Residents may wish to see our response to Cardiff Council's LDP Options Consultation. The main focus of that consultation was to discuss how many new houses may be needed in Cardiff and, if any additional land is required for new houses, what parcels of land should be allocated.
You can read our response here:
Notice of Election
We're looking for a Groundsperson to help us look after our green, open spaces - such as Windsor Gardens.
Is this for you? Or do you know someone with the skills we need?
If so, please get in touch - or ask the person you know to get in touch.
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Residents will be aware that the Queen will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee during 2022, marking 70 years since her coronation.
As can be expected, people across the UK are preparing to celebrate the jubilee, by arranging a wide variety of events and activities.
One of the organisations coordinating the jubilee is known at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon. You can visit their website here.
We know that a number of people in Radyr and Morganstown are keen to celebrate the jubilee - and a number of our councillors will be discussing the possibilities with them.
In the meantime, here are some early ideas, sent to us by the Jubilee Beacons organisation.
First: a Jubilee tart you can prepare in the comfort of your own home:
Second: an invitation for those who sing in our local choirs to play a unique role in history by singing a Song for the Commonwealth on 2 June at 9.45pm.
Are you planning any events to mark the Jubilee? Let us know in the comments box, below!
Christmas lights winners!
We are delighted to announce this years' Christmas lights winners!
First prize goes to Rebecca Oxenham, of Philbert Street. Her display was described by our judges as a beautifully installed, sophisticated and joyous display - which must surely bring a smile to all who pass by, young and old, day and night. Well done Rebecca, you win our £150 first prize!
And by the way, Philbert Street is one of our newer streets, in the Plasdwr development - and it's wonderful to see residents in this new part of Radyr contributing so well to the community spirit we always try to nurture, especially at Christmas!
The second prize of £70 goes to Alan Baynham, of Penrhos. The judges commented that Alan had created a delightful Christmas scene in his front garden - which was a close contender for first prize.
The third prize of £30 goes to last years' winner, Jason Fowler of Clos Ysgallen, in Morganstown. The judges were delighted to see Jason competing again - and were impressed by the colourful additions to his 2020 display. Again, Jason's Christmas lights show helped light-up our community, with a dazzling display of lights and festive figures.
Do you agree with our judges? Let us know what you think?
We hope to run this competition again next Christmas - and we'd like to see many more entries then!
Residents of the Sidings may be aware that their community Christmas tree is no longer lit.
This is because, a couple of days ago, someone slit the wires.
Here's a picture (above) of one of the cut cables.
We had to arrange an emergency call out, using 'your money', to make the cables safe. A repair was not possible, so the tree will not be lit again until Christmas 2022.
Please feel free to let us know, below, what you think about this act of vandalism.
And if you have any information about the vandal(s) - please contact the police!
Once again the Community Council has managed to tempt Father Christmas to pay a special visit to our community!
We now have his schedule for this evening (see below). The weather forecast is not too bad, so it should be a nice evening to pop out and wave hello to the great man!
If you listen carefully, you will hear the music from his Christmas-disco enhanced sleigh - they you will see the bright lights of the contraption as it slides magically along!
And don't forget our Chritmas lights competition! There are great prizes on offer - with a closing date of 23 December!
Replacement Local Development Plan latest: next consultation stage and news of another, possible, large housing estate on our doorstep.
We've received the correspondence, below, from Cardiff Council. We will be studying this latest set of consultation documents and preparing our response. If you have any views about the consultation, please let us know or you can contact Cardiff Council direct.
Cardiff Council has prepared a Candidate Site Register, listing all the sites that have been submitted by developers for consideration in the replacement LDP. The register is currently for information only and does not form part of the consultation at this stage. Even so, residents will be interested to know that it includes two sites in Radyr and Morganstown, referred to as Goitre Fawr, Plasdŵr (shown here) and Radyr Station Car Park (shown here).
Goitre Fawr was submitted by the Plymouth Estate and Redrow Homes as land suitable for 'residential-led mixed use development forming an extension to the existing Plasdŵr allocation'. You can see the extent of the site on the plan shown below.
Radyr Station Car Park was submitted by the Welsh Government for 'transit orientated development through the reconfiguration of the car park to deliver transport integration measures and potential redevelopment for employment / residential uses'.
Here's the correspondence:
We are preparing a new Local Development Plan (LDP) for Cardiff to replace the existing LDP. The Replacement LDP will help shape Cardiff for the next 15 years to 2036 so it is vital that we involve as many stakeholders as possible in the consultation.
The aim of the LDP is to ensure the right developnment happens in the right place at the right time, benefitting communities and the economy and setting out which areas need to be protected.
An important role of the LDP is to set out how Cardiff will change to accommodate development needs over the plan period 2021 -2036.
The LDP must set out the right level of growth for Cardiff over the plan period based on available evidence and identify possible ways of providing for this growth.
At this stage we are keen to get views on:
We have set out options in the Strategic Options Consultation Paper which is available on our website at www.Cardiffldp.co.uk. You can also find out more information by visiting our Virtual Consultation Room at www.cardiffldp.co.uk
Consultation on the Strategic Options runs from Tuesday 30th November to Tuesday 8th February 2022.
We are consulting early in the process to share our initial thinking and allow time to consider feedback ahead of further stages of engagement.
For more information please visit our Virtual Consultation Roomand have your say by completing our online survey by Tuesday 8th February 2022.
Please note that the Candidate Site Register, which lists all the sites that have been submitted for consideration in the replacement LDP, is now available to view on our website atwww.cardiffldp.co.uk. This Candidate Site Register is for information only and does not form part of the consultation at this stage.
We welcome correspondence in Welsh and English. Correspondence received in Welsh will be answered in Welsh and will not lead to delay. Your comments will be acknowledged and also be reported, in summary, to a future meeting of the Council.
If you have any questions please email the LDP Team
Head of Planning
As readers will know, we've had a NextBike station in Radur for some time now - on Station Road.
Sadly, the service has been suspended, following an extraordinary amount of theft and vandalism of the bikes.
Since the bikes were introduced in Cardiff in 2018, 300 bikes have been stolen, with a 160 of those bikes being taken since August last year. 260 bikes have also been scrapped due to vandalism, ranging from bikes being set on fire or snapped in half, to being dumped in rivers.
What, exactly, is the world coming to?!
In an attempt to tackle the problem, Cardiff Youth Service are working with NextBike to find out why this is happening and what can be done to reduce the thefts and vandalism of the bikes.
You can take part in their survey, to help with this work. The survey can be found here.