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Cardiff Council introduces measures to delay coronavirus spread

Following the Government’s advice on Coronavirus, Cardiff Council is introducing the following changes to help delay the spread of COVID-19, and to prioritise services.

Bulky Waste Collections and Garden Waste Collections

Cardiff Council’s Recycling and Street Scene services are beginning to prioritise services.

From today, Wednesday 18th March 2020, the Council will not take any further bookings for bulky waste collections. The local authority will try to honour collections booked for next week (week beginning Monday 23rd March 2020). If any bookings for next week need to be cancelled, customers will be informed and refunded. Any collections arranged for following weeks will be cancelled, and refunds issued.

Garden waste collections will be cancelled from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notice.

Both garden waste and bulky waste can be taken to Council Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC). Find out more information about locations, and opening times at www.cardiff.gov.uk/HWRC 

Cardiff Council Venues and Buildings

The following Cardiff Council venues are now closed to members of the public until further notice:

  • Bute Park Education Centre
  • Canton Community Centre
  • Cardiff Bay Activity Centre
  • Cardiff Caravan Park
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Cardiff International White Water Centre
  • Cardiff Riding School
  • Cardiff Market
  • Channel View Leisure Centre
  • Flat Holme Island
  • Severn Road Adult Learning Centre
  • St David’s Hall
  • The Mansion House
  • The New Theatre
  • Llanover Hall
  • Museum of Cardiff
  • Motocross site
  • Roath Park Conservatory

City Hall and County Hall are closed as venues for private hire and private functions. 

Events organised by Cardiff Council

Cardiff Council is reviewing its events calendar, and a decision has been taken to cancel this year’s Children’s Literature Festival. Events scheduled to take place later in the year will remain under review and decisions on whether or not they go ahead will be made based on the latest Government advice at that time.

In addition to events organised by Cardiff Council, The Royal Horticultural Society has also taken the decision to cancel this year’s RHS Flower Show Cardiff, which was due to take place next month, hosted by Cardiff Council in its Bute Park.

Leader of Cardiff Council, Cllr Huw Thomas, said:

“This is clearly an ever developing situation, and decisions will continue to have to be made which reflect the latest advice from Government and from Public Health.

“Health and wellbeing must always come first, and I want to reassure everyone that a great deal of intensive planning work has been underway for some weeks. All Council departments are prioritising planning for the impact of the Coronavirus above all else. As the crisis develops and deepens here in Cardiff, the focus will be on ensuring the continued delivery of essential services and those services upon which our most vulnerable citizens rely. We will be have to be flexible in how staff, resources and assets are reprioritised to support those Council services under the most strain.

“The Council is working closely with public service partners, most particularly with the University Health Board, to understand how we can best support one another over the period ahead.

“The impact of the Coronavirus presents the greatest challenge our city has faced in many years. With our partners, we will act as a single team across our city’s public services, to keep as many people as possible safe and well.”