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Coordinates: 51°30′07″N 3°13′34″W / 51.502°N 3.226°W / 51.502; -3.226

Llandaff
Llandaff
North electoral ward of Cardiff

Llandaff
Llandaff
North (Welsh: Ystum Taf), is a district, community and coterminous electoral ward in the north of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales.

Contents

1 Description 2 History 3 Schools 4 Facilities 5 Electoral ward 6 Transport 7 Sports Clubs 8 References 9 External links

Description[edit] It is located in the north of Cardiff
Cardiff
and can be considered a two-part ward, each containing about half the population; a northern section of mainly middle class housing, and a southern section commonly known as the Gabalfa
Gabalfa
housing estate which consists of public sector and former public sector housing stock. When the Community Charge (or Poll Tax) was introduced in 1990 the Gabalfa
Gabalfa
housing estate and also parts of the Mynachdy housing estate were placed into the new Llandaff
Llandaff
North Electoral Ward, and the boundaries of the Gabalfa
Gabalfa
Electoral Ward were moved and redrawn to create a now separate ward to the south east of the new Llandaff
Llandaff
North ward. This new Gabalfa
Gabalfa
ward still includes the Gabalfa
Gabalfa
Interchange and also some parts of Mynachdy, but no longer includes any of the Gabalfa
Gabalfa
housing estate. It is understood that these changes, which still remain controversial to this day, were brought about so that residents of Gabalfa
Gabalfa
and Mynachdy could then be charged the much higher rate of Poll Tax which was then being levied on anyone who was "a resident of Llandaff
Llandaff
North". Llandaff
Llandaff
North is located directly north of Llandaff
Llandaff
but is an electoral ward which falls within the wider parliamentary constituency of Cardiff
Cardiff
North. This constituency is known as a key marginal and is one of a handful within the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
which is decisive in a British General Election. Being mainly middle-class and "swing voters" the residents of Llandaff
Llandaff
North are of some interest to national politicians.[citation needed] Llandaff
Llandaff
North is quite a small and quiet residential area which is served by a number of village shops, including cafes, a pharmacy and an artisan bakery. The south-western boundary of Llandaff
Llandaff
North is formed by the River Taff
River Taff
which also separates Llandaff
Llandaff
North from Llandaff. These two areas are linked by a road bridge which spans this river, where Llandaff
Llandaff
Rowing Club is located, and which also provides a view of Llandaff
Llandaff
Cathedral. The Welsh name, Ystum Taf, means "bend in the River Taff". Llandaff
Llandaff
North is also home to Hailey Park along the River Taff, with large playing fields, tennis courts and two children's playgrounds. The land that became Hailey Park was originally donated by Claude Hailey.[1] History[edit] Llandaff
Llandaff
North, along with Llandaff, was incorporated into Cardiff
Cardiff
in 1922. Population (June 1999) = 8,250 ( Cardiff
Cardiff
Research Centre Estimate) Population (mid-2007) = 7,778 ( Cardiff
Cardiff
Research Centre Estimate, based on Office for National Statistics
Office for National Statistics
figures)[2] Population (2011) = 8,344( United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Census)[3] Schools[edit] Hawthorn Junior School and Hawthorn Infant School were amalgamated in June 2009 on the Infant school site to form Hawthorn Primary School, with large investment into new buildings and facilities. In 2016 Hawthorn Primary School was one of the most over-subscribed schools in Cardiff.[4] Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf
Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Glantaf
is a state secondary school based on the outskirts of Llandaff
Llandaff
North. It is a Welsh-medium comprehensive school of non-denominational religion which serves some children from Llandaff
Llandaff
North and from across south Wales. Whitchurch High School
Whitchurch High School
is a state secondary school based in the Whitchurch area of Cardiff. It is an English-medium comprehensive school of non-denominational religion which serves the majority of state educated children in Llandaff
Llandaff
North. The Cathedral School is a preparatory and secondary school based in the Llandaff
Llandaff
area of Cardiff. It is an independent boarding and day school which has strong links with Llandaff
Llandaff
Cathedral. Parents in Llandaff
Llandaff
North wanting to educate their children privately (but locally) send their children to this school. Facilities[edit]

Llandaff
Llandaff
North Library

Llandaff
Llandaff
North Medical Centre is a modern purpose built surgery constructed in 1997. Llandaff
Llandaff
North Community Centre is centre for people to arrange meetings and mostly used for Old Aged Pensioner's Bingo. Hawthorn Junior School was closed in 2009 and Hawthorn Infant School has now incorporated the juniors section with large investment into new buildings and facilities. Llandaff
Llandaff
North Library is located on Gabalfa
Gabalfa
Avenue. Electoral ward[edit] The electoral ward of Llandaff
Llandaff
North falls within the parliamentary constituency of Cardiff
Cardiff
North. It is bounded by the wards of Radyr & Morganstown to the northwest; Whitchurch & Tongwynlais
Tongwynlais
to the north; Heath to the northeast; Gabalfa
Gabalfa
to the east; Rhiwbina
Rhiwbina
to the southwest; and Llandaff
Llandaff
to the south. Transport[edit] Llandaf railway station
Llandaf railway station
serves the area with services northbound to Treherbert, Merthyr Tydfil or Aberdare via Radyr
Radyr
and Pontypridd. Southbound services operate to Cardiff
Cardiff
Central via Cardiff
Cardiff
Queen Street. Cardiff
Cardiff
Bus services 24 (Llandaff-Pontcanna-Central Station) and 25 (Whitchurch-Birchgrove-Gabalfa-Cathays-Central Station) run frequently through the area. Station Road leads north from Llandaff
Llandaff
North towards Coryton and the M4 J32 Cardiff
Cardiff
North. Bridge Road leads south into Llandaff
Llandaff
and the city centre. Sports Clubs[edit]

Llandaff
Llandaff
North RFC Llandaff
Llandaff
Rowing Club - Located in Llandaf, the club row the stretch of river that forms the southern boundary of Llandaff
Llandaff
North.(Website)

References[edit]

^ http://www.friendsofhaileypark.org.uk/claude-hailey.html ^ Latest Official Population Estimates for Cardiff
Cardiff
- Cardiff
Cardiff
Research Centre document "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-02-07. Retrieved 2012-02-07.  Retrieved Nov 2009. ^ "Ward population 2011". Retrieved 8 April 2015.  ^ http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/education/most-oversubscribed-primary-schools-cardiff-12398131

External links[edit]

Whitchurch And Llandaff
Llandaff
North Web Site

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