Cardiff Council Update: 23 July

Welcome to the last update of the week from Cardiff Council, covering: latest statement on the velodrome; Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers; vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; and media sector in Cardiff Capital Region to benefit from £50m funding.

Please note that after today, the Cardiff Council Update will be published twice a week, on a Tuesday and a Friday. Thank you.


Statement on the Velodrome

A Cardiff Council spokesperson said: "Plans for the new velodrome in the Bay are supported by key cycling organisations including British Cycling, Welsh Cycling, Welsh Triathlon, the Maindy Flyers, Cardiff Ajax and many other cycling clubs across the region. They have been involved in helping us shape the specifications for the velodrome so it works for the majority of people who will want to use it, from beginners to professional riders.

"We look forward to sharing those plans with Geraint when he returns from Tokyo. His success has enthused a new generation of Welsh cyclists and we believe the new velodrome will give them the arena where they can learn to hone their skills creating new memories and new medal winners."

Ann Adams-King CEO of Welsh Cycling said: "Welsh Cycling have been involved with Cardiff Council in the discussions about the relocation of the velodrome from Maindy to the Sports Village and are excited about the opportunities that this will bring for cycling.

"As well as Welsh Cycling's involvement throughout the process, British Cycling have also provided technical input. Furthermore, we have been assured of no lack of continuity of use between Maindy and the new facility.

"We are very much looking forward to continuing to work with the Council's Project Team to help to develop a facility that will support the growth of cycling. The development will include a purpose built velodrome with modern facilities including a club house and spectator stand along with a 1km closed road circuit and a large format bike shop. We believe this will be a great facility to replace Maindy for existing users and provides an excellent opportunity to attract new cyclists to these exciting new facilities."

Chief Executive Officer of Welsh Triathlon Cymru, Beverley Lewis, said: "Welsh Triathlon are excited by the increased opportunities which will be provided by the re located Cardiff Velodrome and welcome the partnership working with the City and other sports organisations which is enabling provision to be made for as wide a range of users as possible."

A spokesperson for Maindy Flyers said:  "As a growing club, with over 150 members who are under 18, we support the development of improved facilities enabling the further growth in the club's activity.  A seamless transition to the new velodrome and closed road circuit facility will help take the Maindy Flyers legacy to the next level."

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Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (12 July - 18 July)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales

Data correct as of:

22 July 2021, 09:00


Cases: 664

Cases per 100,000 population: 181.0 (Wales: 186.1 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 6,441

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,755.5

Positive proportion: 10.3% (Wales: 10.6% positive proportion)


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 23 July

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:  673,249  (1stDose: 356,046 2ndDose: 317,203)


  • 80 and over: 20,848 / 94.5% (1stDose) 20,430 / 92.6% (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 15,096 / 96.2% (1stDose) 14,863 / 94.7% (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 21,472 / 95.6% (1stDose) 21,273 / 94.7% (2ndDose)
  • 65-69: 21,948 / 94% (1stDose) 21,595 / 92.5% (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 26,006 / 92.1% (1stDose) 25,544 / 90.5% (2ndDose)
  • 55-59: 29,295 / 89.9% (1stDose) 28,579 / 87.7% (2ndDose)
  • 50-54: 28,896 / 87.5% (1stDose) 27,935 / 84.6% (2ndDose)
  • 40-49: 54,656 / 80.7% (1stDose) 51,555 / 76.1% (2ndDose)
  • 30-39: 58,831 / 73.6% (1stDose) 50,845 / 63.6% (2ndDose)
  • 18-29: 76,290 / 74.1% (1stDose) 53,152 / 51.6% (2ndDose)


  • Care home residents: 1,939 / 98.5% (1stDose) 1,906 / 96.7% (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 11,331 / 93.8% (1stDose) 11,050 / 91.5% (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 45,963 / 89.3% (1stDose) 43,628 / 84.8% (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.


Media sector in Cardiff Capital Region to benefit from £50m funding

Cardiff Council is delighted to be a member of the Consortium which has won a £50m bid to develop a world-leading cluster for media innovation in the Cardiff Capital Region.

Led by Cardiff University, brings together 24 organisations from across the Cardiff Capital Region and includes partners working in education, broadcasting, technology, media production and local leadership to drive inclusive, sustainable economic growth and an additional £236m in Gross Value Added (GVA) by 2026.

£22m funding is provided through UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) flagship Strength in Places Fund and match-funded by £3m from Cardiff Capital Region and £2m from Welsh Government through Creative Wales.

Since 2006, the Region has developed one of the strongest media sector growth rates in the UK, attracting one in eight of all new UK jobs in film/TV, producing global successes on film and TV shows including Sex Education, His Dark Materials, Doctor Who and Dream Horse.

Responding to the advances made in remote and virtual production during the COVID-19 pandemic, will invest in the Region's digital infrastructure, focusing on emerging technologies, increasing small businesses' capacity for innovation and addressing skills needs.

Cllr Russell Goodway, Cardiff Council Cabinet Member for Investment and Development, had to say about it: "Cardiff's media production sector has played a pivotal role in the city's recent growth, and will be critical in our future growth as one of our most competitive clusters. As a consortium partner of this UKRI Strength in Places bid, we welcome this investment in infrastructure, research and development in emerging technologies.

"As this sector is growing at pace due to the global demand for content and media production, it's timely that this consortium will focus on supporting skills needs and opportunities in the Cardiff City Region, to further establish inclusive growth in our World Class industry."

A series of industry-led challenge areas to be investigated, including sustainability, bilingual production, diversity and inclusion, tourism and technology will position the Region's media sector as a testbed for new content, approaches and formats.

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