Cardiff Council Update: 13 August


Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering:garden waste moving to monthly collections,Cardiff schools celebrate GCSE and A Level results, customers no longer needing an appointment to visit a hub or library to browse the books or use the PCs,Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers;and vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan.



Cardiff's garden waste moves to monthly collections from Saturday, August 14


Garden waste collections in Cardiff will move from fortnightly collections to monthly collections from Saturday, August 14th, as the Council works to clear a backlog of garden waste on the city's streets caused by a UK-wide shortage of HGV drivers and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Council will use the rest of August to collect any outstanding garden waste that remains on the street and residents are asked to leave their garden waste out for collection until it is picked up. We will collect it as soon as we can and we thank you for your patience.

The next garden waste collection will take place after the August Bank Holiday weekend, with a further collection each month through the autumn. This on-going service will be dependent on drivers being available. More information will be provided on collection days towards the end of August.

Moving to monthly garden collections earlier will, we believe, give us the best chance of maintaining statutory waste collections - that is general waste, food, hygiene and recyclables. Ensuring the collection of these waste streams has to be our priority as we deal with the effects driver shortages and fallout from the pandemic is having on our workforce.


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Cardiff schools celebrate GCSE and A Level results



Thousands of young people across Cardiff celebrated their GCSE and A Level results this week after another extremely challenging year.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many pupils received their results virtually.

Cardiff Schools Exam Results Highlights

  • 55.3% WJEC A-Levels are A*-A grades
  • 90.9% WJEC A-Levels are A* to C grades
  • 99.0% WJEC A-Levels are A* to E grades
  • Over a third of WJEC GCSE grades (34.5%) were awarded at A*-A.
  • 2.8 percentage point increase in WJEC GCSE A*-A grades in 2021.
  • 75% of WJEC GCSE grades are A*-C and 98.3% are A*-G.

Cardiff Council's Cabinet Member for Education, Employment and Skills, Cllr Sarah Merry, said: "We're thrilled to see such fantastic results this week for our incredibly hardworking pupils.

"I believe the new skills and the resilience that our students have developed in the face of the pandemic has, and will, serve them well in whatever they choose to do next. I've been really impressed with the hard work and dedication our teachers and schools staff have displayed, developing assessments and ensuring their students were so well prepared. Our pupils have shown resilience and a dedication to their studies both when in school and when working remotely. Congratulations to everyone who has worked so hard to achieve these results."

Melanie Godfrey, Director of Education at Cardiff Council said: "I'm delighted to see that all the hard work and commitment shown by teachers and young people has been rewarded in the face of what was an extremely challenging year. COVID forced teachers and students to adapt to new ways of working and learning, and these results show just how well our students coped with the challenges that COVID brought. All of these results are based on a stringent process of internal moderation, external verification and are quality assured. Our students, who have worked so hard to secure these results, can now look forward to embarking on the next stage of their lives. I wish them all the very best in whatever they choose to do."


Further information on Cardiff pupils A-Level results can be foundhereand Cardiff pupils GCSE results can be foundhere.

A range of advice and help for students considering their next step is available here


Just pop in to your local library and hub



Libraries and Community Hubs across the city are preparing to welcome customers back through the doors on a pop-in basis, without the need for an appointment.


From Monday, August 16, there will no longer be the need to book an appointment to visit libraries and hubs to browse the book shelves, use the public access PCs  or to use study space in the building and customers can drop by at their convenience.


Social distancing measures will still be in place inside the buildings and customers will be required to wear a mask, unless they are exempt. The numbers of people inside the building at any one time will be carefully monitored and some customers may occasionally need to wait outside for a short while to allow customers already inside to leave.


Money advice drop-in sessions, without customers needing an appointment, also return to libraries and hubs next week and the Council's Money Advice Team are geared up to assist residents with a range of support including advice onbudgeting, income maximisation, claiming benefits, grants or discounts, debt advice, financial support to save a tenancy, help with fuel poverty and much more.



Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (2 August - 8 August)


Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales


Data correct as of:

12 August 2021, 09:00


Cases: 472

Cases per 100,000 population: 128.6 (Wales: 144.2 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 4,939

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,346.1

Positive proportion: 9.6% (Wales: 10.4% positive proportion)



Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 11 August


The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:692, 483(1stDose: 360,658 2ndDose: 331,825)


  • 80 and over: 20,702 / 94.6% (1stDose) 20,344 / 92.9% (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 15, 083 / 96.3% (1stDose) 14,874 / 94.9% (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 21,461 / 95.6% (1stDose) 21,286 / 94.8% (2ndDose)
  • 65-69: 21,955 / 94.1% (1stDose) 21,642 / 92.8% (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 26,014 / 92.2% (1stDose) 25,602 / 90.7% (2ndDose)
  • 55-59: 29,325 / 90.1% (1stDose) 28,700 / 88.1% (2ndDose)
  • 50-54: 28,952 / 87.6% (1stDose) 28,136 / 85.2% (2ndDose)
  • 40-49: 54,906 / 81% (1stDose) 52,408 / 77.4% (2ndDose)
  • 30-39: 59,483 / 74.3% (1stDose) 54,325 / 67.9% (2ndDose)
  • 18-29: 77,646 / 75.1% (1stDose) 65,209 / 63.1% (2ndDose)


  • Care home residents: 1,894 / 98.5% (1stDose) 1,865 / 97% (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 11,301 / 93.8% (1stDose) 11,059 / 91.8% (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 46,069 / 89.6% (1stDose) 44,125 / 85.8% (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.