HM The Queen
The Chairman of the Council expresses the Council's deep sympathy at the loss of HM The Queen, on behalf of the people of Radyr & Morganstown.
She was the longest serving monarch our country has ever had and the admiration for the way she carried out her role is unparalleled. Our thoughts are with her family and all who mourn her.
The Council has opened a book of condolence to allow Members and the public to pay their tributes to HM The Queen.
The book is available at Old Church Rooms each morning this week (12 September 2022).
The Royal website also includes the facility to express condolences on-line https://www.royal.uk/. A selection of these messages will be passed onto members of the Royal Family and may be held in the Royal Archives for posterity
Congratulations to our year 12 and 13 students for achieving an absolutely fantastic set of results this year
Outstanding Sixth Form Results at Radyr Comprehensive School
Congratulations to our year 12 and 13 students for achieving an absolutely fantastic set of results this year.
This year, a staggering fifty nine year 13 students achieved at least 3 A grades, with seventeen students achieving at least 3* A grades.
Our overall provisional percentage figures are as follows:
Madeline Cosulich who achieved 4 A*grades in Computing, Mathematics, Psychology and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Holly Chang who achieved 4 A*grades in English Language/Literature, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Welsh Baccalaureate and an A in Physics.
Bethan Hunter who achieved 4 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Sam Jones (Head Student) who achieved 5 A* grades in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Emily Mardon who achieved 5 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Information Technology and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Abbie Morgan (Head Student) who achieved 5 A*grades in Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Huw Riley who achieved 5 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Gracie Silver who achieved 4 A* grades in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Hannah Smith who achieved 4 A* grades in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Elliot Vas who achieved 4 A* grades in Economics, French, History and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Jessica Veale who achieved 4 A* grades in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and the Welsh Baccalaureate.
Headteacher Mr Andrew Williams says “We are absolutely delighted with this set of results which shows how incredibly hard this cohort and our staff have worked under very difficult circumstances. Our year 13 students are a credit to Radyr, themselves and their families and we wish each and every one of them the very best as they embark on the next chapter in their lives.”
Congratulations must also go to our year 12 students who performed exceptionally well.
Welcoming our new Clergy
Cleaning our river
On Saturday 23 April the Cardiff Rivers Group will be at Radyr Weir, in a joint event with Radyr & Morganstown Litter Pickers. They will meet at 9.45am.
They will be removing rubbish from the banks of the Taff upstream and downstream of the weir, and doing a general litter-pick of the Taff Trail and Longwood Drive.
If you are concerned about the state of the river (which is often polluted with plastic waste) and its surroundings, you are very welcome to join them to help. You will receive a very warm welcome.
Equipment such as gloves, litter-pickers, bags and hoops will be provided.
You can read more about the event here.
In the meantime our heartfelt thanks go to the Cardiff Rivers Group and Radyr & Morganstown Litter Pickers for the excellent work they do to help keep our community clean and tidy.
Residents may wish to see our response to Cardiff Council's LDP Options Consultation. The main focus of that consultation was to discuss how many new houses may be needed in Cardiff and, if any additional land is required for new houses, what parcels of land should be allocated.
You can read our response here:
Notice of Election
We're looking for a Groundsperson to help us look after our green, open spaces - such as Windsor Gardens.
Is this for you? Or do you know someone with the skills we need?
If so, please get in touch - or ask the person you know to get in touch.
The Queen's Platinum Jubilee
Residents will be aware that the Queen will be celebrating her Platinum Jubilee during 2022, marking 70 years since her coronation.
As can be expected, people across the UK are preparing to celebrate the jubilee, by arranging a wide variety of events and activities.
One of the organisations coordinating the jubilee is known at the Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacon. You can visit their website here.
We know that a number of people in Radyr and Morganstown are keen to celebrate the jubilee - and a number of our councillors will be discussing the possibilities with them.
In the meantime, here are some early ideas, sent to us by the Jubilee Beacons organisation.
First: a Jubilee tart you can prepare in the comfort of your own home:
Second: an invitation for those who sing in our local choirs to play a unique role in history by singing a Song for the Commonwealth on 2 June at 9.45pm.
Are you planning any events to mark the Jubilee? Let us know in the comments box, below!
Christmas lights winners!
We are delighted to announce this years' Christmas lights winners!
First prize goes to Rebecca Oxenham, of Philbert Street. Her display was described by our judges as a beautifully installed, sophisticated and joyous display - which must surely bring a smile to all who pass by, young and old, day and night. Well done Rebecca, you win our £150 first prize!
And by the way, Philbert Street is one of our newer streets, in the Plasdwr development - and it's wonderful to see residents in this new part of Radyr contributing so well to the community spirit we always try to nurture, especially at Christmas!
The second prize of £70 goes to Alan Baynham, of Penrhos. The judges commented that Alan had created a delightful Christmas scene in his front garden - which was a close contender for first prize.
The third prize of £30 goes to last years' winner, Jason Fowler of Clos Ysgallen, in Morganstown. The judges were delighted to see Jason competing again - and were impressed by the colourful additions to his 2020 display. Again, Jason's Christmas lights show helped light-up our community, with a dazzling display of lights and festive figures.
Do you agree with our judges? Let us know what you think?
We hope to run this competition again next Christmas - and we'd like to see many more entries then!