May 1 2014 information on Scrutiny meeting
Decision not to dispose of land at Heath Park "Called In"
The Independent Councillor for Heath, Fenella BOWDEN, has called in the decision made in cabinet NOT TO DISPOSE OF LAND IN HEATH PARK for the purpose of extending the model railway. Any Councillor, who is not a member of the cabinet, has the right to call in any decision that has been made by the cabinet and then this is heard before the Scrutiny Committee. It appears that Cllr. Bowden wants an examination of the process rather than the merits of the decision. This will now go before the Economy and Culture Committee, at 3.30pm on Thursday 8th May, 2014 in Committee Room 4 at County Hall.
 
Please note this is a meeting where the public are allowed to have access.


May 14 2014 newsletter extract
The Scrutiny committee were UNANIMOUS in their decision NOT TO REFER BACK TO THE CABINET.
 

April 10 2014 news
Disposal of Land at  Heath Park
On Thursday 10th April, 2014 Cardiff Council’s cabinet made a decision not to dispose of land at Heath Park for the extension of the railway belonging to Cardiff Model Engineering Society.
There is no doubt that the support given in objecting to this proposal had a major influence on the decision.  Objections were received by way of 77 letters, 432 individual emails, 1252 signatures on a petition and 456 entries on an ipetition whilst supporting the application was 3 letters and 1 email.
We would like to thank you all for your magnificent help in this matter because without you this would not have been possible.
Support was also given by Cllr. Graham Hinchey, Cllr. Lyn Hudson, Jonathan Evans MP and Julie Morgan AM and our thanks also go to them.
It is hoped that this will now protect Heath Park,not only for our generation, but for many generations to come.
You will see from the above the power that a collective community can bring to a matter of concern so, if you have not forwarded your membership application, please do so now.  
Many thanks,  John Jones  (Chairman on behalf of the committee of HRA)