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Cardiff outdoor spaces to be offered to businesses

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Zumba classes in Bute Park, kettle bells on the lawn at Sophia Gardens or choir practice on the Barrage could all be part of your post-lockdown summer – if plans go ahead to open up some of Cardiff’s prime outdoor event spaces to local businesses experiencing issues operating in their normal indoor premises, due to Covid-19.

Cardiff Council has launched a survey today, asking for expressions of interest from local businesses that could be interested in hiring sites in prime city locations including Bute Park, Sophia Gardens and Cardiff Bay.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury said: “As lockdown restrictions ease we’re determined to do everything we can to support the local economy and, provided it’s possible for the businesses to operate safely, in line with current Coronavirus rules, this could be a really interesting opportunity for some businesses to restart or expand their offering.”

The survey suggests that businesses in the health, fitness and performing arts sectors may be particularly interested in the opportunity but welcomes interest from businesses in all areas of the economy provided the activity is covered by current or pre-announced changes to Welsh Government Coronavirus regulations and can be adapted to an outdoor environment.

To register your interest visit: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/OutdoorSpace