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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.

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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.

#RMFestival2023 Programmes now available

Radyr & Morganstown Festival 2023

The printed programmes for the 2023 Radyr & Morganstown Festival are now making their way around Radyr & Morganstown in the April edition of the Radyr Chain. Full details of all events are also now published on the Festival Website –

Also included in you copy of the Chain is your first book of Raffle Tickets. There are a fabulous array of prizes on offer, many donated by local businesses. Completed ticket stubs, and payment, can be returned to the Festival Box Office in the Little Flower Den on Heol Isaf who can also provide tickets to the key events in this year’s packed schedule of events.

The Festival Committee are proud to be supporting British Heart Foundation Cymru as our chosen charity for this year. Please give generously where you can.

Festival 2023 supporting British Heart Foundation Cymru

Emergency Alerts

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The UK-Wide Emergency Alerts system is now live and it will be used to warn people when lives are in danger.

Find out more at


The UK government’s new Emergency Alerts system is now live.
The system will enable people to be contacted via their mobile phone when lives are in danger. On Sunday 23 April 2023 at 3pm, there will be a national test of the Emergency Alerts service.

It will be used to warn you in the event of emergencies, such as severe flooding.

Emergency Alerts are sent to all compatible mobile phones within an area of risk. They don’t track your location, need your phone number, or collect personal data. Only the government and the emergency services will be able to send them. If you don’t have a mobile phone, you’ll still be kept informed through other channels.

If you get an Emergency Alert on your phone, you’ll hear a loud, siren-like sound. A message on your screen will tell you about the emergency and how best to respond. You’ll be able to check an alert is genuine at

If you receive an alert, read the alert carefully and follow the instructions.

You can opt out of receiving emergency alerts; for more information on how to opt out please go to

To find out more about Emergency Alerts, visit

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Warm Spaces across Radyr & Morganstown

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With the cold weather coming back for the New Year, we are pleased to announce that there are now 3 official “Warm Spaces” available across Radyr & Morganstown.

Mondays: Radyr Methodist Church (Windsor Road) is open as a Warm Welcome Space each Monday 10.30 until 12.30 starting on Monday 2 January

Fridays: Radyr & Morganstown Good Neighbours are holding their “Friday with Friends” each Friday from 2-4 in the New School Rooms (Heol Isaf). All ages welcome

All week: Radyr Hub (Library on Park Road) is a Warm Space with a welcome and hot drinks during its usual opening hours which are currently:

  • Monday: 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00
  • Tuesday: 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.30
  • Wednesday: 10.00-13.00 and 14.00-17.30
  • Thursday: Closed
  • Friday: 14.00-19.00
  • Saturday: 10.00-13.00


Cardiff Council Consultations

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3 consultations currently open from Cardiff Council:

Cardiff Council Budget

Cardiff Council estimate that in 2023-24 delivering day-to-day services – including schools and social services, waste collection and parks – will coast an extra £75, because of price increases, inflation and demand pressures.

The Council is seeking to know what you think if its proposals to close the £23m budget gap.

Complete the Cardiff Council Budget Consultation Survey which is open until Sunday 29 January 2023

Cardiff Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS)

According to the consultation website:

Modernising Cardiff’s Intelligent Transport Systems, known as Intelligent Transport Systems, can help you:

  • Plan journeys easily across multiple modes by putting information directly into your hands to help optimise your route, avoid disruption, check accessibility options.
  • Enjoy a safe and vibrant City centre by restricting access dynamically to traffic in leisure areas and improving your access to dynamic parking availability data.
  • Avoid congestion and pollution trouble-spots by shifting traffic away dynamically from these.
  • Live in a healthier environment by restricting polluting vehicles access.
  • Access richer real time information and improved bus priority systems.​
  • Walk and cycle more safely by shifting traffic away from safe and pleasant cycling and walking routes and improving pedestrian and cyclist traffic light priority.

To deliver these benefits and many others, Cardiff Council has developed a Draft Intelligent Transport Systems Strategy which sets out our vision to 2030 and beyond. It will be key in realising the targets set out in the One Planet Cardiff and the Transport White Paper.

The Cardiff Intelligent Transport Systems Consultation is open until 31 January 2023

Roath Park Dam project

Roath Park Lake is a manmade reservoir, formed by a dam structure to the south and fed by the Nant Fawr. Cardiff Council is legally responsible for maintaining the publicly owned Roath Park Dam, and routine inspections are required under the Reservoirs Act (1975).

The latest inspection of the reservoir found that the dam’s spillway capacity would not be large enough to withstand a theoretical extreme flooding event and statutory works are now required.

View the Roath Park Dam project proposals and have you say by Monday 9 January 2023

Christmas Events 2022

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 2 December 2022.

Starting around 18.00 with the singing of carols around the 3 trees,

  • 6.00pm Granny Park, Morganstown featuring singers from Gwaelod y Garth Primary School with the tree lit approx. 6.15pm
  • 6.15pm in Lychgate Gardens, Radyr Siding with singers from Radyr Comprehensive and the tree lit approx. 6.25
  • 6.15pm in Radyr Methodist Church pupils of Radyr Primary and Bryn Deri Primary will sing carols before the tree outside in Windsor Gardens is lit.

Also, from around 6:00pm, 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.

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Headway Cardiff & South East Wales, will finish their year as the RMA’s chosen charity with a stall and be collecting with buckets during the evening. Please give generously.

At 7.00pm, Darcey Corria, Miss Wales 2022, will officially turn on the lights before announcing the arrival of Santa (who had better not be late) and, providing everyone has been good, he will join his sleigh to talk to the young children.

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

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 16 December 2022.

Full route and anticipated timings for Santa’s tour are now available.

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 22 – Headway Cardiff and South East Wales.

Christmas Services

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

Full schedule to be published shortly.

Annual Community Safety Survey

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Our Partners at South Wales Police have asked us to promote their Annual Community Safety Survey:

The South Wales Police & Crime Commissioner has launched his annual community survey. The aim of the survey is to seek feedback from the public about:

  • what can be improved to make people feel safe wherever they live, work, or spend time in South Wales
  • their views and experiences of engaging with the police in their local area
  • their views on the options being considered for the policing element of council tax payments (the “precept”).

The results from this survey will be helpful as part of the decision making for setting the 2023/24 police precept, as well as the way we pursue the delivery of Neighbourhood Policing and Community Safety work. It will provide the Commissioner and his team with a broader understanding of the issues making people feel unsafe and how we work with the police and local organisations to better understand where and how resources should be targeted to keep communities safe and provide reassurance.

The Commissioner is committed to ensuring that we hear the views of as many people as possible. I would really value it if you would support this approach by promoting and circulating the survey to your ‘Citizens Panel’, and possibly via your social media channels/website, as a means of encouraging residents to participate before the survey closes on Tuesday 13th December 2022.

Details of how to take part in the survey are included below:

Online survey: Our Police, Our Community Survey 2022 (

Request a paper copy: 01656 869366 /

Thanks for your time!

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