1. Bench Location, Fforrdd Treforgan, Morganstown
The Environment Committee asked me to scope the best location. This is agreed and I am providing coordinates.
2. Bethel Chapel and Graveyard, Morganstown
I have facilitated a meeting of 14 local residents to discuss concerns about the impoverished condition of Bethel Chapel and its graveyard. I also invited Cllr Cook and Charles, as fellow Morganstown Ward Councillors. Local residents may form a Trust to look after the graveyard and are looking to secure the building's future. I spoke to the owner; he will consider selling the site to the community or a private developer or business. Whilst, not a formal RMCC group, in depth minutes are available on request. Community Councillors will be invited to visit the site.
3. Memorial Stone Bus Shelter, Morganstown
Local Consultation: I have visited and described the proposal to householders in Graig Wen and 14 residents at the Bethel Chapel group. The response has been 100% positive! Residents have started an FB group to gather stories of local people and this will be linked to a film project from JOMEC. I have had cost indications from similar projects and they are within the proposed budget.
4. Update on Roadside Improvement Scheme, Radyr and Morganstown
4. i. Learning Walk: The Road Safety Working Group had hoped to undertake a learning walk, to visualise Roadside Improvements for all of Radyr and Morganstown, to augment Cardiff Council's Road Improvement Scheme. The walk is 6 miles, from Ynys Bridge to Llantrisant Road and back and also taking in Bryn Derwen and De Clare Drive. However, the weather has been rather inclement! If any Councillors would like to join us, please advise.
4. ii. Community Lamp Post Banners: Cardiff Council's Transport Minister and Transport Department have agreed to receive our proposals for Community Banners on Lamp posts to build a 'Village-feel' and reinforce Radyr and Morganstown as a 20mph and 'Active-Travel' Village.
4. iii. 20mph Competition Design: Sustrans, Living Streets and Brake have agreed to provide staff/volunteers to visit all 5 Schools to promote our 20mph Design competition. Head Teachers and Art Teachers have also welcomed it. A report will be provided for the March Council.
4. iv. Community Message Banners: Cardiff's Transport Minister and Transport Department are very keen to work with the Community Council in delivering this local infrastructure, to build social consensus on road safety, active travel and a village-feel. A meeting is being arranged to discuss permissions and the parameters of the project, such as advertising and road safety enhancement. I will liaise with Finance on any updates on costs.
4. iv. Village Entry Planter Motif/Message: Pugh's have agreed to meet to discuss sponsoring, developing and maintaining the 'Village-entry' Planter Design at Ffordd Treforgan.
4. v. Memorial Shelter Feasibility Actions: following consultations and a Land Registry Search, I am working with the Welsh Office on potential for land transfer; also, with Welsh Water and BT on groundworks issues. Cemex have been approached for contributions in kind. I have spoken with local Stone Mason, Paul Griffiths, who will give advice and assistance. His family helped build MVH. He built the Lime Kilns' arches and Memorial Stone, with contributions from the Cemex Quarry. I have retained the interest of the Architect/Artist who we would like to instruct to develop the Memorial Stone Bus Shelter and patio with active travel features in Morganstown. Should we wish to proceed, she will re-quote, directly to the Clerk. I have connected with the Public Relations Manager at Cemex and will meet soon.
4. vi. Road Improvement Stage One: An 'are you ready for 20mph' feature is will be submitted to the Radyr Chain, May edition, to inform and educate residents on the new crossings and speed limit., to increase compliance.
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