Update from Cardiff Civic Society

Posted by on Jun 18, 2020 in News | No Comments

At present, there seems to be little prospect of resurrecting our events programme, but I would like to assure you that the Society has been very busy during lockdown, addressing issues that face our city.

The list below gives a flavour of what we have been up to:

*Museum of Military Medicine, opposing the proposal to build on green space in Cardiff Bay,

*Llandaff Fields tree felling – working to hold Cardiff Council to account for permitting the felling of mature trees within the Grade 11 listed park to accommodate the view from the proposed development at The Rise, Penhill,

* Setting up of a planning sub-group, and creating a template to help communities oppose unsympathetic developments,

*Raising our media profile – two major stories focussed on CCS work on the Museum of Military Medicine campaign and the tree felling on Llandaff Fields to accommodate the view from the forthcoming development at The Rise,

*Campaign to reduce mowing and use of glyphosate to save our drastically diminishing pollinators – open letter signed by like-minded organisations and sent to Cardiff Council, Welsh Government, Welsh Audit Office and Office of the Wellbeing of Future Generations Commissioner,

*Northern Meadows campaign to save an oasis of green space within the city,

*Design of new CCS logo,

*Creating coalitions to fight for a better Cardiff,

*FOI regarding potential commercial plans for Cardiff Riding School.

Working to preserve and enhance our city is becoming a full-time job, so if any of our members can offer support, we would be delighted if you would get in touch.

And if you can encourage family and friends to join CCS, please do,  the more members we have, the more powerful our voice…