Newyddion y Cyngor Cymuned: (English version below)
Unwaith eto, mae wedi bod yn gyfnod prysur i'r cyngor cymuned.
Ym mis Mai fe'm mhenodwyd yn Gadeirydd. Rwyf wedi byw yn Radur ers 2002, gyda fy ngwraig a'n mab, sydd yn ei arddegau. Rwy'n gyn was sifil (wedi gweithio i Lywodraeth Cymru) a deiliad tocyn tymor gyda Cardiff City.
Rhaid diolch yn fawr iawn i'n Cadeirydd sy'n ymddeol, y Cynghorydd Ralph Vaughan. Bu yn y swydd am ddwy flynedd - gan arwain y cyngor yn wych iawn.
Mae cynghorwyr - a staff y cyngor - wedi bod yn delio â'r materion canlynol:
Cyfarfuom â swyddogion cynllunio Cyngor Caerdydd i drafod ein pryderon bod barn trigolion Radur a Threforgan weithiau'n cael eu hanwybyddu wrth i geisiadau cynllunio gael eu hystyried. Fe'n sicrhawyd nad yw hyn yn wir; addawyd arweiniad syml i ni ar y materion hynny sy'n ystyriaethau perthnasol o ran ceisiadau cynllunio - a chytunwyd i gyfarfod yn rheolaidd i drafod cynllunio o safbwynt cyffredinol - yn ogystal ag effaith datblygiad Plasdwr ar ein cymdogaeth.
Yn y cyfamser, gwnaethom ysgrifennu at Gaerdydd i gefnogi gwrthwynebiad trigolion lleol i gais i adeiladu saith o dai yn Springfield Gardens, yn Nhreforgan.
Mae ein gwaith ar ddiogelwch ffyrdd yn parhau. Mae'r Cynghorydd Rod McKerlick wedi arwain ar y mater hwn ers blynyddoedd lawer - ac erbyn hyn mae ei waith rhagorol yn cael ei ategu gan ein Gweithgor Diogelwch ar y Ffyrdd, dan arweiniad y Cyng. Kieran Webster. Rydym wedi cael sawl cyfarfod gyda swyddogion trafnidiaeth Cyngor Caerdydd (a drefnwyd i ni gan y Cyng. McKerlich). Arweiniodd y rhain at nifer o gynigion, fel tair zebra crossing ychwanegol ar Heol Isaf a Ffordd Tŷ Nant - a'r cyfyngiad arfaethedig o 20mya ar gyfer Radur a Threforgan. Rydym yn parhau i bwyso am welliannau ffyrdd. Mae'r gweithgor hefyd yn trafod beicio diogel gyda Sustrans - ac yn datblygu syniadau i roi mwy o deimlad 'pentrefol' trwy Radur a Threforgan, er mwyn atgoffa gyrwyr eu bod yn gyrru drwy ardal poblog - nid ar hyd ffordd wledig.
Buom yn gweithio'n agos gyda Chyngor Caerdydd i liniaru effaith cau Ffordd Llantrisant (am dair wythnos, o 22 Gorffennaf). Yn dilyn hyn, fe welsom y Cyngor yn gwrthdroi ei benderfyniad i godi'r gwaharddiad ar deithio HGV drwy Radur a Threforgan yn ystod y cyfnod. Gwnaethom hefyd yn siŵr y byddai trigolion Clos Parc Radur yn gallu ymuno'n rhywdd a'r rhwydwaith ffyrdd yn ystod y cyfnod.
Rydym wedi lansio system newydd i archebu ystafelloedd yn yr Hen Ysgoldy'r Eglwys. Bydd y broses yn gwbl ar-lein - ac yn hawdd i'w defnyddio. Gellir dod o hyd i'r system newydd ar ein gwefan - a rhaid ei defnyddio i archebu digwyddiadau i'w cynnal o fis Medi ymlaen.
Ar ddiwedd mis Gorffennaf, bydd contractwyr yn gosod llawr newydd yn Ystafell y Garth. Bydd hwn yn edrych fel pren - gan roi golwg ysgafnach a mwy cyfoes i'r ystafell. Rydym hefyd yn prynu piano newydd ar gyfer y neuadd - gan fod y model pymtheg oed yn dirywio'n araf.
Mae ein gwefan newydd yn gyfredol ac yn mynd o nerth i nerth. Ewch i www.radyrandmorganstown.org. i gael gwybod am ein gwaith, newyddion lleol a mwy.
Mae'n cynnwys ein harolwg ar-lein cyntaf, sy'n ceisio barn am ddigonolrwydd cryfder signal ffonau symudol yn ac o gwmpas Radur a Threforgan. Hyd yn hyn, mae'r ymatebion yn awgrymu nad ydym yn cael ein gwasanaethu'n dda. A fyddech cystal â chymryd rhan yn yr arolwg - fel y gallwn gael darlun mor dda â phosibl o'r gwasanaeth? Yna gallwn gyflwyno'r canfyddiadau i Ofcom Cymru - a gofyn iddynt sicrhau ein bod yn cael gwell gwasanaeth.
Mae gennym hefyd ffrwd Twitter brysur, yma: @RandMCCouncil.
Mae baw cŵn yn parhau i fod yn broblem! Nid yw'n ymddangos bod rhai perchnogion cŵn yn deall y drefn! Mae baw ci yn ffiaidd! Mae Radyr Beavers wedi gosod dispensers bagiau baw cŵn mewn llawer o'n parciau - felly mae yna hyd yn oed lai o esgus i adael baw eich ci lle gall pobl sathru ynddo. Felly os ydych chi'n un o'r lleiafrif o berchnogion cŵn nad ydynt yn glanhau ar ôl eich ci annwyl, dechreuwch wneud hynny!
Gadawodd rhywun goeden wedi'i thorri yn ein parc ym Mhentwyn! Mae hyn yn eithaf peryglus. Gallai unrhyw blant sy'n chwarae yn y gornel honno o'r parc ddioddef anaf. Gallai brigau miniog ar y canghennau dyllu llygad. Bydd yn rhaid i'r cyngor cymuned dalu i ddelio â'r goeden (gan ddefnyddio'ch arian!) I wneud yr ardal yn ddiogel.
Mae gwaith yn parhau ym Mharc Pentwyn. Rydym wedi gosod rhigol ddraenio a soak-away i leihau llifogydd ar y llwybr. Rydym hefyd yn datblygu cynlluniau i osod wal gynnal rhwng y parc a'r maes parcio y tu ôl i'r fflatiau ar Gae'r Graig. Rhaid diolch yn fawr i'r Cynghorydd Helen Jones am ei gwaith caled dros nifer o flynyddoedd, gan arwain ar hyn a phrosiectau amgylcheddol di-ri.
Mae gwaith yn parhau i ailddatblygu'r maes chwarae i blant yn Clos Parc Radur (lle mae llawer o'r offer wedi cael ei symud, ar ôl i'r sylfeini gael eu rhydu i ffwrdd gan fwd a dŵr yn llifo dros yr iard chwarae). Rydym eisiau atal llif mwd a dŵr cyn gosod offer newydd. Mae arolwg draenio wedi ei gwblhau - a bydd y gost o ddelio â'r broblem oddeutu £15,000. Rhaid dod o hyd i'r arian hwnnw cyn y gallwn osod yr offer newydd (y mae Cyngor Caerdydd eisioes yn ei storio). Mae croeso i ddarllenwyr annog Cyngor Caerdydd i ddod o hyd i'r arian i wneud y gwaith draenio.
Mae angen diolch yn fawr iawn i Jamie Grundy, preswylydd lleol, am ei waith yn sefydlu ymgyrch ariannu torfol i 'lenwi chwarter olaf' yr iard chwarae. Cododd y cyngor cymuned, Cyngor Caerdydd a Chwmni Rheoli Parc Radyr ddigon o arian (£30,000) i lenwi tri chwarter y cylch - felly bydd gwaith Jamie yn sicrhau, am y tro cyntaf erioed, y bydd y parc yn llawn offer chwarae. Diolch hefyd i bawb a gyfrannodd at yr ymgyrch ariannu torf - a lwyddodd i fynd heibio'r targed o £2,500 yn ddiweddar.
Mae ein clwb cinio yng Nghlwb Golff Radur yn parhau i ddarparu cyfleoedd i breswylwyr gyfarfod dros blât o fwyd cynnes - ac i fwynhau siaradwyr gwadd ac ambell gwis. Mae croeso i bawb! Gweler ein gwefan, neu cysylltwch â'n clerc am ragor o wybodaeth.
Mae gennym swydd wag ar gyfer cynghorydd newydd. Y dyddiad cau ar gyfer ceisiadau oedd 8 Awst - a byddwn yn rhoi gwybod i chi pan fyddwn yn penodi cynghorydd newydd.
Llongyfarchiadau hefyd i Gymdeithas Radur a Threforgan am eu gwaith anhygoel wrth godi £12,000 i Gweithredu dros Blant. Maent yn gwneud hyn trwy drefnu'r ŵyl ym mis Mai - felly sicrhewch eich bod yn cefnogi digwyddiadau y flwyddyn nesaf. Ac, os ydych chi am helpu'r RMA gyda'i waith, gallwch gysylltu â nhw drwy eu gwefan.
Y Cyng. Huw Onllwyn Jones
Cyngor Cymuned Radur a Threforgan
Community Council News
Once again, it's been a busy period for the community council.
In May I was appointed as Chair. I've lived in Radyr since 2002, with my wife and our teenage son. I am a retired civil servant (having worked for the Welsh Government) and a season ticket holder with Cardiff City.
A huge thank you must go to our retiring Chair, Cllr Ralph Vaughan - who held the position for two years and led the council very well indeed.
Councillors - and the council's staff - have been dealing with the following issues:
We met with Cardiff Council planning officials to discuss our concerns that views sent to them by Radyr and Morganstown residents sometimes seem to be ignored as planning applications are considered. We were assured that this is not the case; promised straightforward guidance on those issues which are material considerations with regard to planning applications - and agreed to meet on a regular basis to discuss planning from a general perspective - as well as the impact of the Plasdwr development on our neighbourhood.
In the meantime, we wrote to Cardiff to support local residents' objection to an application to build seven houses at Springfield Gardens, in Morganstown.
Our work on road safety continues. Cllr Rod McKerlick has led on this issue for many years - and his excellent work is now supplemented by our Road Safety Working Group, led by Cllr Kieran Webster. We have had several meetings with Cardiff Council's transport officials (which were arranged for us by Cllr McKerlich). These resulted in a number of proposals, such as three extra zebra crossings on Heol Isaf and Ty Nant Road - and the proposed 20mph limit for Radyr and Morganstown. We continue to press for more road improvements. The working group is also discussing safer cycling with Sustrans - and developing ideas to give the road through Radyr and Morganstown more of a village-feel, to remind drivers that they are driving through a densely populated area - not along a rural road.
We worked closely with Cardiff Council to mitigate the impact of the closure of Llantrisant Road (for three weeks, from 22 July). This saw the Council reversing its decision to lift the ban on HGV travel through Radyr and Morganstown during the road-work period. We also made sure that the residents of Clos Parc Radur would have easy access to the road network during this period.
We have launched a new system to book rooms in the Old Church Rooms. The process will be entirely on-line - and easy to use. The new system can be found on our website - and must be used to book events to be held from September onwards.
At the end of July, contractors will lay a new floor in the Garth Room. This will be a wood-effect finish - giving the room a lighter and more contemporary look. We are also buying a new piano for the hall - as the fifteen year old model slowly falls apart.
Our new website is up-and-running - and going from strength to strength. Please visit it at www.radyrandmorganstown.org. to find out about our work, local news and more.
It includes our first online survey, which is seeking views about the adequacy of mobile phone signal strength in and around Radyr and Morganstown. To date, the responses suggest that we are poorly served. Please take part in the survey - so that we can get as good a picture of the service as possible. We can then present the findings to Ofcom Wales - and ask them to ensure that we get a better service.
We also have a busy Twitter feed, here: @RandMCCouncil.
Dog poo remains a problem! Some dog owners don't seem to get it! Dog poo is disgusting! Radyr Beavers have installed dog poo bag dispensers in many of our parks - so now there is even less of an excuse to leave your dog's poo where people can tread in it. So if you're one of the minority of dog owners who don't clean up after your beloved pooch, please start doing so!
Someone dumped a felled tree in our park in Pentwyn! This is quite dangerous. Any children exploring that corner of the park could suffer an injury. Sharp twigs on the branches could pierce an eye. The community council will now have to pay to deal with the tree (using your money!) to make the area safe.
Work continues in Pentwyn Park. We have installed a drainage gully and a soak-away to reduce flooding on the path. We are also developing plans to install a retaining wall between the park and the car park behind the flats on Cae'r Graig. A huge thanks must go to Cllr Helen Jones for her hard work over many years, leading on this and countless other environment projects.
Work continues to redevelop the children's playground at Clos Parc Radur (where much of the equipment has been removed, after the footings were rusted away by mud and water flowing over the playground). We want to prevent the flow of mud and water before installing new equipment. A drainage survey has beeen completed - and the cost of dealing with the problem will be around £15,000. That money has to be found before we can install the new equipment (which Cardiff Council has in storage). Readers are welcome to encourage Cardiff Council to find the money to undertake the drainage works.
A huge thank you needs to go to local resident Jamie Grundy for his work in setting up a crowd-funding campaign to 'fill the final quarter' of the playground. The community council, Cardiff Council and the Parc Radyr Managemnrnt Company raised enough money (£30,000) to fill three-quarters of the circle - so Jamie's work will ensure that, for the first time ever, the park will be full of play equipment. Thanks, also, to all those who contributed to the crowd-funding campaign - which recently passed its target of £2,500.
Our lunch club at Radyr Golf Club continues to provide opportunities for residents to meet over a plate of warming food - and to enjoy guest speakers and the occasional quiz. All are welcome! See our website, or contact our clerk, for more information.
We have a vacancy for a new councillor. The deadline for applications was 8 August - and we'll let you know when we appoint a new councillor.
Congratulations, also, to the Radyr and Morganstown Association for their amazing work in raising £12,000 for Action for Children. They do this by arranging the R&M festival - so be sure to support next year's events. And, if you want to help the RMA with its work, you can get in touch with them via their website.
A Welsh language version of this report is available on our website (under 'Our work' / 'The Chair's Blog').
Cllr Huw Onllwyn Jones
Radyr and Morganstown Community Council
H O Jones: Councillor report for full Council meeting
17 June 2019
On 16 June Huw Jones was appointed Chair of Radyr and Morganstown Community Council.
Huw has lived in Radyr since 2002, with his wife and their teenage son. He is a retired civil servant (having worked for the Welsh Government) and a season ticket holder with Cardiff City.
You will hear more from Huw in this blog.
Previous entires are from our departing Chair, Ralph Vaughan.
These last three months have seen a great deal of activity. Council were delighted to welcome the First Minister, Mr Mark Drakeford, to the January meeting .In his introductory remarks, the Minister stated that he would be recommending a 20m p h speed limit in all residential areas, towns and cities throughout Wales. Several prepared questions were asked. All were pertaining to our areas. These questions included road safety and transport infrastructure, the possible increase in both atmospheric and noise pollution, health care and education facilities associated with the forthcoming increase in the local population, the future role of Community Councils, housing and the position of landlords who provide tenancies for vulnerable people. .He would consider these questions and send responses. Some have arrived and are available for residents at the Council Office. He also accepted an invitation from the Council that Mr Kevin Brennan, the local M P and he, held two political surgeries every year in our community as well as those regularly held at the Cardiff West Constituency Office. The dates for these surgeries have now been confirmed as Friday, the 5th of April and Friday the 4th of October 2019 between 1700-H and 18-00 H at the Old Church Rooms. Further information can be obtained from the Council Secretariat or at the Cardiff West Constituency Office.
Road safety THROUGHOUT Radyr and Morganstown remains a Council priority. In the last newsletter, I reported that a Council delegation had met with Mr Paul Carter at the Planning Department. As yet, there has been no further correspondence. However ,following several complaints, I met with Mr Gavin Colman from the Highways Department and inspected three sites. The first was the hedgerow running from the motorway bridge upwards towards the Scout Hall. The hedge needs cutting back as it has grown onto the pavement Secondly ,the area on Windsor Road where there is neither a pavement nor an official crossing. Thirdly, the dreadful state of the pavement from Ffordd Las down to the entrance to the Golf Club. A report is awaited.The state of Bethel Chapel and the graveyard along side is not only an eye sore but also an insult to those who have been interred . Councillor McKerlich and I have dispatched letters to those who are responsible for this quite disgraceful state of affairs.
It is a pleasure to report that the Council has supported various local developments. Grants have been awarded to the Parents Teachers Associations at both primary schools and to the very successful Cricket Club. The latter have plans to increase their facilities and the Council will assist with a grant of £13,000-00 [which will cover 10% of the development costs ]. It is a pleasure to record that several of their female playing members have been awarded national honours. All the local schools have received books written in English and Welsh regarding World War One. Lastly, your Council is supporting the Radyr and Morganstown Festival which will commence in May this year.
Residents will recall that your Council supported the establishment of the Radyr Tap. Not only has this venture been successful but it also provides an additional service to the Community. With this in mind, a letter is being been sent to the person responsible for the old Spar shopping area, to encourage the development of the premises to bring another service to the Community.
There are several developments about to commence at The Old Church Rooms [O C R ] which is much used by residents and many societies .The first is repairs to the roof which has developed a leak. The second is to replace the carpet in the Garth Room which is much used by many different groups. The third is the replacement of apparatus in the all important kitchen. Finally, a new retaining wall will be built at the east end of the building. At times, car parking can be a problem at the O C R particularly at school times. It is of particular concern during the times when the Nursery School Pupils are in residence and later in the day when the after school activities commence. Residents are respectfully asked to consider these activities and avoid parking in the O C R carpark.
The environment activities in the community are reduced due to Springtime and, in particular, by the onset of bird nesting. However, the work at Pentwyn Park continues so that the pathways are free of large puddles .A retaining wall behind the commercial area is in the planning stage. Furthermore, work continues on the Pilgrims Way as it traverses Radyr. It is hoped that this way, starting in Llandaf and ending at the site of the Holy Virgin at Penrhys, will be opened later this year.
The improvements at the Drovers Way Play area are proceeding albeit at a slower pace than anticipated, The organisers, who have worked hard and raised considerable funds, are still awaiting confirmation of an input from Redrow .Your Council will also contribute financially to this development with a grant of £5,000. The civil engineering works at the south end of Heol Isaf continue to be a source of frustration to residents who need to travel to their places of work. It is hoped that the delays experienced by residents and other motorists will decrease in the near future.
The 50+ lunch club, held on alternate Wednesdays, continues to welcome its many guests. All are welcome. The lunch is usually followed by a talk from a speaker on his/her favoured subject What is required currently, are more volunteers to pick up and return attendees to their homes .Council are very grateful to Councillor Huw Jones and Mrs Hashumati Patel for their enthusiasm and dedication which has led to the increasing popularity. Further information can be obtained from the Council Office.
It is a pleasure to welcome the Reverend Vicki Burrows to the Parish. I am sure that all residents will look forward to meeting her and hope that her term of office will be both pleasurable and rewarding.
This will be my last newsletter to residents as Chairman of the Council. I do hope these letters have been of benefit. I would very much like to thank my fellow councillors for their considerable help and support over the last two years. Finally, I am deeply indebted to the senior clerks, Mrs Ceri Mortimer and Ms Lynne Thomas. I would also like to pay my considerable thanks to our Assistant Clerk, Mrs Julie Hopkins, who ran our office most efficiently between the departure of Mrs Mortimer and the appointment of Ms Thomas.
January 10 2019 Two O C R Meetings
January 14 2019 City Hall –Signing Charter
January 17 2019 Full Council Meeting
January 18 2019 Meeting at the City Hall with Mr Paul Carter.
January 22 2019 P A C T Meeting at the O C R.
January 23 2019 O C R Management Committee.
January 28 2019 Morganstown Village Hall Meeting
February 7 2019 Environment Meeting at O C R
February 8 2019 Hearing Loop Demonstration at O C R.
February 15 2019 Park Road Primary School with H Onllwyn Jones
Meeting with Mrs Hannah Bird at the Radyr Medical Centre
February 18 2019 Meetings at Radyr Comprehensive School .
Photoshoot at the O CR with representatives of Radyr Cricket Club
February 20 2019 Hall Management Committee Members at the O C R .
February 21 2019 Full Council Meeting