The news from last week that you might have missed 9/08/21

6/08/21 - Garden Waste collections update

The council, like many others across the UK, is continuing to face challenges collecting garden waste due to staff availability, especially the availability of Class 2 HGV drivers.

Our crews have worked continuously throughout the pandemic with limited opportunity to take any annual leave.  With restrictions being eased within the UK and a lesser requirement to isolate when returning from foreign holidays crews are looking for the opportunity to take a break.  The national shortage of HGV drivers within the UK has meant we have been unable to cover driver sickness absences with agency staff as we would ordinarily do, so we are currently operating with a significantly-reduced workforce.

Consequently, maintaining a full frontline service remains extremely difficult and, because of this, we are having to prioritise the collection of food waste, general waste and recyclables over garden waste at this time.


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6/08/21 - #PositiveFuturesCDF - Speeding ahead into the F1 UK finals!

Congratulations to three teams from Ysgol Bro Edern who raced to the finish line and qualified for theF1 in Schools UK finals!

F1 in Schoolsis a competition where students form F1 teams and design, make, test then race a miniature F1 in Schools car. If successful teams compete nationally, with the best teams winning a place at the F1 in Schools World Finals. 

Competing in the Wales Regional finals, all three teams Hypernova, Imperium and Astra sped to the finish line and successfully came 1stand 2ndplaces and qualified for the UK national finals!

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5/08/21 - Cardiff! What's Cooking Tonight? - 20,000 Family Meals delivered as part of School Holiday Enrichment Programme

A scheme to encourage families to prepare, cook and eat together, will see more than 20,000 meals provided during this year's summer holidays.

More than 5000 family food bags, including ingredients and a step-by-step recipe developed by dieticians from Cardiff and Vale Health Board, will be delivered to families across the city.

With funding support from Welsh Government, the initiative is being delivered as part of Cardiff's multi-award winning School Holiday Enrichment Programme (SHEP). SHEP provides opportunities for children to socialise, engage in physical activity and learn new skills provided by a range of city-wide partners, whilst helping toease the financial burden on families during the summer holiday period.


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2/08/21 - #PositiveFuturesCDF - Coed Glas Litter Heroes

As lockdown restrictions continue to ease and temperatures rise, many of us are flocking to Cardiff's parks and outdoor spaces to soak up the sun and enjoy spending time outdoors with loved ones.

However, images on social media have shown some residents and visitors leaving behind a sea of litter after a day in the sun.

Shocked at the photos, two of our primary school pupils decided to take matters into their own hands.

Kevin Feng and Oliver Paget, both 10 years old, and in Year 5 at Coed Glas Primary School designed a poster encouraging people to stop polluting their local environment and instead look after the place that they live.


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