Cardiff Council Update: 18th August

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: Cardiff International White Water reopening to pre-booked visitors from tomorrow; Cardiff Youth Service continues to support young people across the city; Cardiff Martial Arts move classes to the temporary outdoor courts in Bute Park; and Castle views on a plate.


Reopening of Cardiff International White Water

Cardiff International White Water is reopening to pre-booked visitors from tomorrow, August 19, following the completion of thorough checks and the implementation of measures to ensure customer health and safety.

To help with social distancing, a one way system has been created, signage displayed, and four marquees installed for use as temporary changing rooms, with the changing rooms in the main building temporarily closed.

All boats are routinely cleaned and sterilised following each use. As well as being cleaned, the wetsuits and buoyancy aids provided are quarantined after each use.

Hand sanitiser is provided around the facility, and at the start and at the end of the session. Visitors are also encouraged to bring their own.

In order to comply with the current Welsh Government COVID-19 requirements, capacity at Cardiff International White Water has been reduced, again to ensure social distancing.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury, said: "It is good to see activities returning to Cardiff International White Water, one our most popular visitor attractions. Thanks to the hard work and efforts of all the staff involved, visitors can feel confident that their health and safety is being looked after, so they can enjoy the experience to the full."

At present, Flowrider indoor surfing is not available, due to the risks associated with air circulation, mist and spray. Due to the number of contact points, the Air Trail high ropes are also currently unavailable.

Customers are asked to arrive dressed ‘paddle ready' (i.e swimwear worn underneath clothing), so that they can quickly and easily change into the wetsuits provided.

Cardiff International White Water is only available to those customers that have pre-booked. For further details, visit:


Cardiff Youth Service continue to support young people aged 11-25 across the city

Youth Activity centres are currently closed due to the pandemic; however, this has not stopped our support for young people. Our teams have been carrying out street based work, offering support virtually, delivering food parcels, supporting vulnerable hubs, offering summer programmes and 1-1 mentoring. This infographic outlines our activity over the month of July.

A significant part of our work over the coming weeks is continuing support for students who have left year 11 an ensuring they are able to transition into employment, education on training. Our team of mentors will be able to support these students on a 1-1 basis to explore options, overcome barriers and work with partners to ensure their needs are met.

To keep up to date with our work head to our social media channels

Facebook - @CardiffYouthService

Instagram - @CardiffYouthService

Twitter - @YouthCardiff

Youtube - Cardiff Youth Service


Cardiff Martial Arts restart their training at Bute Park's temporary outdoor courts

Cardiff Martial Arts have moved their range of classes to the temporary outdoor courts in Bute Park near Blackweir changing rooms due to their regular indoor venues being closed due to the pandemic.

Restarting the classes and adapting to the outdoor environment has been a great boost to the martial arts community, who can now safely resume their training in line with social distancing guidelines.

The five temporary courts at Bute Park are part of a scheme to support organisations and business with private outdoor space for group activities that usually happen indoors but are unable to go ahead under current government guidelines.

Since its launch a number of community groups have been able to resume their activities and the team at Bute Park are continuing to take bookings for any groups who are looking for a safe environment in which to operate.

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Castle views served up on a plate!

If you're ready to get back out there,come along to Castle Quarter Café and enjoy food and drink in one of the most beautiful locations in the city.

Hand sanitizer, socially distanced seating and regular cleaning help make it a safer choice for eating out.

Open 7 days a week, 10am to 10pm.

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