Mark Drakeford, our Assembly Member (and Wales' First Minister) will attend our next Community Council meeting at 7.00m on Thursday, 20 February, at the Old Church Rooms.
This is a long-standing arrangement - with Mark attending one of our meetings on an annual basis (he also holds some of his surgeries at the OCR, from time to time).
We will be asking him about:
Let us know if there's anything else you would like us to raise with him (time permitting - and of interest to the general community).
Members of the public can attend the meeting - but we ask that you contact our office beforehand to ensure that space is available.
Ahead of his surgery in Radyr on 5 April, Mark Drakeford enjoyed browsing through Radyr and Morganstown Community Council's new website.
As he launched the new site, Mark welcomed the role it would play in helping the council to better engage with the community - thereby making the council's work more transparent and democratic.
Radyr and Morganstown residents can register with the site, in order to be notified when any significant new material is added to it. The council also intends to use the site to conduct surveys, to test public opinion about a wide range of issues. Already completed has been a survey about residents' preferred options with regard to future use of the old Spar site (the winning result was an Indian restaurant).
Commenting on the official launch, council Chairman Ralph Vaughan said:
'We are delighted that Mark Drakeford, our Assembly Member and First Minster, was able to launch our new website. We hope that local residents will benefit by being able to read about the work the council does on behalf of the community. It will be easier for them to contact us - and to engage with us by, for instance, taking part in the surveys we will be able to conduct'.
You can visit the site at: https://www.radyrandmorganstown.org
Friday, 5 April saw Mark Drakeford AM hold his first surgery at the Old Church Rooms, following an invitation from the community council for him and Kevin Brennan, MP, to do so.
Mark held one-to-one discussions about a wide range of issues with local residents during a very successful, early evening surgery. The point of these surgeries, of course, is to enable residents to ask Mark for advice and assistance, to help them with any problems they face.
The next surgery will be held at the Old Church Rooms between 6.00 and 7.00pm on Friday 4 October. Kevin Brennan will attend on that occasion. This will give residents an opportunity to meet Kevin - to discuss with him any issues that concern them. Whether it be the Plasdwr development, traffic or more personal matters, you can be sure that Kevin will lend a sympathetic ear and do whatever he can to help.
No appointment is necessary, but you can ring Kevin's office on 029 20223207 to discuss attending his surgery. Also, if you have an urgent issue for him (or Mark) to consider, you can ring their office rather than wait for the surgery in October.
So make a date in your diary - and meet Kevin Brennan!
In the meantime, the community council is very pleased that it was able to arrange for these surgeries to be held in Radyr.
Radyr and Morganstown Community Council is delighted to welcome our local AM and MP to their first constituency surgeries in Radyr and Morganstown.
This follows an invitation given to both politicians by the community council, during Mark Drakeford's attendance at a council meeting in January.
'We are delighted that Mark and Kevin will be holding surgeries in the Old Church Rooms in Radyr' said council Chair, Ralph Vaughan.
'This will give them an opportunity to meet local residents and hear about any issues that concern them. Whether it be the Plasdwr development, traffic or more personal matters, I am sure that Mark and Kevin will lend a sympathetic ear and do what they can to help. It will be of great benefit to them to learn more about our community - and for residents to get to know their elected representatives. The council is very pleased that it has been able to arrange for this to happen'.
The surgeries will be held at the Old Church Rooms on Friday, 5 April and Friday, 4 October, between 5.00pm and 6.00pm. No appointment is necessary, but if you wish to know which of the two will be in attendance on both dates (they will be attending the surgeries alternately) you can ring their office on 029 20223207 to check. Also, if you have an urgent issue for them to consider, you can ring their office rather than wait for the surgery in April.
So make a date in your diary - and meet Kevin and Mark!