Cardiff Council Update: 26 April 2022

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: Maltings Park to temporarily close as upgrade works begin; a reminder of the temporary Rhiwbina Library service changes; and coronavirus in numbers.


Maltings Park to temporarily close as upgrade works begin

Maltings Park in Splott will temporarily close to the public from 3rd May 2022 to allow upgrade works to take place.

Once completed the park will feature a circular entrance plaza off East Tyndall Street, a new natural play area, multi-use games area (MUGA), and skateboard/scooter facilities.

31 semi-mature trees will also be planted as part of the Council's One Planet Cardiff strategy, along with new meadow planting, shrubs and open lawn areas. New paths, site signage, seating & bins will also be installed.

The works are part of an ongoing programme of park refurbishments taking place across the city and are expected to take approximately four months to complete.


Rhiwbina Library service changes

Alternative services are now in place for library users in Rhiwbina and the local area as Rhiwbina Library has temporarily closed to be developed into a new community Hub.

The redevelopment work will begin in early May and is expected to be completed before the end of the year.

While the refurbishment is being carried out, the service's mobile library is available three times a week on Pantbach Road, a short distance from the library on Mondays (1-4pm), Tuesdays (10am - 1pm) and Fridays (1 - 4pm). Customers can choose from a selection of books on the vehicle as well as order titles, collect holds they have placed and access other library services.

Green recycling and food waste bags are also available here, or from the Co-Op on Heol y Deri.

A number of community groups that meet at the library have been re-located to the nearby Canolfan Beulah Community Rooms and Bethany Baptist Church Hall. Library users will also be able to drop off books at Canolfan Beulah Community Room reception.

Customers with mobility issues or who are unable to attend these alternative locations can access the home delivery and click and collect delivery service.

A council spokesperson said: "Community hubs bring more services and improved facilities to an area and the plan in Rhiwbina is for a strong focus on wellbeing.

"We're grateful to partners in the local area who are helping us to ensure the community can continue to access services and activities. In addition to these alternative arrangements, customers may wish to access services at their nearest community hub in Whitchurch."


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 (15 April 2022 - 21 April 2022)

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

Data correct as of:

25 April 2022

Cases: 135

Cases per 100,000 population: 36.8 (Wales: 36.0 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 736

Testing per 100,000 population: 200.6

Positive proportion: 18.3% (Wales: 16.2% positive proportion)