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Danescourt Primary to Get New Headteacher PDF Print E-mail


The uncertainty surrounding Danescourt Primary School appears to be drawing to a close.

In a joint statement, Cardiff council, the National Association of Head Teachers and governors at Danescourt Primary School said they had reached an agreed way forward to resolve long-running issues.

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 December 2012 11:13
Danescourt Community Association PDF Print E-mail

By the time you read this the celebration weekend for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee will be over, a damp memory.

However you might still be thinking of the community feeling that the celebrations inspired.

Your road, close, neighbours or the whole of Danescourt may be your community. It will include people of all ages such as children, busy parents, and those who are retired.

The Danescourt Community Association is here to support the Danescourt community and here are some of our successes:

• We wrote to Enterprise Inns about the poor condition of the fabric of the Radyr Court public house - Action was taken by them to improve things.

• We put pressure on our councillors to get a bus information sign installed in the bus stop near Restways, which was the only shelter without a sign. - It has been done.

• We were active with the councillors and the police during the time when there was a lot of antisocial behaviour around the shops and this improved considerably.

• We asked for dropped kerbs around the estate to help disabled people and pushchair users. -These have been installed

• We successfully opposed the granting of a licence to sell alcohol at the Coop shop which is part of the garage.

• We successfully opposed the planning application for a large residential care home just below the top roundabout. The objection was on the grounds of traffic impact onto an already busy main road.

Currently we are pursuing the following:

• The provision of a bus shelter at the top of Heol Seddon.

• The DCA has offered a contribution towards the provision of speed information signs (like those by the Radyr Scout Hall) to be located by the school.

We meet on the third Monday of the month at St John's Hall at 8pm.

Our councillors are regular attenders and are always happy to listen to any issues we want to raise. They are also pleased to hear from residents who have come along with a specific issue. However you do not need to have a specific issue to come to our meetings. The Committee is always pleased to welcome you to come and hear what is being discussed.

It would be great to continue the Diamond Jubilee community spirit.  So if you have any pictures of the jubilee celebrations on Danescourt please send them in so we can put them on the website.

We look forward to seeing you.

Edgar Gibbs


Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 December 2012 11:13
Work Commences at Radyr Court PDF Print E-mail

Following on from our recent news about the scheduled external repair and redecoration works on our local pub, the Radyr Court, we can report that the work has started and that Andrew Bluett, Regional Property Manager of Enterprise Inns has given us the following statement "Enterprise Inns is happy to say that we will shortly complete external repairs and redecorations to the Radyr Court as part of a continuing investment program in our estate. We are aware that the exterior of this house has deteriorated in the past few years and are pleased to change that situation. Both we and our current tenants look forward to welcoming customers old and new to the Radyr Court."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 December 2012 11:13
The Radyr Court Pub to Get Make Over PDF Print E-mail

Following many representations from the Danescourt Community Association to Enterprise Inns we can confirm that work on refurbishing the Radyr Court Inn is due to start on 11th July.

Andrew Bluett, Enterprise Inns' Regional Property Manager told us "external repair and redecoration works at The Radyr Court will commence on 11th July 2011 and should be complete within 4 weeks or so".

We don't yet have any more details about the work to be undertaken but the DCA welcomes this long awaited news. Edgar Gibbs, Chair of Danescourt Community Association has been corresponding with Enterprise Inns about the poor state of repair of the Radyr Court for some time now.

Many of you will remember the time when the Radyr Court was a thriving community pub, let's hope those times will return.

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 June 2011 19:35
Danescourt Head Teacher Cleared of Charges PDF Print E-mail

Problems at Danescourt Primary school surfaced last October when four teachers were suspended with strike action taking place in December and February.

The suspended teachers returned to work in March and now headteacher, Ms Randall-Smith has been cleared of any wrongdoing, but unions representing the majority of staff at the troubled primary school rejected suggestions its absent head teacher is in a position to return.

Read the full story here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-13705477 and here http://www.walesonline.co.uk/cardiffonline/cardiff-news/2011/06/09/unions-hit-back-at-claims-that-suspended-danescourt-head-is-set-to-return-91466-28846945

Last Updated on Thursday, 09 June 2011 19:39

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