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Annual Community Safety Survey

South Wales Police and Crime Commissioner

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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Survey on post-pandemic economic recovery

Cardiff Council’s Economy and Culture Scrutiny Committee are asking for Cardiff residents to let them know your views on the post-pandemic economic recovery, including the role of the city centre, local and district centres.

Complete the survey if you are a:

  • small business,
  • trader,
  • independent artist
  • freelancer, or
  • remote and co-worker.

Complete the survey​​​​​​​​​​​ by 7 November 2022.

Halloween Events 2022

Halloween Carved Pumpkin

A huge thank you to everyone who planned and took part in the Halloween events across Radyr & Morganstown over the past few days.

On Saturday the Fairwater Neighbourhood Policing Team hosted a spooktacular Halloween crafts session for primary school children at Radyr Hub (10.30 – 12.30)

There were many houses decorated around the village.

Huge thanks to everyone who made the effort to decorate Windsor Gardens for what was planned to be our spooktacular end to the Halloween festivities with BBQ and Bar, organised by the Radyr & Morganstown Community Council with the support of the RMA. Unfortunately the wind and rain forced us to curtail the activities earlier than planned.
Thank you all for your support. And we were told by some youngsters who did find their way to Windsor Gardens before we packed up that they’d love us to try again next year.


Her Majesty The Queen 1926 – 2022

Following the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday 8 September 2022, the Radyr & Morganstown Community Council has opened a Book of Condolence which will be available at the Old Church Rooms each morning this week (12 to 16 September) for people to pay their respects on the death of Her Majesty The Queen.

On Saturday, the Book will then move to Christ Church, Radyr so that it can remain open for those who wish to sign it over the weekend and into the new Bank Holiday next Monday.

The grounds of Christ Church will also be welcome as a place for the Community to gather for the national minute’s silence at 8pm this Sunday evening, 18th September 2022.

For those who would prefer, the Royal website  also includes the facility to express condolences on-line. A selection of these messages will be passed onto members of the Royal Family and may be held in the Royal Archives for posterity.

Flags across the village have been lowered to Half Mast as a mark of respect and will remain lowered until next Monday evening when they will be raised again following the state funeral.

Thank you to Cllr Helen Lloyd Jones for providing these photographs of the Union Flag at the War Memorial and the Diocesan Flag on the tower of Christ Church both flying at half mast.

First Visit of King Charles III to Wales

King Charles and the Queen Consort are to pay their first official visit to Cardiff since his accession on Friday, September 16. Whilst at time of writing the full plans for this visit are unconfirmed, the royal party will be visiting Llandaff Cathedral for a service of remembrance before moving to Cardiff Bay to receive the Motion of Condolence in the Senedd and then travelling to Cardiff Castle for a formal reception.

This is likely to mean many roads are closed during the day on Friday and travel will be more difficult and plans, including the bus timetable, subject to change at short notice.

Some parking arrangements in Llandaff Village, around City Hall and in Cardiff Bay have already changed to allow for preparations for these events to take place.

14/09/2022 – Formal notice of road closures for Friday have now been published by Cardiff Council but due to the large numbers expected in Cardiff on Friday the main message is to use public transport where possible but those services are also expected to be busier than normal. For Radyr & Morganstown the road closures to ensure crowd safety around Llandaff may also mean that bus services are disrupted at times with little to no notice.

Bank Holiday on Monday 19 September

Monday 19 September will be a Bank Holiday as part of the national mourning on the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s Funeral.

Cardiff Bus have announced that “services will be following Sunday timetables on bank holiday Monday 19th September, and our Customer Service centre will be closed.”

RMA announces interim total for Headway Cardiff & South East Wales

Tom, Kat and David holding an oversived cheque outside the Old Church Rooms

Kat from Headway Cardiff and South East Wales would like to say a HUGE thank you to all of our friends at the Radyr & Morganstown Association, everyone who helped and volunteered at this year’s Radyr & Morganstown Festival and all who attended.

The running total fundraised currently stands at £7,240!!!!

“I was delighted to attend the celebratory BBQ earlier in the summer and receive a cheque on behalf of the charity. Pictured here with Tom Evans (Chair, RMA) and David Silver (Chairman, Festival Committee)”

“It has been a wonderful year and we are so thrilled to have been supported. The money raised means such a lot to us and will be a huge help in what will be a big year for Headway Cardiff & South East Wales.”

Keep your eye out for details of more upcoming events as Headway continue to be the RMA’s charity of the year until the end of 2022. We still have a few events left to run including the annual turning on of the Christmas Lights across Radyr & Morganstown.

The first meeting to start the planning for the 2023 Festival will be held before the end of September and the committee are always happy to see new volunteers and new ideas for Festival events.

Visit for more information and to find out more about the festival and it’s committee.

Tom, Kat and David holding an oversived cheque outside the Old Church Rooms

New Public Access Defibrillator at the Ty Nant Inn

The Ty Nant Inn are delighted to announce that they have had a life saving Defibrillator fitted to the entrance to the pub. A defibrillator is a device that gives a high-energy electric shock to the heart of someone who is in cardiac arrest. This high-energy shock is called defibrillation, and it is an essential part in trying to save the life of someone who is in cardiac arrest.

Defibrillation is received in less than 1 out of 10 cases. There are an estimated 100,000 defibrillators in the UK, but only 30% of defibrillators are known to ambulance services, which means that tens of thousands of defibrillators are not used in an emergency because emergency services do not know where they are.

We have the defibrillator fitted to the entrance to the pub where it is accessible to everyone in the community. We hosted a full training session with Calon Hearts for all staff members and locals who wished to attend. It was a great way to gather people together and understand how a Defibrillator works to help save lives. The defibrillator will analyse the heart’s rhythm. Stop CPR and make sure no one is touching the casualty. It will then give a series of visual and verbal prompts that should be followed. If the defibrillator tells you that a shock is needed, tell people to stand back. The defibrillator will tell you when to press the shock button.


practising chest compressions

We hosted several Charity Quiz nights and raffles with our local quizmaster Geoff Bodman who has been amazing in raising awareness and creating fun quizzes to raise much-needed funds for Calon Hearts and Welsh Hearts. We are extremely grateful to have him as part of our team in raising money for well-deserved charities.

We raised a fantastic amount in doing Quizzes and having collection points at the pub and each team member going beyond in collecting for this much needed defibrillator.

After having a chat with Local couple John & Karen and telling them about our goal, they without hesitation offered to donate half of funds to Calon Hearts.

John & Karen have had their own experience and we could see this was something that was extremely close to them.

‘’Ours is but a small part to play in bringing this device here in that all we have done is to bridge a funding gap and thereby speed up the process. The main thanks should go Luci & her team here at the Ty Nant and of course also to Calon Hearts. Luci did the hard work in setting up this fund raising campaign and thereby raising awareness for the need of defibrillators in the community. The patrons here at the Ty Nant gave generously largely down to Calon Hearts as the charity backing this campaign. Many people who suffer a full cardiac arrest are sadly not going to survive whilst waiting for an ambulance whereas an accessible defibrillator in the community can revive them and keep them alive until medical help arrives.

I was lucky that in 2015, a close neighbour who was a 1st year medical student administered CPR and was able to resuscitate me. The nearest defibrillator was a long way away.

Every community should have one and now that this community has, it is important to raise awareness of its existence as well as its location. Very well
done to Luci & Calon Hearts.’’

Presentation of the new device

Note from the RMA Web Team

This new public access defibrillator at the Ty Nant Inn in Morganstown is in addition to the one installed on Station Road (outside Radyr Eyecare) in 2016 by the fundraising efforts of the RMA and a device stored inside the entrance to the Old Church Rooms (available whenever the building is occupied).

Each device can be accessed in an emergency by phoning 999 once at the storage box. The operator will then provide the code to access this emergency lifesaving equipment.

Become a Girlguiding Volunteer

Here in Radyr and Morganstown, we’re fortunate to have a thriving Guiding movement offering girls between the ages of 5 and 18 the opportunity to make friends, have fun and learn exciting new skills.

Our Rainbow, Brownie, Guide and Ranger units are run by an amazing group of volunteers and we are looking for enthusiastic new leaders and helpers to join them.

We currently have more than 130 girls on waiting lists for our units. Could you help to give these girls the experience of Guiding that we know they’ll enjoy?

You’ll be joining a friendly, welcoming organisation in a role that comprises fun, and a huge sense of reward. And all that, in just a spare few hours per week!

No experience is necessary, and all training and resources are provided, together with mentoring and support along the way.

If you’re interested Please contact our Division Commissioner, Judith Turnbull (

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Student Artwork in Radyr Woods

If you go down to the (Radyr) Woods you’re in for a big surprise!

New displays have been installed featuring artwork by students of Radyr Comprehensive School.

Our quick snaps of the new boards really don’t do them justice, take a wander into the woods on a fine day to see these artworks at their best.

Letter of thanks from Aryan’s family

The following letter of thanks has been sent on behalf of Aryan’s family to be share with the community.

On behalf of Aryan’s family, we wish to thank you all for your kind words, condolences, flowers and the support you all gave and showed, which has gone above and beyond what we would have imagined.

To see the number of families who lined the roads braving the rain, vehicles coming to a standstill as the funeral procession drove past, during Aryan’s final journey from his home in Danescourt, and going past his former primary school, then passing his comprehensive school in Radyr was truly unbelievable, and very emotional and wish to thank you all for this.

The congregation gathering at Thornhill Crematorium, was yet again unbelievable, with families and friends of Aryan, who had come to pay their last respects. We would like to thank you all for making arrangements to travel there.  We wish to say a very big thank you to his friends who bravely took the decision to carry Aryan into the chapel at a short request. The tears of sorrow we saw from the start and during the service was completely overwhelming.

The speeches from Aryan’s primary school  headteacher Mrs Judith Davies and  from Mr Williams of Radyr Comprehensive captured the essence of Aryan so well, and we wish to thank you very much for this, and hope that your dedication will continue to inspire children to become who they want to be in the future, and to give any support your pupils need during this difficult time.

Special thanks to the South Wales Police that also attended Aryan’s service, and for the incredible work and dedication they put in to serve the public.  We also appreciate the ongoing support we are receiving from Detective Constables Natasha Monkley, Tom Slocombe and Bob Chambers.

We wish to thank Coles Funeral Directors for arranging the service within a short time, their professionalism, respecting and honouring how Aryan’s final journey would be conducted was impeccable, even accommodating certain things at the family’s request on the spur of the moment wasn’t any trouble for them, which we truly appreciated.

Finally, to all of Aryan’s friends, we thank you for being part of his short life, do not despair, do not blame anyone, his time here was short, cherish the memories you have of him, inspire yourself to become the person you want to be in life and make your family proud, as this is what Aryan would have wanted you to do.

Aryan’s parents Jitu and Hina, would have very much wanted to thank those who attended Aryans farewell service personally, but due to a medical episode, the service was cut short and this was not possible, but we as family thank you all personally for being with us in saying goodbye to Aryan.

We witnessed your emotions, we witnessed your tears, we witnessed your sorrow, we witnessed your love, we witnessed your support, we undisputedly witnessed that we were not alone, and wish to thank you all from the bottom of our hearts.

Thank you again for all your kind support.

Support continues to be available to anyone affected by this tragic incident from the Garth Ministry Area through Christ Church, Radyr.

South Wales Police along with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service reiterate their message to respect the water, stay safe and spot the dangers. Whatever your activity and your ability, the water can always catch you out. It’s easy to underestimate its power.

Aryan Ghoniya – Tragic river drowning

Sadly Aryan, a Year 8 pupil at Radyr Comprehensive, drowned in the River Taff this week while playing with his friends.

A representative of his family gave this statement:

“The family is devastated by the tragic loss of Aryan but we are touched by the way the community, including the Police and Emergency services have been trying to support us.

Aryan was our “Little Professor”, brilliant at Maths, an all rounder academically with a loving warm personality.

There will never be a day when we will not miss him. He will be in our hearts for ever.”

With help from many quarters, Windsor Gardens is now flying the Welsh and Indian flag at half-mast as a mark of respect and one of the trees has become a focus for tributes.

The family have taken comfort from the wave of love and sympathy shown them by the community and want to let you all know, it has helped them keep going through this harrowing period of time.


Rev’d Steve Wilson, Ministry area lead for the Garth Ministry Area which covers Radyr and Morganstown said:

“Our church family are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic death of 13 year old Aryan and extend our sincere condolences to Aryan’s family and friends, as well as to staff and pupils at Radyr Comprehensive School and Danescourt Primary school. We will be remembering Aryan in our prayers at services over the weekend.

Both Christ Church, on Heol Isaf in Radyr, and St John’s Church, on Rachel Close in Danescourt, will be open for private prayer from approximately 09.00 until 16.00 on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th June and anyone is welcome to use the church during that time for quiet reflection or prayer.”

The Ministry Team can be contacted on 07791 097 435 (Rev’d Steve Willson) or 07734 248 869 (Rev’d Belinda Huxtable).

The message from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service around river safety remains:

Jubilee Street Parties

Is your street holding a street party to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee? Let us know so that we can build a full picture of the roads closed across Radyr & Morganstown at various times this weekend.


  • Maes y Briallu, 14.00 to 18.00


  • Ravensbrook, end of Cul-de-sac near numbers 4-9, 11.00 to 19.00


  • Bryn Derwen between the Radyr Guides Centre and the turning for Cae’r Graig is closed on Saturday between 15.00 and 19.00


  • Pentwyn from its junction with Caer Graig to its junction of Blaen y Coed between 12:00 and 20:00

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Lighting and Design a Crown Competition

Details are now being confirmed for the events in Radyr & Morganstown over the double Bank Holiday Weekend at the beginning of June to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Beacon Lighting Event

In the Grounds of Radyr Comprehensive School on Thursday 2 June 2022, 18.00 to 22.20

An event for all the family. Starting at 18.00 with Children’s entertainment and the judging of the Design a Crown competition (see below).

From 19.00 there will be live music from the Melingriffith Brass Band and the Porthcawl Ukulele Band – bring you picnic and enjoy the entertainment. The RMA Bar and BBQs will also be open throughout the evening. 21.45 we join sites across the UK in lighting the Jubilee Beacon before at 22.00 a fabulous Fireworks display. 22.20 Close

Whilst there will be limited parking on-site we ask that those who are able walk to the site to minimise traffic and allow those with access needs to use the available parking.

Design a Crown Competition

As part of the Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations there will be a crown making competition. Design and make a crown out of recycled materials to be judged on Thursday 2 June at the Jubilee Beacon Lighting event.

Three categories:

  • Nursery and Reception
  • Year 1-3
  • Year 4-6

Prizes for 1st and 2nd place will include a book token and the opportunity to plant a tree in Radyr & Morganstown as part of the Jubilee Canopy

Start collecting materials and get designing.


Over £5,000 raised for Headway Cardiff and South East Wales

Thank you to everyone who attended and assisted with the events of the Radyr & Morganstown Festival over the past two weeks.
We announced at the Closing Concert last night an interim total of £5,000 for our Festival Charity Headway Cardiff & South East Wales with more money still coming in and to be counted we expect this total to rise further over the coming weeks.

For a flavour of what went on across the Fortnight and to see our highlight photos visit the Festival Website –



Change to Llantrisant Road Roadworks

First we have the temporary lights which have been on Llantrisant Road this week which we now have confirmation they will remain over the weekend and for Monday to allow the work by Western Power Distribution to be completed.

  • Saturday; 0800 start, lights to remain out overnight (manned 0800 to 1900)
  • Sunday: works recommence at 0900. Switch back of the lights at 18.00/19.00  (manned 0800 to 1900)
  • Monday: temporary lights 0930 to 1500 for works to be completed.

Whilst this work was initially denied by Plasdwr to be anything to do with their development this has since been clarified as enabling works by Western Power rather than directly by a Plasdwr contractor and so the Plasdwr engagement teams were not able to alert residents to the works in advance.

ClosParc Radur junction with Llantrisant Road

The following notice has been published by the Plasdwr team this afternoon (Friday 13 May) relating to the works a little further out on Llantrisant Road.

Next week, there will be a change to the traffic management arrangements on Clos Parc Radur and Llantrisant Road.

Temporary, three-way lights will be installed on the Clos Parc Radur and Llantrisant Road junction to allow out contractors to safely carry out essential gas diversion works.

Although our contractors always endeavour to carry out works during off-peak times, these lights will need to be in operation during peak times on some days next week. This is to avoid any interruption to gas flow for residents while they’re switched over to the new supply, but we do recognise this will result in some inevitable traffic congestion. We’re sorry for the inconvenience.

The lights will be in place throughout next week with anticipated operating hours as follows:

  • Monday 16 May: 7am – 6pm
  • Tuesday 17 May: 9:30am – 3pm
  • Wednesday 18 May: 9:30am – 3pm
  • Thursday 19 May: 7am – 6pm
  • Friday 20 May: 7am – 6pm

We will return to the current, temporary junction arrangement after this.

Our contractors have also been working to install water utilities on Clos Parc Radur with two-way traffic management in place. These lights will be removed this evening and will be re-installed on Thursday 19th May for two days to finalise these works.

We’re sorry for the inconvenience these works are causing for local residents; as always, our contractors are working hard to complete them as quickly as possible.

Congratulations to our two new County Councillors


Congratulations to our two new County Councillors:

  • Calum Davies (Welsh Conservative Party) and
  • Helen Lloyd Jones (Welsh Labour)

who have been elected to represent the Radyr & Morganstown Ward on the Cardiff County Council.

The official results can be seen on the Cardiff Council website.

Photo of Helen (L) and Calum (R) together on the stage at the announcement of the election results.

Shortly after the declaration Calum said:

“I am delighted to be elected onto Cardiff Council to represent this beautiful part of the city. I worked hard to win this seat and will continue to do so in the name of residents to deliver on the priorities we discussed during the campaign from opposing more excessive development, fixing our parks, and restoring bus routes. Thanks to everyone who voted for me and all those who engaged positively over the last six months. I look forward to meeting more people in the ward and encourage residents to get in touch with anything we can help with.”

Community Council Elections

The Community Council elections were also scheduled for 5 May. However, these seat were all elected unopposed.

Radyr North Ward

  • Huw Onllwyn Jones
  • David Suthers
  • Ralph Vaughan
  • Martin Williams (Plaid Cymru, Green Party, Common Ground)

Radyr South Ward

  • Tyrone Davies
  • Michelle Lenton-Johnson
  • Helen Lloyd Jones
  • Vina Patel

Morganstown Ward

  • Julia Charles
  • Allan Cook
  • David Silver

As there is still a vacancy in the Morganstown Ward we understand that the Community Council will begin the Co-option process to fill this vacancy in due course.


#RMFestival2022 Programmes now available

The printed programmes for the 2022 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 Queen’s Plantinum Jubilee

Diary Marker 📅 Thursday 2 June 📅

The Radyr & Morganstown Platinum Jubilee Committee (with members from the RMA and the Community Council) have been meeting to arrange events for the Jubilee Weekend.

Beacon Lighting and Family Fun Evening with fireworks

Among their exciting plans is participation in the UK Wide Beacon Lighting with an event in the grounds of Radyr Comprehensive School on the evening of Thursday 2 June 2022.

The evening will start around 18.30 with a crown making competition and entertainment specifically for the younger residents. Through the evening come and enjoy your picnic with support of the RMA BBQ and Bar open – or simply bring your own. Live music and entertainment all evening from local acts until the Beacon is lit at 21:45 and then the Fireworks display can begin!

Keep the date free, more details to follow. #HM70 #PlatinumJubilee

Street Parties – The Big Lunch

Have you considered holding a Street Party to get your neighbours together over the Jubilee Weekend.

The Eden Project Communities are holding their annual Big Lunch during the Jubilee Weekend and encouraging everyone to get involved.

Find out more and download an information pack –

Are you ready for the local elections?


The local council elections including the representatives to the Primary Council and our Community Council will be held on Thursday 5 May 2022.

The official Notice of Election has been published on the Cardiff Council website.

In order to help voters decide who to vote for in the County Council elections, the RMA have organised a hybrid hustings event for Monday 25 April 2022 starting at 19.30. You can either attend on-site at the Old Church Rooms or online via Zoom (UPDATE: Video of event now available on the RMA YouTube Channel).

Send your questions through in advance to and our moderator will then pose these questions to your candidates. Tune in to watch the candidates answers live – or watch again afterwards.

Our long-standing County Councillor, Cllr Rod McKerlich, is stepping down in this election. He will be replaced by 2 new representatives on the County Council for the Radyr & Morganstown Ward following the increase in councillors to reflect the increased population in our Ward.

There are also the 12 seats on the Community Council to be filled and these are all up for nomination & election this May (UPDATE: Due to a low number of nominations, the Community Council Seats have been filled uncontested).

Who can I vote for and Where do I vote?

The Democracy Club aims to provide accurate, non-partisan information on every election and candidate across the UK. Their widget, below, offers free impartial information about who is standing in our area.

Have you registered to vote?

Finally, a reminder that Thursday 14 April is also the last possible date to register to vote in these elections.

If you have not yet registered, it is quick and easy either online or by post –