Cardiff Council Update: 19 October

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: Race Equality Taskforce reveals latest action plan for Cardiff; an eight-week consultation on Cardiff's new Bus Strategy; Cardiff's COVID-19 case and test numbers; vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan; and half-term Family Fun.


Race Equality Taskforce reveals latest action plan for Cardiff

The Race Equality Taskforce has revealed major new plans in their latest report to help address racial inequality in the city.

 The latest report details the second round of proposals for Cardiff:

  • Mount Stuart Primary School will become the first school in Cardiff to pilot Anti-Racism Training created by Rachel Clarke, Deputy Headteacher and granddaughter of Wales' first black headteacher and champion of equality and diversity,  Betty Campbell.

    The toolkit aims to Educate, Empower and Enhance schools with the resources, support and skills to help make systematic change. The Taskforce is actively seeking to engage with more schools across the city.


  • Introduce a 5-step programme to increase ethnic minority representation in schools by assessing the barriers and providing support to Teaching Assistants (TA's) who want to enter the teaching profession.

    It is estimated around 1.5% of the teaching workforce in Cardiff are from an ethnic minority background, but approximately 8% of TA's are from an ethnic minority background.


  • Join the  DWP Kickstart Scheme  to offer entry level employment opportunities to Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic 16-24 year olds in Cardiff who may need a hand in gaining experience to start careers.
  • Work in partnership with Monumental Welsh Women to establish an annual Betty Campbell Lecture in collaboration with Black History Month & Cardiff Book Festival and support Cardiff Stories to celebrate prominent Black Welsh individuals in Welsh and Cardiff history.

The Taskforce, which was proposed by Leader of Cardiff Council, Cllr Huw Thomas, in response to the tragic death of George Floyd in the USA and the Black Lives Matter movement in the UK, has been working on a series of proposals designed to help improve the lives and opportunities of Black and ethnic minority communities.

Cllr Huw Thomas, Leader of Cardiff Council said: "These proposals demonstrate the rapid progress made thanks to the hard work of the Taskforce, to establish what we can do to really help support our Black and ethnic minority residents in Cardiff.

"This isn't a talking shop where we are repeating the same old discussions, rather these proposals are responding to some of the real needs of our communities.

"We will seek to quickly take these proposals through the Cabinet approval process, so that, working with our partners, we can look to implement them at pace and continue drive positive change in the city."

Chair of the Race Equality Taskforce, Cllr Saeed Ebrahim, said: "We consulted with the Black and ethnic minority community back in August 2020 to gather views on what the Taskforce's priorities should be.

"There is still so much we have to do but these proposals are borne out of real needs and, on behalf of the Taskforce, I'm looking forward to taking meaningful action."

The proposals by the Race Equality Taskforce will be sent to Cabinet in an annual report in December.


An eight-week consultation on Cardiff's new Bus Strategy

A new strategy, which aims to double the number of people who use buses in Cardiff, reduce congestion and improve air quality, is out now for public consultation.

The eight-week consultation seeks views on Cardiff Council's nine-point strategy to improve bus services in the city for both residents and commuters, including:


  • Introducing cheaper fares;
  • Working with Transport for Wales (TfW) to develop an integrated ticketing system which works with the Metro;
  • Getting more low-emission buses on the road;
  • Building infrastructure which will make bus travel easier and quicker; and
  • Creating a better customer service.


To fill in the short survey and give your views, please visit:

Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Transport, Cllr Caro Wild said: "We know that many people rely on buses to get to work and move around the city as part of their daily lives. So, if we can make journeys quicker, more comfortable, cheaper and more reliable, this will make a big difference to people's lives.

"Convincing the public to get out of their cars and to take the bus, walk or cycle to work will, I believe, become increasingly important as we face up to the climate emergency and recognise that we have to tackle congestion and air pollution in our cities.

"If we are to do that then we know bus services have to improve. People need to know buses are affordable, clean, green, comfortable, and can get them to where they need to be easily and effectively. It has to be hassle free and it has to be a quality service. This is why we have drawn up a nine-point strategy with ideas to transform bus travel in the city. It's a strategy we believe can start to shift people out of their cars and onto public transport, helping to improve the environment for everyone."

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Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (08 October - 14 October)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales

Data correct as of:

18 October 2021, 09:00


Cases: 2,859

Cases per 100,000 population: 779.2 (Wales: 585.1 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 11,880

Testing per 100,000 population: 3,237.9

Positive proportion: 24.1% (Wales: 20.1% positive proportion)


Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update - 15 October

Data provided by CAVUHB

Based on the figures available at the time of publication.

Please note that there may be minor amendments to data as it is validated over time.

The total number of vaccination doses given by the Cardiff & Vale University Health Board so far, in both local authority areas:  749,888 (1stDose: 374,110 2ndDose: 344,060)


  • 80 and over: 20,435 / 94.6% (1stDose) 20,225 / 93.6% (2ndDose)
  • 75-79: 15,016 / 96.4% (1stDose) 14,846 / 95.3% (2ndDose)
  • 70-74: 21,409 / 95.7% (1stDose) 21,279 / 95.1% (2ndDose)
  • 65-69: 21,959 / 94.2% (1stDose) 21,702 / 93.1% (2ndDose)
  • 60-64: 26,038 / 92.4% (1stDose) 25,699 / 91.2% (2ndDose)
  • 55-59: 29,393 / 90.3% (1stDose) 28,872 / 88.7% (2ndDose)
  • 50-54: 29,072 / 88.1% (1stDose) 28,386 / 86% (2ndDose)
  • 40-49: 55,476 / 81.8% (1stDose) 53,433 / 78.8% (2ndDose)
  • 30-39: 60,872 / 75.7% (1stDose) 56,807 / 70.7% (2ndDose)
  • 18-29: 80,408 / 76.9% (1stDose) 71,512 / 68.4% (2ndDose)
  • 16-17: 4,003 / 73.1% (1stDose) 291 / 5.3% (2ndDose)


  • Care home residents: 2,176 / 98.1% (1stDose) 2,145 / 96.7% (2ndDose)
  • Clinically extremely vulnerable: 11,247 / 94.2% (1stDose) 11,035 / 92.5% (2ndDose)
  • Underlying Health Conditions: 46,194 / 90.2% (1stDose) 44,534 / 86.9% (2ndDose)


Half-term Family Fun

If you're looking for ways to keep the kids entertained this half-term then one of our venues or facilities might have the answer...

Here's an idea of what's happening across Cardiff: