We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to honour the author, Roald Dahl, by erecting a permanent statue and exhibition in Cardiff.
Roald Dahl was born in Cardiff and this is something that should be celebrated by our wonderful city every day, giving visitors a taste of the wonder that he brings through his stories.
BBC news reported in September last year that, "More than 35,000 people visited Cardiff for the 2016 City of the Unexpected festival celebrating Dahl's work" - why do we not have a permanent statue/exhibition in his honour? This could boost tourism on a more long-term basis, making Cardiff a permanent City of the Unexpected and bringing tourists into the city and to other parts of Wales.
A statue has been erected in his father's hometown, Sarpsborg, to celebrate their links with the author, it seems totally ludicrous that we do not have a permanent celebration in place also.
It is time for us to celebrate the man who has brought joy, imagination and wonder to people all over the world, putting Cardiff and Wales firmly on the map as a home of culture.