Author Archives: Lynne Thomas

Splott moves to new bin collections

From the 20th of February, residents in Splott will have to separate their recycling into different receptacles. Cardiff Council has announced that they are rolling out a new waste collection model across Splott and Tremorfa from the 20th of February 2024 (though If you live in a block of flats with communal bin collections, this […]

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Snow White the Opera comes to Splott!

It’s not every day that a mini-opera comes to Splott, but that’s exactly what’s happening this half term. When the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Schools’ Opera decided to tour their performance of legendary fable Snow White and put feelers out for community venues, Splott Community Volunteers leapt at the opportunity. Now, thanks […]

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Winter Warm Club launches in Splott

Warm Spaces, or Winter Warm Clubs, have sadly become a necessity in recent years due to the cost of living crisis and huge hikes in energy prices. Lots of people are struggling to afford to heat their homes and are often living in the cold, which can lead to damp problems and health issues. The […]

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Christmas tree collections have had the chop

Rubbish news: there will be no kerbside collections of real Christmas trees in Cardiff this year due to strike action. Cardiff Council has issued an update about rubbish collections following an announcement from Unite about strike action from the 28th December to the 25th January. Real Christmas tree collections is the most notable casualty and […]

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Tremorfa road resurfaced in groundbreaking trial

Pengam Road in Tremorfa has been resurfaced using a pioneering technique to ensure that the materials used have a negative carbon impact. According to recently released information, this groundbreaking trial alone offsets over 4.5 tonnes of carbon emissions. An 877m² section of Pengam Road has been resurfaced using a surface course mix containing slag steel […]

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Willows High School development: Have your say

Plans to relocate and rebuild Willows High School are open for public consultation. The Pre-Application Consultation will run until Monday 18 December 2023, and provides an opportunity for members of the public to have their say on proposals for the new school before a planning application is submitted to Cardiff Council’s Planning Committee. According to […]

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A new barber for Splott in an old barber spot!

Introducing JP Barber Company. How lovely that new business, JP Barber Company, has come to town and set up shop in what used to be Theo’s barbers on Walker Road. Cardiff resident Jay was looking online for a rental space to set up his own barber shop and found a corner plot in Splott. He […]

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A stroll around Maltings Park

The refurbished park has been open for a few months after a £500k refurbishment by Cardiff Council and this wet Sunday afternoon I went for a stroll to have a nosey. The park closed in May 2022 and was closed until summer 2023. To read about the vision for the park, click here. Firstly, the […]

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Keep Splott Tidy Birthday Litter Pick

It’s hard to believe that Keep Splott Tidy has been going for seven years, but it has and they are celebrating their birthday with an evening litter pick in Moorland Park this August. Join the Wombles of Splott on Thursday 24th August at 6pm to make a difference in Moorland Park! Meet at the Swansea […]

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