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Source: Wales – City of Cardiff

Here is the latest update from Cardiff Council, covering: Castle Street trees replanted to increase tree canopy coverage in Butetown; Cardiff COVID-19 cases and tests, seven days data; the latest schools affected; and Cardiff Days of Christmas – looking back on #WorkingForCardiff



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Castle Street trees replanted to increase tree canopy coverage in Butetown

14 trees installed on Castle Street as part of the Castle Quarter Café have been permanently replanted in a Cardiff park.

The ornamental Callery Pear trees have been used to create a tree lined avenue in Hamadryad Park in Butetown, an area that currently has some of the lowest tree canopy coverage in Cardiff.

An additional four trees will be added to the avenue during National Tree Planting week, which runs from 28th November.

National Tree Planting week marks the start of the Council’s annual tree planting programme, which this year, with the help of funding from Cardiff Civic Society and Trees for Cities, will see approximately 150 heavy standard trees planted in the city’s streets and parks.

1,000 trees are also being planted at school sites to mark the launch of the council’s One Planet Cardiff strategy, and a further 1,000 trees will be planted in and around Cardiff’s nature reserves and woodlands.

Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure, Cllr Peter Bradbury said: “When the temporary arrangements on Castle Street came to an end we were keen to ensure that new, permanent homes were found for the trees.

“This new avenue of trees creates will provide an attractive addition to the park, but more importantly it’s also a small step towards achieving the aim we recently announced as part of our One Planet Cardiff Strategy responding to the climate emergency, of increasing tree canopy coverage in Cardiff to 25% by 2030.

“Since the start of the 2017 tree planting season we’ve planted more than 3,000 trees in and around Cardiff, this year we’re planting more than 2,000 and our intention is to plant many more as we drive Cardiff towards being a carbon neutral city by 2030.”


Cardiff Cases and Tests – 7 Days Data (22 November – 28 November)

Based on latest figures from Public Health Wales, data correct as of:

30 November 2020


Cases: 807

Cases per 100,000 population: 219.9 (Wales: 217.8 cases per 100,000 population)

Testing episodes: 6,179

Testing per 100,000 population: 1,684.1

Positive proportion: 13.1% (Wales: 13.0% positive proportion)


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University of South Wales – COVID-19 Case Numbers:


Update on schools affected by COVID-19: 01.12.20

Gladstone Primary School

A positive case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Gladstone Primary School. 24 pupils from Year 6 and 2 members of staff have beenadvised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 case.  

Fitzalan High School
In response to a rise in positive cases of COVID-19 confirmed at Fitzalan High School, all teaching will move online for the remainder of the week, with the exception of vulnerable groups of learners. The school will review the situation tomorrow with Health and Safety officers, and will communicate any updates with pupils and parents in due course.

Ninian Park Primary School
Three positive cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed atNinian Park Primary School. 28 pupils from Reception, 1 pupil from Year 2 and 1 member of staff have been advised by Public Health Wales to self-isolate for 14 days after they were identified as close contacts of the confirmed COVID-19 cases.


Cardiff Days of Christmas – Looking back on #WorkingForCardiff

March 2020 seems a very long time ago, and although in many ways looking back on this year is a tough watch, December for many is still a chance to reflect.

Through all the trauma, loss, upheaval and uncertainty brought by the coronavirus pandemic, the best of Cardiff has still managed to shine brightly with residents pulling together to do their best for their families and the city.

We’ve tried our best to play our part too, with teams from across the council coming together, taking on new roles, #WorkingForCardiff #WorkingForYou in a bid to deal with the effects of COVID-19 on the city.

Since the start of the first lockdown in March, we’ve shared more than 200 stories from the frontline, capturing just some of the work Cardiff Council has carried out since the pandemic struck.

The response to those stories has been phenomenal, so throughout this month, as we prepare to draw a line under 2020, we thought we’d look back and share some of those stories which saw communities and council teams pull together in the fight against COVID-19.

We hope you enjoy seeing them again, but most of all, this is our way of saying thanks to all of you that joined in and took some time out of your busy lives to send messages of support on the back of these stories.


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