Jade Smith and Russell Tysoe, alongside long serving councillor Ralph Cook, are fighting hard for Trowbridge and St Mellons..
The team's pledges to you:
● Work with Council, Welsh Government, Network Rail and Business Partners to secure the expansion of the St. Mellons Business Park which whilst providing more local jobs,will also help fund the establishment of St. Mellons Parkway Railway Station as part of the Welsh Government’s Cardiff Metro proposals.
● Continue the transformation of Hendre Lake Park into an expansive Country Park for East Cardiff that extends alongside the Cardiff to London railway line from Cypress Drive in the east to Trowbridge Road in the west. Ralph has been quietly adding elements to the existing park through submitting funding bids for over ten years. The latest being Cemaes Crescent play-park, the Cardiff memorial to the fallen of the First World War and a path linking Hendre Road to a planned rear entrance to the new secondary school.
● Deal with traffic issues at the two roundabouts on Newport Road and also the T junction at Greenway Road and Llaneirwg Way. These three problem locations are the cause of long delays and tailbacks that make leaving Trowbridge & St. Mellons at peak hours extremely slow. Unfortunately Welsh Government Plans to the road network in east Wales will bring yet more traffic pouring into east Cardiff, worsening the situation in St. Mellons so this issue needs to be addressed now.
● Further road safety measures, building on work already achieved over the last ten years following the tragic road deaths of a number of children in the Ward. Further improvements to the pedestrian routes around the ward, particularly in St. Mellons.
● Continue the investment in our housing stock with new-build residential properties in St. Mellons and regeneration of older Council housing stock in Trowbridge & St. Mellons.
● Six years on from the purchase at auction by a local businessman of the former Kwiksave building, it still remains empty and dilapidated. We have run out of patience and now need to explore the various powers and legal processes available to the Council to force remedial action.