Wales’ National Field of Remembrance

Wales’ National Field of Remembrance

With Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Margaret Jones paying respect to Service People who lost their lives in conflict.

With Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Margaret Jones paying respect to Service People who lost their lives in conflict.

Last Wednesday Wales’ National Field of Remembrance opened to the public at Cardiff Castle. The field filled with over 10,000 poppies pays tribute to our brave Service men and women who have served in our Armed Services since the First World War.

Although a sombre occasion, it was also a moment of optimism for many friends and family of Service People who lost their lives, who were able to pay their respects and look positively towards the future.

Citizens have their own opportunity to dedicate a personal Remembrance Tribute in memory of a loved one who lost their life serving in the Armed Forces.

The Field of Remembrance will remain open daily until Saturday 15th November.

Central Square Development – New Images Revealed

Central Square 1

New artist impressions have been released from the developers of the  Central Square Scheme, depicting a new business district to rival that of any in Britain, and a new gateway to Wales.

The area will reach from Central Station to the Millennium Stadium and could include a 27 storey, 92 metre high building – the tallest building ever constructed in Wales. In addition to this, there are plans to construct a million square foot space for offices, retail and residential use which I’m sure will provide a huge boost for the economy of the Cardiff Capital Region.

Central Square 3

Central Square 2

The Depot – Street Food

Street Food

I also recently visited the popular street food pop-up market on Dumballs Road, near the site of the new Cardiff and Vale College Campus. The food market is being held in a large warehouse, and this indoor space has been transformed into a modern and vibrant festival of world street food, sold by a variety vendors.

On offer are homemade contemporary snacks including; wood-fired pizzas, gourmet hot-dogs, tapas as well as a selection of unique beverages. There’s even a stand designated solely to crème-brulees. I tried to sample as much as I could, and there are certainly more than enough stalls to satisfy any appetite.

I think it’s a fantastic example of “meanwhile use”, where people and communities can make exciting things happen in spaces around Cardiff. Stores are regularly rotated and menus are available by visiting Street Food Cardiff’s website. The market will be open every Friday and Saturday (6pm to 11pm) until 31st December.

My Blog gets 10,000 hits

I initially started my Blog as a method of sharing information and engaging citizens in an alternative way. Since my first post in April this year, I’ve now reached over 10,000 hits.

For me this conveys the interest in the work of the City of Cardiff Council and its staff and the great things that are happening in our city.