Cardiff Council Update: 25 March 2022

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: public consultation – Roath Park, Roath Pleasure Gardens and Parc Cefn Onn locking arrangements; putting a Spring in their Step with 50+ Active Body Healthy Mind Festival; and coronavirus in numbers.


Public consultation – Roath Park, Roath Pleasure Gardens and Parc Cefn Onn locking arrangements

A consultation which invites residents to have their say on park locking arrangements at three parks and gardens in Cardiff, is now open.

Cardiff Council Parks Department is currently undertaking an assessment of Roath Park, Roath Pleasure Gardens and Parc Cefn Onn and have launched a Park Locking Arrangements Consultation for people to have their say.

Prior to the pandemic, these parks would be unlocked each morning from 7.30am with locking commencing 30 minutes before sunset. In the winter, this resulted in the park closing from 3.30pm.

A Cardiff Council spokesperson said, “During the pandemic, the locking of these parks was suspended to allow access over a longer time period, helping to support physical and mental well-being.

“As we emerge from the pandemic, we are keen to hear from you on whether the parks and Gardens should remain unlocked or revert to locking arrangements.

“This short survey will help identify what time of the day or night you use the parks and gardens, and what for what purpose, such as dog walking, exercise, as part of a community group, health and well-being purposes, or something else.”

“This will help the team to identify any future park locking arrangements and ensure that the parks can continue to be enjoyed safely by everyone.”

The Park Locking Arrangements survey can be found online at Paper copies of the survey are available on request by calling 02920 130 061.

The survey will be open until Monday 18 April.


Putting a Spring in their Step with 50+ Active Body Healthy Mind Festival

The latest online festival from Cardiff Council’s Independent Living Services (ILS) takes place in April, supporting older people in our communities to stay active, connected, and to put a spring in their step this Spring!

The 50+ Active Body Healthy Mind Virtual Spring Festival is the fifth online event over the past two years organised by ILS, which focusses on delivering support to older members of the community and those living with disabilities, to enable them to live as independently as possible.

Since moving online during the Covid-19 lockdowns, the virtual festivals have proved extremely popular with those who have attended, with ILS also providing one-to-one support for individuals needing help to use their devices and become confident online.

The festival will take place from Monday, April 4 until Friday, April 8 and will include online sessions via Microsoft Teams, as well as some in-person meet-ups in the community.

Online sessions will include low impact exercise, arts & crafts, online gardening, cookery, reminiscence while lunch clubs and a community walk will take place in person. The festival will culminate with a full day of online sessions including a sing-along and raffle on the Friday.

For more information about the events, including requesting invitations to online sessions, please email:  or call 02920 234234.


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 (14 March 2022 – 20 March 2022)

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

Data correct as of:

24 March 2022

Cases: 1,659

Cases per 100,000 population: 452.2 (Wales: 429.4 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 4,091

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,115.0

Positive proportion: 40.6% (Wales: 38.1% positive proportion)

COVID-19 Cases reported in Cardiff’s schools in the last week (18 March – 24 March 2022)

Total number reported = 956

  • Pupils and students = 758
  • Staff, including teaching staff = 198

Based on latest figures, there are just under 56,000 pupils and students enrolled at Cardiff’s schools in total.

The total number of Cardiff schools staff, not including casual staff, is just over 7,300.