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Cynefin [1] is a Welsh Government funded programme managed and co-ordinated by Seven Wye Energy Agency [2]. The aim of Cynefin is to test and develop new processes for supporting people in local places and to engage them in effective policy making to improve sustainability in their areas.

The south east Cardiff ward cluster of Adamsdown, Cathays and Plasnewydd has been chosen as one of the places of focus.

In the follow up to the successful Cynefin Community Visioning Event, a Cynefin Cardiff Solutions Event took place in the National Museum Cardiff on the 26th September 2013. Sustainability and community professionals, local politicians, academics, businesses and residents were invited to discuss possible solutions to the visions that emerged from the community visioning.

The project ideas that emerged are presented in the full report and can be found on these pages:

Vision 1 - Cynefin Cardiff will be a clean and attractive place: pp.6-8
Vision 2 - Cynefin Cardiff will be a safe place to walk and cycle: pp. 9-10

Vision 3 - Cynefin Cardiff will be a beautiful and artistically thriving area: pp. 11-13

Vision 4 - Cynefin Cardiff will be a place where people can easily grow food/plants: pp. 14-15

Vision 5 - Cynefin Cardiff will be a community free of urban blight: pp. 16-17

Cynefin Solutions Report Small.pdf 
(Click thumbnail above to view)

The next steps will involve prioritising project ideas and forming working groups that include professionals and residents. The first round of working group meetings will be held at The Gate Arts Centre, Plasnewydd.

All meetings will be held between 5.30pm and 6.30pm. The provisional dates for the working groups are as follows:

Thursday 14th Nov – Café Bar (Vision 2 - Transport)

Thursday 21st Nov – Café Bar (Vision 1 - Waste)

Tuesday 26th Nov  – Studio 3 (Vision 3 - Art)

Tuesday 3rd Dec   – Café Bar (Vision 4 - Growing)

Tuesday 10th Dec  – Studio 3 (vision 5 - Regeneration)

The aims of the meetings are for residents to work with professionals to prioritise, plan and eventually deliver projects that contribute towards helping the community become better and more sustainable place.

The meetings are open to all. Tea, coffee and cakes will be provided.