COVID-19 Update: 15th June

In today's COVID-19 update from Cardiff Council: the areas of Cardiff having a garden waste collection this Saturday; Flying Start Speech & Language Therapy Team working for Cardiff; and Cardiff's libraries release a selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks to mark Refugee Week Wales.


Garden waste collection areas this coming Saturday

The areas of Cardiff that have their waste collected on a  Wednesday will have a garden waste collection this coming  Saturday, 20thJune.

The one-off garden waste collections continue into June and the first week of July, so that residents are able to dispose of their grass cuttings, small twigs and branches, leaves, and plant and flower cuttings.

These are the only waste types which should be put in your green wheelie bin or reusable bags.

Residents are being reminded that they should only put out garden waste for collection in their green wheelie bin or their reusable garden sacks.

Any additional garden waste, which is put in any other container, including plastic bags, will not be collected.

If incorrect items are placed in the green bin or the re-usable sacks, a pink sticker will be placed on the container to notify the resident that incorrect items have been put out for collection and the waste will not be collected.


Flying Start Speech & Language Therapy Team working for Cardiff

The Flying Start Speech and Language Team are working for Cardiff to support over 200 families across the city by offering bespoke support to children who benefit from language and communication development.

The team have done a brilliant job adapting from a home visiting model to using telephone based support to continue providing weekly sessions and offer advice to families. Staff have also developed a suite of ‘lockdown friendly' resources which help families to create an excellent communication environment for their children.

They are continuing to take on new referrals to carry on providing an early intervention and preventative service which is crucial for children with delayed communication skills. They continue to work closely with Flying Start colleagues to provide integrated care for families in Cardiff and are promoting advice and language based activities on the  Flying Start Facebook page.

Parents have expressed their gratitude to the team for continuing to offer support even under such unusual circumstances. One parent, who has been referred to the team since lockdown, said "I am so glad to be able to have this support so I know how I can best help my child while I have so much time to spend with her. You have really helped me feel confident that I can support her language development and have given me the ideas I need to do this."


Cardiff's libraries release selection of eBooks and eAudiobooks to mark Refugee Week Wales

This week is Refugee Week Wales, and our Cardiff Library Service has put together a special list of eBooks and eAudiobooks available to borrow for free  here and on

If you're not already amember, you can join  here.

The service has also created a quiz to raise awareness of some of the local and national organisations involved with refugees and asylum seekers, helping them settle in a new place.

The quiz will be available on Facebook at   and  Answers on Friday.

Find out more about Refugee Week Wales here: