Councillor Huw Onllwyn Jones has written to Spar Stores, owners of the lease for the old Spar shop site on Station Road, urging them to think of the community's needs as it seeks a new occupier for the site. If we receive a reply we'll publish it.
The message to Spar was as follows:
I am writing to you on behalf of Radyr and Morganstown Community Council, located in Radyr, Cardiff..
We understand that you own the lease for the site on Station Road, in Radyr, which housed a Spar store for many years.
This is now empty, of course, following the closure of the store.
I understand that you are now seeking a new occupier for the site.
The purpose of this email is simply to let you know that the community council is very keen to see the site being used by a business which would benefit the daily lives of as many people as possible in our community. Our high street is small, so the nature of the company occupying the Spar site will be significant.
Clearly, the future use of the site depends on who can be attracted to occupy it. And clearly, for you, this is a business venture from which you need to make a profit. Even so, we hope that some thought can be given to wide and frequent community benefit when the decision is made with regard to the future use of the space.
We hope, therefore, that the above can be considered by you as you take this matter forward.
In the meantime, please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you with your developments in Radyr (we did, for instance, support the opening of the Radyr Tap, the new micro-pub on Station Road).
I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you - and best wishes
Cllr Huw Jones
In the meantime, what would you like to see coming to the Spar site? Take part in our survey to let us know!