Cathays: working together again, as a stronger and vibrant community!
Welcome to Your Cathays – a hardcopy newsletter that goes to a specific 1,200+ family homes and 250-300 local businesses/faith groups/voluntary bodies/charities etc. to raise awareness of many positive things (and encourage greater participation) in your own district of Cathays.
Your Cathays Calendar:
|11, March 2019
Story Time / Amser Stori - EVERY Monday
11, March 2019 –
For parents to bring their 0-5 year olds in and have a 'story time' reading session. Everyone welcome. An English reading group (am) and Welsh medium group (pm).
This will encourage parents to have a wider range of books within Cathays Heritage Library - to partake in more reading with their children.
Youth Club @ Cathays Community Centre
11, March 2019 –
Embassy Youth Club for 11-25 year olds
|12, March 2019
Walk for Health - EVERY Tuesday morning!!
12, March 2019 –
Get involved for some fresh air, meet new friends and get that exercise going. This is particularly geared at people who are some time out of recovering from hospital operations, or people who wish to meet their neighbours - or just some good old fashioned fresh air (and conversation!)
Cardiff Food Bank - EVERY TUESDAY in Cathays
Cardiff Friends of the Earth - regular Monthly meeting
12, March 2019 –
Cardiff Friends of the Earth meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Steen's Cafe.
This is the opportunity for you to join in with campaigns, and raise awareness of the environmental ills which every town and city has to deal with.
|13, March 2019
Book Club - every 2nd Wednesday of month - Cathays Library
13, March 2019 –
Come and join our book club every second Wednesday of the month at Cathays Heritage Library.
|14, March 2019
'FAN': Cathays 'Friends And Neighbours' EVERY THURSDAY @ Cathays Library
14, March 2019 –
A new FAN (Friends and Neighbours) group is beginning at Cathays Library, Fairoak Road, CF24 4PW starting on Thursday 9th June at 2:00pm until 3:00pm.
The group is for men and women from around the corner and around the world to meet together in friendship. If you are learning English coming to FAN can help you improve your speaking and listening skills.
For more information ask Colin or Gail at the library 02920 785 580 or Sarah on 07880 630 553.
|15, March 2019||16, March 2019
WEEKLY/every Saturday: Councillor Surgery's for the Cathays residents and businesses
16, March 2019 –
Come and voice your concerns or ask for support and direction from your local Councillors of Cathays.
We hold regular advice surgeries. No appointment is necessary and we will do our best to help whatever the issue. Or just drop by to say hello!
Your Councillors in Cathays (L-R) Ali Ahmed, Chris Weaver, Sarah Merry and Norma Mackie.
|17, March 2019|
Please contact us and tell us about your events in Cathays so that we can add them to the Your Cathays Calendar for everyone else across Cathays to see & share in your activities !!
There is at least 2000 residents across Cathays. The purpose of this website is to show as many positive things in Cathays as possible, link people up (particularly long term neighbours who may not even be aware of each other) and giving examples of how to improve your district and improve the quality of life for everyone!
Videos, blogs, newsletters, reports – there will be many avenues to attempt to communicate good practice in your fair district of Cathays.
Your Cathays was informally started in the early to mid 2000’s with work on planting initiatives, creating natural soakways, encouraging water butts to be added to the area, housing and material recovery, community engagement and attempting to understand the local area (people, nature, economy); by 2011 this website began to quietly evolve …..
By highlighting good practise that exist in Cathays; we can all be involved with community initiatives, supporting our ageing population, supporting young families (and greater social interconnectivity), supporting local businesses (what can we do to reduce the summer economy lull), charities (helping the homeless and low income families), social enterprises (new fairer economy), religious services (at our churches, mosques, synagogues etc.) and any other thing that helps make Cathays a better district to live, work and relax in.
Your word is important and we want to hear from you. Your Cathays district – your word counts! All contributors will be credited for their input, unless they choose to be anonymous.
Please email your thoughts, stories, ideas or a group you support to Your Cathays. It is important we share the positive attributes of the Cathays district.