Inksplott weekly news update

It has been an eventful week in Splott and surrounding areas.  For anyone looking to catch up, here’s a summary of local news:

One day to go to the first Splott Community Fete
The first Splott fete is being held on the 7th August in Old Splott Library, Singleton Road and Moorland Park between 10am and 5pm.  Visitors can expect stalls, activities and music, including the Tenovus Sing With Us choir, which is making an appearance at 4pm in the park.  For more information, click here.

Edible Adamsdown Garden Party
Green City held the Edible Adamsdown Garden Party in the community garden on Moira Place pn the 6th August.  The garden was opened up for a special afternoon of local food, live music, garden mocktails and lovely company.  Find out more here.

Keep Splott Tidy launches on the 21st August
Residents interested in cleaning up Splott can come along to Moorland Park at 10am on Sunday 21st August to the launch of new initiative, Keep Splott Tidy.  The event, launched by Inksplott, is supported by Keep Wales Tidy, local residents and councillors and the Cardiff Council Waste Enforcement team.  We even made Wales Online.  For more information, click here.

New fishmonger opens in Clifton Street
Catch Seafood emporium opened its doors for the first time on August 5th in Adamsdown’s popular high street.  Selling shrimp, prawns, cockles, laverbread as well as skate, cod, haddock and bass, the fish monger hopes to do a roaring trade offering fresh fish and seafood to local residents.  For more information, click here.

Beresford Road Bridge closed to traffic, diversion route directs cars through Splott
The bridge has been shut for a few weeks now and drivers are having to find alternative routes.  Cardiff Council released the official diversion route, directing drivers through Splott.  For more information, click here.  The temporary footbridge isn’t in use yet, but the pavement on the East side of the road is still open to pedestrians, however this week residents raised concerns over its safety, especially at night as it’s dark and narrow.  There have also been report of motorcyclists driving over the footbridge.  Councillor Gretta Marshall has raised these issues with Cardiff Council – more to follow next week on this.

Tragic death of local man, aged 23
Last weekend, residents were heartbroken by the death of 23 year-old local young man, Andrew Noman.  Andrew was found in Moorland Park on Saturday the 30th July.  A Facebook page has been sent up in commemoration and a crowdfunding page has been set up to raise money for the family (details on the Facebook page). We send our deepest sympathies to family and friends of Andrew.

That’s all for this week’s roundup.  If you would like Inksplott to investigate something, or you have a story for us, get in touch by emailing lynne.thomas@incsblot.co.uk