Cardiff Council Update: 01 September 2023

Here is our latest update, covering:

  • Industrial Action - potential service disruption from Monday
  • Grand Prix Speedway - in the Principality Stadium tomorrow
  • Cardiff 10k - the popular event returns on Sunday
  • Sustainable food challenge - on the search to increase locally grown


Possible changes to Cardiff household waste collections due to Industrial Action - September 4th to September 18th

Industrial action over nationally-negotiated, pay awards is being planned across the UK in September by the Unite Union.

Cardiff Council expects this to affect some of its waste and recycling services between Monday September 4th and Friday September 15th, but we want you to know that we are doing everything we can to minimise any impact on you.

To ensure the council can continue to collect most of your black bins and black bags, food waste, and recycling, new collection arrangements are being prepared in case they are required during the strike.

It is also possible other changes may have to be announced during the industrial action due to further unforeseen disruption.

Because of this, and because the situation could change on a daily basis, we are asking that you please ignore any collection notifications which you have signed up to between Monday, September 4, up to and including Friday, September 15.

Instead, on the day of your collection, check the collection calendar either on our website here, Check my collection dates (,  or via the Cardiff Gov App, or by using Bobi, our chatbot. We will also update our social media channels daily. Please share the news with your family, friends and neighbours who live on your street.

The following changes may have to be made to collections.

Read more here


Road closures and travel advice for the Speedway Grand Prix on Saturday, September 2

One of Britain's most popular indoor motorsport events roars back into Cardiff on Saturday, September 2, when the FM British Speedway Grand Prix brings some of the world's top riders to the Principality Stadium.

Road closures

Westgate Street and Wood Street, which border the stadium, will be closed in their entirety between 2.30pm and 9.30pm with the following roads also completely closed:

  • Quay Street
  • Guildhall Place
  • Golate
  • Despenser Gardens
  • Central Square
  • Scott Road
  • Havelock Street
  • Park Street
  • Wood Street (from Fitzhammon Embankment through to the St Mary Street junction of Mill Lane (Walkabout bar)
  • Tudor Street (from its junction with Clare Road


In addition, the Civic Centre in Cardiff will be closed from 5am on Saturday with access allowed only for event-day parking, limited commuter parking, loading and access to private car parks. Road affected include:

  • King Edward VII Avenue, Museum Avenue, City Hall Road, College Road and Gorsedd Gardens Road

Read more here


Road closures and travel advice for the Cardiff 10k event on Sunday, September 3

Thousands of runners are expected to pound the streets of the capital on Sunday, September 3, with the revival of the popular Cardiff 10k.

The race, which has been added to Run 4 Wales' portfolio of world-class mass participation events, attracts top athletes, as well as park runners and charity joggers, and takes the field on a route past some of Cardiff's most popular sights.

Highlights include Cardiff Castle, the Principality Stadium, the River Taff, Sophia Gardens, the grand Civic Centre and the wonderful parkland of Llandaff and Pontcanna Fields.

To help the race run smoothly, there is a programme of rolling road closures to be implemented along the route from 9am until no later than 1pm:

  • North Road,  from its junction with Colum Road to the junction with Boulevard de Nantes. Access to Blackweir via Park Place/Corbett Road and access to Queen AnnSquare will be managed via Colum Road/Corbett Road and exiting will be via Corbett Road onto Colum Road
  • North Road  south of its junction with Boulevard de Nantes to its junction with the A1461
  • The  A1461  from its junction with North Road to its junction with Kingsway
  • Kingsway from its junction with the A1461 to its junction with Duke Street
  • Duke Street  and  Castle Street  in their entirety
  • Cowbridge Road East  from its junction with Castle Street to its junction with Cathedral Road
  • Boulevard de Nantes  from its junction with Park Place/Stuttgart's Strasse through to its junction with North Road
  • The Friary and Friary Gardens, Westgate Street, Wood Street, Golate, Guildhall Place, Quay Street, Central Square, Scott Road, Havelock Street, Park Street
  • St Mary Street  from its junction with Mill Lane through to Guildhall Place
  • High Street  from its junction with Castle Street to its junction with Guildhall Place
  • Tudor Street  from its junction with Clare Road
  • Fitzhamon Embankment, Despenser Street, Despenser Lane, Despenser Place, Plantaganet Street, Beauchamp Street, Clare Street, Lower Cathedral Road, Brook Street, Mark Street, Green Street, Coldstream Terrace
  • Cowbridge Road East from its junction with Cathedral Road to its junction with Neville Street/Wellington Street
  • Neville Street from its junction with Cowbridge Road East to its junction with Lower Cathedral Road
  • Wellington Street  from its junction with Leckwith Road (inbound towards the city centre)
  • Cowbridge Road East from its junction with Kings Road
  • Cathedral Road  from its junction with Cowbridge Road East to its junction with Penhill Road
  • All side roads  that exit on to Cathedral Road
  • Hamilton Street, Talbot Street, Sophia Close, Sophia Walk, Spine Road  in Sophia Gardens,  Plasturton Place, Dyfrig Street, Kyveilog Street, Sneyd Street, Dogo Street, Berthwin Street, Teilo Street, Gileston Road, Meldwin Street, Fairleigh Road, Fields Park Road, Denbigh Street, Fairleigh Court, Heol Wilf Wooller
  • Penhill Road  from its junction with Llandaff/Cardiff Road (inbound only)
  • A lane closure will also be in place on  Western Avenuefrom Excelsior Road to its junction with Mill Lane
  • NOTE:  the banned right turn from Colum Road into Corbett Road will be revoked to facilitate access to Queen Anne Square only. This will be controlled by traffic management stewards.

Read more here


Sustainable food challenge opens for applications

A sustainable food challenge, searching for innovative solutions that could increase the sustainable production of locally grown food in the Cardiff Capital Region has opened for applications.

The Challenge, which is a partnership between the Cardiff Capital Region Challenge Fund, Cardiff Council, Monmouthshire County Council, Welsh Government, and the SBRI (Small Business Research Initiative) Centre of Excellence aims to find businesses and other organisations with ideas focussed on one of the following areas:

Challenge 1 - Approaches to encourage and enhance knowledge within schools of the health benefits of sourcing from local food supply chains.

Challenge 2 - Dynamic integrated trading tools that optimise the supply and distribution of local food supplies.

Challenge 3 - Maximising renewable energy generation and local utilisation from farm (and growing) assets whilst maintaining agricultural yields.

Challenge 4 - Innovative farming practices to reduce carbon emissions and increase yield.

The challenge, which opens for applications today (August 29th 2023) will be run in two phases. Phase one will be a ‘demonstrator' phase where up to £800,000 per project will be available for successful organisations to enable them to show that their idea works and is feasible. Applicants are encouraged to consider projects at a range of delivery options and budgets up to this maximum figure.

Read more here