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...!
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.
According to the Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC), there are many groups, projects and activities taking place in our communities that are beneficial to health and wellbeing. The Council wants to find out what is happening in areas across Cardiff, build awareness and encourage people to make full use of what is available in their communities.
You can help them with this process, by attending their Let's Talk event at Radyr Comprehensive School between 10.00am and 12.00pm on Saturday, 23 November.
You can also take part in their online survey, here.
Want to know more? You can contact C3SC on 029 2048 5722.
What is C3SC?
Cardiff Third Sector Council (C3SC) is the County Voluntary Council for Cardiff – the umbrella infrastructure organisation for the third sector in the City. C3SC’s key role is to provide specialist advice, support, and information to local third sector organisations on issues that affect them, including funding and governance.
C3SC is the voice of the third sector in Cardiff.
The Community Council's Lunch Club welcomed a distinguished guest to its most recent meeting.
George Edwards was editor of the South Wales Evening Post, having enjoyed a career in journalism spanning 44 years.
Mr Edwards was the club's after-luch speaker on 5 June.
When he was 12, George wrote to the football writer of his local evening paper, the Derby Evening Telegraph, and told him his ambition was to have his job some day. He received an eight-page reply giving advice and on July 28, 1958, at the age of 16, George left school and joined the Telegraph as a trainee reporter.
He remembered his first wage as being £3.2s.6d a week for duties which included standing outside churches taking names for funeral reports.
In 1963 George decided to become a freelance in the Peak District and in August that year he won his scoop interview and a handshake with John F Kennedy who had called in to see his sister’s grave at Chatsworth Park after a presidential visit to Manchester.
The world’s press was not told of the visit, but George and his freelance colleague found out about it and were the only journalists present when JFK’s helicopter landed at Chatsworth. The story went round the world, three months before the president’s assassination.
George also spoke about his friendship with Brian Clough; how his first editor refused his first ever expenses claim (for three-pence) on the basis that he was young enough to run to cover stories, rather than take a bus - and how one reader tried to claim £4m from the South Wales Evening Post for the use of a picture of his daughter.
George was just one of many speakers we have welcomed to the lunch club. If you want to join us for lunch, you will find a warm welcome, good company - and some excellent, nutritious food.
You can read more about the lunch club here.
The Radyr and Morganstown Association has published details about the festival on its website, here.
There's plenty for all to enjoy - so please go along to enjoy yourself and help raise money for this year's good cause, which is Action For Children.
The picture above shows Windsor Gardens prepared for a display of Maypole dancing, to be given by children from Radyr and Bryn Deri primary schools (at 2.00pm on Monday, 6 May). The grass, as you can see, has been cut quite short - and in a circle. No rain is forecast!
And what, exactly, is Maypole dancing? Find out 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