Our community

told us:

Cardiff Council

told us:

"Green spaces benefit all of us."

"I want to actually get to know the community I live in."​

"Let's foster community spirit and pride."

It would reduce loneliness and
isolation, reduce stigma

and prejudice. 

"Splott & Adamsdown need this."

Having considered all options for the Railway Street site, the Council has concluded it is

not to be made available for community use.

This is due to the development / commercial potential associated with the site

We need your help to ask the council to review this decision. 

We're disappointed and we're angry.


Here's why:  


  • According to the 2014 Welsh Index of Multiple Deprivation, Splott and Adamsdown are among the most deprived areas in Wales. 


  • The Cardiff Open Space survey also shows that both wards have a deficit of open space by 19.5% (Adamsdown) and 12.6% (Splott) when compared to the standard recreational open space requirement.


  • Both areas have lost access to training, support, and opportunities for social integration following the end of funding for Communities First earlier in 2018. 


  • The Edible Adamsdown group have also lost their well loved and well-cared for community garden when the Communities First Resource Centre closed. 


  • Adamsdown residents lost yet more of their little remaining green space when Howard Gardens was sold off to build a third block of student flats in the ward. 


  • Our parks and play areas are badly affected by litter, anti-social behaviour, and a lack of investment in play equipment and facilities. 


  • Residents have tolerated significant noise, traffic, and disruption for several years during the work on the bridges. 


  • We (Green City) have been working to secure this land for the local community for four years. We held community consultations, gathering feedback from over 170 local people. We submitted a thorough proposal, complete with impact assessments and financial forecasts, showing that we have the ability to make this project sustainable. We have the support of local organisations, councillors, and individuals.  We do not believe that the council's decision making process has been fair, democratic or transparent. 

Together we can fight to secure this land for our community.

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