Highway issues: subject to support from R+MCC, I will recommend to council officers that they initiate local consultation to introduce a 20mph limit in Radyr and Morganstown. There is wide support for this but there is great concern expressed that vehicles travelling at this lower speed will create greater air pollution. This concern should be addressed by participation in the consultation exercise. In the near future, there will be consultation on the closure of Golf Club Lane to vehicular traffic. The speed disclosing sign near Cheshire Home is now hard wired to an electrical supply, ending, I hope, a long series of malfunctions. Towards the end of July, major work on Llantrisant road towards Creigiau will necessitate complete closure of the road. I have requested full details and extended working and I have a meeting arranged to receive full details. I will include this information in my next report and post it on the local web sites as soon as it is available.
Pact issues: As mentioned last month, the police are aware of the large gatherings near the cricket club and they are monitoring this to prevent it leading to further problems in the surrounding areas. Since Pact, the police and PCSO support teams have been rearranged which will remove from our area some (but not all) familiar faces.
Next Bike: Following our representations, a stand of Next Bikes will be installed soon in Station Road.
Bethel Chapel: council officers are still seeking an acceptable outcome
Planning matters: Local residents (to Springfield Gardens) have raised a petition objecting to a renewed attempt to build an improbable number of houses on a small site with limited access and a number of other concerning features. I am supporting this objection and I have supported residents’concerns about the Suds near Radyr Farm Road.
Boundary Review: I submitted a strong case for R+M to have two County Councillors with effect from the next local elections in 2022; our community council supported this and present indications are that Cardiff Council will also do so.
Dog Control Order: Cardiff Council will discuss a proposed control order in July. I can send the proposed text on request
County Councillor Rod McKerlich, 18th June 2019 Phone: 20842764 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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