New Year Resolutions?
Was your New Year Resolution to join a local group? To start off the New Year, the Web Team would like to highlight some of the marvellous local groups that exist in Radyr & Morganstown.
The current photo album on the homepage is from the Treforgan WI. Whilst the group has not been able to meet in Morganstown Village Hall during the pandemic, they are one of the groups that is now taking advantage of the RMA Zoom licence to be able to re-start their meetings safely online. Find out all about what they do on the Treforgan WI pages of this website.
Waste and recycling collection
Collection days and times are changing across Cardiff during February 2020. Radyr & Morganstown changed to a Tuesday collection from Tuesday 23 February 2021.
Tuesday 2 March: Black bins, green recycling sacks and brown food waste caddies.
Tuesday 9 March: Green recycling sacks and brown food waste caddies.
Garden waste collections are currently suspended over the winter. The next Green bin collection has now been confirmed as 23 March 2021.
The blue bin glass collection scheme remains suspended, please include all glass in your green recycling bags.
See Cardiff Council’s website for the latest information about future collection dates or to order a delivery of green recycling bags whilst Radyr Library remains closed.
From 20 December 2020, when Wales entered level 4 restrictions, all people must stay at home, except for very limited purposes. This also means that public transport should only be used for essential journeys, for example for caring responsibility or for work purposes where people cannot work from home.
The Welsh Government has made it a legal requirement to wear a three-layer, non-medical, face covering on public transport, which includes taxis. While the vast majority of people will be able to wear a face covering, some will be exempt. These include children under the age of 11 years old, and people with certain medical conditions. A full list of exemptions can be found in the Welsh Government Coronavirus FAQs.
Cardiff Bus has now returned to a full timetable following the Christmas and New Year amendments. Here is a link to the substantive 63 bus timetable.
Radyr Library was closed again from 21 December 2020 by Cardiff Council to help reduce the spread of Coronavirus.
Some library services including the popular “Click & Collect” can be accessed from the 4 central hubs that remain open by making an appointment. More information can be found on the Library Facebook page.
The Web Team are seeking clarity on local access to be able to collect green recycling and food waste bags whilst our local library is closed.
Railway works in Radyr & Morganstown
Transport for Wales (TfW) is due to start on electrifying the Valleys Lines, with significant work centred on the Mound Field in Morganstown and also at Radyr Station.
A planning application has now been submitted for a new bridge over the railway at Gelynis Farm. Details of this and the February newsletter to residents from TfW can be found in the new section on Local Planning matters by the RMA. The Community Council are also looking at this matter.
Development of the Local Development Plan
The Local Development Plan (LDP) for Cardiff is now under the process of being reviewed by Cardiff Council. An initial submission on the process has been made by the RMA and both the RMA and Community Council are now starting the process of reviewing the content of the LDP. Read more about the review process.
Be aware of Vaccination related scams. Crime Watch and Action Fraud are advising about a number of email, website and phone scams currently circulating. We remind readers that the vaccine is FREE and there is no need to pay or provide credit card details in order to access the vaccine. You will be contacted by either your GP or another representative of the Health Board at the appropriate time with details of your vaccination appointment.
Report phishing attempts through Action Fraud – https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/report-phishing
Don’t forget to check out the latest crime warnings from your Neighbourhood Watch team.
Llantrisant Road Roadworks
Changes to the Heol Isaf junction with Llantrisant Road are now complete. The roundabout has been replaced by a four-way signal controlled junction and the carriageway has been widened to create new dedicated bus and cycle lanes.
The next phase of work along Llantrisant Road will include the removal of Clos Parc Radur’s roundabout, a 4-way signal junction and widening of the road at this point for new pedestrian walkways, bus and cycle lanes. Plasdŵr estimate that this work will start in January 2021 and be complete by Summer 2022.
We are aware that businesses are responding to the wider Coronavirus situation in different ways. We are updating our Directory as new information is received.
In-person acts of worship at Radyr Methodist Church remain suspended for the time being, but services and bible studies have moved online. Christ Church, Radyr and St John’s, Danescourt are also only holding public worship online until public health advice changes.
Royal Mail disruption
The Cardiff North West Delivery Office is closed following the flooding caused by storm Dennis. Over Christmas, the Web Team have learned that this is now to become a permanent closure. We are still seeking further information from Royal Mail on what implications this has for our access to postal services.
Can we remind you that collecting packages from Lisvane Sorting Office is not your only option. You can also phone up and arrange for re-delivery at a time that is mutually convenient, or even arrange to collect the package from Radyr Post Office. The more people who request these services the more evidence we will have to re-instate a more local Sorting Office.
Full details of the effects of this closure can be seen in our article on the after-effects of the storm.
View our Directory for a summary of the organisations, businesses and services available in Radyr and Morganstown, including their regular meeting times.
There are also bollards at the Llantrisant Rd end. https://t.co/hgrh3ia6lI
Footpaths and roads in the local area map
New to area?
Useful information for new residents including local contact information.
News magazine delivered free 6 times a year to every home in Radyr & Morganstown
Cllr Rod McKerlich‘s home page in his role as County Councillor for the Radyr & Morganstown Ward.
Radyr & Morganstown Community Council
Community Council Content is now available from their website http://RadyrAndMorganstown.org
Book a Room
View the Directory Entries to find out how to book one of the rooms or community halls in Radyr or Morganstown.
Local forecast from the BBC.