Residents will be aware that Transport for Wales plans to use part of the Mound field as a works compound during its work to electrify the Valleys lines.
The Community Council has discussed this issue - and will work to ensure that TfW mitigates the detrimental effects of the work as well as possible (especially with regard to residents living near the works).
It will also work to ensure the maximum long-term community benefits as a result of the project.
To this end, the R&MCC Chair wrote personally to Mark Drakeford, our Senedd Member - and to Kevin Brennan, our MP, seeking their support for the need to ensure those community benefits, including a new facility for the Radyr Rangers and their 350 young members.
This resulted in the enclosed, jointly-signed letter to James Price, TfW's Chief Executive Officer. In the letter, our elected representatives ask TfW to give careful consideration to: improvements to the access road running alongside Pugh's Garden centre; provision of a 3G pitch; a new building which could include changing rooms, a small room suitable for meetings and a veranda for spectators to shelter under - as well as work to ensure better presentation to the public of the ancient monument itself, namely the Mound.
Mark Drakeford and Kevin Brennan's letter will help ensure that TfW gives these proposals full, fair and careful consideration. This letter is sure to boost the prospects of the community benefits we seek - and will surely be warmly welcomed by the Radyr Rangers, their players, parents and other interested parties.