Cardiff Council Update: 18th September

Welcome to the last update of the week from Cardiff Council, covering: latest on COVID-19 cases in Cardiff and a reminder to take care over the weekend; another appeal for people to dispose of masks, tissues, gloves, and anti-bac wipes responsibly; a roadmap to a fairer, more inclusive capital; Bute Park's fundraiser; and Forest Farm wetlands restoration completed.


Cardiff Cases and Tests - Last 7 Days Data

The fine weather is set to continue through the weekend, so if you're out and about, take care and stay covid-aware.

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Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales, data correct as of:

17 September 2020, 13:00

Cases: 55

Cases per 100,000 population: 15.0

Testing episodes: 2,759

Testing per 100,000 population: 752.0

Positive proportion: 2.0%


How to dispose of your face masks, gloves, tissues and anti-bac wipes safely

It has now become mandatory to wear face masks in indoor public places and we're all using tissues, anti-bac wipes and paper towels more than ever, so please make sure you're disposing of them correctly.

These items cannot be recycled and should NOT go in your recycling bags.

Although tissues are made of paper they are made of very short fibres which are not high enough quality to be recycled.

Instead, please throw them in your general waste red striped bags or black bins. General waste will be incinerated.

If anyone in your household is displaying symptoms of Coronavirus, such as a high temperature or a cough, please double bag your general waste bags where possible and leave them for 72hours before placing outside for collection.

We also recommend disinfecting your bin handles and washing your hands thoroughly before and after putting out your bin for collection.

Please help protect our staff and look after others by preventing transmission of the virus as much as possible.

If you need a reminder of what items can be recycled please visit our Recycling A-Z:


Roadmap to a fairer, more inclusive capital

An ambitious vision for a fairer society where everyone can share in the city's success, has been unveiled by Cardiff Council.

A new four-year strategy to promote equality and inclusion and to remove any barriers caused by inequalities that residents may experience towards achieving better outcomes in their lives, has been created to shape a safer, fairer, more inclusive capital.

The Council's Equality & Inclusion Strategy for 2020-2024, developed following consultation with residents, community groups, Council staff and partners, is based on four key objectives that will support the journey to becoming a more equal city.

The four objectives are:

To develop and deliver services which are responsive to Cardiff's inequality gap

To lead the way on equality and inclusion in Wales and beyond

Cardiff is accessible to everyone who is living, visiting or working in the city

To build an inclusive and representative organisation

The new strategy sets out how the Council will seek to achieve these objectives as well as meet its Public Sector Equality Duty, under the Equalities Act such as eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation, advancing equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who don't, as well as fostering good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it.

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Fundraising campaign to save Bute Park's ‘Pumba' launched

An innovative fundraising campaign has been launched to help save ‘Pumba', a much loved horticultural feature in Bute Park.

Inspired by a garden feature at the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, ‘Pumba' the warthog was lovingly created in 2001 by the park's in-house gardening team. Over the decades the feature has fallen into disrepair, following repeated breakage of its protective fence. Now the team at Bute Park have launched a campaign to raise the money needed to restore Pumba to his former glory, install protective railings, and keep him in good condition for years to come.

The restoration of Pumba is a pilot project for a longer term Bute Park Improvement Project Donation Scheme. If successful, the donation scheme will give park users the chance to directly fund improvements to the site as well as influence over the selection of future projects.

Donations can be made by visiting the Bute Park website:

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Wetlands restored as part of No Net Loss project

Work to restore important wetland habitats at Forest Farm has been completed as part of the ‘No Net Loss' project, funded by Network Rail.

The project has also seen almost 1000 native trees planted to increase species diversity at the site and 5,500 bluebell, snowdrop, wild garlic, wood anemone and primrose bulbs planted at the Cardiff Council owned Nature Reserve, to benefit the biodiversity of the habitat.

The pipework feeding the wetland ponds, which are home to a diverse range of wildlife, including Kingfishers, Herons and Otters, were previously blocked and the water levels too low. With the help of 2,158 hours of work from volunteers, new pipes have been installed, vegetation and reed beds cleared.

Kingfishers are regularly spotted at Forest Farm and a new nesting bank has also been constructed as part of the project, to encourage further breeding of this distinctive species.

Woodland management and hedge-laying works have also been carried out in the first year of the project.

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