Roath Park Community Stories

The ‘Tidy Takeover’

A competition was launched in a big to keep local areas around Wales clean. Keep Wales Today, a charity working within Wales to protect the environment, encouraged young people to pick up and dispose of little properly.

Cardiff Lakes Reptile Residents

A group of terrapins have made themselves at home at Cardiff lake. An increase of terrapins in the lake was not the fault of the reptile, but from the wake of a craze. When Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were at the height of popularity, everyone wanted one. But people soon realised they were harder to look after than they thought and many were released into the lake. Have you seen one?

Friends in Knead’s New Location

This very popular bakery currently has shops in Barry and Roath, and they are now planning to expand into the Castle Arcade in the city centre. After such a tough year, it’s great to see beloved independent business thriving.

Reuse Store Opens to Tackle ‘Throw-Away’ Culture

Wastesavers Charitable Trust, along with the help of Cardiff Council opened ‘The Cabin’ at the Lamby Way Recycling centre. This store gives people an opportunity to donate their unwanted items on-site rather throwing it in the skips. This is a wonderful, yet simple, way of tackling throwaway culture and reducing waste.

Shop Local at Cardiff’s Good Food Autumn Festival

Cardiff’s Good Food Autumn Festival is back for another year, with both in-person and virtual events throughout 16-24th October. Attracting over 4,000 people last year, the Autumn Festival would like to encourage people to shop local and to grow and share their own produce. This event is the perfect thing to bring the community together.

Ty Hafen Leading The Way In Pre-loved Bridal Fashion

Brides-to-be can now shop for that perfect dress for their big day not only in style, but also without breaking the bank, and, while helping the planet. A new specialist pre-loved bridal boutique has opened in the Ty Hafan Emporium store on 55 Frogmore Street in Abergavenny. The brides-to-be can shop for cut-price designer dresses, some pre-loved and many new with tags on, and all priced between £50 and £200, as well as enjoying a complementary personal styling session. 

Driving 400 miles for Wales Air Ambulance

Retired Ed Griffith’s drove 400 miles, driving his MGC GT classic car to all four of the Wales Air Ambulances bases at Llanelli, Caernarfon, Welshpool and Cardiff in 24 hours. Ed is hoping to raise a minimum of £2000.

Roath Park Lighthouse Lit Up Blue For Baby Loss Awareness Week 

Roath Park Lighthouse was illuminated in blue for Baby Loss Awareness Week, which started on the 9th October. Pontyclun-based company Floodlighting and Electrical Services Ltd, who are proud to have illuminated the lighthouse, tweeted: “This is a special place for so many and a place where people can come to reflect. Roath illuminates to support bereaved families and to help raise awareness.” 

Betty Campbell Honoured in Bronze 

A statue of Betty Campbell was unveiled in Cardiff at the end of September in honour of her amazing lifetime achievements. One of which was becoming Wales’ first black head teacher. This four-metre high statue stands proudly in Cardiff’s Central Square. 

Affordable Vet Practice Opened At Cardiff Dogs Home 

A new vet practice has officially opened at Cardiff Dogs Home, offering affordable care dogs. Partnered Wirth Rescue Hotel, The scheme aims to keep prices as affordable as possible so customers can get treatment for their canines which they may not have been able to afford elsewhere.