Lib Dems call on Cardiff Council to spearhead efforts to tackle obesity in the Welsh capital

With figures showing that more than one in every ten children in the Welsh capital aged 4-5 are obese, as well as around one in every four adults aged 45-64, Cardiff’s Liberal Democrat councillors are calling on the Cardiff Council to take a lead in drawing up and delivering a strategy for combating obesity amongst the city’s wider community.

They have tabled a motion for debate at the full council meeting taking place on Thursday 19 July. The motion, which is proposed by Penylan councillor Rodney Berman and seconded by Pentwyn & Llanedeyrn councillor Emma Sandrey, asks the council’s administration to work with partner organisations in the city, including Cardiff & Vale University Health Board and Public Health Wales, to draw up a strategy that includes proposals aimed at reducing levels of obesity amongst both adults and children over the next 5-10 years.

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Comment on news that Cardiff's new bus station won't be operational before late 2020

Commenting on the news that Cardiff’s new bus station may not be operational until late 2020, Councillor Rodney Berman, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Investment & Development on Cardiff Council, said:

“It is shocking to learn that Cardiff’s proposed new bus station may only be operational by late 2020.

“The Labour Party fought the 2012 local election in Cardiff calling for the delivery of a new bus station to be accelerated and has run Cardiff Council ever since. Ahead of that election, the previous Liberal Democrat-led administration had firm plans in place for the new bus station, with funding secured and allocated.

“Whilst the process for securing the site still had to be completed at that stage, the fact the project has subsequently been so delayed whilst the council has been under Labour control is nothing short of a travesty of incompetence.

“It is hard to understand how an eight-year wait for a new bus station to be up and running can be seen as speeding up its delivery. Labour has clearly failed to deliver on its promise and, in doing so, has badly let Cardiff down.”

1,000 days with no bus station is ‘an embarrassment’ to Cardiff, say Lib Dems

Friday April 27th will mark 1,000 days since Labour closed Cardiff’s bus station. 

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Cardiff Lib Dems propose lower council tax rise and investment in key services

Cardiff Lib Dems offer lower council tax rise with more investment in roads, clean streets and supporting the city’s most vulnerable

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Cardiff Secondary school exlcusions up 18%

Cardiff's Lib Dems have expressed concern at a jump in the number of exclusions in the city's secondary schools. In the academic year 2016/17, pupils were excluded for a total of 1989 days, an increase of 18% on the previous year.


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Cardiff Council Police Investigation

Today's news that police are 'undertaking an investigation in relation to a specific area of the Council’s Waste Management service', is concerning.

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Wedal Road to close in 1 month - Cardiff Lib Dems respond

At the beginning of February the Labour controlled-council announced plans to close the Wedal Road recycling centre less than a month later by 2nd March.

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Cardiff Council budget proposals - Lib Dems respond

Cardiff’s Liberal Democrats say they will test the city’s forthcoming budget against three simple objectives: does it give a stronger role to the city’s charity and voluntary sector; will it deal with the crippling congestion that is costing Cardiff a fortune, and will it improve the health and happiness of the least well-off in the city.

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Cardiff Lib Dems welcome plans for former Roath Library

Cardiff Council has announced that it intends to transfer the former Roath Library to Rubicon Dance, and allow them to convert it into a community dance studio with meeting spaces for local community and dance groups.

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Cllr Bablin Molik elected Chair

Members of the Liberal Democrats in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan have elected Cyncoed councillor Bablin Molik as the new party Chair.

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