Cardiff Council Update: 01 October

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: Cardiff residents will continue to receive monthly garden waste collections throughout October; Local Authority Electoral Boundary Review; new rules launched to enforce responsible dog ownership; Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers; and vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan.


Cardiff residents will continue to receive monthly garden waste collections throughout October

Residents in Cardiff will continue to receive monthly garden waste collections throughout October. Residents are advised to check the council website or the Cardiff Gov app, to find out when their garden waste is going to be collected in each area of the city.

As well as the monthly kerbside garden waste collections, garden waste can continue to be brought to our recycling centres at Lamby Way and Bessemer Close, by booking a slot through the council's website -

The additional provision for residents to bring their garden waste to the recycling centres will also continue until further notice, and includes:

  • Increasing the annual allowance for visits to 30 per household rather than 26
  • Increasing the available slots per day from 400 to 570 (up 42.5%);
  • Allowing households to make a booking, and visit on the same day where slots are available
  • Allowing households to visit up to 3 times per day (this is currently limited to 1) and:
  • Increasing our opening times, with last available slots for drop offs at 5.30pm.


These arrangements are in place for all those visiting the recycling centres by car and residents are advised that they need to bring their booking confirmation, along with proof that they are a Cardiff resident, such as a driving licence, and present it to staff on arrival at the site.

Given that Covid cases in Wales are once again on the rise we will continue to monitor the situation and will advise residents of any changes to collection schedules in due course.


Local Authority Electoral Boundary Review

A number of changes to electoral boundary arrangements in Cardiff will take place over the coming months, following a decision announced today by the Welsh Government Minister for Finance and Local Government.

The changes seek to ensure that the ratio of local government electors to the number of councillors in a ward is, as nearly as may be, the same in each ward in the city.

Following recommendations earlier this year by the Local Democracy Boundary Commission for Wales to make amendments to current arrangements in the city, Minister Rebecca Evans MS has decided to implement the recommendationswith modifications.

The changes will see the number of elected members in the city increase from the current figure of 75 to 79, while the number of electoral wards will decrease from 29 to 28. The current ward of Creigiau/ St Fagans will be included in a new ward - Pentyrch and St Fagans while the Thornhill area, previously included in Llanishen ward, will now become part of the new ward of Lisvane and Thornhill.

Some wards in the city will have an increase in the number of members serving the ward, while others see a decrease.  In 19 wards there will be no changes.

The recommendation to combine the communities of Llanrumney and Old St Mellons to form a new ward represented by three councillors was not agreed.

These changes will be reflected in the revised publication of the register of electors on December 1, 2021 and will be in force for the Local Government Elections scheduled on May 5, 2022. 

For more information, read the Minister's written statement here:


New rules launched to enforce responsible dog ownership

A new Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), designed to help improve public and green spaces, comes into effect across the city from Monday, October 4.

The PSPO, under the Anti-Social Behaviour Crime and Policing Act 2014, will allow Cardiff council to take action against dog owners who allow their pets to foul in an area of public land without cleaning up after them.

The Order, launched following a full consultation, also requires:

  • Any person in charge of a dog to carry dog waste bags and produce them if requested by a Council or Police Officer;
  • Dogs to be kept on a lead within all cemeteries owned and / or maintained by Cardiff council;
  • Dogs are kept under proper control in public areas; and
  • dogs are excluded from certain public spaces including children's play areas and games areas.


If breached an authorised officer could issue a Fixed Penalty Notice up to £100 which could rise to £1,000 if left unpaid.

Councillor Peter Bradbury, Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure said, "These commitments have been made following extensive consultation over three years relating to the dog controls.

"We received over 6,000 responses to the consultation, engaging directly with dog groups and vulnerable user groups to explain the controls allowing us to understand how best to manage concerns whilst not impacting on people's lives and the well-being of their dogs."

Read more here:


Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (20 September - 26 September)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales


Data correct as of:

30 September 2021, 09:00


Cases: 2,083

Cases per 100,000 population: 567.7 (Wales: 638.4 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 14,603

Testing per 100,000 population: 3,980.1

Positive proportion: 14.3% (Wales: 15.4% positive proportion)


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 30 September

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.


The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:  724,175 (1stDose: 371,517 2ndDose: 352,658)


  • 80 and over: 20,468 / 94.6% (1stDose) 20,258 / 93.6% (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 15,030 / 96.4% (1stDose) 14,852 / 95.2% (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 21,417 / 95.7% (1stDose) 21,284 / 95.1% (2ndDose)
  • 65-69: 21,957 / 94.2% (1stDose) 21,689 / 93.1% (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 26,024 / 92.3% (1stDose) 25,684 / 91.1% (2ndDose)
  • 55-59: 29,378 / 90.3% (1stDose) 28,853 / 88.7% (2ndDose)
  • 50-54: 29,049 / 88% (1stDose) 28,362 / 85.9% (2ndDose)
  • 40-49: 55,427 / 81.7% (1stDose) 53,341 / 78.7% (2ndDose)
  • 30-39: 60,712 / 75.6% (1stDose) 56,557 / 70.4% (2ndDose)
  • 18-29: 80,121 / 76.8% (1stDose) 71,085 / 68.1% (2ndDose)
  • 16-17: 3,978 / 72.8% (1stDose) 286 / 5.2% (2ndDose)


  • Care home residents: 2,051 / 98.2% (1stDose) 2,027 / 96.9% (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 11,244 / 94.2% (1stDose) 11,029 / 92.4% (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 46,218 / 90.1% (1stDose) 44,545 / 86.9% (2ndDose)