Local Achievements

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What have your councillor achieved for residents in Riverside?

Aside from supporting residents with issues, the following achievements have taken place in Riverside:

  • The Big Sweep has now been running every autumn for 5 years and sees approximately 500 residents, supported by Council staff and wagons, clear the leaves from the streets and pavements over a 5-6 week period.
  • 20 MPH limits now in place throughout Riverside
  • Major road repairs in South Riverside including the full reconstruction of Despenser PlaceImproved pavements including resurfacing of Fitzhamon Embankment
  • Refurbishment of Despenser Gardens Playground with new play equipment and a full replacement of the Multi-Use Games Area
  • Additional waste team rounds in South Riverside
  • Additional bins in key areas including in the parks for dog walkers, and around the main roads in South Riverside, A surfaced 3-metre path across Pontcanna fields to Blackweir Bridge.
  • Replacement and additional tree planting in the parks
  • Major junction safety improvements at the Wyndham Crescent / Severn Junction including new street tree.
  • New pedestrian crossings on: Wyndham Crescent, Cathedral Road and Ninian Park Road.
  • Improved cycle infrastructure including Sophia Gardens, Castle Street and Wellington Street.
  • Refurbishment of Council flats at Edinburgh Court and landscaping at South Morgan Place
  • School Holiday Enrichment Programme in place (meals and activities for children in the school holidays)
  • Supporting the food bank Pontcanna Fields changing room refurbishment to support local football teams and Clwb Rwgbi
  • Ensuring into work, ESOL, youth activities continue to be funded in South Riverside
  • Adult Education Centre above Severn Primary continues to provide basic skills, IT and Welsh classes.
  • Additional residents parking space in South Riverside

Tudor Street Regeneration Programme underway and will include:

  • New bus and bike lanes
  • Shop front replacements
  • New trees and rain gardens
  • Tudor Lane improvements in partnership with local businesses Council Meals on Wheels and Mobile library active and promoted in the area

*Please note that your councillors do not claim personal credit for any of this. The vast majority of work is undertaken by volunteers, council staff, community groups etc.

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