In its meeting on 23 January the Community Council agreed to award a grant of £526.80 to the Bryn Deri Primary School PTA, towards the cost of a cabinet to safely store the new defibrillator to be located at the school.
Commenting on the grant award, council Chair, Huw Onllwyn Jones, said:
'I am very proud to announce that we, as a council, have been able to support the installation of this new defibrillator. These machines can save lives - and it's great to know that we now have a number of them installed across Radyr and Morganstown - including, of course, the ones located at Radyr Medical Centre and at the optician's shop on Station Road'.
St John Wales offers defibrillator training for anyone wanting to know how to use the devices - and possible save a life. You can find out more here.
A defibrillators is an electronic device that applies an electric shock to restore the rhythm of a fibrillating heart. In atrial fibrillation, the heart rate is irregular and can sometimes be very fast. In some cases, it can be considerably higher than 100 beats a minute.
In its meeting on 23 January the Community Council agreed to award a grant of £498 to Radyr Golf Club, to help pay for some 'Tri-Golf' teaching equipment (such as nets, clubs and targets) to help ensure that younger children can have a taste of the sport - and hopefully become fully fledged players in future.
In addition, a grant of £1,000 was awarded to Radyr Cricket Club to help with the costs of indoor junior winter nets for their players aged between 8 and 14.
We also awarded a grant of £440 towards the costs of Bryn Deri and Radyr Primary Schools Orchestra and Choir.
Commenting on the grant awards, council Chair, Huw Onllwyn Jones, said:
'It is great that we can support these two, excellent clubs, as they seek to provide our young people with training to learn and improve golfing and cricketing skills.
I'm also very happy that we have been able to support the Bryn Deri and Radyr Primary Schools Orchestra and Choir.
Maybe the Ben Stokes' and Virginia Wades of the future will start their paths to glory thanks to their time with our fantastic cricket and golf clubs! Not forgetting, of course, the next Pavarotti...!
We support the May Festival...
In its meeting on 23 January the Community Council agreed to award a grant of £1,800 to the Radyr and Morganstown Association to help pay for the costs of:
Commenting on the grant award, council Chair, Huw Onllwyn Jones, said:
"I am delighted that we can, once again, support Radyr and Morganstown's fabulous May Festival. The RMA undertakes an astonishing amount of work in arranging the festival - and I know that they will raise a huge amount of money for this year's charity, Tenovus.
The Concert in the Park will be extra special this year - as it combines the usual, excellent entertainment with some special features as part of the commemorations to celebrate 75 years since VE Day.
I am also pleased that we can help with the Fun Run. This is a great event for families - and I look forward to seeing young and old running to keep fit - and helping with the fundraising.
We can be justly proud of our festival - and I urge all who live in Radyr and Morganstown to attend as many events as possible. It's all very good fun - and you will be supporting a very good cause".
Tenovus helps fund cancer research and provides services to help people with cancer. You can read more about them here.
VE Day celebrates Victory in Europe, at the end of the Second World War. You can read more here.
And you will be able read all about the Radyr and Morganstown festival here.
As many of you will know, this website has a limited number of pages translated into Welsh. You can view these by clicking on the Union Jack banner, below - and choosing the Welsh flag which then appears.
At present, we are trialling the system - and are using the free-of-charge option offered by the company which provides the translation app (called ConveyThis). The option that would enable us to translate all of our website - as it grows - would cost us £1,900 per annum. Clearly, that is not beyond our reach - but it would increase our website costs substantially (we currently pay around £120 per annum for our domain name and website - which we think is amazing value).
As such, we have written to Eluned Morgan AM, Minister for International Relations and the Welsh Language at the Welsh Government, suggesting that she develops a similar app, using her Welsh Language Technology fund. We estimate that this could save community councils across Wales a total of £1,396,500 per annum.
We will let you know what she says.
In the meantime, you can read our letter to Eluned, in Welsh, here - and in English, here.
Grant for cricket club
Radyr and Morganstown Community Council has offered Radyr Cricket Club a grant of up to £13,000 to help with the construction of a new pavilion. Award of the grant will depend on the club managing to raise the rest of the £130,000 required for the project.
Here's an extract from a letter we received from the club, following our offer of a grant. It's great to see that the club has already raised £90,000:
Dear Councillor Vaughan,
Attached you will find a Funding Brochure which will in the next few days be issued to all members, parents/guardians of the juniors and Vice Presidents. The content speaks for itself, though it is worth noting, that the front cover shows father and son Clegg opening the batting for the 2nd X1, whilst wife/mother Emma sits on the main Management Board and daughter/sister Jess is one of the club's sixteen Wales internationals. A truly family club.
The funding is progressing well and so far almost £90,000 has been committed with a number of individuals pledging their support in the last few days. The club has been encouraged to apply to Sport Wales and another fund overseen by Cricket Wales. An application will shortly be made to the ECB for an interest free loan which if successful will mean the club will have reached the necessary critical mass to allow the project to commence. I'm extremely optimistic about this as it is a fund run by the individual who is overseeing the project/grant on behalf of Cricket Wales.
With regards the management of the project, two sub committees have been formed, one dealing with the funding and the second the actual building works. The former group have produced the above mentioned brochure and written to a great many individuals and companies to get the funding message out to as many people as possible. Whilst the latter group have prepared various work packages and prepared the necessary working drawings. Progress is seen on a daily basis and I have no doubt that by this time next year the project will be complete and ready for its official launch.
Radyr Cricket Club - Chairman
Grants for the festival
At its meeting on 2 March the community council awarded the following grants - all linked to the Radyr and Morganstown Festival:
Commenting on the grant awards, the council's chair, Ralph Vaughan said:
'We are delighted to offer support for the Radyr and Morganstown Festival. This is one of the highlights of the year. We all look forward to a fortnight of fun and celebration across the community and we are, as always, very grateful to the Radyr and Morganstown Association for the tremendous amount of work they do to organise the festival. We are praying for plenty of sunshine!'
More information about the festival, which runs between 4 and 19 May, can be found here.