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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
 
Application for Premises License to sell alcohol Danescourt Shopping Centre PDF Print E-mail

DCA has sent following letter to Cardiff County Council objecting to the application  for license to sell alcohol at the recently closed Newsagent.

 

 

Licensing Services

Cardiff County Council

City Hall, 

Cardiff

CF10 3ND

 

26 December 2020

 

 

Dear Licensing Services,

 

RE: Application for Premises License to sell alcohol

Danescourt Shopping Centre, Cardiff

 

I am writing on behalf of the Committee of the above Association and a significant number of residents of Danescourt, to object in the strongest terms to the application for a license to sell alcohol at the recently closed Newsagents shop on Danescourt.

 

Our objections are as follows: -

 

• Danescourt has previously suffered very badly from the anti-social behaviour of youths and young adults who have access to alcohol from a number of sources in the area. This fact was readily acknowledged by our then local councillors and community police officers, who hadwitnessed examples of this behaviour at first hand. These problems were drawn to the attention of Cardiff County Council on a number of occasions. We foresee these problems returning if alcohol were to be obtainable from another source on the estate. This is very worrying and would be totally unacceptable to the residents of Danescourt. There has been a long history of alcohol related issues at this location, but these are not currently being experienced following the recent closure of the public house on the estate. 

 

• The premises which are the subject of this licence application are located next door to the established Co-op store which already has a licence to sell alcohol and is open until 10.00 each evening. The Co-op is well managed and does not attract any problems, but asecond store selling alcohol would neither be welcome nor a useful addition to the shopping facilities available to the residents of the estate. The DCA is concerned that a second premises selling alcohol 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. seven days a week is likely to cause problems and bring antisocial behaviour back to the covered area in front of the shops, making it a frightening place for residents. The premises are also situated next door to a childrens nursery business. 

 

• Bottles and cans would undoubtedly be taken into the nearby children’s play area where broken glass is already a problem. It is anticipated that the litter would also be taken as far as St John’s Church where the churchyard suffers from the dumping of bottles and cans as well as vandalism from youths almost certainly under the influence of alcohol.

 

• Away from the estate there are already a sufficient number of retail outlets in the area where alcohol can be obtained, including Tesco Extra (open 24 hours a day), Lidl, Asda   and the Co-op store at the garage on Llantrisant Road. When gangs of youths gather outsidethese premises, their behaviour is threatening, anti-social and intimidating to other shoppers and there have been a number of instances of verbal abuse. There have also been many incidences of alcohol being stolen and it is very common for alcohol to be purchased by over eighteen year olds to be consumed by under age drinkerswithout the staff being aware.

 

 

The very deep concern felt by our members necessitates this letter of objection, in which we endeavour to convey the unacceptable impact that granting this application would have on the residents of Danescourt. 

 

We really do expect that this application to sell alcohol will be refused. The very last thing Danescourt needs right now is something that will undoubtedly add to its problems rather than to solve them.

 

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Stewart Burgess

Vice Chairman

Danescourt Community Association

 

 

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Cllr Sean Driscoll

​Cllr Philippa Hill-John

​Kevin Brennan MP

​Mark Drakeford MS

​Andrew R T Davies MS

Neil McEvoy MS

David Melding MS

 
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.
 
Regards
 
Edgar
 
Edgar Gibbs BSc,CEng, MICE
Chair of Danescourt Community Association, Cardiff
 
20 metre 5G mobile telephone mast in Llantrisant Road – now a New Site on Danescourt Way PDF Print E-mail

UPDATE   8 January 2021

 

Telefonica-O2 have lodged a pre-planning application, reference, PRAP/21/00005/MNR, with Cardiff Council, to site the 20 metre mast on Danescourt Way, between the path to Douglas Close and Heol Urban. this is an update to the previous application, which has been withdrawn.

Planning documents are available at –

https://planningonline.cardiff.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=documents&keyVal=_CARDIFF_DCAPR_133571

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 February 2021 19:54
 
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
 
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