Fairwater

Fairwater Leisure Centre set for £400,000 make-over

Fairwater Leisure Centre set for £400,000 make-over
April 7, 2012 1 Comment »

Cardiff council has given the go-ahead to a £400,000 refurbishment of Fairwater Leisure Centre. Work to the 30-year-old building is expected to begin later this month, with the centre getting a new licensed café/juice bar, a new dance studio and ... Read More »

Cardiff housing plans ‘must be supported by local services’

Cardiff housing plans ‘must be supported by local services’
March 27, 2012 No Comments »

Politicians have called for new housing plots in Cardiff not to overload services after a list of potential development locations was revealed. Possible sites for more than 450 new homes in the city across 13 electoral wards were unveiled yesterday. ... Read More »

Plans for hundreds of new Cardiff homes revealed

Plans for hundreds of new Cardiff homes revealed
March 26, 2012 2 Comments »

Potential locations for more than 450 new homes in Cardiff as part of the city council’s largest house building scheme for almost three decades are revealed today. Cardiff Council wants to build 1,000 new homes over five years from 2013 ... Read More »

Help us map Cardiff’s potholes

Help us map Cardiff’s potholes
February 2, 2012 3 Comments »

Cardiff Council has announced plans for a £1.4m blitz on pothole-ridden roads in the capital. With the council pledging to spend the money over the next three financial years trying to sort out the damage caused by successive freezing winters, ... Read More »

Football santa heads to orphanages to hand out football shirt gifts

November 9, 2011 No Comments »

Football scout David O’Mar is preparing for his annual trip to the Ukraine and Moldova to give football shirts to disadvantaged children. David, from Fairwater, travels to Eastern Europe looking for football stars of the future and also visits orphanages ... Read More »

Good news for Cardiff means that we must clean up our act

October 3, 2011 1 Comment »

It’s not often that the newspaper carries two excellent pieces of news for our capital city on one day. But today I read that the much-loved National History Museum at St Fagans has been declared ‘Britain’s Favourite Tourist attraction”. Unlike ... Read More »

Baycar, bag charge and free prescriptions: The law of unintended consequences

Baycar, bag charge and free prescriptions: The law of unintended consequences
September 6, 2011 4 Comments »

The actions of governments and other authorities always have unintended consequences. Sometimes these are beneficial, but they can often be detrimental to the general good. This will be the case when an incentive is created that encourages unwanted actions. Let’s ... Read More »

Another enjoyable Cardiff weekend

August 23, 2011 No Comments »

    When I recently went to the shops to replace my faded jeans, worn out at the knees, and found that the ones on sale looked much the same, I did feel that I belonged to an older generation. ... Read More »

Grade II listed Fairwater pub to be turned into housing

Grade II listed Fairwater pub to be turned into housing
April 28, 2011 1 Comment »

Plans have been submitted to Cardiff council for permission to convert a Grade II listed building from a much-loved local pub into housing. The Quarry House in St Fagans Rise, Fairwater, was sold in September last year. The application, received ... Read More »

Election 2011: The battle for Cardiff West

Election 2011: The battle for Cardiff West
April 19, 2011 1 Comment »

For years its AM has been one of the giants of Welsh politics – but all that is about to change. Whoever replaces Rhodri Morgan as the AM for Cardiff West has the unenviable task of living up to one ... Read More »