Towards the end of 2019 one of our councillors stepped down, leaving a vacancy on the community council (Morganstown Ward).
When a vacancy arises on the Community Council, the process to fill the vacancy is as follows:
In this case, ten electors did call for a by-election - and the process was set in motion to hold a by-election.
On 10 January, the Electoral Services Office confirmed that the election to fill the vacancy will be contested and that a poll will take place on 6 February. You can see here the official statement of persons nominated.
Poll cards will be sent by post to all eligible electors in the near future (i.e those that live in Morganstown).
It has been quite some time since an election was held for Radyr and Morganstown Community Council - and we encourage all registered electors to vote on 6 February.
In October we broke the news that the new tenant set to occupy the old Spar site on Station Road will be the Coop.
Some residents have spotted that the 'Under-offer' sign has been removed from the site - and that 'To Let' is back in view.
We have spoken with the letting agent. This is what we were told:
A lease was agreed with the Coop in December - but (according to the letting agent) the company is being slow to act with regard to completing the legal processes involved.
If the Coop does not act quickly, the site will be re-marketed. Removing the 'Under-offer' sign is a first step in that process.
So - we may yet have a tapas bar or another restaurant on Station Road!
What would you like to see?
The Local Democracy and Boundary Commission for Wales has published its draft proposals for the future electoral arrangements for the City and County of Cardiff.
The Commission's proposals can be seen in Welsh, here - and in English, here. If you want to comment on the proposals you will need to do so by 13 April, the closing date for the consultation.
Will this change things in Radyr and Morganstown?
Quite possibly. At present, we have 5,259 electors, represented by one councillor (currently, Cllr Rod McKerlich). This number would be 67% above the proposed average number of electors-per-councillor across Cardiff. As such, it was agreed to include an additional councillor in the Commission's proposals, in order to address the fact that we are currently under-represented on Cardiff Council.
If these proposals are agreed, we will have two councillors representing us on Cardiff Council, rather than the one we have at present. This will give Radyr and Morganstown a higher profile on the Council and a stronger voice.
It was for this reason that Radyr and Morganstown Community Council supported the call for an extra councillor when the Commission began its review.
An extract from the Commission's document, discussing Radyr and Morganstown, can be seen below.
Can I make my views known?
Yes. The Commission is inviting responses to its consultation by 13 April. Responses can be sent to:
This is what the Commission has to say about Radyr:
Cardiff Council is consulting about their proposal to turn almost the whole of Radyr and Morganstown into a 20mph zone.
The only area not included in the zone will be Clos Parc Radur.
You can read more about their proposals in Welsh, here - and in English, here.
The closing date for responses is midnight on Friday, 31 January.
An Election is to be held of a Councillor for the Radyr & Morganstown Community Council (Morganstown Ward).
The Notice of Election is published today. You can read the official Notice of Election here:
Notice of Election - Election of Community Councillor for Radyr & Morganstown Community Council
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