Radyr is growing!
As we all know, the Plasdwr development is beginning to take shape - with the first houses being built along Llantrisant Road, including at the entrance to Clos Parc Radyr.
And, already, we have several new residents to welcome to our community.
Since the summer of 2018, families have been moving into their new homes - and settling in.
Amongst our new neighbours are Carl and Julie Evans, a retired couple who moved here from Usk last year.
'We wanted to move to Cardiff to be closer to our son and his young family' explained Carl. 'And, for us, Radyr was the perfect choice. Our granddaughter attends Radyr Comprehensive, so we are ideally placed to help out after school'.
Julie worked as a primary school teacher and knows the value of a good education - and of ensuring good links between schools and the communities they serve:
'We've really enjoyed working with Radyr Primary School, where we take part in the 8 to 80 sessions with the children. It's lovely to see how they respond when we talk to them about what school was like for us, without computers, whiteboards or any modern technology!'
'We've found Radyr to be a very welcoming community' added Carl. 'When we moved here, Redrow helped us get to know our neighbours - and it was great to share ideas with them about where to find some of life's necessities, such as help with the garden and information about local amenities.'
'It didn't take us long to find places like Cicchetti and Slice' added Julie, 'As well as the lunch club, run by the community council at Radyr Golf Club. That's been a great way for us to meet people and make new friends. And we enjoy listening to the speakers who entertain us after lunch. We've heard about medieval Cardiff, the history of anaesthetics, pirates in Penarth Bay and much more.'
Its great, too, that we can walk to Station Road', added Carl. 'It's good to know that we can buy our paper from McColl's or grab some milk from the Co-op - or even get to the library - without having to take the car. It's also great that we can take the train to town so easily'.
'In fact, we are very happy here' said Julie. 'It's been so easy to feel at home in Radyr. We've been welcomed by the local churches - and we now attend Radyr Methodist Church. I've also joined a Tai Chi class - we joined in with the local litter picking group - and we like the fact that our near neighbours are a mixed community, including young families and older residents, like us. It's also nice to see that some of our neighbours are long-standing Radyr residents who liked what they saw in Plasdwr and moved into this brand new neighbourhood'.
'For us, Radyr was the perfect choice. We really want to contribute to the community, make friends and take part in as many things as we can. It's a fabulous place to call home!'
Welcome to Radyr, Carl and Julie!
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