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Bute Parks Alliance (www.buteparksalliance.org) presentation made to a number of organisations to update them on the encroachment of Cardiff's historic parklands.

Bute Parks Alliance (www.buteparksalliance.org) presentation made to a number of organisations to update them on the encroachment of Cardiff's historic parklands.

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  • Bute Estate spent &#xA3;15,000 laying out 41 acres - 1854 <br /> In March 1897 it "will be a place for public assembly for the people of Cardiff" <br /> 24 acres landscaped by Alexander Roos as a Continental garden <br /> Opened to public to compensate for closure of the castle grounds <br /> First municipal park in Cardiff - pleasure ground, ornamental lake and walks, fountains and many other features now lost.
  • It began, as so often, by enclosure and exclusion - public prohibited in favour of deer. <br /> By 1873 it reached its peak with the work of Andrew Pettigrew <br /> But even the Butes&apos; had to eat - in early 20th century they added a vegetable garden <br /> 1947 some of the land was given other parts purchased with ratepayers money. <br /> In 1924 Council plans to drive a roadway through the park were defeated "an act of vandalism. In 2008 the Council gave itself permission to build a roadway and bridge for 40 ton lorries through Bute Park.
  • In 1860 intended to extend to Llandaff Cathedral acquired in 1879 <br /> Laid out in 1901 - including features such as the Lime Avenue <br /> In 1947 swimming pool exists <br /> The avenue was cut by Western Avenue and the College developed on part of the parkland <br /> Llandaff Fierlds <br /> Vociferous local campaign in 1898 to prevent develop and bring into public ownership <br /> Contributors included the Thomsons who in 1912 gifted Thomson Park to the city <br /> Originally landscaped with fountain, pool, rockery and fern dell

Bute Parks Partnership - 2009 update Bute Parks Partnership - 2009 update Presentation Transcript

  • 1 Bute Parks Alliance campaigning for Cardiff’s historic green spaces
  • Bute Park 2
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  • The Bute Parks complex 5
  • The Bute Parks complex as we call Bute Park, Sophia Gardens, Llandaff and Pontcanna Fields... are not some relict of 19th Century philanthropy 5
  • Sophia Gardens 6
  • Sophia Gardens 6
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  • Pontcanna Fields 9
  • Sophia Gardens 10
  • Sophia Gardens 11
  • 12 WJEC, Western Avenue
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 13
  • Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama 14
  • Tree destruction western edge Bute Park 15
  • Portacabins outside Bute Castle 16
  • New bridge at Corbett Road 17
  • Breaching the tree screen along North Road 18
  • Cleared a year before planning consent granted 19
  • Bridge - cost £1.4 million 20
  • Bedding plants from Holland 21
  • A tranquil part of the park 22
  • Roads widened by 1-3 metres 23
  • Cooper’s Field, Bute Park 24
  • Cooper’s Fields 25
  • 26 Access for bigger events in Cooper’s Field and Blackweir
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  • Road widened to 6 metres to allow lorries to pass 31
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  • 35 We call on Cardiff Council to agree to an immediate moratorium on developments in the central city park complex - Bute Park, Sophia Gardens, Pontcanna Fields and Llandaff Fields - until a wide ranging public consultation has been held into their use and a future strategy agreed.
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  • 38 www.buteparksalliance.org
  • 39 Renewing public spaces and civic society a Cardiff Civic Society event at the newly re-opened Chapter Arts Centre 7pm Thursday 19th November This event has also received the support of The Victorian Society and the Bute Parks Alliance. Details on www.cardiffpartnerships.org