This week I created a new Cardiff hyperlocal blog for the Maendy, ‘Lower Heath’, western-edge-of-Cathays area known to the council as the ward of Gabalfa.
It’s a funny area to cover. Wikipedia says Gabalfa “is characterised by an enormous fly over road at the Gabalfa Interchange, where the A48 road meets the A470 road (North Road) which leads from Cardiff to northern Wales, and the A469 road (Caerphilly Road)”, which about sums the area up.
I’m not a journalist and I have no intention of playing one for the purposes of this blog. Instead my plan is to provide a useful ‘evergreen’ content and build that up into a living directory of sorts.
There’s some overlap with another hyperlocal blog — heathlands.us — that covers the entire CF14 postcode district, but the two sites are going to have very different approaches, so I think there’s still value to having both.
I’ve kicked things off with some basic election coverage and attempted to open up a discussion to help define the geographical scope of the blog: Where is Gabalfa?
Things are still taking shape, and I’m very open to suggestions or (better still) contributions. I’d love to host a few essays about the area from a local perspective. If you have any thoughts, head over to the contact form.
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