Cardiff Council Update: 05 April 2022

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: Cardiff a hit for fans of the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival; Surge in number of dogs needing rehoming; Partnership to improve lives of students and residents set up; and coronavirus in numbers.


Cardiff a hit for fans of the BBC Radio 6 Music Festival

Cardiff hosted the BBC Radio 6 Music festival over the weekend when venues across the city saw amazing performances by some world class acts, including the Manic Street Preachers, Little Simz, Pixies, Idles, Johnny Marr, Father John Misty and many more.

The BBC made more than 12,000 tickets available for the hugely popular event, supported by the Creative Wales led Fringe Festival that co-ordinated an additional 150 Wales based acts, to perform as part of the wider festival. 

For many, the festival felt like a long-awaited return to the great days of live music after the pandemic forced so many venues to close and social media was crackling with positive comments.

The festival, staged with the help of Cardiff Council and Creative Wales, aligned to the Cardiff music strategy, which also supports a new 17,000-seater arena planned for Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff Bay, as well as the ambition to develop a homegrown international music festival, all designed to work toward Cardiff’s aspiration of becoming an internationally respected Music City. 


Surge in number of dogs needing rehoming

Cardiff Dogs Home is experiencing a surge in the number of dogs needing rehoming as owners who bought dogs during the pandemic return to the workplace and find themselves without the time needed to properly care for their pets.

Currently 46 dogs are being looked after at the home, a number of dogs are being fostered by volunteers while the kennels are full, and a waiting list is in place for more dogs waiting for space at the home to become available.

To find out more, and view some of the dogs currently available to re-home, visit:


Partnership to improve lives of students and residents set up

A new partnership designed to help students integrate more successfully into local communities while recognising the value and importance they bring to Cardiff's economic and cultural life has been set up.

Cardiff Council, South Wales Police and the city's three universities - Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, the University of South Wales; and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama - have come together to form the Student Community Partnership board which will focus on the following four key priorities:


  • Community Life - improving student housing, waste/litter and parking issues, community safety & curbing antisocial behaviour
  • Student health and wellbeing - offering advice and support, improving student mental health, dealing with drug and alcohol harm, and promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Economic development - investigating ways to improve graduate retention in the city after students finish their studies, growing research opportunities, supporting young people through the  Cardiff Commitment  and building the economic recovery following the pandemic through strategic regeneration projects and development of the higher education sector
  • Net Zero - developing plans for decarbonisation, more and better green spaces, sustainable transport, estate planning, increasing tree planting and recycling numbers


The Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Cardiff Council, South Wales Police, Cardiff University, Cardiff Metropolitan University, University of South Wales, in conjunction with the Royal Welsh College for Music and Drama.


Coronavirus in numbers

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board Vaccination Status Update

Vaccination totals for Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan:


Cardiff Cases and Tests - 7 Days Data (25 March 2022 - 31 March 2022)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales:!/vizhome/RapidCOVID-19virology-Public/Headlinesummary

Data correct as of:

04 April 2022

Cases: 1,213

Cases per 100,000 population: 330.6 (Wales: 311.7 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 3,080

Testing per 100,000 population: 839.5

Positive proportion: 39.4% (Wales: 39.2% positive proportion)