.

The Society welcomes four new members:

Miss Laura Howe & Mr Simon Rafferty and Mr & Mrs David & Diane Lambert

September 2012:

CCS submits a comprehensive report objecting to the proposal to develop 23-24 Park Place into student accomodation. Read the report in full here.

August 2012:

CCS LDP team writes to the Welsh AMs appealing for help for Cardiff Council to create a Local Development Plan (LDP) that will tackle issues such as housing and transport in a creative and far-sighted fashion. Read the minister's response here.

July 2012:

The Society welcomes the following new members:

Corporate Member:

The Construction Youth Trust

Individual Members:

Gill Boden, Phil Martin, Iona Gordon, Michael Fogg, Susan Elsmore

2011/12 AGM:

Ms Nerys Lloyd-Pierce becomes new Chair of the Cardiff Civic Society

Visit to NoFit State Community Circus Centre
& Dinner at The Canteen restaurant

5:20pm Meet for 5:30pm Start NoFit State Circus Tour
7:00pm For the Canteen

Thursday 20th February 2014

NoFit State Community Circus Centre, Four Elms Road, CF24 1LE
The Canteen restaurant, 40 Clifton Street, Cardiff CF24 1LR

The NoFit State event is free for all to attend, however any donations will be welcomed. The dinner will require a £5 deposit.

NoFit State is the UK’s leading contemporary circus, and was founded in 1986. Based at various sites in Cardiff it now has a new permanent home on Four Elms Road. It provides space for community and master classes, youth circus and creative development projects. At the heart of the space is a steel rig designed to the same scale as the king poles in NoFit State's big top, meaning work created in Four Elms can be taken out and performed in the tent. Four Elms provides a creative hub not just for NoFit State and the wider circus sector, but also for the local Cardiff community. The new centre is located in a renovated Grade II listed building that was built 1896-1897 as schoolrooms for the adjacent Trinity Methodist Church (also Grade II listed). Both are by Ingall and Sons of Birmingham.

Please meet 5.20pm at the entrance to NoFit State Circus Centre, Four Elms Road, )off Newport Road), Cardiff, CF24 1LE. After the tour we will to have dinner 7pm at The Canteen on Clifton Street, 40 Clifton Street, Cardiff, CF24 1LR. You can check out the website at www.canteenoncliftonstreet.com

If you wish to attend this event please complete the booking form below and return with a deposit of £5 to the Chair, Nerys Lloyd-Pierce, 94 Ryder Street, Pontcanna, Cardiff, CF11 9BU. The deposit will then go towards your food on the night. Additional expense for food and drinks are payable individually on the night.

All booking forms must be with us by 7th February. If you have any questions about this event please email the Chair at - chair@cardiffcivicsociety.org

The booking form is available to download here.


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