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.
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
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.
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