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The Danescourt Community Association AGM was held 27th March 2017 at St John's Church Hall.  The minutes are reproduced below

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 August 2017 20:13
The DCA sympathises as the Coop lets down Pontcanna residents by dropping their Post Office PDF Print E-mail

We were interested to read in the South Wales Echo earlier this week, that the Coop is planning to take over the Pontcanna Stores in Pontcanna Street, which has a large Post Office. The Coop already has a store nearby in Kings Road/Severn Grove. When the Coop takes over the Pontcanna Stores,it plans not to retain the Post Office and the residents are up in arms.

Read more here http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/pontcanna-could-lose-post-office-12701160

Last Updated on Friday, 10 March 2017 16:57
Danescourt Post Office - Latest News PDF Print E-mail

The Post Office in Danescourt - Message from the Chairman of the DCA

As some people will know I have been trying to get the Post Office relocated to a counter within the Co-op. This correspondence has generated upward of 30 emails and at least 25 telephone calls. At one stage I received emails that indicated that the move was going to take place and I thought we had a positive result.

Then, with both parties saying the other party had pulled out of discussions, I tried and I could not get a definitive response. I then wrote to the Chief Executives of the respective organisations directly. I included the petition with a 1000 plus signatures, organised by Judith James, plus letters of support from Councillors, Assembly Members, and Members of Parliament, all to no avail.

The letters I sent, plus the respective responses are now available for you to read.

Thank you to everyone that supported the efforts of the Danescourt Community Association.

Edgar Gibbs

Chair of the Danescourt Community Association

Last Updated on Monday, 27 February 2017 21:55
Local Development Plan - The Next Step PDF Print E-mail
Last year Neil McEvoy AM held a public consultation meeting with residents in Radyr Comprehensive School regarding the LDP. He was joined by fellow Plaid Cymru AM Sian Gwenllian and was really enthused with the popular turnout and contribution from residents. 
There have been many updates since, and Neil would like to invite you to a follow up meeting to discuss the developments. 
At the meeting he will outline Plaid's proposals and give you feedback on what they've done so far. Neil says he is constantly asking questions about the LDP in the Welsh Assembly, and he intend to continue the fight to protect our green fields and push for a better alternative to planning in our City and surrounding areas. 
The meeting will be held at Bishop of Llandaff High School on 16th January 2017, 7pm.
Danescourt Post Office Under Threat of Closure PDF Print E-mail

Danescourt Post Office is probably going to close in March 2017 because the government are imposing a
new contract on community post offices which will reduce their income by £10,000 a year. Our local post
mistress Tracy Paynter cannot afford this loss, She has no option but to resign. The government is viewing
such resignations as voluntary and so Tracy will receive no redundancy pay. Tracy is the main victim of this
injustice but our whole community will be affected as residents will have to go to Plasmawr Post Office.
For those without a car this is a substantial walk and for those with mobility issues, it would be too
strenuous, as Waterhall Road is very steep.

There is a solution. Our Coop supermarket could house a small post office counter which would be
financially viable for Tracy as rent is her main outgoing. The Coop seemed to be initially enthusiastic, but
there has been no progress. If we, the residents, were to lobby the Coop head office then we would have a
fighting chance of keeping our post office services and helping Tracy to keep her job.
A petition for Danescourt residents to sign will be kept in the post office but to get enough signatures we
need to raise awareness. If you are willing to leaflet a street in Danescourt, you can collect copies of this
flyer from the post office and let Tracy know which street you will cover. 


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