Cardiff Council Update: 23 August 2022

Cardiff Council Update: 23 August 2022

Here’s your Tuesday update, covering: careers and education advice for young people; information on road closures around the Pride Cymru event; support for Ukrainian teenagers from the Storey Arms; and Ukraine independence

Help to decide What’s Next for young people

A wealth of information on education, employment, training and other opportunities is available all in one place for young people in Cardiff considering their next steps following yesterday’s A Level results.

What’s Next is an online platform for 16 to 24-year-olds that pulls together useful information all in one place that will help young people decide their next steps, making it quicker and easier to find out about available options for the future.

The platform was launched and developed last year by the Cardiff Commitment - the Council initiative that brings together the public, private and third sectors in partnership, with schools and education providers, to connect children and young people to the vast range of opportunities available in education, training and the world of work. 

The site includes information on going to college, university, preparing for work, internship, traineeship and volunteering opportunities, jobs and apprenticeships and even information on starting a new business.

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Road closure for Pride Cymru 2022

 To ensure Pride Cymru 2022 can be safely enjoyed by all, road closures will be put in place to prepare for the event and facilitate the parade.

In preparation for the event, from 6am on Wednesday August 24th, the bottom of King Edward VII Avenue will be closed from the junction with City Hall Road down to the war memorial.

From 6am on Thursday, August 25th, the following roads will be closed:

·       Gorsedd Gardens Road from the junction with Park Place

·       Museum Avenue from the junction with College Road down to City Hall

·       King Edward VII Avenue up to the Glamorgan Building

·       City Hall Road in its entirety.

After the celebrations, these roads in the Civic Centre will be re-opened by 6pm on August 30th at the latest.

On the day of the parade - which is on Saturday August 27th - the following roads will be closed:

·       From 4am until 12 noon, Windsor Place from the junction with Queen Street to the junction with Stuttgarter Strasse and Windsor Lane will be closed in its entirety

·       From 9am until 2pm, there will be a full city centre road closure put in place for the parade, but North Road from Boulevard De Nantes to the junction with Column Road will also be closed. Access for buses and residents will be maintained on Westgate Street.

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‘Jewel in the crown’ Storey Arms extends welcome to Ukrainian refugees


Cardiff Council’s Storey Arms outdoor education centre in the Brecon Beacons played host to a group of Ukrainian refugees from around South Wales as part of a programme designed to give youngsters leadership skills.

The centre, which runs residential and day courses for young people throughout the year, has helped generations of children discover the wonders of the rugged Welsh countryside since it was established more than 50 years ago.

In August, during the school holidays, it ran three week-long courses for Rotary Clubs across South Wales. Around 70 youngsters, aged between 16 and 17 and sponsored through the Clubs’ Youth Leadership programme, took part in activities including climbing Pen-y-Fan, caving, gorge-walking, canoeing and building their own boats to paddle along the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal.

While most of the teenagers were from South Wales, some came from England and five were Ukrainian refugees, living in Wales with their sponsoring families.

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Tomorrow on our social media channels


🌻 Today is Ukrainian Independence Day and we’re lighting up City Hall this evening in Ukrainian colours.

You can show your support for Ukrainians by posting a photo or video with a sunflower using #SunflowersForUkraine #StandforFreedom – like this one, grown by The Sunflower Club of Rumney!

The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine but is also a symbol of hope in the future.