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Radyr & Morganstown Festival 2021
Booking is now open for all events in the May portion of the Radyr & Morganstown Festival 2021. Full details of the available events is now updated on the Festival Website.
Radyr Library has re-opened for Click and Collect library services – by appointment only. Full details including opening hours can be found on the Cardiff Council pages on Hubs and Libraries.
It is also possible to collect recycling bags and food waste bags from the library again during its opening hours without an appointment.
More information can be found on the Library Facebook page.
Welsh Water work in your area
To ensure that Welsh Water can continue to provide you with a first-class supply of drinking water, they need to abandon a section of an old water pipe and connect it to an adjacent pipe. This will take place along Ffordd Las, Drysgol Road, Dan-y-Bryn Avenue, Park Road, and Windsor Avenue in Radyr. There will be local traffic management in place on each of these roads as required.
Work will begin on Monday 22 March and should be completed by the end of April 2021. Further details can be found in this letter from Dŵr Cymru – Welsh Water.
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.
The recording of the TfW briefing meeting for residents through the RMA held on Wednesday 24 March 2021 is now available. This was a special meeting at which TfW staff gave an update on the South Wales Metro, Morganstown Compounds and Bridge at Gelynis Farm. The meeting also covered some of the recent issues with noise from overnight works to cut back vegetation along the City Line.
TfW issued this letter on 18 March as a result of complaints of noise from residents near the City Line at Radyr Station regarding the overnight work of cutting back vegetation adjacent to the track. The letter contains contact details if further problems arise.
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.
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 20 April: Green garden waste bins, Green recycling sacks and brown food waste caddies.
Tuesday 27 April: Black bins, green recycling sacks and brown food waste caddies.
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. Alternatively, recycling and food waste bags can now be collected from Radyr Library again, without appointment, during its opening hours.
From 15 March 2021, the restrictions across Wales were updated to “stay local”. This means that public transport can now be used for an increased number of journeys but please be considerate of those who have an essential journey for work or caring purposes when planning your journey.
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 have amended their timetables again to respond to the expected increase in demand. Here is a link to the substantive 63 bus timetable.
Transport for Wales continue to review the amended schedule to Radyr in light of traffic volumes and their works on the lines. View latest railway timetable information for Radyr.
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
Work has begun for the next phase of changes along Llantrisant Road which 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 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.
Is it right that this generation of young people will have to incur huge debts to go to university in an uncertain economy? We ask candidates how they would change student finance in Wales to help reward the young for the sacrifices made.
Hear the response https://t.co/vz2ApV0JQy
No party ever suggests what should remain closed, we only hear what should be opened. What area would you not open and why?
Hear your candidates from #CardiffWest give their response to this question at the start of this evening's Radyr Hustings - Live now
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.