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The Danescourt Community Association, formerly the Danescourt Residents Association has the interests of the residents of Danescourt at it heart. It continues the original aims and over the last 30 years, it has supported, lobbied for, objected to, and been the voice of the residents of Danescourt for many issues.

The DCA also contributes to the North West Cardiff Group (NWCG) along with Creigiau and Pentyrch Community Council, St Fagan’s Community Council, Radyr & Morganstown Society and the Llandaff Civic Society and has links with the Cardiff Civic Society. The NWCG, is a group of mostly professional or retired professional people that want Cardiff to be the best city it can be. Over the last few years it has put in many hours with suggestions and objections to the Local Development Plan, proposals for the metro and is in a constant battle to get the highway and transportation infrastructure improved for the housing developments that are taking place in the north west of Cardiff.

If you would like to play a part in your community please come and join us on the third Monday of every month at St John’s Hall, Danescourt at 8pm. You do not have to join the committee but if you feel you could offer your time please come along. We regularly have the Councillors in attendance and there are often updates from the North West Cardiff Group and the Police And Communities Together (PACT) meetings.

Edgar Gibbs

DCA Chair

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 August 2018 20:34
20 metre 5G mobile telephone mast in Llantrisant Road PDF Print E-mail


The Council has determined that Prior Approval is REQUIRED for the following reason -

“The appearance and siting of the development would have a significant impact upon its surroundings.”

And recommended refusal of prior approval on the grounds –

“The siting of the development would have an adverse impact upon the amenity of adjoining residential occupiers.”


Telefonica-O2 have lodged a pre-planning application, reference PRAP/20/00042/MNR, with Cardiff Council for a 20 metre high mast adjacent to the path from Edward Clarke Close to Llantrisant Road roundabout. Planning documents are available at http://planningonline.cardiff.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=_CARDIFF_DCAPR_131553

The 2 main documents are – Drawings.pdf and ConsultationLetter.pdf

This mast will provide all of O2 mobile coverage up to 5G and leave the 12 metre mast adjacent to the Co-op petrol station to Vodafone. The 12 metre mast close to the roundabout is used by EE.  Only O2 has given details of local 5G coverage. Approval is not required unless there are significant reasons raised by the Planning Authority.

Last Updated on Monday, 05 October 2020 16:09
Cardiff Bus Service Changes January 2020 PDF Print E-mail

On Monday the 27th January, Cardiff Bus are implementing a new timetable for the 62/63/63A services. The service to and from Danescourt to the City Centre will be similar at 3 per hour during office hours Monday to Friday. The Radyr 63 service is reduced to 2 per hour at 20/40 minute intervals and a new 1 per hour 62 bus which goes from Heol Seddon along Llantrisant Road and terminates in Rhydlafar Drive will be introduced.

For detailed information see the Cardiff Bus website

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 20:16
DCA Response to post-Covid Wlesh government Recovery and Reconstruction Plan PDF Print E-mail

The Welsh Government has been consulting on a post-Covid recovery and reconstruction plan.  You can read more about it here

This is a contributiuon to the consulation from Edgar Gibbs on behalf of the DCA


Dear Julie
I am writing on behalf of the Danescourt Community Association, Cardiff.
I apologise for the slight delay in getting this response to you.  I hope you will still consider the following.
Rebuilding after COVID-19
  1. There needs to be a review of transportation in the light of home working and reluctance to use public transport and the need for an alternative.
  2. The use of privately owned care homes will hopefully be faded out and new care homes will need to be built and where appropriate old ones refurbished. This rebuilding work to be undertaken by a not for profit organisation jointly managed by the Welsh Government and the Local Authorities.
  3. Properties in need of refurbishment are bought by developers and refurbished making high levels of profit. The properties should be purchased by the Welsh Government/Council, possibly in partnership with developers and refurbished to prove “individual” council houses using any profits made for reinvesting into the scheme.
  4. The Council should set up a Development Corporation with Compulsory Purchase Powers to purchase land and properly co-ordinate and develop housing, transportation, and the metro line.
  5. The Council should help rebuild the mental health of young people by educating them on health, pandemic issues and care of the elderly. Youth clubs and new start need funding and importantly places to meet. Refurbishing old halls and meeting places could provide jobs as well.
I trust you find the suggestions helpful.
Edgar Gibbs BSc,CEng, MICE
Chair of Danescourt Community Association, Cardiff
Local Councillor's Surgeries PDF Print E-mail

Do you want to meet your local Councillors and ask them questions about the Council and its policies, or raise concerns about problems in our area? Surgeries provide an opportunity for any resident to go and talk to their councillor face to face and these take place on a regular basis.

The next opportunity to meet your councillors, Sean Driscoll and Phillipa Hill-John is;


All face-to-face surgeries have been cancelled until further notice, in the meantime you can contact your councillor via email by clicking on their names, above.


St John's Church Hall 12-1pm

  • 30 November 2019
  • 29 Feb 2020
  • 25 April 2020
  • 27 June 2020
  • 26 September 2020
  • 28 November 2020

The surgery will be be preceded by a litter pick at 10am


Llandaff Village Hall 12-1pm

  • 25 Jan 2020
  • 28 March 2020
  • 30 May 2020
  • 25 July 2020
  • 31 October 2020
Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 September 2020 16:26

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