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49th Cardiff (1st Rumney) Scout Group

For Children of all ages

Beavers 6-8 yrs  Meet Monday evenings from 5-6pm
Cubs  8-10 yrs Meet Wednesday evenings from 17:45 -19:30
Scouts 10-13 Meet Monday evenings from 19:00-20:30
Adult  leaders from 18 -80

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Free Fireworks Rumney – Greenway Park 6.30pm


Over two thousand people are expected to gather in Greenway Park in Rumney on Bonfire Night for a free firework display organised by the Rumney Forum and South Wales Police.

Sainsbury’s store plan for Rumney Village KO’D

The planning committee of Cardiff Council yesterday rejected an application by supermarket giant Sainsbury’s to locate a new store in the heart of Rumney Village. Local shopkeepers had been vocal in their opposition to what their perceived as a direct threat to their livelihoods. The Guardian Cardiff reports that;

Councillors have voted against an application from Sainsbury’s to build a new store on the site of the old Carpenters Arms pub in Llanrumney.

All councillors on today’s planning committee except one voted for a motion to defer the application for refusal on the grounds the new store would exacerbate problems with congestion and traffic, posing a danger to the public.”

Read the full Guardian Cardiff report here.

Read the full Your Cardiff report here.

In an earlier poll we conducted 64% of respondents stated that they wished to see the Sainsbury’s store be given planning permission. Read it here.

PACT – Rumney

Rumney residents concern over fires

*Residents in Rumney are concerned over the number of arson attacks taking place in the area in the summer months
*Speeding offences tackled on Newport Road

Read a full report here of the PACT meeting covered by Guardian Cardiff.

Face to Face – Don Taylor

Cardiff East is proud to begin today a series of Face to Face interviews. Today we chat with Don Taylor the Chairman of RREEL (Rumney Recreation and Eastern Leisure Centre) Action Group.

This interview was carried by the Guardian Cardiff

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Don Taylor is on the phone. The chairman of Rumney Recreation and Eastern Leisure Centre Action Group (RREEL) is constantly being called while we sit at his dining room table, surrounded by copies of the latest campaign newsletter. This is typical, I am told, for the retired salesman who now devotes his time to leading the fight to save the park he loves – the Rumney Recreation Ground. Even Taylor is amazed that the campaign he has led is now almost three years old.

Don Taylor works on the latest campaign newsletter at his home. Photo: KP Jones

“It came to everyone’s notice in the papers that the Liberal-Democrat council wanted to build the new school, for this area, on the park. I was infuriated. In August 2007 I started the RREEL Action Group and it has just grown from there. We keep adding new supporters all the time.”

People were so incensed. We reached 8,000 signatures in just four weeks but the way this council is they tried to ignore it.”

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Opposition to new Sainsbury’s store in Rumney Village

More than a 1,000 people have signed a petition opposing planning permission for a new Sainsbury’s local store being built on the site of the now vacant Carpenters Arms pub in Rumney Village. Local businesses fear that the new store will cause damage to the livelihoods of local independent traders. Llanrumney, Labour, Councillor Heather Joyce stated “The heart of the community could be ripped out.”

Alun Michael MP calls on council to save Rumney Rec

In a passionate letter to the South Wales Echo, published 30 June, Alun Michael MP has called on Cardiff Council to scrap its plans to site the new east Cardiff English medium secondary school on the Rumney Recreation Ground. It follows on from the local MP’s high-profile visit to the Llanrumney Festival where, to the delight of festival goers, Mr. Michael wore a ‘Save Rumney Rec’ t-shirt where he delivered a speech against any further development on the parkland. Read Alun Michael’s letter in full below.

On Saturday I joined the people of Llanrumney on the Rumney Recreation Ground to celebrate the Llanrumney Festival. Forty years ago, when I was a youth worker  in Llanrumney, we used to take Llanrumney youngsters to the very same parkland for games of football and baseball and in the decades since then I have represented local people as an elected representative, first as a councillor and then as their MP.  That’s why I am very proud to stand with the  people of Llanrumney and Rumney today as we  campaign to preserve the Rumney Recreation Ground for future generations. It’s a fight which is supported by the wider community, particularly in St. Mellons and Trowbridge. The campaign to save  what is really the Roath Park of  East Cardiff is cross-party and only Liberal Democrat and Plaid Cymru councillors seem oblivious  of  the injustice of their plans. The weekend’s festival would not have been possible  without the dedication and imagination of the Llanrumney Community Forum and in particular its Chair Linda Bartlett.  There was a wonderful atmosphere with families and people of all ages enjoying the sunshine and enjoying each other’s company.  But it wouldn’t have been possible either without this wonderful “village green” which provides the “green lungs” of East Cardiff.   There will be strong opposition to any planning application to build on Rumney Rec and there is massive support for it being designated formally as a “Village Green”.  But why do we have to have those battles when the council can win plaudits by simply withdrawing the scheme to destroy the Rec and instead put their energy into preparing plans to put the new school on the education land that is already in their ownership? Nobody who was present at the weekend to listen to festival goers and  soak up the community atmosphere could fail to be convinced.

Yours sincerely,

Alun Michael MP