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Voter demands apology from Councillor Ralph Cook over Labour election leaflets row

Voter demands apology from Councillor Ralph Cook over Labour election leaflets row
March 22, 2013 3 Comments »

A Cardiff resident has demanded a public apology from the council’s deputy leader in a bitter dispute over Labour’s election leaflets. Paul Seligman claims Councillor Ralph Cook was wrong to describe the city resident’s recollection of a controversial Labour campaign ... Read More »

Could a car-free suburb work in Cardiff?

Could a car-free suburb work in Cardiff?
September 6, 2012 1 Comment »

Cardiff Council’s cabinet member for transport and planning, Councillor Ralph Cook, has revealed that he has asked planning chiefs to investigate to the way car-free zones work in some European towns and cities, with the possibility that Cardiff could become ... Read More »

Ralph Cook to become Cardiff Council’s deputy leader

Ralph Cook to become Cardiff Council’s deputy leader
May 8, 2012 1 Comment »

A politician who was once suspended for using Nazi-era language to describe the administration led by Jewish ex-council leader Rodney Berman is set to become deputy leader of Cardiff council. Trowbridge ward member Ralph Cook was elected by fellow Labour ... Read More »

Ruling could herald end to Cardiff Council prayer sessions

February 16, 2012 3 Comments »

Prayers could be banned from meetings at Cardiff Council after a ruling by the High Court that the practice is “unlawful”. A senior councillor has now called for the council to operate “with the spirit of the legal decision” by ... Read More »

Hygiene score for Cardiff council bar ’embarrassing’

Hygiene score for Cardiff council bar ’embarrassing’
September 9, 2011 No Comments »

Cardiff council has been accused of “sending out the worst possible message” after a private members’ bar in its headquarters was given a poor hygiene rating. The bar – located in the basement of County Hall – received a rating ... Read More »

Council appropriates Rumney Rec for new school

Council appropriates Rumney Rec for new school
June 9, 2011 20 Comments »

Cardiff council has appropriated Rumney Rec to allow it to build a new 1,500-capacity school on site, despite a pending High Court appeal. The long-running battle between the council’s executive and campaigners wanting to save the green space continued at ... Read More »

Council accused of “wicked and sneaky” tactics over Rumney Rec

Council accused of “wicked and sneaky” tactics over Rumney Rec
June 9, 2011 1 Comment »

Cardiff council has been accused of using “wicked and sneaky” tactics to ensure a new 1,500 capacity school is built on community parkland. The authority’s executive will today to decide whether to “appropriate” Rumney Recreation Ground for planning purposes – ... Read More »

Former Kwik Save site riling residents in St Mellons

Former Kwik Save site riling residents in St Mellons
April 4, 2011 11 Comments »

Plans to develop a former supermarket site have been put on hold after calls from residents for more consideration to be given about what to do with the dilapidated area. Residents and councillors in St Mellons asked Cardiff council to ... Read More »

Ombudsman won’t investigate McEvoy snow criticisms

Ombudsman won’t investigate McEvoy snow criticisms
February 15, 2011 3 Comments »

A complaint to the Ombudsman about Cardiff council’s deputy leader Neil McEvoy will not be investigated. Former Labour group leader Ralph Cook had complained about Coun McEvoy’s comments about council officers during the heavy snow in December. Coun McEvoy publicly ... Read More »

McEvoy hits back over “liar” question

July 23, 2010 1 Comment »

Outspoken councillor Neil McEvoy has hit back at claims he called a resident a “liar” after being questioned at a Cardiff Council meeting. Labour councillor Ralph Cook tabled a question asking whether the Fairwater councillor could continue to serve as ... Read More »