Sunday, 26 July 2009

Latest petition info.

The Petitions Committee have given further consideration to petition to save the Vulcan at its meeting on 7 July, where it was agreed to await an outstanding response from the WLGA. The minutes from the meeting are available here.

Monday, 13 July 2009

Welsh Bloggers in the Pub

Thankfully, with the Vulcan safe for the next few years, the first Welsh Bloggers in the Pub event is free to go ahead as planned this Wednesday.

The brain child of the Cynical Dragon, the event aims to give Welsh bloggers the chance to meet up and socialise in the real world, improve relations and promote better communication throughout the Welsh bloggosphere.

For more info visit the Welsh Bloggers site, join the Facebook group, or keep up-to-date via Twitter.

Thursday, 9 July 2009

Mark Thomas and a return visit from Vine to the Vulcan

Comedian Mark Thomas performed his new show at the Sherman Theatre this week and was lucky enough to receive his very own Save the Vulcan T-shirt.

For those who haven't seen the show, Mark is putting together a new manifesto, by the people for the people, and has been taking suggestions from audiences around the country. Campaigners Rachel Thomas and Joe Cable put forward the suggestion to Save the Vulcan which was met with a resounding cheer from the audience.

In other news Radio 2's Jeremy Vine has followed up his last visit to the Vulcan and his interview with campaigner Rachel Thomas should go out on tomorrows show.

Thursday, 2 July 2009

No Listing for the Vulcan

Despite the recent success in winning a three year lease for the Vulcan, there is inevitably some bad news. After careful consideration by the Minister for Heritage, Alun Ffred Jones, a decision has been made NOT to list the Vulcan. According to the Minster, the pub fails to meet the required listing criteria although he does acknowledge the importance of the Vulcan in Cardiff’s history and the ‘welcome element of diversity’ it brings to its surroundings.

On a positive note, Cadw will begin a review of its principles for the selection of listing this November and you can rest assured that the Petitions Committee are still working hard on the case.