This Council notes that:
- Cardiff’s parks and open spaces are a major feature of the
city which are a valuable resource and safe space for residents and
- Parks are places where individuals and families should feel safe
and during the Coronavirus pandemic, many residents enjoyed and
appreciated their local park to be able to get
- There are a number of volunteer groups, including
“Friends” groups, who make a valuable contribution and
help to enhance our parks. This Council expresses its thanks to
them for their hard work.
- The work of parks rangers is crucial in both enabling work
carried out by Friends groups and ensuring that Cardiff parks are
safe and well-managed.
This Council also notes that there has sadly been a
spate of incidents in parks over the past few months, ranging from
serious crimes to low-level anti-social behaviour.
This Council calls on the Cabinet to bring forward a
report which includes:
- Increases the funding available for park rangers. More rangers
will both assist with making our parks safer and encouraging
friends groups to develop.
- A policy on where and when it is appropriate to introduce
lighting in parks, and what consultation would be undertaken to
identify any paths that need lighting.
- Consideration of whether when serious vandalism occurs in parks
the Council should, after seeking advice from the Police, offer a
reward for information which leads to
Such a report should be brought to Cabinet within
Proposed: Adrian Robson
Seconded: Lyn Hudson