Now, for some unfortunate news...
Although we live in a great part of Cardiff, with a great community, we are visited sometimes by acts of ugly vandalism. The latest incidents happened on the night of 14 November, when the nurse and soldier silhouettes in Windsor Gardens, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One were destroyed, leaving razor sharp edges on the remains.
It is hard to believe that the persons responsible gave any thought to what they were doing. During the war, over 700,000 British soldiers were killed, defending our way of life. Some of those soldiers came from Radyr and Morganstown. Some of their families live here to this day. The level of disrespect was sick and disgraceful.
At the same time, lights and candles displayed to celebrate Diwali were smashed and destroyed - showing huge disrespect to our much-loved Hindu, Jain and Sikh friends. Again, we utterly condemn this moronic act.
We encourage anyone who knows anything about these incidents to contact the police on 101. If you feel nervous about doing so, why not talk to someone else first?
We cannot, and will not, live with ugly acts of vandalism in our community. Although the vandals may live outside Radyr and Morganstown, if anyone involved is reading this article, please know that we hope you are found - and that the sentence for criminal damage includes community orders, which can include up to 300 hours of unpaid work - whilst being supervised by the Probation Service for twelve months. Any subsequent criminal record has to be disclosed to employers, potential employers and in applications for places in University.
Our community should not have to tolerate this kind of behaviour.