Community Council News
5 Dec 2018: Council meets Plasdwr Community Liaison Manager
Radyr and Morganstown Community Council met with Katie Powis, Community Liaison Manager for Plasdŵr, during the Council’s meeting on 15 November. Discussions with Katie focused on the impact of the Plasdŵr development; the timing of forthcoming works; mitigating inconvenience for the local community and more. Also discussed were the talks held between Cardiff Council, Radyr and Morganstown Community Council, and Plasdŵr about the use of Section 106 money to improve road safety along Heol Isaf and Ty Nant Road. Following those discussions, Plasdŵr’s lead developer Redrow very generously offered to transfer to Cardiff Council its £300,000 Section 106 money – and to do so with immediate effect, rather than wait for the statutory trigger point for releasing the money (which would be reached only after the sale of many more houses).
Council Chair, Ralph Vaughan, said: “Thanks to this generous contribution from Plasdŵr’s lead developer Redrow – and their community-minded spirit – we have agreed with them and Cardiff Council that the early release of this money can be used to improve road safety along Heol Isaf and Ty Nant Road. We have, therefore, asked Cardiff to begin this work by installing new, tabled zebra crossings in Morganstown, Min-y-Coed and near Radyr Medical Centre – and to use any remaining money to improve road safety near Radyr Comprehensive School. We hope that Cardiff Council will agree with our proposals – which will set in motion the statutory consultation process, detailed design and tendering required in order to install the new crossings. Without this kind contribution from Plasdŵr’s lead developer Redrow, none of this would be possible.”
27 Nov 2018: Chairman’s Oak
Councillor Dr Ralph Vaughan was delighted that he could continue a recently established tradition of planting a Chairman’s Oak in Radyr Woods to celebrate National Tree Week. He had a little bit of a help from Jim Goodwin, Chair of Radyr Woods Wardens (see photo on home page). Many people have noticed that there has been tree work in Radyr Woods this year. Trees have natural life cycles. Some in Radyr Woods had reached their sell by date according to a Tree Survey commissioned by the Community Council. It’s important that there is also a program for planting new trees in place, and this Chairman’s Oak is part of the plan.
26 Nov 2018: Road safety response from R&MCC
The Community Council has responded to Cardiff Council’s draft scheme layout for highway improvements in R&M. The full R&MCC response is here.
26 Nov 2018: Planting a willow in Pentwyn Park
The Eco-group from Brynderi Primary school with their teacher Jo Vigliotta and our Chair of Radyr Woods Wardens Jim Goodwin planted a Weeping Willow in Pentwyn Park to celebrate National Tree Week today. Well done Eco-group! Here’s to it being a fun tree to hide under in twenty years time.
26 Nov 2018: Windsor Gardens railings secured
The railings in Windsor Gardens have been made secure today. Thanks to the Wrought Iron Centre. And once the weather is better, the railings will get a touch up. Coping stones also on the way and then we’ll look good again. Wild daffodils planted for the spring and the lights in the corner are to light up the path to make the Gardens more accessible all the year round.