East News

A  round-up of the stories from the East making the news.

Guardian Cardiff reports that:

“An initiative launched in Cardiff East today hopes to clamp down on the number of dangerous and illegal off-road vehicles causing disturbance in the area.

A week long amnesty in August, will allow residents from Trowbridge, St Mellons, Llanrumney and Rumney to exchange their off-road vehicle for a mountain bike of equivalent value, with a helmet, locks and repair kit.”

Your Cardiff pays tribute to former Rumney Councillor Vita Jones.

A former Cardiff and South Glamorgan councillor described as “one in a generation” has passed away aged 87.

Vita Jones spent nearly 30 years serving the people of Rumney, Pentwyn and Llanedeyrn during her political career.”

Cardiff Council reports that Rumney Hill Gardens wins a prestigious Green Flag for the very first time in 2010.

This attractive and well maintained public park in east Cardiff was established in the late 1950s on land originally designated as a burial ground.

Rumney Hill Gardens boasts:

a well kept bowling green and pavilion,

tennis courts,

colourful seasonal planting displays, including the winning entry to the schools Design a Flowerbed competition (part of Cardiff in Bloom), and

a ‘Secret Garden’.

Why not use the park as the starting point for exploring the Rhymney Trail? A footpath leads from the gardens down into the river valley where you can walk or cycle alongside the River Rhymney.

South of the park, the trail is signposted through the suburbs of Rumney towards the coast via Parc Tredelerch, where it will eventually link with the all Wales coastal path.

A management plan has been prepared for Rumney Hill Gardens to ensure that this delightful park continues to bring pleasure to local residents and visitors to the city. “

Guardian Cardiff reports that St. Mellons Parish Church has been awarded a grant of £10,000 from the Welsh Assembly Government to re-slate the chancel roof.

Daily Mail reports that a St. Mellons murder victim was failed by police after her 999 call saw 22 minutes elapse before police reached her.

A woman stabbed to death by her ex-boyfriend may have lived if a series of vital 999 calls had not been re-routed by mistake, a police watchdog said today.

A fatal combination of technical and human error was highlighted by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).

It meant that vital police assistance which might have averted a tragedy arrived 22 minutes after the initial emergency call was made by victim Joanna Michael.”


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