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

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

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

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 and the e mail system which runs alongside it. The Community Council now have their own site –

Following the transfer, 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

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

Spotted an error on – Let us know as we are currently auditing our content following transfer of ownership to the RMA –

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

£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 – 

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


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.

Road Safety update

On 18 January 2019, a third meeting was held between Radyr and Morganstown Community Council and Paul Carter, the Head of Transportation at Cardiff Council, to discuss road safety.

In November, Radyr and Morganstown Community Council submitted its response to Cardiff Council’s proposed layout for highway improvements in Radyr and Morganstown. This included a twenty point action plan.

This is what Cardiff Council told the Community Council at the most recent meeting:

  • they agreed with all of the twenty action points proposed by Radyr and Morganstown Community Council in its response, apart from one. They did not feel that significant work could be undertaken to ease passage for motorists living to the east and west of Heol Isaf and Ty Nant Road as they seek to turn left and right onto those roads. The main problem would be the cost of installing, for instance, traffic lights. In the meantime, the introduction of a 20mph zone should make it easier and safer for motorists facing these manoeuvres.
  • the process for installing tabled zebra crossings at Morganstown, Min-y-Coed and Radyr Health Centre would begin in February 2019. The full process involves numerous stages (see annex A), from a topographical survey, through public consultation, to detailed design, traffic regulation orders, tendering and agreeing contracts. All of this should lead to construction starting no later than February / March 2020.
  • a similar process would be followed with regard to installing a 20mph zone for Radyr and Morganstown – although construction of this could begin no later than January 2020. Gateways for the zone would be constructed, which would include dragon’s teeth road markings on a red road surface
  • Cardiff Council is proposing to close Golf Club Lane to traffic. The reasons for doing so include preventing more traffic using Bryn Derwen as a rat-run when traffic calming measures are installed along Heol Isaf and Ty Nant Road.
  • the risks associated with the junction of De Clare Drive and King’s Road would be considered as part of future works to be undertaken at the station site (including a possible Next Bikes station and an extension of the line to Coryton).
  • Cardiff Council were considering where in R&M to instal Next Bikes stations. There could be several of these installed – and some could be electric, given the steep topography of the area.
  • Cardiff Council continues to discuss rail ticket pricing with Transport for Wales, to remove the incentive to catch trains from Radyr rather than Taffs Well.
  • Cardiff explained that South Wales Police would be working with other agencies (including Cardiff Council and the Trading Standard Agency) to monitor HGV traffic through R&M – and taking enforcement action as necessary. R&MCC agreed to check with Taff Vale Quarry whether or not signage at the exit from the quarry advised drivers not to travel through R&M.
  • Radyr and Morganstown Community Council should continue, in future, to press for implementation of its action points

Playground at Drovers Way

Public display of proposed new playground at Drovers Way (at Clos Parc Radyr)

A partnership has been established, between R&M Community Council, Cardiff Council, the Clos Parc Radur Management Committee and Redrow Homes to deliver improvements to the children’s playground at Drovers Way.  There is some further information here.

To date, one swing has been replaced – and over £25k earmarked for further improvements.

In addition, Jamie Grundy, a local resident, is developing a crowdfunding campaign to fund the one or two, remaining, unfunded items of equipment. He has already established a twitter feed in relation to the crowd funding. You can follow this at:

All of this will ensure that, for the first time, the playground circle will be full of equipment, rather than half empty.

Redrow Homes is also considering what work needs to be done to prevent mud and water flowing onto the site – as happens now.

Local residents will have an opportunity to view Cardiff Council’s plans for the playground, as part of Redrow’s Plasdwr drop-in session on Thursday, 7 February at the New Church Rooms (between 4pm and 7pm). Comments and suggestions will be welcomed.

Pentwyn Puddles

Low-lying areas of Pentwyn Park have long been subject to surface drainage problems.  R&MCC has commissioned this work to get rid of the puddles and the soggy areas around the paths.

PACT Meeting

Minutes of the meeting held on the 19th January can be found on the PACT Page.

Alzheimer’s Choir Concert

A full house enjoyed the Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir at Christchurch on Saturday evening.  A variety of music and humour made for a good evening and a substantial contribution to the work of the Alzheimer’s Society .

Litter Pickers – Bravo!

Fantastic to see over forty people turning up to Radyr Library to litter pick on 15 January. Suzanne Baskerville from Cardiff Council had  done an amazing job of publicising the event and Gareth Davies from Keep Wales Tidy came along to add his experience and knowledge to the volunteers.

 It was a very successful morning and lots of red rubbish bags were filled.

 Suzanne will be back on 12 February and all volunteers will be most welcome!  10:00-11:30, starting at Radyr Library.