Cardiff Council Update: 23 November

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: school governing body needed for new primary school; Christmas at Bute Park, night-time cycleway diversion; Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers; vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; Cathays Cemetery unveils memorial to Cardiff survivor of ‘Charge of the Light Brigade'; and the healthy cooking competition is back.


School governing body needed for new primary school

Cardiff Council is seeking to recruit a governing body for a brand newprimary school to serve parts of north-west Cardiff.

Applications will open on the Monday 22, November providing experienced governors with the opportunity to apply for a number of positions on the temporary governing body, which is to be established in advance of the new school opening.

Once recruited, the temporary body will make key decisions in order to establish the new school including appointing a headteacher and progressing with naming the new school. They will help to set the strategic vision of the school and ensure that children and young people receive the best possible education.

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Christmas at Bute Park - Night-time cycleway diversion

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Please note, there will be a temporary cycle route diversion (in red) from 3pm to 7am on Thursday 25thNovember to Friday 31stDecember.

The current cycleway (in yellow) is still open from 7am to 3pm daily during this time.

Please find the Christmas at Bute Park FAQs here:


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

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales


Data correct as of:

22 November 2021, 09:00


Cases: 1,852

Cases per 100,000 population: 504.8 (Wales: 511.1 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 9,612

Testing per 100,000 population: 2,619.8

Positive proportion: 19.3% (Wales: 18.3% positive proportion)


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 18 November

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:  841,898 (1stDose: 386,503 2ndDose: 348,187 3rdDose: 5,731 Boosters: 101,436)


Cohort Data - Last updated: 01 November


  • 80 and over: 20,283 / 94.6% (1stDose) 20,107 / 93.8% (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 14,997 / 96.4% (1stDose) 14,838 / 95.4% (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 21,410 / 95.8% (1stDose) 21,277 / 95.2% (2ndDose)
  • 65-69: 21,978 / 94.3% (1stDose) 21,732 / 93.3% (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 26,081 / 92.4% (1stDose) 25,756 / 91.3% (2ndDose)
  • 55-59: 29,440 / 90.4% (1stDose) 28,942 / 88.8% (2ndDose)
  • 50-54: 29,117 / 88.1% (1stDose) 28,484 / 86.2% (2ndDose)
  • 40-49: 55,646 / 82% (1stDose) 53,799 / 79.3% (2ndDose)
  • 30-39: 61,330 / 76.1% (1stDose) 57,569 / 71.5% (2ndDose)
  • 18-29: 81,552 / 77.3% (1stDose) 73,189 / 69.5% (2ndDose)
  • 16-17: 4,057 / 74.2% (1stDose) 324 / 5.9% (2ndDose)
  • 12-15: 12,829 / 48.2% (1stDose)


  • Care home residents: 2,119 / 98.2% (1stDose) 2,094 / 97.1% (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 11,252 / 94.5% (1stDose) 11,055 / 92.8% (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 45,948 / 90.3% (1stDose) 44,408 / 87.2% (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions (12-15): 573 / 58.2% (1stDose)


Cathays Cemetery unveils memorial to Cardiff survivor of ‘Charge of the Light Brigade'

A special memorial has been unveiled today at Cathays Cemetery to honour John Henry Harding of the 13thLight Dragoons who took part in, and survived, the Charge of the Light Brigade.

The existence of the grave has been known for some time but was marked only by a small wooden cross that had deteriorated over time.

The Friends of Cathays Cemetery were approached by Martin Berkeley, a retired officer of The Light Dragoons, to see if it would be possible to provide a more fitting memorial.

Harding, a native of Glastonbury, enlisted at Bath in 1850 aged 19 and served in in the army for more than 12 years taking part in all of the four main battles in the Crimean Campaign.

In 1870 he settled in Cardiff, becoming licensee of the Gardeners Arms on City Road, which he renamed the Military Canteen, and later taking on a similar establishment in Wyverne Road, Cathays. He died in poverty in 1886 but was given an impressive funeral with the cortège headed by about 70 soldiers from the Welch Regiment.

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Ready, Steady.... Healthy Cooking is back

A culinary contest, pitting Cardiff's best healthy cooks against each other, is back.

Cardiff Council's Money Advice team, in partnership with Food Cardiff, is on the look out for 50 households ready to rise to the challenge of producing nutritious, delicious dishes based on recipes developed by theCardiff and Vale UHB Nutrition and Dietetics team.

The initiative will begin in early December and follows a successful healthy cooking project run earlier this year when challengers were tasked with creating a week's supply of delicious family meals by following the online video tutorials or easy-to-follow, budget-friendly recipe cards.

The fifty households taking part in the latest challenge, supported by Welsh Government's Tackling Food Poverty and Addressing Food Insecurity Fund, will once again be provided with everything they need - including ingredients, basic equipment and step by step instructions - to produce five healthy dishes that can be enjoyed by all the family.

Food Cardiff is the city's local food partnership that recognised the huge impact food has on life in Cardiff — not just on people's health, but on communities and businesses, and the environment too. The movement champions food that is good for people, good for the place we live, and good for our planet as well as being affordable and tasty.

Households interested in taking part in the challenge can find out more and apply by emailing  or calling 029 2087 1071.