Cardiff Council Update: 18 May

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers; enforcing against pavement parking on City Road; and Swift survey to give Cardiff birds a boost.


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 18 May

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:  446,321 (1stDose: 321,051 2ndDose: 125,251)


  • 80 and over: 21,065 / 94.3% (1stDose) 19,730 / 88.3% (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 15,093 / 95.8% (1stDose) 14,330 / 91% (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 21,453 / 95.3% (1stDose) 20,739 / 92.1% (2ndDose)
  • 65-69: 21,753 / 93.2% (1stDose) 16,398 / 70.3% (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 25,771 / 91.3% (1stDose) 16,054 / 56.9% (2ndDose)
  • 55-59: 28,981 / 89.1% (1stDose) 6,665 / 20.5% (2ndDose)
  • 50-54: 28,433 / 86.2% (1stDose) 5,894 / 17.9% (2ndDose)
  • 40-49: 52,843 / 78.4% (1stDose) 9,638 / 14.3% (2ndDose)
  • 30-39: 52,372 / 66.5% (1stDose) 8,648 / 11% (2ndDose)
  • 18-29: 52,702 / 53.4% (1stDose) 8,560 / 8.7% (2ndDose)


  • Care home residents: 2,003 / 97.9% (1stDose) 1,889 / 92.3% (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 11,235 / 92.7% (1stDose) 10,084 / 83.2% (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 44,378 / 87.3% (1stDose) 7,472 / 14.7% (2ndDose)


Data provided by CAVUHB

Based on the figures available at the time of publication. Please note that there may be minor amendments to data as it is validated over time.


Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (07 May - 13 May)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales

Data correct as of:

17 May 2021, 09:00


Cases: 69

Cases per 100,000 population: 18.8 (Wales: 9.5 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 4,175

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,137.9

Positive proportion: 1.7% (Wales: 0.9% positive proportion)


Enforcing against pavement parking on City Road

Drivers who park their vehicle on a pavement on City Road could face a £70 Penalty Charge Notice through a new 18-month pilot scheme.

Pavement parking often causes an obstruction to other road users, especially those who are visually impaired or those pushing a young child in a pram. Not only does is it cause a nuisance to pedestrians, it can also damage the pavement itself, or any underlying infrastructure beneath it.

Parking on pavements has been an ongoing problem in City Road for some time and can only be restricted or enforced, if there are double yellow lines on the road, or a specific ‘no parking zone is in place.

Outside both London and Scotland, without a specific legal order, it isn't illegal to park on a pavement unless a vehicle is causing an obstruction - an offence that can only be enforced by the police.

A spokesperson for Cardiff Council said: "The council has consulted with the public on pavement parking. In a recent survey, 70% of those who responded felt that pavement parking was an issue in Cardiff and should be made illegal if possible.

"72% of people who responded to the same survey also said they would enjoy walking more if there was less pavement parking in the city. Given this, the issue was highlighted for action in the Transport White Paper, which is Cardiff's transport vision for the city for the next 10 years."

The ‘no parking zone' on City Road is now in place and is clearly displayed to the public, with signs in place showing where the ‘no parking zone' starts and ends.

Any vehicle that parks partially or fully on the pavement in City Road within the ‘no parking zone' will be liable to a £70 Penalty Charge Notice.

The enforcement will be carried out by the council's Civil Enforcement Officers, as well as though CCTV footage that is managed in the control room.

The pilot scheme in City Road will be closely monitored to see if the enforcement scheme improves the ongoing problems. If deemed successful, similar scheme could be brought into other areas of the city that are experiencing the same problems.


Swift Survey to give Cardiff birds a boost

Cardiff residents are being asked to help train as ‘swift surveyors' to help protect Wales' diminishing population of swifts, while connecting with nature and their local community.

The Cardiff Swift Survey will help to protect these migrating birds, numbers of which have decreased by nearly 70% in Wales since 1995, by enlisting surveyors to map nesting colonies in their local area.

The survey is being run by the members of the Cardiff Bay Swift Partnership (Glamorgan Bird Club, Cardiff Harbour Authority and RSPB Cymru) which was established in 2017 with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. 

Angela Munn, Project Manager at RSPB Cymru, said: "Each spring, swifts make an epic 6,000 mile journey from Africa to the UK, where they nest for breeding. But modernisation of buildings has destroyed nesting sites, such as eaves and gaps under roof tiles, and if numbers continue to decrease at the current rate, swifts could be lost as a breeding bird in Wales within two decades."

Prior surveying experience is not required, as free online training will be provided by the Giving Nature a Home in Cardiff team and Glamorgan Bird Club on Wednesday 19 May.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury, said: "The swift tower, installed on Cardiff Bay Barrage to help provide much-needed homes for migrating swifts to return to each year, is one of many steps we've taken with our partners to help give nature a home in Cardiff."

"Gathering information about other nesting sites is going to be vital for safeguarding swift colonies in the future, but this is also a great opportunity for people to connect with the nature on their doorstep, and with their local community."

The Cardiff Swift Survey talk and training session is taking place via Zoom on Wednesday 19 May from 19:00-20:00.

Participants can register at: