Grangetown Lib Dems

  • Many parts of Grangetown have benefited from Alley Gates thanks to Cardiff's Lib Dem led Council. Now even more areas will.

    Following requests from residents, local Lib Dem Councillors have pressed the Council to install alley-gating in the remaining areas with lanes in Grangetown. The policy of alley-gating was introduced by Cardiff's Liberal Democrat Council a couple of years ago and was implemented in large parts of Grangetown.

    Grangetown Lib Dem Councillor, Francesca Montemaggi, met with council officer dealing with alley-gating yesterday and was told that money has been put aside for alley-gating for the following two areas:

    - Mardy Street, Dinas Street, Hafod Street, Pentre Gardens, Taffs Mead Embankment;

    - All the remaining streets off Taff Embankment (Cymmer Street, Llanbradach Street, Clydach Street, Bargoed Street, Aber Street, Ystrad Street, Abercynon Street and Taff Terrace).

    Commenting on the news, Cllr Francesca Montemaggi, said: "I am ecstatic that this is going ahead. I have been very supportive of alley-gating and presented a petition in Council last year for Bargoed Street. This was initially rejected due to low crime incidents. I requested a review of the decision, which is bearing fruit.

    "Money has been put aside for more alleygating to ensure that problems are not simply moved from one area to another. We aim to have all the lanes gated, provided access is guaranteed.

    "I am also thankful to residents who have requested gates and filled petitions. It is their victory as well. The Council will soon consult them and if the majority agrees, we can proceed and install gates. Gates have been successful in combating crime, anti-social behaviour and fly-tipping. However, it is important that residents make sure the lane is kept clean and tidy and nobody dumps refuse there."

    Erthygl / 2011 Tach 7
  • North Grangetown improvements well underway

    Work on improving the area around Cornwall Street, Court Road and Clive Street is progressing well, despite a drop in the cash available. However Council officers are working hard to make every pound stretch as far as possible.
    Local Lib Dem Councillor Francesca Montemaggi said, "We are going through tough times. Sadly, money has been cut for regeneration, Council staff are working hard to improve as many things as possible.
    "The regeneration of this area has been a huge success and has already made a big improvement to the north side of Grangetown including through roads and pavements being resurfaced, new trees planted and the exterior of many of the terraced streets have been spruced up.

    Erthygl / 2011 Gorff 26
  • Thanks to your Lib Dem Councillors a new Zebra Crossing will be installed on Corporation Road and other key areas locally ()

    A successful bid by Lib Dem-led Cardiff Council has resulted in several local sites getting new or improved crossing points.
    Councillor Asghar Ali welcomed the news saying: "Corporation and Ferry Road are busy roads and lots of children cross them on their way to and from school. I'm glad as a Council we are able to make these routs safer for our children."
    The £220,000 worth of improvements will include:
    • Two replacement and improved Zebra Crossings by Grange Gardens and Redlaver/Coedcae Street,
    • A new Zebra crossing and safer build outs of the pavement near the roundabout with Avondale Road and Clarence Road
    • A new safer entrance to Cambridge Street from Corporation Road along with a new bus stop in the area.
    • Improvements will also be made to the Penarth Road/Corporation Road junction (pictured below).
    Most of Corporation Road has been resurfaced in recent years by Cardiff Council.

    Erthygl / 2011 Gorff 23

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