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.