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.

Welsh Government Apprenticeship Scheme 2022 – Opening Soon!

 Cynllun Prentisiaethau Llywodraeth Cymru 2022 yn agor yn fuan Mae Llywodraeth Cymru yn hysbysebu hyd at 50 cyfle prentisiaeth ym mis Mawrth.  Mi fyddwn yn cysylltu â chi cyn bo hir gyda manylion pellach ar ble a sut i lenwi’ch cais.  Mae prentisiaeth yn ddewis arbennig am yrfa, naill ai os ydych yn gadael ysgol neu goleg, yn dychwelyd i waith ar ôl cychwyn teulu neu yn edrych am yrfa newydd. Nid yw gweithio i Lywodraeth Cymru yn debyg i unrhyw swydd arall yng Nghymru.  Mae gennym amrywiaeth eang o swyddi ar gael.  Beth yw’r manteision? Ennill £21,300 y flwyddyn wrth hyfforddi.  Cael 31 diwrnod o wyliau, 10 diwrnod o wyliau cyhoeddus a threfniadau gweithio hyblyg er mwyn galluogi chi i gyflawni cydbwysedd bywyd gwaith iach. Astudiwch ar gyfer cymhwyster lefel 3 mewn Cyllid, Data a Thechnoleg Ddigidol neu Weinyddiaeth Busnes. Datblygu amrywiaeth o sgiliau.  Beth nesaf?Ewch at: Banc Talent Llywodraeth Cymru i gofrestru’ch diddordeb. Dewch i’n Sesiwn Gwybodaeth i Ymgeiswyr ar y 9fed o Chwefror i ddarganfod mwy am ein cynllun sy’n agor ym mis Mawrth 2022. Candidate Information Session – Apprenticeships 2022 Tickets, Wed 9 Feb 2022 at 13:00 | Eventbrite Fedrwch bori drwy waith y Llywodraeth yng Nghymru ac ennill gwell ddealltwriaeth o’r Gwasanaeth Sifil yng Nghymru drwy ymweld â: Diolch,Llywodraeth Cymru Welsh Government Apprenticeship Scheme 2022 opening soon The Welsh Government is advertising up to 50 apprenticeship opportunities in March. We will be contacting you in due course with further details on where and how to access the application An apprenticeship is a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. Working for the Welsh Government is unlike any other job in Wales. We have a wide variety of jobs on offer.  What are the benefits? Earn £21,300 a year while you train. Get 31 days holidays, 10 public holidays and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a good work/life balance. Study for a Level 3 qualification in Finance, Digital Data and Technology or Business Administration. Develop a range of skills.  What next?Visit:  The Welsh Government Talent Bank  to register interest. Come along to our Virtual Candidate Information Session on the 9th of February to find out more about our scheme opening in March 2022. Candidate Information Session – Apprenticeships 2022 Tickets, Wed 9 Feb 2022 at 13:00 | Eventbrite And you can browse through Welsh Government work and gain a better understanding of the civil service in Wales by visiting: Many thanks,Welsh Government 

St Athan Village Fete and Party in the park event – provisional notice, expression of interest

The St Athan Community Council are currently planning to hold for a second year a Village Fete provisional date is Saturday 2nd July 2022, 12noon to 4pm at the Sports Field next to The Paul Lewis Community Centre. We also hope too build on the success of the 2021 event with more stalls, activities and addition of an evening ‘party in the park’ music event.

Village Fete
The fete organizers are looking to hold a village fete as per the details shown above, subject to any COVID 19 government restrictions.  We are expecting between 500 – 1000 people from the local area to attend this event. 

If you are a stallholder wanting to sell goods or a club/individual wishing to put on a display, please contact Dave Patterson, or Tel 01446 750452. Form to use for application

Party in the Park event

The organizers are looking to hold an entertainment evening with live bands, singers dancers and other acts as per the details shown above, subject to any COVID 19 government restrictions.  We are expecting between 200 – 300 people from the local area to attend this event. 

If you are you would like to perform at this event please contact Dave Patterson, or Tel 01446 750452.

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 – Get Involved

For information on how too get involved please click this link The Queens Jubilee

You’re welcome to host parties right across the bank holiday weekend, or as part of The Big Jubilee Lunch (see below). Read guidance on how to host a street party.

To coincide with the Platinum Jubilee, The Big Jubilee Lunch will be taking place on Sunday 5 June.

Every year since the idea began in 2009, The Big Lunch has encouraged communities to celebrate their connections and get to know each other a little bit better. 

Following the success of the first Big Jubilee Lunch, to celebrate Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, The Big Lunch will bring the Jubilee celebrations into the heart of every community again in 2022. how too join in with the big lunch