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Gabalfa News

  • Cllr. Ed Bridges at Flaxland Allotments
    Article: Mar 14, 2014

    Cllr. Ed Bridges is encouraging residents in Gabalfa ward to come along and head plans for the new Whitchurch Road doctors' surgery at a drop-in event next month.

    There have been long-standing plans to move the existing surgery on the corner of Whitchurch Road and Banastre Avenue to a new site at Flaxland Allotments. The scheme would allow significant improvements to be made to the rest of the allotment site, as well as providing the community with a state-of-the-art doctors' surgery for the 21st century.

  • Cllr. Ed Bridges and Eluned Parrott AM by Gabalfa Interchange
    Article: Nov 16, 2013

    Opposition councillors in Cardiff will make a joint call on Thursday for the city's Labour administration to conduct a public consultation over controversial changes at Gabalfa Interchange.

    Since August, a trial road safety scheme has been in place at the roundabout, which sees 50,000 vehicles pass by every day. However, the changes have attracted severe criticism from local residents and commuters - leading to calls for a public consultation before the scheme is made permanent.

  • Ed Bridges and Eluned Parrott on Clodien Avenue
    Article: Oct 29, 2013

    Residents in Gabalfa have been told by Cardiff's Labour Council that they must continue to wait for help with local parking congestion.

    Ed Bridges, Lib Dem councillor for Gabalfa ward, has consistently argued that more road space in the area should be given over to resident-only parking. Currently, council policy dictates that a maximum of 50% of a street can be allocated as 'resident-only'; yet for historical reasons, houses in Heath ward around UHW benefit from 100% resident-only parking even though most of those properties also have private driveways!

  • Cllr. Ed Bridges by a gated lane
    Article: Oct 24, 2013

    At the request of local councillors in Gabalfa ward, Cardiff Council has agreed to hold a consultation event to gauge the views of residents around The Colonies on the issue of alley gating.

    Alley gating aims to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour by installing lockable gates to the end of alleyways. This restricts public access to problem lanes and alleyways only to those whose properties have direct access to them. Gated lanes have been tried and tested at various locations around the city, reducing the opportunities for crime and anti-social behaviour.

  • Cllr. Ed Bridges and Eluned Parrott AM by Gabalfa Interchange
    Article: Sep 26, 2013

    Residents, motorists and commuters in Cardiff will be appalled to hear that Cardiff's Labour Council is determined to push ahead with controversial plans for Gabalfa Interchange, despite serious question marks over public support for the scheme.

    The council has spent £70,000 on a trial road safety scheme at the busy roundabout - yet despite a large number of people expressing concern over the scheme, the Cabinet Member responsible has indicated the council will push ahead and make the scheme permanent without a public consultation.

  • Cllr. Ed Bridges by a gated lane
    Article: Sep 10, 2013

    Thanks to efforts by local councillors in Gabalfa ward, some residents in the area will soon be consulted on whether or not they would like to see back lanes gated off.

    Residents have asked many times over recent months about the possibility of gating some of the lanes around 'The Colonies' because of persistent problems with anti-social behaviour in the alleys behind Africa Gardens, Canada Road, Australia Road, Newfoundland Road and around Pen-y-Bryn Road and Heathfield Road.

  • Cllr. Ed Bridges and Eluned Parrott AM by Gabalfa Interchange
    Article: Sep 6, 2013

    Lib Dems in Gabalfa ward want to hear your views on whether or not the trial safety scheme at Gabalfa Interchange has been a success.

    An online opinion poll has been set up to gauge public views on whether on the trial scheme.

    As we have outlined previously, Cardiff Council are spending £70k to try and reduce the number of accidents at the roundabout by:

  • Cllr. Ed Bridges and Eluned Parrott AM by Gabalfa Interchange
    Article: Aug 16, 2013

    Liberal Democrats in Gabalfa ward are urging residents and motorists to have their say over the current trial safety scheme at Gabalfa Interchange.

    As outlined by us last month, Cardiff Council are spending £70k to try and reduce the number of accidents at the roundabout by:

    • Creating an advisory 20mph limit on the roundabout;
    • Extending the existing 30mph limits onto the slip roads;
    • Restricting the carriageway width around the roundabout and add lane markings;
    • Creating dedicated left turn lanes at some of the slip roads onto the roundabout.
  • North Road - Loans2Go premises
    Article: Jul 26, 2013

    Liberal Democrats in Gabalfa ward have registered their concern about the rise of payday lending. The news comes at the same time that a new lender - "Loans2Go" is fitting out a new premises on North Road (pictured). The company specialise in so-called 'log book loans', offering an APR of over 350%.

  • Cllr. Ed Bridges and Eluned Parrott AM by Gabalfa Interchange
    Article: Jul 9, 2013

    Politicians in Cardiff have given a 'cautious welcome' to plans for safety improvements at the Gabalfa Interchange. Cardiff Council will be spending £70k later this month to reduce the number of accidents at the roundabout. In the five years between 2007 and 2012, there were 48 accidents at the location, including one fatality.