Welcome to your Hyperlocal site for Radyr & Morganstown.
Our latest gallery display shows the 15 creatures, all to be found along the river Taff, that support the hanging baskets above the shops on Station Road. The brackets were designed by local resident and artist Keith John and installed 10 years ago
Llantrisant Road Roadworks
From 26 July, Plasdŵr contrator, Walters, will be creating a highway drainage pond on behalf of Cardiff Council to the west of Herbert March Close (near the petrol station on Llantrisant Road) to help facilitate the essential infrastructure works taking place along Llantrisant Road. Walters will start fencing off the area from 12 July in preparation for the works to begin. Pedestrian access along Llantrisant Road will remain in place and the footpath running through the east of the parkland will remain open for the majority of the drainage works.
The team from Plasdŵr posted an update on their works on Llantrisant Road on the Plasdŵr website as the contractors will begin on the roadway in earnest from 1 June 2021.
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.
Radyr Methodist Church are now conducting hybrid services with some in-person spaces available each week and the remainder of the congregation joining online..
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.
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
Tuesday 27 July: Green garden waste bins, Green recycling sacks and brown food waste caddies.
Tuesday 3 August: 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.
Following the decrease in restrictions in July, the legal requirement to wear a three-layer, non-medical, face covering on public transport, which includes taxis is still in place. 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
July 2021 – The RMA have submitted their response to the Draft Vision, Issues and Objectives for the revised LDP.
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
Neighbourhood Watch has launched it latest national campaign – Telling scammers to “Sling your hook”
Don’t forget to check out the latest crime warnings from your Neighbourhood Watch team.
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.
"People who volunteer in the community do so for a variety of reasons. I look forward to sharing some of the opportunities and challenges faced by volunteers and charities. Join us for this session where you might share your experience – or be inspired to volunteer." - @WCVARuth
Only 11 days to go until our next RMA "General Meeting" on Mon 16 August. Ruth Marks will be sharing how "Volunteering makes a world of difference"
These sessions are open to all to hear the talk and share in the discussions on matters of local interest to #Radyr and #Morganstown https://t.co/WO3bajMfYl
Do you run a business or charity that could benefit from the visibility of a stall during our Festival Fete? This year we are in a different venue in Radyr Sidings as we try something new.
Booking is now open - email RMA @radyr.org.uk to secure your stall. #RMFestival2021 https://t.co/vWmbqZ2Qum
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.