Highway Issues: Work to install three new zebra crossings on Heol Isaf/ Tynant Road will start on September 18th. A fixed camera will be installed near Radyr Primary to monitor compliance with parking regulations; at Bryn Deri, there was a suggestion of making Caer Craig a “controlled” area at start and finish of school day, which would restrict access to registered users at these times. I welcome comments on this idea. A permanent scheme is planned outside Radyr Comprehensive School as part of the improvements that will be delivered ultimately through the proposed S106 scheme. I have reported further concerns about the temporary junction at the south end of Heol Isaf. The consultation about 20mph speed limits within R+M has concluded and the regulatory order is approved having removed non-adopted roads from its applicability.
Central area drains: recent heavy rain caused a “river” to run along Heol Isaf and down the lane at the rear of the shops. The lane is unadopted but I asked for an inspection of central drains followed by clearance of any, which were blocked.
Water Mains issue: to enable work on a water main, 4-way traffic lights will operate at the Danescourt roundabout throughout September starting on the first; the lights will be manned during the day to minimise disruption to traffic.
Royal Mail sorting office: I am aware of local concern about possible serious inconvenience arising from possible closure of Gwaelod depot. With support from community council, I have made representations and I was told that no decision had been made, If closure is planned I will be consulted again in advance. I was given some (available) tips on how to avoid the need to go there to reclaim mail.
Drovers Way Play Area: the CCTV survey revealed the cause of corroding play equipment and flooding of tennis club. I regret that the solution is not easy to determine and it will be expensive. There is no immediate possibility of installing new play equipment and I regret this.
Street names: I have agreed some new names for new streets in Plasdwr after consulting community council
Problems near Radyr Station and Taff Trail; attendance by local police and transport police is at a higher level but it needs greater parental involvement to resolve these issues.
Refuse collection; this continues to need my requesting remedial collections on a regular basis
County Councillor Rod McKerlich, 25th August 2020
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