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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. 

 
Changes to Bus Services PDF Print E-mail

The 63 Sunday Service changes from 24 April 2016

The 62/63 Sunday Service replaces the 138 service by extending the route from Radyr to Pentyrch and Creigiau. The new timetable can be viewed here

 

Cardiff Bus introduced many timetable changes on the 27th March.

The 62/63 service into Cardiff from Danescourt was increased by 25% on weekdays, rising from 39 journeys to 49 per weekday. The service to Radyr changed to a half hourly one. The new timetable can be viewed here

The 66 service no longer starts from Danescourt – it terminates in an anticlockwise loop of Keyston Road / Waterhall Road / Pwllmelin Road, Fairwater. The new timetable can be viewed here

Last Updated on Friday, 28 October 2016 16:41
 
Additional Car Parking at Radyr Station PDF Print E-mail

Network Rail have announced that they will be creating an additional car park to increase the number of parking spaces from 122 to 235. Lifts have also been installed to provide access to both platforms. The ticketing office, cycle parking, lighting and CCTV will be upgraded.

Last Updated on Saturday, 12 March 2016 08:59
 
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