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Cardiff Council Update: 21 June 2024

Here is your Friday update, covering:

  • Road closures for the Pride Cymru parade on June 22nd
  • Travel advice for the Foo Fighters on June 25 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff
  • Annual Report Highlights Cardiff's Commitment to Children Looked After
  • Llysfaen Primary School praised for exceptional standards and leadership


Road closures for the Pride Cymru parade on June 22nd

Pride Cymru is back with a two-day festival planned in Cardiff City Centre on June 22nd and June 23rd.

The parade will take place on June 22nd and road closures will be put in place to ensure that the event can take place safely.

The crowds will gather on Westgate Street before they start the parade at 11am walking up Castle Street onto High Street, then onto St Mary Street, back into the Hayes, onto St. John Street, along Queen Street, up Park Place, back along Greyfriars Road, onto Kingsway and finishing on Castle Street.

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Travel advice for the Foo Fighters on June 25 at Principality Stadium in Cardiff

Foo Fighters will be playing at Principality Stadium on June 25h. With the gates to the stadium opening at 4pm, there will be a full city centre road closure around the stadium from 3pm until midnight.

The M4 motorway is expected to be very busy due to this concert - so please plan ahead - and avoid the congestion in Cardiff by using the park & ride at Cardiff City Football Club in Leckwith - CF11 8AZ.

For up to date traffic information on the motorway and trunk roads go to the  Traffic Wales website, or @TrafficWalesS on Twitter and Facebook.

Those attending the concert 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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Annual Report Highlights Cardiff's Commitment to Children Looked After

A report published by the Council's Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee, highlights Cardiff's dedication to offering the best care and support for the city's children looked after and care leavers.

The Committee collaborates with various sectors, including Social Services, Health, Education, and other statutory agencies, to ensure collective responsibility for the wellbeing of children looked after, striving to safeguard their interests and provide them with the best opportunities to succeed in life.

The 2023/2024 Annual Report highlights the range of initiatives undertaken by the Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee over the past year and notes a number of key activities such as the expansion of the emotional wellbeing and mental health services, an integrated children and young people's provision with a single point of access and no wrong door approach. A number of improvements include significant growth in workforce, a single point of access with a consultation line for professionals, clear pathways of care and communication platforms that were co-produced with children and young people.

The report also draws attention to the rapid development of the Accommodation Strategy which has been developed to set out the vision and direction for service provision over the next three years. It outlines how Cardiff will seek to work with partners to meet the needs of children, young people and their families, using the least interventionist approach. It focusses on three key areas: Place, People and Practice and gives an overview of the ambitious plans to increase residential care provision for children and young people. One of the reasons behind the need for more residential provision, is the consistent reduction in foster carer recruitment and the proposals look to use current assets within the authority, as well acquiring and developing a number of other properties.

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Llysfaen Primary School praised for exceptional standards and leadership

During a recent visit to Llysfaen Primary School, Estyn have commended the school for its exceptional standards, outstanding leadership, and a nurturing environment that supports all pupils in achieving high levels of success.

Inspectors from His Majesty's Inspectorate for Education and Training in Wales described the school as a highly successful and happy institution where high standards permeate all aspects of its life and work.

The inspection report highlights the strong and effective leadership provided by the headteacher, governors, and other senior leaders. Their deep understanding of the school's strengths and areas for improvement, combined with the regular gathering of accurate performance evidence and effective planning, ensures that any shortcomings are addressed swiftly.

The report notes that that nearly all pupils, including those with additional learning needs (ALN), make very strong progress and the well-planned curriculum and wider curricular opportunities provide pupils with authentic and exciting learning experiences.

Many pupils are highly competent in mathematics, demonstrate mature writing skills for various purposes, and achieve very high standards in oracy and reading and the school's whole-school approach to teaching and promoting Welsh has resulted in most pupils developing well-rounded Welsh language skills and a strong awareness of Wales' history, culture, and people (cynefin).

The provision to support pupils with additional learning needs is highly effective, resulting in significant progress from individual starting points and the report praises the high quality of teaching, noting that most teachers skilfully plan lessons that build on pupils' prior learning and set high expectations. This approach encourages pupils to respond positively to challenges and develop a passion for learning.

The inspection found that nearly all pupils behave impeccably, interacting with each other in a caring and supportive manner. The positive relationships between pupils and staff, coupled with a nurturing environment, ensure that pupils' well-being is well supported. There is also a strong culture of safeguarding at the school.

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