County Councillor Report for August/September 2019
Highway issues: installation of 3 new zebra crossings on main road is scheduled for early 2020 ; creation of 20mph zone (covering entirety of Radyr and Morganstown except Parc Radur) will come in late Spring .A pavement on the dangerous bend at the top of Windsor Road is planned for March 2020 ; Golf Club lane is likely to be closed to vehicular traffic in summer of 2020. Some of these are subject to preliminary consultation while others have undergone consultation process. I have also requested evaluation of need for crossings at bottom of Station road and on Bryn Derwen. I hope to have in place 2 sites for NO2 monitoring on our main road; this will be of immediate use but it will also enable us to assess the outcome of a greater number of crossings.
New school consultation: the consultation is underway on the proposed first new primary school on the Plasdwr development.
Consultation on public rights of way; this is now underway.
Radyr Library and Hub: The well-being café starts on 1st October and will meet weekly on Tuesdays from 11 am until noon; chair yoga is on Fridays from 2.30 to 3.30 ; “love where you live” locker gives access to litter-picking tools. Survey forms are available in library.
Local Development Plan: I can supply a link giving residents an update on this plan’s progress.
Play areas; Refurbishing Fisher Hill play area is due to start imminently. Drainage proposals for Drovers Way are under discussion; it is most probable that the work will not take place until early 2020 but there is a chance of an earlier start.
Electric car charging: I can provide a link showing how Western Power Distribution is preparing for the expected growth in this type of vehicle.
Fly tipping: this continues to be an eyesore as well as an expensive problem. Please report any evidence of this; please do not use any waste removal company unless it is registered and able to supply a waste disposal notice. Householders employing a “cheap” alternative risk prosecution.
Overgrown Shrubbery: please cut back shrubs /trees which partly block pavements; this summer has created a large number of such issues.
Ward Surgery: my next surgery is in the library on Saturday 28th September.
County Councillor Rod McKerlich, 16th September 2019
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