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Cardiff Council Update: 08 November 2022

Here is our latest update, covering: travel advice for Wales vs Argentina on November 12th in Cardiff; mobility scooter service to launch at Parc Cefn Onn; and Apprentice of the Year Award for Cardiff gardener.


Travel advice for Wales vs Argentina on November 12thin Cardiff

Wales will be taking on Argentina on Saturday November 12that Principality Stadium.

With the kick-off taking place at 5.30pm - there will be a full city centre road closure from 1.30pm until 9.30pm to ensure all ticket holders can get into and out of the stadium safely.

The M4 motorway is expected to be very busy - please plan ahead - and avoid the congestion in Cardiff by using the park & ride at County Hall in Cardiff Bay.

Gates open at 3pm, those attending the rugby match are strongly advised to plan their journey and get in early. Please pay attention to the prohibited items listed at, in particular the bag policy (no large bags permitted) before travelling into the city.

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Mobility scooter service to launch at Parc Cefn Onn

A four-wheel drive mobility service will launch at Parc Cefn Onn next year as work on a £660,000 project to conserve the parks heritage and improve access and facilities for visitors reaches completion.

The new ‘Tramper' service, is the final piece of the "Into the garden and beyond" project, part funded by a £454,000 grant from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, that has delivered a range of improvements to the Grade 2 listed park in north Cardiff, including:

  • a new boardwalk to improve accessibility.
  • works to the ponds and waterways.
  • improved signage and wayfinding.
  • upgraded toilets and disabled changing facilities.
  • conservation work to the Summerhouse.
  • new interpretation boards exploring the park's history.
  • improvements to the car park.

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‘Apprentice of the Year' Award for Cardiff Gardener

A green-fingered gardener working in some of Cardiff's most loved parks has been named ‘Apprentice of the Year.'

In 2018 Teaka Scriven was working as an engineer, enjoying looking after her back garden in the little spare time she had, and dreaming of a career change.

That change came when her enthusiasm for taking on a new challenge bowled over the panel at interview and just four years later, she has been named the winner of the UK-wide APSE Environmental Services Apprentice of the Year award - something she says even she couldn't quite believe. 

"When they called my name, it was a bit of disbelief really, it took a few seconds to register because I knew there were a lot of really strong candidates, but once the nerves had calmed down I felt really proud, not just for myself but for everyone in the parks department, because they all helped, with the training the guidance and advice. I was really proud to get it on behalf of Cardiff."

Teaka says she feels privileged to have had the opportunity to work and learn in "such amazing spaces, they're Green Flag parks, they are really the top places to work in horticulture."

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