Cathays, Blackweir and the City centre area is represented by Cllr Elizabeth Clark and the local Focus team, who work alongside Jenny Willott MP and Eluned Parrott AM.

Your Focus Team has a strong record of action locally and keep in touch all year round through Focus newsletters and can be found on twitter @CathaysFocus.

  • Simon Wakefield and Joseph Carter outside Salisbury Road Post Office

    People across Cardiff have been left shocked and confused by a recent Plaid Cymru newsletter telling residents that the Post Office closures are to be delayed in Cardiff, despite no such decision being made.

    The 'Cathays Voice/Llais y Waun Ddfal' leaflet boasted that "Plaid's quick reaction to the proposed closure of 31 post offices in the Cardiff area has helped delay the scheme."

    Erthygl / 2007 Rhag 4
  • A Cardiff Council has challenged the South Wales Police Authority to fund the Single Non-emergency number (101) out of its own budget for next year.

    Councillor Joseph Carter, a Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Cathays, asked the council's representative on the Police Authority whether the police authority would be able to fund the continuation of the 101 service after the Home Office withdraw their funding in February 2007.

    Erthygl / 2007 Tach 22
  • Joseph Carter and Simon Wakefield at Salisbury Road Post Office

    Following the shock news that Labour want to close the sub-Post Office on Salisbury Rd in Cathays, local Welsh Liberal Democrats, led by councillors Jon Aylwin, Joseph Carter and Simon Wakefield, have launched a campaign to save it.

    The Cardiff Liberal Democrats have launched a special website today at to try and raise awareness to Labour's Post Office closure plans and to collect signatures against the plans.

    Erthygl / 2007 Hyd 27
  • The Cathays Focus Team have launched a rubbish and recycling survey in the Colum Road and Blackweir area to see what residents think of the current recycling system.

    All of Cathays is covered by a "tri-bag" recycling system, which uses black bags for general rubbish, green bags for recycling and white bags for composting. However the Cathays Focus Team has been contacted by residents living on North Road and Colum Road asking for properties to be given wheelie bins.

    Erthygl / 2007 Meh 4
  • Jenny Randerson, the Welsh Liberal Democrat AM for Cardiff Central, is delighted by news that a bus service is to return to Maindy Road and Gelligaer Street after a break of about 5 years.

    Cardiff's Liberal Democrat controlled council is re-directing the X45 bus route, which previously ran on North Road, so that residents living around Maindy Road will be able to catch an hourly bus to the city centre, Heath Hospital, Llandough Hospital and even Cardiff International Airport.

    Erthygl / 2007 Mawrth 30
  • Cllr. Wakefield, Cllr. Aylwin and Cllr. Carter outside Cathays Library

    Cardiff's Liberal Democrat controlled council has proposed investing £250,000 on building a new Library in Cathays.

    At the March budget meeting, the Lib Dems will propose spending £40,000 between 2007 and 2009 drawing up plans and preparing for the move, and then in 2009 £250,000 will be spent on a new library.

    Erthygl / 2007 Chwef 23
  • Cllr. Joseph Carter and Cllr. Simon Wakefield oppose Somerfield development

    The Cathays Focus Team is supporting local residents and shopkeepers in fighting against plans to demolish the Texaco garage and build a Somerfield supermarket and 14 flats.

    The owners of Shop and Save on Cathays Terrace have submited a petition containing hundreds of signatures to the council. The vast majority of people simply don't want a supermarket and flats built on this site.

    Erthygl / 2006 Rhag 23
  • On Tuesday, Welsh Liberal Democrat county councillor, Joseph Carter, opened a new mural at Maindy Pool, Crown way, Cathays.

    The mural was painted by local artist, Bill Taylor-Beales but was designed by pictures used were originally designed by pupils from Ysgol Mynydd Bychan, Allensbank, Gladstone and St Monica's Primary schools.

    Erthygl / 2006 Rhag 21
  • Local Lib Dems Jenny Randerson, Cllr. Simon Wakefield, Ceri Jones, Cllr. Jon Aylwin and Jenny Willott MP are delighted that the council is installing a bollard on the Cathays Terrace/Crwys junction.

    Cathays Liberal Democrat councillors have successfully campaigned to install a traffic bollard on the Cathays Terrace/Crwys Road junction, to make it safer for pedestrians and lollipop ladies.

    At the October Cathays PACT meeting, this crossing was considered a top priority for local residents and a large petition was collected and presented to the council.

    Erthygl / 2006 Tach 16

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