Child Safety Week 1 – 7 June 2015

Child Safety Week runs from 1-7 June this year and the Child Accident Prevention Trust will be encouraging people to think more closely about how they can prevent accidents from occurring that involve children – in the home, in the car, and on the roads.child accident prevention trust logo

Fenella said ‘The Trust does great work all year round.  As children return from half term on Monday, I hope that parents and carers will be taking extra care in terms of road safety, especially around local schools where parking problems are high on the list of daily worries from local residents’.

To find out more about the Child Accident Prevention Trust go to :


Trees maintenance in Heath Ward

The Heath Ward is one of the areas within the north of Cardiff which will be the focus of the Council’s cyclical tree maintenance programme in 2015/16.

Works in Heath will consist mainly of crownlifting trees over carriageways and footpaths; pruning trees back from buildings and street lights; and removing suckers from the bases of trees. Dead and dying trees will be removed and these stumps, along with others from previous fellings, are scheduled to be ground out and the sites replanted.  The bulk of the planting will take place in January  16.

A total of 17 trees have been scheduled for felling/removal in various locations within Heath Ward. for further details, contact Fenella.

Post Office to move in Birchgrove

The Post Office has made its formal announcement that the Post Office in Caerphilly Road will be moving to the Birchgrove Newsagent at the junction of Pantbach Road with Birchgrove Road.  The date has yet to be confirmed but notices will be placed in the current post office shortly.  Residents can also find out more by visiting and entering the branch code :15561199.

Fenella said ‘The feedback from residents to the Post Office’s consultation on the move was positive but I can anticipate issues arising for customers arriving by car, as well as for  post office collections and deliveries, as there is so little parking space in the vicinity.   Time will tell on this’.


Birchgrove regeneration project meeting 29th July, 6pm, Birch Pub

Shop owners have been invited to meet with Ward councillors and Council officers on Wednesday 29th July 2015, 6pm, Birch Pub to hear the latest position regarding the  Birchgrove regeneration project.

Birchgrove Renewal scheme

The money for this project was to be used in collaboration with Highways as part of the Caerphilly Road (A469) transport corridor development which was due to start this summer.  Unfortunately WG will not provide the funding for the A469 from Gabalfa Interchange to Birchgrove Road/Heathwood Road.  This is expected to have a significant impact on the level of improvement in the Birchgrove Shopping district that can be achieved.