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How much would you pay for policing?

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Did you know that your Police & Crime Commissioner is responsible for setting the South Wales Police budget and deciding what further funds need to be raised from the additional charge on council tax?

This is called the police ‘precept’ and accounts for nearly one half of South Wales Police’s funding – the rest comes from the Government. In setting the precept, the Commissioner consults with the local electorate – you.

Here’s your opportunity to have a say about how much you pay…

The ‘Our Police, Our Community’ survey has now been launched.

It would be great if you could take part because your feedback will help the Commissioner decide what the South Wales public will pay for policing in 2024/25.

It takes just a couple of minutes to complete and it closes on Monday, 18 December.

Click here to have your say

Would you prefer a paper copy of the survey to complete? That’s no problem get in touch by email, phone or post.

E-mail: | Phone: 01656 869 366 | Post: South Wales Police & Crime Commissioner, Police Headquarters, Cowbridge Road, Bridgend, CF31 3SU.

Remembrance Sunday 2023

Wreaths being laid on Radyr War Memorial

Thank you to all who braved the weather this morning (Sunday 12 November 2023) at Radyr War Memorial. If you couldn’t make it, you can still watch this (and the service in Christ Church that followed) on the Garth Ministry Area’s YouTube Channel

County Councillor Reports

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Are you interested in what your County Councillors are doing to represent you? Read their latest reports.

2023 Crime and Community Survey

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A request from Neighbourhood Watch to complete the annual Crime and Community Survey.

We are delighted to invite you to take part in our annual Crime and Community survey. The survey is in its fourth year, and we want to hear your views on crime, community, and your experience of Neighbourhood Watch. The survey is open to everyone across England and Wales, regardless of whether you are a Neighbourhood Watch member.

All responses will be anonymised and aggregated, and everyone who completes the 5 – 10 minute survey can choose to opt-in to the prize draw to win one of three £25 Amazon vouchers.

The results will enable us as a charity to better understand crime and fear of crime, benchmark whether membership in a Neighbourhood Watch scheme or living in a Neighbourhood Watch area impacts crime levels, neighbourliness, and the willingness of communities to work together. This information is vitally important to ensure we can better target our work to meet your crime and community needs and concerns.

Last year our survey received a great response, providing us with rich and useful data.

Please complete our survey and share it via email and social with all the various communities you belong to, whether they be a Neighbourhood Watch community or other such as sport, religious or work community.  This will help us receive a good balance of responses from members and non-members, enabling us to compare experiences between these two groups. Alternatively, reshare our social posts (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn) to your channels.

The survey closes on 17th November 2023.

Find out more about your local Neighbourhood Watch group through their pages on this website.

Halloween 2023

Pumpkins decorated sitting on the top of the wall in Windsor Gardens.

Thank you to the team from Cardiff Youth Work, our PCSOs and the volunteers from the RMA BBQ Team who made the Halloween event in Windsor Gardens on 31 October such a successful evening.

Thank you also to the Radyr & Morganstown Community Council for sponsoring the event which allowed us to keep the cost of the food down to just £1 per item.

It was great to see so many of all ages join in the fun in a safe and controlled environment – despite what the weather tried to throw at us.

Christmas Events 2023

Cartoon christmas tree and baubles

Christmas is coming and there is lots to look forward to across Radyr & Morganstown.

The Christmas lights will soon be going up along Station Road and down Heol Isaf. There will also be the usual 3 outdoor Christmas Trees illuminated in

  • GrannyPark (Morganstown);
  • Lychgate Gardens (Radyr Sidings); and
  • Windsor Gardens (Opposite Station Road, Radyr).

Christmas Lights across Radyr and Morganstown

The Christmas Lights across Radyr and Morganstown event will be held on Friday 1 December 2023.

Starting around 18.30 with the singing of carols around the large tree in Windsor Gardens (opposite Station Road). We will light this tree before Santa then arrives in Station Road itself for those large and small to say hello to him in his sleigh outside the Co-op.

Also, from around 6:30pm, we should be ready in Station Road with stalls selling all sorts of goodies – crafts, gifts, jewellery and much more. Our usual burgers, hot dogs and mulled wine will be available at the RMA stalls. Most of the shops will also be open and joining in the fun, including Cicchetti, Slice and The Radyr Tap, so you will be able to do some shopping and even stay for a meal.


The British Heart Foundation Cymru, will finish their year as the RMA’s chosen charity with a stall and be collecting with buckets during the evening. Please give generously.

Do come along and enjoy the festivities. It is a lovely way to start the Christmas Season and entrance is free.

Christmas Singalong with Goldies

Join the team from Goldies at the New School Rooms (next to Christ Church) on Friday 1 December from 2pm until 3pm for an hour of sing along to Christmas hits from the 70s to the present day. Enjoy the singing, a cuppa and a chat.

Christmas jumpers etc. encouraged.

£3 charity donation includes refreshments.

Christmas Activities at Radyr Hub

Christmas Crafts | Crefftau Nadolig on Saturday 9 December from 10.30 until 12.30 at Radyr Hub | Hyb Radur (formerly Radyr Library). Suitable for ages 3 – 11

Santa’s tour of Radyr & Morganstown

Santa in his illuminated sleighSanta and his Sleigh have been invited by the Radyr & Morganstown Community Council. The sleigh will tour Radyr & Morganstown on Friday 15 December 2023.

Full route and anticipated timings for Santa’s tour are now available – please note all published timings are only approximate.

To assist with Road Safety please do not attempt to approach Santa when he is travelling in his sleigh but he will be accompanied by some elves collecting for the RMA Charity 2023 – The British Heart Foundation Cymru.

Christmas Services

Both Radyr Methodist Church and Christ Church Radyr will be holding in-person Christmas Services. 

Advent and Christmas services across the Garth Ministry Area have now been published.

Full schedule for Radyr Methodist Church to be published shortly.

The Garth Ministry Area launches new website

The Garth Ministry Area

On Tuesday 22 August 2023, The Garth Ministry Area launched its new website at

This online home will cover all of the churches across the Ministry Area which includes the local churches in what used to be known as the Parish of Radyr.

Christ Church, Radyr and St John’s Church, Danescourt.

The halls operated by these churches are also covered:

New School Rooms, Radyr and The Church Hall, Danescourt

Have your say – Preferred Strategy for Cardiff LDP out for Consultation

Revised Local Development Plan (RLDP) Public Consultation: 16 August 6-8pm at the New School Rooms in Radyr. Your chance to find out more and make your views known to Cardiff Council. There will be experts to answer your questions and concerns. Put the date in your diary!

The draft Strategy for Cardiff’s Replacement Local Development Plan (RLDP) was approved by Cardiff Council on 29 June and is now out for Public Consultation between 27 July and 5 October 2023.

For information, the RLDP process still has a way to go before it is formally adopted. The currently proposed dates are set out below:

  • Consultation on Preferred Strategy – July to October 2023
  • Consultation on Deposit Plan – July to September 2024
  • Examination – May 2025 to October 2025
  • Adoption – November 2025

For now, we are looking to get a good turnout for the Public Consultation session on 16 August to show that the people of Radyr & Morganstown have an interest in what the Council are planning to do both within our Community and across the City.

We also need people to read the documentation and put forward a response to the full online Consultation available from

Launch of Cardiff LDP Preferred Strategy

Have your say on the Future of Cardiff! The Cardiff LDP Preferred Strategy is being launched online on Thursday 27 July 2023, 11 am – 12pm. Be part of this exciting event and to learn how you can have your say on the future of Cardiff, book a place on this online event being run by Planning Aid Wales.

Once the Preferred Strategy has been launched and the full details of the next consultation phase announced, the Radyr & Morganstown Local Development Group and the RMA will work out how to best to keep local residents informed of the plans and assist in ensuring that we have our say in the most effective ways possible.

County Councillor Reports

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Are you interested in what your County Councillors are doing to represent you? Read their latest reports.

Radyr & Morganstown Community Council have a new home online

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From 27 June 2023 your Community Council website address is:

The Web Team are working our way through existing links on this website to Council related materials. We apologise for any broken links in the mean-time but the Council have not been able to put a re-direct from their old domain name in place.

Period Dignity

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Any person who needs period products can go to Radyr Hub and ask for the pamphlet Period Dignity List. All they have to do is tick the boxes inside the pamphlet against the product they need and then pass the pamphlet back at the desk.

The librarian will quietly go and collect what the individual has requested and pass the product to them in a discreet package.

This extends the provision which Cardiff Council had previously announced for Period Products to be available for free through schools during term time. This ensures that there is also a provision available to all and available during school holidays.

The Web Team have also learned that when the Methodist church is open, they too have period products that they are happy to give out.

Activities at Radyr Hub over the Summer Holidays

Radyr Hub on Park Road (formerly known as the library) has a busy schedule of activities planned for the Summer Holidays.

Download the leaflet or see the full schedule (correct at time of publishing) for full details.

Week One

Monday 24th July 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Board Games Club

Tuesday 25th July 11:00 am to 12:30

Crafts and PCSO Bike Marking

3:30pm to 5:00 Lego Club

Wednesday 26th July 10:30 to 11:30 am, Story and RhymeTime

Saturday 29th July 10:30am to 12:30

Lego Club


Week Two

Monday 31st July 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Board Games Club

Tuesday 1st August11:00am to 12:30 Craft Session Water Theme

3:30pm to 5:00 Lego Club

Wednesday 2nd August 10:30 to 11:30 Story and RhymeTime

Saturday 5th August 10:30am to 12:30 Lego Club


Week Three

Monday 7th August 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Board Games Club

Tuesday 8th August 11:00 am to 12:30 Craft Session

3:30pm to 5:00 Lego Club

Wednesday 9th August 10:30am to 11:30 Story and RhymeTime

Saturday 12th August 10:30am to 12:30 Lego Club


Week Four

Monday 14th August  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Board Games Club

Tuesday 15th August 11:00 am to 12:30 Lego Coding Workshop BOOKING ESSENTIAL

3:30pm to 5:00 Lego Club

Wednesday 16th August 10:30  to 11:30 Teddy Bear RhymeTime

Saturday 19th August 10:30am to 12:30 Lego Club


Week Five

Monday 21st August  2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Board Games Club

Tuesday 22nd August 11:00 am to 12:30 Crafts and Activities -Athletics Theme

3:30pm to 5:00 Lego Club

Wednesday 23rd August 10:30to 11:30, Story and RhymeTime

Saturday 26th August 10:30am to 12:30 Lego Club


Week Six

Tuesday 29th August 11:00 am to 12:00 Mike Church Author Event

3:30pm to 5:00 Lego Club

Wednesday 30th August 10:30 to 11:30 Story and RhymeTime

Friday 1st September 3:00pm

Craft Session-Basketball Theme

Saturday 2nd September 10:30 to 12:30 Lego Club

£7,500 cheque for BHF Wales

Cheque presentation

On Friday evening (7 July 2023) the Festival Committee presented a cheque for £7,500 to the British Heart Foundation for monies raised during the May Festival. More money has already been raised by the RMA and other groups across the community and BHF will remain the RMA’s charity for the rest of 2023 which will cover all of the community Christmas events.

The cheque was presented to Carys from BHF Wales during a “thank you” evening and BBQ at the Old Church Rooms where the volunteers who make the events across the Festival Fortnight happen.

If you would like to donate to BHF Wales there is still time through our JustGiving page –

Festival Wind Down 2023

Radyr Methodist Church’s First Eco Fair

The sun was blazing for the first eco fair organised by Radyr Methodist Church on Saturday 3 June 2023. The stream of people has been ongoing all morning. Methodists, neighbours, passers-by of all ages have stopped to take a look, purchase a couple of items, take a plant or have a chat about the fair, the environment and ask for tips. The atmosphere is lively and welcoming. “This green fair, this eco fair, is an opportunity to share and provide a marketplace for organisations that are delivering on issues regarding the environment,” says Cath Taylor, the coordinator of the eco fair.

Outside are the plant swap and local beekeepers stands; inside, the clothes swap, a local ethical shop, No Waste Living, selling products good for the planet and a chance to refill your bottles  and a stand for litter pickers to name but a few. The aim is to “help keep our local environment and our local community clean and healthy, not just for our kids but for the wildlife that is affected,” adds Cath.

When the Rev’d Judith Holliman arrived in Radyr four years ago, she was delighted to meet so many like-minded people to talk and to reflect on the environment. “We wondered, what we can do to remind people of how easy it is to recycle. It’s grown from that and the church happily embraced it,” says Judith.

Starting with refillable bottles, they are offering a plant swap and a clothes swap at the fair. The idea is to bring plants and clothes ahead of the fair, so they are sorted out. On the day, people can come and pick what they want. Donations are welcome but not mandatory. “We will take the remaining clothes to a charity down the road. In this system, everybody benefits and nothing goes into the landfill,” rejoices Judith.

Knitted bee displayThe children were an important part of the fair. They had a room where they could play and there were activities prepared by the team: there was a critter box with small insects from the garden, making hedgehogs out of  fir cones and birdfeeders. “We gave information about how long they live and what they do. It’s about taking care of God’s creation,” adds Angela, a local preacher who participated in creating the children’s activities.

Only one of the dozen or so children who came along was known to the team. The stream of young people being slow but steady, the volunteers had time to dedicate to the children, guiding them in the activities and answering their questions. Ahead of the fair, children and the team had prepared a puppet display for the entrance to the church. The puppet show was a garden with bees, butterflies and characters who look at them. “It is to show everyone that gardens are beautiful and that we need to look after the creation that God’s given us,” concludes Angela.

Could you be the next Community Councillor for Radyr North or Morganstown?

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Radyr & Morganstown Community Council have three vacancies covering the Wards of Radyr North and Morganstown.

Expressions of interest are being sought from members of the public who are interested in representing their community on the Community Council.

For full details please see the formal notice of Co-option provided by the Clerk to the Council. Please note the closing date for expressions of interest is 3 July 2023.

For more on the work of the Community Council please see their separate website:

Radyr Methodist Church hosting Green / Eco fair and free Plant swap

Radyr Methodist Church are hosting a Green / Eco fair and free Plant swap* Saturday June 3rd 9am – 1pm

Radyr Methodist church has been working hard to improve our care for the natural world and environment with use of Fair trade and eco-friendly products, reusing, recycling and recent improvements in our heating, lighting and insulation of our premises. We have achieved an A Rocha Eco-church Bronze Award, but there is so much more we can learn and do as a church, as individuals and as part of our growing community.

So we are delighted to be hosting local producers Elsinore bees and Garth View Organics, No Waste living No Waste Living – Intentional Living to Create Less waste and our local Litter Pickers, along with our own Beautiful Abodes for bats and birds, Seaglass jewellery, Nearly new clothes, and a new Puppets display and Children’s activities.

We hope individuals, families and local organisations will join us as we learn to live more sustainably and care for our beautiful world and the creatures and people we share it with.

*if you don’t have plants to bring, please come and take a plant or two to help the bees butterflies and insects in your garden or window box.

We’ll also be celebrating with an Environment Sunday Service Sunday June 4th 10.30am – all welcome.

Contact to register an interest in a free stall

#RMFestival2023 is underway

Radyr & Morganstown Festival 2023

The 2023 Radyr and Morganstown Festival is underway.

Don’t miss out on events happening until Sunday 14 May. Check out the Festival website today –

Festival 2023 supporting British Heart Foundation Cymru

Collection for Cardiff Foodbank

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There will be another collection for the Cardiff Foodbank this week organised by Radyr Methodist Church. Please give as generously as you can, the Foodbank are always greatful for the generosity of donation that comes each time we ask in this area.

Please place any donations of food in the boxes which will be outside the following addresses between 9 am and 5 pm on Saturday 22 April 2023.

  • 30 Pentwyn, Radyr CF15 8RE;
  • 20 Walnut Tree Close, Radyr CF15 8SX;
  • 13 Heol Roald Dahl, Radyr CF15 8GT.

The foodbank currently need –

  • UHT milk (1 litre);
  • FRUIT JUICE (longlife 1 litre);
  • EASY COOK/ INSTANT PASTA and NOODLES (Pot Noodle etc.);


The foodbank is unable to accept fresh, home-made or perishable food.

For up to date information on their requirements please visit the following page on their website

Every donation, of whatever amount, is appreciated so please consider whether you can help. Thank you so much.

Have Your Say on Local Flood Risk Management

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The latest consultation from Cardiff Council has been launched. This one takes the topic of Local Flood Risk Management.

We want to hear your views on how we can best manage flood risk in your area.

The ‘Local Flood Risk Management strategy consultation’ is now open and your feedback will help us decide how flood risk is managed over the next 6 years.

With your help, we can ensure that our work is in line with national policies and meets local needs.

As part of this consultation, we are seeking to review and amend the current flood risk strategy under Section 10 of The Flood and Water Management Act 2010.

You can find more information about the consultation and complete the survey

The consultation closes on 14 May 2023.