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Radyr Comprehensive School’s excellent set of A level results

Radyr Comprehensive School are celebrating another excellent set of A level results from their sixth form students.

This year, a staggering 38 year 13 students achieved at least 3 A grades with 21 students achieving at least 4 A grades.

Overall provisional percentage figures are as follows:

  • A*A % – 48%
  • A*B % – 71 %
  • A*C % – 87%
  • A*D % – 96%
  • A*E % – 99.6%

The school have also achieved their best ever set of results at AS level.

Congratulations to all the pupils and staff at the school

Parish Fun Day

Thank you to all who came and enjoyed the sunshine at the Parish of Radyr’s recent Circus themed Fun Day. The variety of stalls offered many things to see and do and the BBQ Team sold out of food before the event was finished.

The day also raised a total of £2,771 towards the ongoing work of the Parish and our partners.

Find out more about the Parish of Radyr including current projects and Service times on their webpages.

Parish Fun Day 2019

£12,000 raised for Action for Children

At the final meeting of the 18/19 Association Festival Committee on Thursday 11th July, David Silver, Chair of the R&M Association, presented Nina Rice, Senior Fundraiser, Wales, for the Charity Action for Children, with a cheque for £12,000.  This was the amount raised by the R&M Community over the past year.  Nina thanked the Association and the Festival Committee for choosing to sponsor the Charity and for raising such a large sum.  Working with everyone over the year had been quite a lot of work – but also great fun!  The money would be put to good use.

The meeting was also an opportunity to introduce the Association’s Charity for 19/20 – Tenovus.  David Silver said he look forwarded to starting work with the Charity in September.

 

Friends of Tenovus – Sponsored Walk

Tenovus walkers

Sunday June 30th was a good day for walking, so intrepid adults, children and dogs met up at the back of Cardiff Castle and proceeded to walk the 4.8 miles back to Christchurch in Radyr along the Taff trail.

They had to navigate their way through a number of cyclists and other walkers to make it safely, first to Hailey Park for refreshments and then on to Christ Church for a scrumptious strawberry tea.

This event was organised by the Radyr and Morganstown Friends of Tenovus to raise funds. Over £2000 has been pledged so far but we are hopeful of more to come.

A huge thank you to all those that participated.

Why not Follow the Radyr and Morganstown Friends of Tenovus on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/FriendsOfTenovus/

News from the R&M Speedwatch group

News from R&M Speedwatch:

Go Safe Cardiff have now given permission for Bryn Derwen (30mph speed limit) and Cae’r Graig (20mph limit) to be included in the Community Speedwatch areas as well as the currently approved areas of Heol Isaf, Radyr and Ty Nant Road, Morganstown.

Community Speedwatch is a locally driven initiative, a scheme operated by local volunteers in partnership with South Wales Police and GoSafe https://gosafe.org/community-speed-watch Members of the community join together to monitor speeds of vehicles, using speed detection devices. Vehicles exceeding the speed limit are referred to the Police with the aim of educating drivers to slow down.

If you are able to spare an occasional half hour to keep our community safe, volunteers are still welcome. Please contact Richard.Davies8@south-wales.pnn.police.uk

Llantrisant Road Closure

Here is the current information provided by Cardiff Council.

The Weight restrictions on Heol Isaf will remain in place.

Vital drainage works will be carried out on Llantrisant Road

Llantrisant Road – from the junction with Heol Isaf to Cardiff Road – will be closed in both directions from 9.30am on July 22nd for approximately three weeks, so vital drainage works can be carried out on the carriageway.

During the closure, the contractor will be carrying out work between 8am and 10pm from Monday to Saturday and from 9am until 10pm on Sundays.

The three week closure is the maximum amount of time that the road will have to close and if the work is completed earlier, residents, businesses and the general public will be notified in advance via an update press release. The work has been scheduled during the summer holiday, as research shows that after children break up from school, the traffic flow reduces significantly.

The Council has put plans in place to minimise disruption to residents and businesses.

These include:

The weight restriction on Heol Isaf will remain in place (except for the usual access arrangements).

The Council and our contractor have contacted businesses in the area and access will be maintained for both residents and businesses living or operating on Llantrisant Road from the junction with Heol Isaf to the junction with Heol St Y Nyll.

Residents who live in the Rhydlafar Estate will also be given access in and out of their properties, enabling them to travel along Croft-Y-Gennau Road to get to the south of the city.

All emergency services have been notified about the closure and protocols will be put in place to ensure that these services can operate effectively.

All bus operators have also been informed about the closure and any amendments to any services which usually use this route will be clearly advertised on the bus operator’s website.

Access for both pedestrians and cyclists will be maintained throughout the road closure via a temporary bridge.

All electronic signs (VMS) will be used within the Cardiff and South Wales Trunk Road Agency (SWTRA) areas, so that advanced notice is given to all road users prior and during the road closure. A signposted diversion route will be in place. Those travelling north out of the city will be advised to travel along the A48 or use Heol Isaf to access the A470.

Those travelling into Cardiff will be advised to use the M4 motorway. All HGV traffic to current development sites will be diverted along the A48 from Western Avenue.

 

 

Rev’d Vicki Burrows talks at R&M Association Meeting

On Monday, 17th June, Vicki Burrows, who was installed as the new Vicar of the Parish of Radyr in February, spoke at a General Meeting of the R&M Association.  The theme of the talk was My journey to becoming Vicar of Radyr’Attended by over 50 members, her amusing and enthralling talk took us from her early childhood with a Jewish Father (who had married ‘outside the faith’) through her introduction to Christianity, to her ordination as a priest, and to her appointment to the position in Radyr.  There were surprising facts and great anecdotes along the path and her talk was very well received by all present.  She claimed she ‘was not very religious’, but everything she said indicated otherwise.

If you would like to read a synopsis of her talk, you can find it in the draft minutes of the meeting by following this link.

At the end of the talk, the RMA Chairman, David Silver, presented Rev’d Burrows with a rose bush to put in the newly refurbished garden of the Rectory.

The next General Meeting of the Association is on Monday, 23rd September at 7:30pm in the Old Church Rooms when the speaker will be Raymond Rivron, who will be talking about the History of Radyr Woods.  If you would like to know more about this meeting, or any other aspects of the work of the R&M Association, please contact the secretary on rma@radyr.org.uk.

New Vicar to talk at Association Meeting

Reverend Vicki Burrows, who was appointed as the new Vicar of the Parish of Radyr in February, will be speaking at the next General Meeting of the R&M Association on 17th June.  Some people will have read her article in the lastest (June) edition of Radyr Chain and will aready know that she has an interesting story to tell about how she came to be our new vicar.  And those who have attended a service in Christ Church, perhaps the Civic Service at the beginning of the May Festival, will know what a good speaker she is.

So this is an opportunity for you to hear more about Vicki’s background and, no doubt, some of her ideas for how she sees her role in our Community for the future.  Attendance at the meeting, in the Old Chucrh Rooms starting at 7:30pm, is open to all residents.

Other topics on the agenda include a short review of the recent May Festival (any feedback or ideas for the future greatly welcomed) and the Association’s ideas for the development of the Community website.

Amazing amount raised during Christian Aid Week

Christian Aid Week, 12-18 May

We are delighted to report that this year the Parish of Radyr raised no less than £2,706.04 for Christian Aid Week.

That was made up of:

  • a ‘Big Brekkie’ (held in the Rectory), £289.00;
  • Door to door street collections, plus Church & Charity Boxes, £1,875.38; and
  • a Strawberry Tea held in the Parish Hall in Danescourt, £541.66.

The total is much greater than in recent years and is a wonderful achievement.  A great big thank you to all involved in whatever way.

Find out more about the Parish and it’s fundraising projects on their pages of this website.

New Brownie Unit Opening in Radyr

1st Cardiff Weekend Brownies is a new group for girls aged 7-10.

There are over 600 girls waiting to join Brownie units across Cardiff, with 60 of those girls waiting for units in Radyr. This new unit will meet monthly on Saturdays to allow more girls to enjoy the opportunities Girlguiding can offer. The girls will take part in a range of activities including games, crafts, cooking and challenges. They’ll also earn Brownie badges and get to join other units on trips and events. There are currently some spaces left.

Anyone interested in finding out more or signing up their daughter can email cardiffweekendguiding@gmail.com.

Thank you from Friends of Tenovus

The picture shows members of the Radyr and Morganstown Tenovus team with a Tenovus van which had been loaded on 22 May 2019 with nearly 250 bags and boxes filled with donations of used items.   All donations will be taken to the Aberystwyth Tenovus Cancer Care Shop.
Many grateful thanks are sent to all those residents of the villages who so kindly supported the Charity on this occasion.

You can find out more about the Radyr and Morganstown Friends of Tenovus on their pages in the Clubs and Societies section of this website

 

Transfer of http://radyr.org.uk

Web coding on a screen

Following the resignation of the previous Web Team and the Site being temporarily transferred back to it’s owners. The Community Council have agreed to transfer this community Site to the RMA, who now own http://radyr.org.uk and the e mail system which runs alongside it. The Community Council now have their own site – http://RadyrAndMorganstown.org.uk.

Following the transfer, http://radyr.org.uk will now be regularly updated once again and act as your one-stop shop for community activity in Radyr and Morganstown. If you have any stories to publish please send them to web-team@radyr.org.uk

Are you running a community event in Radyr & Morganstown? Remember to add it to our Events Calendar and send the details to Events@radyr.org.uk to have us publicise to our Social Media followers.

Spotted an error on http://radyr.org.uk – Let us know as we are currently auditing our content following transfer of ownership to the RMA – web-team@radyr.org.uk

We will be in touch with all those who are registered editors shortly to offer support from the new team and share our updated Editor Guidelines (PDF, 140KB).

How secure is our Festival

Our current Festival, the 32nd, has just finished. It lasted 16 days and we had 34 different events. Everyone loves the parade and Fete and the Concert in the Parc is enjoyed by the whole community, whatever their age.

Who organises the Festival? We have a Festival Committee which comprises of the members of the RMA Executive, a few people from the charity we support and a member from each organisation which runs an event. Each individual organisations and the charity plan and run their own events. However, the Fete, Parade, Concert in the Parc, the Play, the Film and all of the concerts are planned and organised by the RMA.

The RMA committee has only 9 members, a number of whom are not in the first flush of youth. We also have a number of excellent helpers who come along to events like Concert in the Parc and help us to set them up.

What we desperately need are more people to help us with the planning and organising of events. We urgently need someone to organise next year’s Parade. If no one comes forward it may well not take place. We have many local organisations for youngsters including , rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Scouts. Perhaps one of them, a group of them, or their leaders would like to organise the Parade next year. No one is expected to do it all themselves and plenty of help is available. What we really need is planners and organisers.

Next year is our 33rd Festival. We hope it continues for many years to come. However, to do so we need your help. This is the community’s Festival and if you want it to continue you need to support it, not just by attending events, but by helping the team arranging it.

If you are willing to help us, either with the Parade or with the Festival and all the other work we do please contact one of the committee or e mail rmachair@radyr.org.uk

£10,000 Raised for our Charity of the Year

This year’s Festival was a great success. Besides the 34 events a large amount was raised for our charity of the year “Action for Children”. We have been working closely with them since last July and fundraising activities started at Christmas with retiring collections from both local Primary Schools. This continued throughout the Festival. At every event you will have seen people with buckets and raffle tickets. All the money raised through the raffle and collected in buckets goes directly to the charity.

All money raised has not yet been transferred to us as some events were held in the last few days and organisers were still working on their figures.  At the final Festival event, the charity concert for Action for Children, the Chair of the Festival committee, David Silver, presented a cheque for £10,000 to the charity, which was the sum of all contributions raised by the community so far. This will increase as more funds are received from Festival events. A final figure should be available in July when we hold our wrap up meeting of the Festival Committee to review this year’s Festival and start to plan next year’s Festival.

New Community Council Website

Map of RMCC

The Radyr and Morganstown Community Council have launched their new website – http://RadyrAndMorganstown.org 

In due course the Community Council section from this website will be migrated to the council’s new home online.

Photograph Competition

To all amateur photographers.  Come and enter the Festival Photographic Competition – any subject.  Prints 10″ x 8″ to David Cargill, 8 Llwyn Drsygol, CF15 8DN by Saturday 27th April.  Judging and prize presentation Saturday 4th of May at the Fete.

Rev’d Vicki Burrows becomes new Vicar of the Parish of Radyr

A ‘Licensing Service’ was held in Christ Church on Wednesday, 27 February 2019 to appoint Rev’d Vicki Burrows as the new Vicar of the Parish of Radyr.  You can read about the service on the Parish News Page.  We wish her well at the start of her ministry within the Radyr & Morganstown Community.

 

Festival Queen and Attendants Selected

We are delighted to announce that the 2019 May Festival Queen and her attendants were selected on Tuesday, 19th February.  They are:

Queen Megan Vigliotta

 

Maycee Tustin

 

 

Crystal Wales

We congratulate them on their selection and look forward to seeing them at the Crowning Ceremony on Monday, 6th May and at many Festival events.

 

 

 

 

This Week! Musical Society’s new show

This half term, from Wednesday 27th February to 2nd March, Radyr Musical Society’s latest show, How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, opens at the Bishop of Llandaff High School.

This musical, brought to life by the same great minds that gave us “Guys and Dolls”, tells the story of J.Pierrepont Finch, a window cleaner who aspires to great heights. We follow his journey from mail-room clerk to vice-president, through a large number of toe tapping and hilarious songs. The show was revived on the Broadway Stage in 2011 and featured Daniel Radcliffe in the lead role and was nominated for several Tony Awards.

Tickets are on sale now and cost £12 (Concessions £10) from Sue on 029 2031 0894, or from www.ticketsource.co.uk/RMS

 

School Categorisation

Congratulations to our three local schools, Bryn Deri, Radyr Primary and Radyr Comprehensive, who were all awarded Green status in the Welsh Government Categorisation announced this week. A great achievement with every R&M school in the top category.