I’ve written about this subject before but it is worth keeping it in your minds because Bute Park is being carved up under your very noses. Those of you who live in Cardiff will have had some council propaganda through your door over the past day or so. This propaganda is called ‘Capital News’. There is a competition called Britain’s Best Parks, which until Capital News pointed out in a bilingual way (hands up if you are Welsh speaker but read bilingual signs in english, shame on you) I was completely unaware of. Bute Park was awarded the accolade, Best Park in Wales. Continue reading
Wednesday 15th October 2008 will go down in the annals of Cardiff’s history as the day that the city’s council voted to destroy Europe’s largest traffic free park.
Bute Park for those of you who don’t know is an enormous area of green, beautifully landscapes parkland which was bequeathed to the people of Cardiff by the 5th Marquis of Bute. This is the same benevolent aristo who commissioned the famous architect, William Burgess, to rebuild and remodel Cardiff’s castle into a the attractive, swanky, and slighty camp Victorian-Gothic landmark. Continue reading