Community Council – Vacancies



Notice is Hereby Given:

That vacancies have occurred for a Councillor in the Ward of Gileston and St Athan which will be filled through the process of co-option.  Co-opted Councillors have the same rights and responsibilities as those Councillors who obtain office through election.  Councillors are expected to attend the monthly meetings of the Council and serve on Committee(s).  The role is varied and enables local people to use their skills and experience to enhance the work undertaken by the Council for the benefit of the community.

The Council wishes to invite interested people to submit their application for the role of Councillor by way of letter outlining the following;

  • The contribution you believe you could make to the work of the Council;
  • The personal qualities that you would bring to the role;
  • Your availability for attending meetings.

Please make sure that you include your home address, telephone/mobile number and e-mail address in your letter.

All members of the community are welcome to apply.  The Council is committed to achieving a balanced composition of Councillors that reflect the community of St Athan.

Closing Date: 12noon on Monday 30 May 2022.

Application will be considered at the Council meeting on Tuesday 7th June 2022.

(It is not a requirement to be resident within the subject ward)

Point of Contact:

Mr D Patterson, Clerk to the Council.
St Athan Community Council, Church Lane, St Athan CF62 4PL
Telephone: 01446 750 452 |  Email:

Date of posting 07th May 2022

Calling Local Businesses

The next Community Council Newsletter is due too be published in June 2022. It has a circulation of 1,800 local residents. If you would be interested in advertising your services in the next Newsletter rates are below, and please contact the clerk

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Independent Candidate Session Electoral

The Electoral Commission is offering a training session for people wishing to stand as independent candidates in this year’s local government elections in Wales.

We encourage all independent candidates who are thinking of standing in the local government elections in May to attend this event which will cover the nominations process, campaigning rules and important information from the police regarding integrity.

Anyone wishing to attend should register with their name and email address. Joining instructions will be emailed to you separately.

The session is free to attend. Wednesday, 9 March, 2022 | 17:00

The link is for the sign up page for the Independent candidate session on Tocyn Cymru:

For awareness – it seems to work best on the Chrome browser rather than using Edge.

From The Electoral Commission, Wales

Do you have time to volunteer? You could help FareShare Cymru fight hunger and food waste

The Cardiff based charity has a variety of roles available Monday to Saturday for those aged 18+:

  • Driving (25 +)
  • Navigator
  • Food picker
  • Admin

This is a great opportunity to help the community, meet new people and keep fit! References are available after three months. 

For more information visit, email or call 029 20362111

Vale of Glamorgan Food Festival March 21-27th is looking for groups to get involved

We’re excited to announce that we have our second Food Vale festival planned this Spring March 21st-27th.
This year, we are hopeful that we can plan a range of online and in-person activities across the Vale as part of this festival, and we are looking for groups across the Vale who would like to get involved in running healthy & sustainable food activities from March 21st – 27th. It could be a seed swap at a local growing space, a planting demo, a composting session at a school, a food waste event or a wassailing at a local orchard or more. We have a small amount of funding that may be able to support activities, or there are also small grants available through Food For Life’s plant and share month.If you would like to discuss your ideas, please get in touch with Louise at We will also be discussing plans for the festival at Food Vale’s next Network Gathering on 16th February at Fonmon Castle which you are invited to join. As plans develop, we’ll be making announcements on our twitter channel and the Festival Facebook event page.
Rydym yn llawn cyffro i gyhoeddi bod ein hail Ŵyl Bwyd y Fro wedi ei chynllunio ar gyfer y Gwanwyn eleni 21-27 Mawrth.  Eleni, rydym yn obeithiol y gallwn gynllunio amrywiaeth o weithgareddau ar-lein ac mewn person ar draws y Fro fel rhan o’r ŵyl hon, ac rydym yn chwilio am grwpiau ar draws y Fro fyddai’n hoffi cymryd rhan yn cynnal gweithgareddau bwyd iach a chynaliadwy o 21-25 Mawrth. Gallai fod yn weithgaredd cyfnewid hadau mewn man tyfu lleol, arddangosfa blannu, sesiwn gompostio, digwyddiad gwastraff bwyd neu waseilio mewn perllan leol neu fwy. Mae gennym rywfaint o gyllid a allai gefnogi gweithgareddau, neu mae grantiau bach ar gael hefyd trwy gynllun grant bach Bwyd Am Oes. Os hoffech drafod eich syniadau, cysylltwch â Louise Byddwn hefyd yn trafod cynlluniau ar gyfer yr ŵyl yn ein Cyfarfod Rhwydwaith nesaf ar 16 Chwefror yng Nghastell Ffwl-y-mwn. Wrth i’r cynlluniau ddatblygu, byddwn yn gwneud cyhoeddiadau ar ein sianel ar twitter a’n tudalen ddigwyddiadau ar Facebook.