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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  • Dawn Wood
    signed 2023-01-22 13:06:49 +0000
    Cars driving on the wrong side of the road at the Thomas street , typical road blind bend junction is very hazardous. Something needs to be fine before there’s a head on crash
  • Tracy Reeves
    signed 2022-12-11 18:31:29 +0000
    I agree 100% on the issues raised. Parking on, near or opposite junctions is getting to be a real issue. Parking on Graigwen Road (the hill) is getting beyond a joke
  • Donald Routliff
    signed 2022-02-18 21:00:40 +0000
    Have a blind lady lives two streets away and people are parking on here pavment all the time knowing that she lives there has no dog but don’t care disgusting habit on a single lane road so she has no choice but to go into the middle of the road
  • Marcia Hurley
    signed 2022-01-19 16:57:04 +0000
    I have frequently experienced speeding cars on Graigwen Road. Something definitely needs to be done.
  • Dorrit Evans
    signed 2022-01-03 15:43:13 +0000
  • John Evans
    signed 2022-01-03 15:36:05 +0000
  • Tom McNicholl
    signed 2021-12-05 22:02:39 +0000
    The parking near junctions is really dangerous. Especially trying to pull out of Ridgeway Close due to the cars parked right next to the junction on Mayfield road.
  • Kerime McNicholl
    signed 2021-12-05 19:30:36 +0000
  • Joanna Huxtable
    signed 2021-11-22 22:32:10 +0000
    The use of Pantygraigwen Road travelling to and from the Rhondda is a major issue for residents living in Graigwen. The amount of speeding traffic using the mountain Road to gain access to Ynysybwl and The Rhondda is another issue affecting residents, walkers and animals.
  • Suzanne Owen
    signed 2021-11-22 19:21:15 +0000
  • Rhys Williams
    signed 2021-11-01 17:52:45 +0000
  • Leanne Angwin
    signed 2021-10-28 15:06:27 +0100
    Currently living on the lower part of graigwen road, so parking for myself and members if my family is in the opposite streets…the speed of vehicles going up and down when trying to cross is frightening 😡
  • Siwan Davies
    signed 2021-10-20 14:03:20 +0100
    Trehafod is in dire need of the same.
  • Gillian Frowen
    signed 2021-10-18 18:02:44 +0100
    I would like to see traffic calming on the hill but not speed bumps. A speed watch camera would be better in my opinion.
  • Cathryn Vukashin-Jones
    signed 2021-10-17 08:18:39 +0100
  • John Thomas
    signed 2021-10-11 20:00:17 +0100
  • Ruth Bartlett-Jones
    signed 2021-10-11 14:58:37 +0100
  • Dianne Davies
    signed 2021-07-12 12:41:51 +0100
    Also one way system on Graigwen Place.
  • Graham Griffiths
    signed 2021-06-24 17:01:37 +0100
    The turning into Fronheulog is becoming very dangerous, nasty bend and not able to drive to other side of road, turning right on wrong side of road.
  • Rebecca Lewis
    signed 2021-06-21 12:12:50 +0100
  • Jeff Cope
    signed 2021-06-19 07:30:11 +0100
  • Jayne Rees
    signed 2021-06-18 11:58:13 +0100
  • Rebecca Morris
    signed 2021-06-18 10:44:10 +0100
    Please make the junction from Pantygraigwen Road onto Graigwen hill safer … visibility coming out onto the hill is atrocious and with cars speeding up/down it’s dangerous!
  • Ivan Tankovski
    signed 2021-06-18 08:45:33 +0100
  • Philip Loveless
    signed 2021-06-18 07:37:46 +0100
    We also need more dog waste bins
  • Elaine Cope
    signed 2021-06-18 07:03:45 +0100
  • Michael Anthony
    signed 2021-06-17 22:23:16 +0100
    Poor bus service, no buses after 5-30 many people do not drive. Therefore are unable to go out
  • Nicholas Griffin
    signed 2021-06-17 22:22:52 +0100
    Absolutely agree, I have been thinking about this for some time. The pavements, in particular, need improving, but as mentioned in the comments above, a mirror at the junction of Pantygraigwen Road and Graigwen Road is imperative.

    As a parent with a young child, the pavements leading to the centre from Graigwen are poor. They are narrow, run out on the side of the road you are walking on (with no places for safe crossing) and the curbs are all raised (which make them difficult for pushchairs).

    There should be a zebra crossing (or something else suitable) at the junction of Mayfield Road and Graigwen Road (with the curb lowered at the point of crossing for pushchairs), as it’s otherwise difficult to cross safely.

    Moreover, there should be a zebra crossing at the junction between Graigwen Road and Pantygraigwen Road, as the pavement runs out and you need to look three ways for cars coming, on what is a raised, poor quality pavement for pedestrians, nevermind pushchairs.

    If the council would like residents to walk in to town than drive, improving the pavements and safety on the way from Graigwen is crucial.
  • Mary Richards
    signed 2021-06-17 21:53:59 +0100
    We also need a mirror opposite the junction of Pant-y-Graigwen as it is extremely dangerous to turn to go up or down the hill there.
  • Wayne Chicken
    signed 2021-06-17 21:22:47 +0100
    We also have an issue with speeding and people driving the wrong way down the one-way side of Tyfica Road.

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