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Cardiff Council Update: 17 January 2023

Here is our latest update, covering: Ordering green recycling bags for home delivery will end January 31st; Next steps for International Sports Village revealed; and Intelligent Transport Systems, have your say.


Ordering green recycling bags to residents' homes will stop on January 31st

From January 31st, residents will no longer be able to order green recycling bags to their home, as a new system is now in place for people to collect the bags from a local shop or a community building where they live.

Bulk deliveries to local stockists will routinely take place and residents can find their local stockist by inputting their postcode into theCardiff Council's website- or through theCardiff Gov App.

Any resident that is on the assisted lift service will not be affected by this change in service, as routine quarterly deliveries will continue to be made to these properties.

Deliveries of food waste liners, kerbside caddies and kitchen caddies will continue to be delivered to properties in Cardiff on request, through either ordering on the council's website or through the Cardiff Gov App.

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Next steps for International Sports Village revealed

Plans to complete Cardiff's International Sports Village - delivering an outstanding sports and leisure destination that could attract two million visitors annually - will reach another milestone this week.

Cardiff Council's Cabinet is expected to approve a report which shows plans for a new waterfront, residential and retail district, alongside an International Sports Village (ISV) which will be powered by ‘green' energy.

The ISV will boast a new Central Performance Hub designed to support athletes across different sports, a new Velodrome, a closed loop circuit, outdoor leisure facilities, and a new ‘clip and climb' facility - all brought to Cardiff Bay with a new park and ride facility, to complement the International Pool, The White Water Rafting Centre, and the Ice Arena, which are already on site.

Cabinet Member for Investment and Development, Cllr Russell Goodway, said: "The International Sports Village is a key part of our ambitious plans to establish Cardiff Bay as a leading UK visitor destination. We believe it could attract up to 2 million visitors a year, helping to bring jobs and economic benefits to Cardiff.

"Key among our aims is to ensure this is a ‘green development' powered by renewable energy sources, including solar, wind, and heat recovery from the air, ground, and water. We think there's an opportunity to deliver something special here, which could bring more ‘green' jobs to boost the economy while also helping the council deliver on its One Planet Cardiff commitments.

"We have been out to the market to secure private-sector partners who can help us bring new investment to the area, including residential and retail opportunities alongside the enhanced sports village. The report coming to Cabinet will recommend negotiating with a number of parties to secure contracts."

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Have your say - Intelligent Transport Systems

We would like to know what you think about the technology which could have a positive impact on how you travel around the city.

Our ‘Intelligent Transport Systems' (ITS) consultation is now live. You can view our draft ITS strategy and complete the survey here:
Cardiff Intelligent Transport Systems

ITS helps to put travel decisions in your hands, can increase bus journey time reliability, improve air quality, and allowing better management of the highway network.

Using real-time information, ITS could use a range of measures to help you decide on the best way to move around the city on a given day or time, including:

  • Transport user app for the public
  • New bus interchange integrated into Cardiff's highway network
  • Integrated ticketing between all forms of public transport
  • SMART corridors to improve bus journey times and manage cross-border travel from neighbouring authorities
  • Integrated control room with our transport and public sector partners, and
  • Upgrading telematics systems and infrastructure.

To deliver these benefits and many others, the Council has developed a Draft Intelligent Transport Systems Strategy which sets out our vision to 2030 and beyond.

​​​​​​​The consultation is open until 31st January 2023.

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