Posted: Thu 20th Oct 2016

New Mosaics Complete Local Improvement Scheme /
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Oct 20th, 2016

Mosaics depicting life in a city suburb and the history of the area have been installed on a Llanishen street as part of a neighbourhood improvement scheme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

As part of the City of Cardiff Council’s Neighbourhood Renewal Scheme programme, works have been carried out to improve links between Station Road and Kimberley Terrace, creating a better and safer place for shoppers, businesses and residents. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

In consultation with the local community, the scheme was put forward by local councillors, who can propose ideas for improving their community through the Neighbourhood Renewal Scheme programme. The improvements include new paving, litter bins, cycle stands, seating and planters filled with flowers, while the mosaics on Kimberley Terrace add a splash of colour to the area to complete the scheme. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Children from four local schools, Llanishen High School, Christ the King RC Primary School, The Court Special School and Ysgol Gynradd y Wern worked with artist Maureen O’Kane to develop images based on the local area. These images were then transformed by the artists Maureen O’Kane and Louise Shenstone into four colourful mosaic panels depicting a range of local themes including the history of the area, local transport, Llanishen during World War II and sport and recreation. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Leader of the City of Cardiff Council, Cllr Phil Bale, said: “These improvement works will hopefully help boost local businesses which are at the heart of the community. The mosaics are a lovely finishing touch, giving school children in the area an opportunity to be involved in improving their environment. We are grateful to the artists and the schools for a fantastic job.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

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