Welcome to the Pontcanna Hub website – an information site for people who live, like, visit and work in Pontcanna, Cardiff.
In July 2011 two campaigns were launched to protest against proposed supermarket developments in Pontcanna, these were:
• SAINSBURYS at the Pontcanna Pine/The Dairy site on Kings Road
• TESCOS at the Ballantyne Wine Merchants site on Cathedral Road
These campaigns resulted in an amazing show of support from people who lived in the area, and those who enjoy visiting or work in Pontcanna. Meetings were held to share information, consult with people for their views, and to gain ideas of how to fight the developers’ proposals. Funds were raised at the meeting, these have been used to finance two traffic assessment proposals and the printing of materials. We have set up a formal committee with a treasurer to manage these funds correctly.
During these two campaigns the Pontcanna Pine/The Dairy team received many requests for (and offers of help with) some kind of website/information hub which people could visit to learn up-to-date news, find out more information, and download copies of the developers’ plans. Also a place where people could suggest ideas for action/help.
Since then we have participated in and shared many campaigns and events, and had over 23,000+ site views. We also know many more local people and business owners by name!
We hope the site has become a valuable resource and that it communicates and celebrates what we all love about Pontcanna, our community and our lovely parklands. We welcome comments to posts, and if you would like information posted on the site please email us. You can also follow us on twitter @pontcannahub thank you.
Thanks for all your support so far, and we hope you find the website useful.
The Pontcanna Hub Team
Please note: this site is privately funded and run by a group of local residents who are the ‘Pontcanna Pine Team’ and has no commercial or political affliation, all views are our own.