Cardiff Council Update: 09 June

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: Race Equality Taskforce devises plans to boost employment opportunities; vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; Maelfa makeover complete; and Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers.


Race Equality Taskforce devises plans to boost employment opportunities

A Race Equality Taskforce set up to deal with racial inequality across Cardiff has released its first set of recommendations.

The Taskforce, which was proposed by Leader of Cardiff Council, Cllr Huw Thomas, in response to the tragic death of George Floyd in the USA and the Black Lives Matter movement in the UK, has been working on a series of proposals designed to help improve the lives and opportunities of Black and ethnic minority communities in Cardiff.

The first set of recommendations include:


  • Raising awareness of the council's employment agency ‘Cardiff Works' to ethnic minority communities;
  • Running a series of Into Work advice services designed to increase ethnic minority participation and linked to Cardiff Works' opportunities;
  • Delivering a mentoring and career progression plan for current council employees;
  • Improving procedures in schools for reporting and recording of bullying and hate crime;
  • Enabling schools to join up to the ‘Schools of Sanctuary' network;
  • Becoming a signatory to the Race Alliance Wales Manifesto;
  • Young People's Democratic Engagement Project: Creating a scheme which encourages young, working class, people to develop leadership skills and the confidence to take a lead role in representing their communities.

Cllr Huw Thomas said: "Although Cardiff has a proud history of multiculturalism, and a tradition of celebrating diversity, recent events have shown us that we can't allow ourselves to ever become complacent. There are people of colour in our city who have to deal with racism as a feature of their everyday lives and that's simply unacceptable. The Taskforce has been set up to bring forward recommendations which we hope will make a positive difference to the life and employment opportunities of our Black and ethnic minority communities. We want everyone in our city to feel safe and to have the same opportunities to make a better life for themselves and their families regardless of race or colour. I think these initial proposals, and this is only the start, begin a practical process which will help deliver some real and positive outcomes."

Chair of the Race Equality Taskforce, Cllr Saeed Ebrahim, said: "When we set up the Taskforce, we made clear that we wanted to find solutions for the discrimination and disadvantages faced by ethnic minority communities in Cardiff. Disadvantages that were tragically highlighted by the COVID pandemic. Following our initial discussions we have focussed on trying to bring forward practical solutions which can help people into work and offer them a career path once they secure work. We have also thought about how we can better the lives of young people, ensuring they feel safe and confident in school and have the confidence to speak out about the issues they face. If we are to move the dial on racial equality, then people need to have the same chances and opportunities in life, and education and work will be two key areas where we can help make a difference to people."

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Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 09 June

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:  521,757 (1stDose: 346,913 2ndDose: 174,833)


  • 80 and over: 20,980 / 94.4% (1stDose) 20,038 / 90.1% (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 15,093 / 96% (1stDose) 14,589 / 92.7% (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 21,460 / 95.4% (1stDose) 21,062 / 93.6% (2ndDose)
  • 65-69: 21,822 / 93.6% (1stDose) 20,774 / 89.1% (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 25,866 / 91.6% (1stDose) 24,620 / 87.2% (2ndDose)
  • 55-59: 29,101 / 89.4% (1stDose) 16,271 / 50% (2ndDose)
  • 50-54: 28,590 / 86.7% (1stDose) 13,092 / 39.7% (2ndDose)
  • 40-49: 53,612 / 79.4% (1stDose) 18,747 / 27.8% (2ndDose)
  • 30-39: 56,356 / 71% (1stDose) 13,024 / 16.4% (2ndDose)
  • 18-29: 70,162/ 69.4% (1stDose) 12,214 / 12.1% (2ndDose)


  • Care home residents: 1,977 / 98% (1stDose) 1,917 / 95% (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 11,273 / 93.2% (1stDose) 10,643 / 88% (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 45,441 / 88.3% (1stDose) 35,009 / 68% (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.


Maelfa makeover complete

A multi-million pound transformation of shopping and community facilities in Llanedeyrn has been completed.

The Maelfa Regeneration Scheme has revitalised the local area and delivered a modern, new shopping centre, affordable new homes, better road infrastructure and parking and public realm improvements. Phase 1 was completed in late 2019 and Phase 2 is also now complete.

The comprehensive transformation of the area has been delivered by the Council and its development partners, Cardiff Community Housing Association, and has included the demolition of the old, under-occupied 1970s shopping centre and the construction of nine new shops, 40 flats and 16 townhouses. All nine shops are now occupied.

In addition to this scheme, the Maelfa flats 10-storey tower block has also been refurbished, with improved access to the building for residents, new windows and colourful balconies and cleaning to the external brickwork to tie in with the surrounding redevelopment.

Regeneration work in Llanedeyrn is still taking place with a new partnership Health and Wellbeing Hub being built and adjoined to the Council's Powerhouse Community Hub. The first phase of this will be complete next month, with the opening of a new fit-for-purpose Multi Use Games Area for young people. Future schemes including a new older persons living block on the site behind the Maelfa flats are also in the pipeline.

Cabinet Member for Housing and Communities, Cllr Lynda Thorne, said: "The new Maelfa is looking wonderful. The old shopping centre was past its sell-by date, a drain on resources and just not fit for purpose anymore so I'm delighted we have been able to deliver such fantastic new facilities."

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Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (29 May - 04 June)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales

Data correct as of:

08 June 2021, 09:00


Cases: 43

Cases per 100,000 population: 11.7 (Wales: 11.2 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 3,587

Testing per 100,000 population: 977.6

Positive proportion: 1.2% (Wales: 1.2% positive proportion)