Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Colonel Cardiffi, 29 Jun 2020.
Less than 24 hours after they were installed, a number of trees have been snapped and broken on a Cardiff street.
The council carried out work over the weekend to install the trees and add temporary barriers to help local businesses on Wellfield Road, in Roath, as they start to re-open. The new safety barriers and trees have replaced some of the on-street parking spaces.
They said the work was part of a pilot "to create safer spaces for the public in neighbourhood shopping areas".
But by Sunday night some of the trees had been snapped and broken.
One resident said he saw two men arrive in a car and start snapping the newly installed trees just before midnight on Sunday.
He said: "I know some people aren’t happy with these changes, but this is not ok."
Oliver Copleston, who lives on Wellfield Road said: "I’m not even surprised. The countless arguments and fights I’ve seen people get into with Wellfield business owners just trying to abide by lockdown rules proves how fragile some people are to change.
"That being said, I do feel that the council failed to reach a good compromise in their final design which left a lot of people unhappy about the removal of parking.
"On top of that, they didn’t warn nor work with residents on the scheme, and only gave two days notice of a road closure."
Another local resident described it as "shocking vandalism"
Last week, Castle Street in Cardiff city centre was closed "until further notice" as lockdown restrictions are eased.
It is to allow for a covered, outdoor seating area to be built on the street and in the Castle moat for local restaurants and cafes to use.
Knobs. Always a nightmare to park there anyway, always causes a bottle neck. Make it a permanent thing.
Agree they are knobs, how long will those businesses last without any parking though?
Why can’t they use the rec car park? I hope they catch the scum who did this
I think a lot of the cars parked in the street are owned by the shop keepers who seem to manage to park there all day, at least they did when I used to live in Llanedeyrn.
The same as without I think. Most people that use them can't park directly outside anyway. It's bedlam there. You're lucky to get a space. I reckon they should build a small multi story by the library there. Room for a hundred cars or whatever cause parking in Roath is shit full stop. Pre covid the council could highlight how many buses go through there but now people want to drive again.
Again, thanks for the wrench @Arfur Ap Llewellyn Europe
I don't really know area well, I just know I wouldn't bother going for a wander around the shops because I wouldn't know where to park when I get there.
I suspect a lot of their trade is local as well who would either walk or cycle, though I have been known to shop there on occasion and it's too far for me to walk!
Yet another reason why South Wales desperately needs the Metro up and running.
Large out of town park and ride hubs, then hop on to clean, quiet, and hopefully cheap (all the Europeans seem to be able to do it) light rail trains / trams with stops such as at shopping areas like this.
Then there won't be any need for polluting diesel car journeys just to get a spare key cut, pick up 2 Aubergines or chat to Mrs Boggins at the cafe for half an hour.
Crikey. How many times!! Is this a wind up?!
Arf, everyone has heard you explain that you're giving wrenches for the content of the post but nobody likes receiving wrenches for passing on information and everyone else on the forum seems to be able to get by without doing that.
Since my local Barclays Bank in Rumney closed, the nearest Barclays to me is in Wellfield rd, normally I use the bus to get near there, as the parking is so shit, but since lock down I don’t use buses, so I’ve walked there about 4 times
Right, I've changed it to the Controversial rating.
In the absence of a suitable rating for when the content of a post creates anger or dismay, it's probably the next best thing available. All the others look like they're aimed at the poster.
In terms of the actual incident, the area is festooned with CCTV so they can't be the brightest by driving there, getting out of the car then blatantly snapping trees.
They should be found fairly easily, and made to repay the public's money to replace said trees.
these are the type of people who take short cuts as well.
Using the Controversial rating for that purpose is a good shout