Cardiff Council Update: 16th July

Here is tonight's update from Cardiff Council, covering: news from today's meeting of the Cardiff Council Cabinet; latest on the opportunity for businesses to use our outdoor event spaces; and poor food hygiene standards results in restaurant fine.


Today's Cardiff Council Cabinet meeting

A meeting of Cardiff Council's Cabinet took place today, the third consecutive meeting to be held over video conference.

The Leader of the Council, Cabinet Members, and Leaders of the opposition groups discussed the following reports:


  • Establishment of a Race Equality Taskforce

Housing and Communities

  • Homelessness - The Response To The Covid-19 Crisis and Delivering The Future Service Model

Education, Employment and Skills

  • Mutual Investment Model (MIM) Strategic Partnering Agreement

Finance, Modernisation & Performance

  • Outturn 2019/20
  • Re-Procurement of Former National Procurement Service (NPS) Collaborative Construction and Civils Consultancy Frameworks

The meeting was also webcast, and a recording of that, along with links to the Cabinet reports, can be viewed here:

The following press releases werepublished in the lead up to today's meeting:

Taskforce to tackle discrimination and injustice faced by Cardiff's BAME communities
Click here to view:

No Going Back: New vision for homelessness services

Click here to view:

Delivering 21st Century Schools Programme with support from Mutual Investment Model (MIM)

Click here to view:

To see the listings of all forthcoming meetings, including Scrutiny meetings, Cabinet meetings and meetings of Full Council,

Three Cabinet meetings have been held online to date. Links to the webcasts of the previous two meetings that took place over video conference are as follows:

24thJune 2020:

11thJune 2020:


Business opportunity to use outdoor event space

Last week we asked for expressions of interest from businesses experiencing limitations with their usual indoor premises due to Covid-19 in the possibility of utilising outdoor event spaces in some of Cardiff's parks.

Given the level of interest, we will now be proceeding with this - initially at sites near Blackweir, and expect to start taking bookings shortly.

If your business could benefit, please complete this quick survey:


Cockroach infestation found at City Road café and takeaway

A married couple have been ordered to pay over £2,000 at Cardiff Magistrates' Court on July 9thafter a cockroach infestation was found at their café - Mr Tikka - on City Road last year.

On May 7, 2019, a routine food hygiene inspection was carried out at Mr Tikka, 130 City Road, which operates as a café and takeaway business selling baguettes, baked potatoes and curry dishes.

When the inspector arrived at the café unannounced, the owner, Rubi Begum was seen sweeping two live insects off the counter and white powder, believed to be insecticide, was all over the kitchen floor.

The inspector called the Duty Food Safety Officer immediately as it was clear that there was an active insect infestation at the café and takeaway business.

When the Duty Food Officer arrived later that day, a full inspection was carried out and up to 100 insects were found both dead and alive in total, food was found under the counters and splashed across the walls and dead cockroaches were even found under the tables in the dining area where people were eating.

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