Eastern Bay Link Road

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Today I visited the construction site of the £57m Eastern Bay Link Road. I am delighted that the road will be open to coaches and buses in time for the Champions League Final in June.

With many thousands of football fans heading to Cardiff by coach for the game, the new link road will play a major part in helping to ease the flow of traffic around the city during what is sure to be one of the greatest sporting events the capital has ever hosted.

Diolch,

Phil

Budget Proposals 2017/18

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I’m here in County Hall in the debating chamber where we’ll be talking about the Council’s budget later this month. It’s an incredibly important time not just for Cardiff but for Councils right across Wales, as we look to balance the books against a very difficult financial picture.

Cardiff has cut over £200m from its budget over the last 10 years and we know that next year will not be any easier – we face cuts of around £25m with another £80m+ to find in the following 3 years too. But we did get a slightly better settlement than expected from the Welsh Government so the budget does include an extra £7m for our schools and we’ll also be putting more money back into areas that people tell us are important, whether that’s cleaner streets or improvements to the city’s roads.

Over the next few weeks Councillors will be debating the details of the budget before it comes to Full Council for that decision later this month.

Diolch,

Phil

Cardiff Liveable City Report 2017

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The Cardiff Liveable City Draft Report looks at how the city is performing across a number of key indicators including:

  • Health;
  • Crime;
  • The environment;
  • The economy; and
  • Education.

Produced by the Cardiff Public Services Board the report is designed to show the state of the city today and to give direction to where it needs to improve in the future for the benefit of all its residents.

The draft report will now go to public consultation until 26th February 2017.  The draft report and details of how residents and organisations can put forward their views is available online at www.cardiff.gov.uk/liveablecity

Diolch,

Phil

Review of 2016

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This week I’m looking back over 2016 and celebrating our achievements from the past year. I’m also looking forward to 2017, especially the Champions League Final in June!

Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!

Diolch,

Phil

 

Pride Cymru 2017

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This week it was announced that Pride Cymru will take place next August Bank Holiday weekend in the Civic Centre. The event will also see the return of the popular Big Weekend.  I caught up with Lu Thomas, Chair at Pride Cymru, to find out more.

Diolch,

Phil