Old Church Rooms
Welcome to Radyr and Morganstown, a village lying beneath the Garth Mountain along the edge of the River Taff, which runs down to the City of Cardiff, via the Radyr Weir. The village has a vibrant community with three quality schools, two churches, a superb inland golf course, tennis and cricket clubs, recreational fields and play areas for younger children.
There are numerous voluntary organisations and charity groups – drama, music, scouts, cubs, guides, brownies, PTAs, all meeting in local village halls. Radyr Woods provides a nature reserve for wildlife, adjoining what was the historic railway sidings. A dolomite quarry, situated just North of the village, has minimal impact on community life.
The village has a population of almost 6500 people and has new developments at Radyr Gardens, Parc Radur and Radyr Sidings. Each year we hold a two-week Festival in May, with over 40 different events raising funds for nominated charities. The Armistice Day Parade at the Cenotaph is always well supported by local residents.
This page has been designed for new members of our community who have recently moved to the area. It gives a brief overview of village life and some useful contacts. A booklet can be obtained from the Community Council Clerk 2084 2213 and the Radyr Library- “Welcome to Radyr and Morganstown” – detailing lots of activities and information.
Click here to See the Welcome Pack on the web
Some Useful Telephone Numbers
Gas Emergency 0800 111 999……… Refuse Collection 2087 2087……….. Cardiff Bus 2066 6444
Pharmacy 2084 4740 …………………..Library 2078 0996…………………… Medical Centre 2084 2767
Police Officer 07584 770843…………Fairwater Police 101………… Community Council 2084 2213
Neigbourhood Watch 2084 2034 ……Scouts 07740465779 and Cubs 07952 470 414 ………..Guides & Brownies 2084 2923
Cardiff Bus website to see the local 63 bus timetable or call 2066 6444 – http://www.cardiff.bus.com/english/servicelisting.shtml
Valley lines website to see the local train timetable or call 08457 4849850 –http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/timetables
Hall Bookings: Click on hall bookings to see further details of halls in the village.
Old Church Rooms – Community Centre (click on OCR Bookings to see further details)
Old Church Rooms 2084 2034 ………Morganstown Village Hall 2084 2995 ..Christ Church hall 2084 3582
Methodist hall 2084 3354 …………..Scout hall 2031 0894 …………………Guide Hall 2084 2923
Radyr Golf Club 2084 2408…………..Radyr Tennis Club……..07536 750542
Contact Numbers may change from time to time and you can go to the specific page of the Organisation to confirm the contact.
For local trades, shops and other services click on the directory. Most businesses, organisations and voluntary group have their own webpage and these can be accessed through the DIRECTORY on this website.
To view the RMA Facebook page go to: www.facebook.com/RadyrAndMorganstown Hub
The RMA Twitter page is – www.twitter.com/rmhub
The RMA has a dedicated Festival site at www.rmfestival.org.uk
You can also access, in pdf, back copies of the Radyr Chain – the bimonthly Community newspaper.
The village is twinned with St Philbert de Grand Lieu, a slightly larger community close to Nantes in France. Regular exchanges are arranged to visit each other during the summer period. To see more of these activites go to the Twinning page.
The village is a Neighbourhood Watch area and if you are interested in joining the Watch, to protect and inform you and your neighbours from criminal, unsociable activities click on Neighbourhood Watch.
Places of Interest
Radyr Woods – a nature reserve and amenity area, covers 14 acres with a variety of wildlife, habitat, ponds, springs and heathland, including a medieval cooking mound. This area is managed by the Radyr Community Council and maintained by the Radyr Woods Wardens. See the Radyr Woods webpage.
Dan y Bryn Woods – A woodland area in the heart of the Dan y Bryn housing estate left as a nature reserve for woodpeckers, jays and owls. The occasional fox is seen here. More details on the R&M CC page.
Taff Trail – a river walk along the River Taff – North to Merthyr Tydfil and south the city of Cardiff can be accessed across the river bridge at Radyr Station.
Forest Farm Wildlife Reserve – On the other side of the river Taff is an area preserved for wildlife which can be observed from a purpose built hide. See photographs of wildlife around Radyr and Morganstown by clicking the Reserve webpage.
Skateboard Park – An area of Mound field has been designated for skateboarding with a specially designed skate park.
Village Walks – a series of specially designed walks around the area are being publised. The first of these, on “Industrial Radyr” is available for download here. The second, following a Roald Dahl Trail, is available for download here.
Play Areas for Children – There are four area with play facilities for children – football and skateboarding at The Mound Fields Morganstown, Swings and slides at Radyr Gardens, Radyr Sidings and Parc Radur. There is a hard standing area with goal and netball post at Radyr Gardens and Parc Radur for all weather play. There is a kick about area in Pentwyn. See the map for all these sites.
History of Radyr and Morganstown There are a number of pages on the website giving the history of the village over the last 5000 years. Go to History Page
Sport in the village: Golf, Cricket, Tennis, Football, and indoor events at the Radyr Comprehensive School sportshall.
We’re keen to hear from anyone who has read this page and found it useful. Even more importantly, it would be good to hear from anyone with suggestions for making this page more helpful to new or prospective residents. Please drop us a line to firstname.lastname@example.org