Cardiff Council News Update: 26th January

Here is the latest news update from Cardiff Council, covering: the latest vaccination total for Cardiff & Vale; COVID-19 case and test numbers; poppy wreaths re-laid at the Alexandra Gardens War Memorial; and 10 things you need to know about the waste and recycling collection day changes.

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Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 26th January 2021

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far is 44,707.

Priority Groups:

Care home staff: 2,266

Care home residents: 1,457

80 years and over: 8,759

Healthcare staff: 17,823

Social Care staff: 4,479 

75-79, 70-74, extremely clinically vulnerable: 9,923 


More information on the vaccination programme in Cardiff is available on the  Cardiff Council website

Data provided by the CAVUHB


Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (15 January - 21 January)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales



Data correct as of:

25thJanuary 2021, 09:00


Cases: 812

Cases per 100,000 population: 221.3 (Wales: 218.6 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 4,804

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,309.3

Positive proportion: 16.9% (Wales: 14.9% positive proportion)


Poppy wreaths re-laid at the Alexandra Gardens War Memorial

New wreaths have been laid at Alexandra Gardens to honour both Black and Ethnic Minority service personnel, and those who served and died in the Falklands War.

The original poppy wreaths had to be replaced after they were damaged last week and placed by a litter bin.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Huw Thomas, was joined by Race Council Cymru and Windrush Cymru Elders representative Roma Taylor, and Major Peter Harrison of the British Armed Forces, at a short, socially-distanced ceremony that took place today at noon at Alexandra Gardens.

Cllr Huw Thomas, said: "After the upset caused last week by the image of discarded Poppy Wreaths, I was honoured to join representatives from Race Council Cymru and the Armed Forces today to lay new wreaths at the two Memorials in Alexandra Gardens.

"I am pleased the original wreaths have been replaced so quickly, and we will secure them now against damage by weather. I very much look forward to the time later this year where we can hopefully all come together in a new ceremony that Cardiff Council and Race Council Cymru will jointly host, to give thanks and remember the service and sacrifice of Black, Asian, and Ethnic Minority service personnel."

Cardiff Council worked closely with Race Council Cymru and other partners to install the monument in 2019, commemorating the contribution of Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority service personnel who served during the First and Second World Wars. It is the product of a lifelong campaign from the late Patti Flynn, whose father and brothers were lost in the war, and a monument which Patti saw revealed in her home city during the opening ceremony.

Judge Ray Singh CBE, Chairman of Race Council, Cymru said: "Today, our elder will be standing together with Cardiff Council and the British Armed Forces to lay new wreaths to ensure that Wales-based Commonwealth servicemen and women, who died in the wars are commemorated and their services recognised and honoured in a befitting manner. We thank Cardiff Council for their support and to all those who served and serve our nation in Wales, We Remember You."

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10 things you need to know about the waste and recycling collection day changes

We're changing our waste and recycling collection days to provide a better service that's more efficient and cost effective in the long term.

From Monday, February 22, you may have a change to the day, week or time your collections take place.

Look out for a letter through your door in the next few weeks which will explain everything.

In the meantime, please take a look at these ten things you need to know about the changes and how they might affect you: