Graigwen Roads and Pavements Petition

GraigwenWe, the residents of Graigwen in Pontypridd, are calling on Rhondda Cynon Taf Council to urgently address a number of issues affecting Graigwen. These include:

  1. Speeding: This is an issue that affects Graigwen Hill and also streets around the various estates, particularly Mayfield Road, Whiterock Avenue, Whiterock Drive, Whiterock Close and Mayfield Road. There have been a number of collisions and animals killed, and it is only a matter of luck that we haven't suffered a fatality. We need traffic calming measures as a matter of urgency and request that the Council shares a plan with residents on how they will deliver the changes required. We also need safe crossing points in the middle of Graigwen Hill, between the houses up from the shop to Pantygraigwen and the streets opposite.
  2. Pavements: the quality of many of the pavements are dire, with many not upgraded since the estates were built. The pavements in upper Graigwen are particularly bad and need to be renewed. We request that the Council share with residents their plan for delivering the changes needed, to improve the safety of our paths.
  3. Parking: Parking on pavements and near junctions are major issues of concern, and we would like to see the Council take a more proactive approach to stop people from doing both. More double yellow lines are also needed on the hill, to stop dangerous parking and more done to stop people from parking on pavements and forcing pedestrians into the road when walking around the area.
  4. Bus service: We urgently need a review of the bus service, so that the service is improved and the route extended to the top of Graigwen and that hours are also extended. We also need bus stops that provide shelter from the rain and urge RCT Council to work with Pontypridd Town Council to improve the one on Whiterock Avenue which provides no shelter when it rains at present due to the fact that it has no sides.


Please listen to our views and improve the safety and connectivity of our community.

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  • Judith Spencer
    signed via 2021-06-03 13:44:27 +0100
  • Trevor Vincent
    signed 2021-06-02 17:59:18 +0100
  • Martyn Morgan
    signed 2021-05-25 22:45:07 +0100
  • Mark Tambini
    signed 2021-05-19 07:15:41 +0100
    The speed that vehicles drive down Mayfield Rd as they approach Graigwen Road is absolutely shocking. Also the speed they drive up the and down the main hill. The whole area would benefit from traffic calming measures.

    The pavements and crossing point at Pantygraingwen Rd / Graigwen Rd junction is too dangerous
  • Stephen Jones
    signed 2021-05-18 21:26:58 +0100
    The speed restrictions should also include Lanwood Road. Yes, the bus service to/from Graigwen is shocking!
  • Elaine Cope
    signed 2021-05-18 19:31:16 +0100
  • Denise Davies
    signed 2021-05-18 09:07:49 +0100
  • Samantha Rees
    signed 2021-05-17 23:45:25 +0100
  • Joanna Huxtable
    signed 2021-05-17 22:18:54 +0100
    There are concerns with the speed of traffic on Graigwen Road. It is believed that these drivers are not residents of Graigwen as they are always heading towards or coming from the road to Llanwonno. Traffic flow in the area has increased immensely over recent months and no consideration is given by these drivers for the local residents, in particular, the elderly, children and dog walkers, who often use the road for daily exercise.
  • Neil Tritschler
    signed via 2021-05-17 21:31:50 +0100
    The road up from Gelliwastad Grove where it meets Tyfica Road is a hazard. Vehicles are always cutting that corner whilst speeding up the hill. An accident waiting to happen there!
  • Gail Cuskern
    signed 2021-05-17 19:51:50 +0100
  • Thomas Frowen
    signed 2021-05-17 19:14:34 +0100
  • John Davies
    signed 2021-05-17 18:08:39 +0100
  • Helen Bailyes
    signed 2021-05-17 18:01:06 +0100
  • Tracy Reeves
    signed 2021-05-17 17:14:46 +0100
    The cars being allowed to park on Graigwen Road (the hill) is getting beyond a joke. Cars parking opposite Mayfield Junction and also the junction into Whiterock Avenue. The bus can barely get around Mayfield junction at times – cars parked on the main hill close to the junction and right up to the junction on mayfield road. Poor bus driver
  • Lee Lacey
    signed 2021-05-17 16:50:26 +0100
  • Gill Simons
    signed 2021-05-17 14:59:18 +0100
  • Gillian Frowen
    signed 2021-05-17 14:56:25 +0100
  • david jones
    signed 2021-05-17 12:33:42 +0100
  • Gillian Painter
    signed 2021-05-17 11:52:09 +0100
  • Rhiannon James
    signed 2021-05-17 11:46:47 +0100
  • Ann Wheeler
    signed 2021-05-17 11:33:24 +0100
    I agree with all the issues rsised
  • Ann Holloway
    signed 2021-05-17 11:28:07 +0100
    The pavements on the estate are on a dreadful state. We don’t want patchwork being done. as a make do attempt, but to have a complete job. I have lived up here since 1972 and they have never been done properly. Also, we have asked for sleeping policeman on various stretches to stop speeding in relation to young children crossing and the elderly and animals. This will only probably be done when it is to late!!!! Also, there are over hanging hedges on some corners, especially as you start to walk down the main hill. Very dangerous, especially, if you are trying to push a child in a pushchair!! All of the above, seriously needs to be looked at urgently!!
  • Lesley Jones
    signed 2021-05-17 08:58:40 +0100
  • Susan Oatley
    signed 2021-05-17 07:13:12 +0100
    Not a grajgwen resident but have a daughter living in Graigwen Parc.Can only visit her if I have the car as the bus only goes to Whiterock.Feel sorry for the residents who live further up than Whiterock.What is the point of giving them a free bus pass,unless they are able to walk up the hill which is no easy task they are housebound unless they can drive.
  • Melanie Tippings
    signed 2021-05-17 06:53:50 +0100
    My 70 year old mum looks after my daughter whilst I am at work. She uses the bus service and has to then push the pram from the last stop in Whiterock up the very steep hill to Graigwen Parc. I see no reason why the bus cannot continue to the top of the hill.
  • Rachel Davies
    signed 2021-05-16 22:46:31 +0100
  • Daphne Angwin
    signed 2021-05-16 22:06:23 +0100
    Volume and speed of traffic is getting more of a concern to residents of Graigwen.nobody seems to care anymore.
  • Carolyn Broad
    signed 2021-05-16 20:32:56 +0100
  • Robert Francis
    signed via 2021-05-16 20:15:49 +0100

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