Public Engagement Meeting – Frail Older Persons Healthcare

Watchdog and Health Board announce date of further public engagement meeting ahead of proposed changes to Frail Older Persons healthcare in Vale of Glamorgan

We are able to announce that the public engagement meeting regarding the Frail Older Persons services in the Vale of Glamorgan will be held on Wednesday 30th October 2019 at 7pm – 8:30pm. The meeting will be held in the corporate suite of Vale of Glamorgan Civic offices Holton Road.


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Notice of Conclusion of Audit and Right to Inspect the Annual Return

St Athan Community Council

 Annual Return for the year ended 31 March 2019

1. The audit of accounts for the St Athan Community Council for the year ended 31 March  2019 has now been concluded. 

  1. The annual return is available for inspection by any local government elector for the area of St Athan, Gileston, Flemingston, on application to the Clerk to the Council. ( Normal Working Hours Mon to Fri up to 14 Days from the date of this notice )
  2. Copies of the report can be made available on request for a nominal charge.

 Mr J Haswell
Clerk to the Council
8 Tathan Crescent
St Athan 

Telephone No 01446 – 750452 office 750050 home
E-mail –

Date of notice. 1st October 2019


A massive THANK YOU to all the litter picking people, who voluntarily took time out and joined in today’s Community Council led litter pick, in St Athan village.  In just over 1 and a half hours, an amazing total of 6 sacks of rubbish where collected from Rock Road and Rectory Road.

As a small token of thanks, everybody was treated to tea and biscuits at the end of the litter pick.

It would be great to see even more litter picking people at our next litter pick, which will be held in Flemington on Saturday 12th October 19, from 10am to 12noon

Public Consultation on Supplementary Planning Guidance

The Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan 2011-2026 (LDP) was adopted by the Council on the 28th June 2017. The LDP supersedes the previous adopted Unitary Development Plan and sets out the policies for managing development in the Vale of Glamorgan and is the basis for decisions on land use planning. The Council has prepared a draft Supplementary Planning Guidance document (SPG) to supplement the policies contained in the LDP in relation to the Cardiff Airport – St Athan Enterprise Zone and Strategic Employment Allocation. The draft SPG is referred to as:

  • Cardiff Airport and Gateway Development Zone 

The Public are invited to comment on these draft documents during the public consultation exercise taking place between Monday 19th 2019 and 5p.m. Tuesday 1st October 2019.

The draft SPG and further information on the consultation procedures are available on the Council’s web site at  or hard copies can be inspected at the Dock Office, Barry during normal office hours. Once the consultation period ends, all comments will be reported to the Council’s Cabinet for their consideration prior to the final adoption of the SPG for use in the determination of future planning applications.

In the interim the Council’s existing adopted SPG will still be used as a material consideration in the determination of planning applications. If you require any further information about the SPGs or this consultation exercise, please contact the LDP Team on 01446 700111 or email

Non-Complex Surgery for Adults in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan – proposed move of service to Llandough

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board’s proposals for Non-Complex Surgery for Adults in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board would like to hear your views on a proposal to increase the range of non-complex surgery for residents of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan that is provided at University Hospital Llandough (UHL).  Routine surgical services are already well developed at UHL and we would like to build on that with an initial focus on moving some day case and short stay Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) surgery from UHW to UHL.

Emergency pressures on the University Hospital of Wales site (UHW) in Cardiff often lead to short notice cancellations of planned surgery. We believe that providing more of this type of surgery at UHL will lead to a much better patient experience with reduced on-the-day cancellations and shorter waiting times, as we will be able to organise services more efficiently.

Please go to the UHB website to read the Engagement Document and tell us what you think.

Responses to the questions contained in the Engagement Document can be returned via the following options:

Mike Bond – Director of Operations Surgery Clinical Board
University Hospital of Wales
Heath Park
Cardiff CF14 4XW

  • By hand to a member of staff in the Surgery service

You can also contact the local Community Health Council (CHC) for more information:

The closing date for responses is 20 September 2019.

Environmental enforcement measures to tackle littering and environmental crime have come into effect.

Our Community Council, have been contacted by a number of residents, who have recently received notice of fines involving waste bags left on pavements, after normal waste collection days, and would therefore like to warn all residents  that enforcement officers working for an independent company 3GS have been in the area.

While we fully support measures to reduce litter, we are concerned that there is some confusion as to any method of appeal to these fines.

We therefore advise residents that should they wish to dispute a fine notice to contact the Vale of Glamorgan Council and importantly to record the reference number supplied to evidence your call.

Please email or ring CIV on 01446 700111

Below are more details on this new enforcement measures.   Should you wish to report an incident of littering, fly tipping, dog fouling or graffiti then please follow the link at the base of this article.

Enforcement –  Environmental enforcement officers patrol in the Vale of Glamorgan as new measures to tackle littering and environmental crime have come into effect.

Littering, dog fouling, and graffitiwill all be tackled by specialist officers, employed by private enforcement contractors 3GS, who have the power to issue on-the-spot penalties of £75.

The officers will be patrolling streets, parks, playing fields and open spaces throughout the Vale and have legal powers to stop anyone they see committing an environmental crime such as littering.

Covert operations and investigations will also be carried out to tackle fly-tipping.

The team will also be targeting irresponsible business owners, who fail to ensure rubbish is disposed of correctly, by leaving bags of waste on streets or allowing commercial bins to overflow. In these cases fixed penalty notices of up to £300 can be issued.


Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust Carers Survey

Note: We are sharing the below message received and the link for this Survey:

Over the course of the last year the Patient Experience & Community Involvement Team within the Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust have been engaging with and collating feedback from carers (especially older carers) that has demonstrated the importance for us to better understand their needs.  Carers have told us that they are reluctant to seek help for themselves due to carer responsibilities and their expectations when it is the person they care for needing help.  We have developed a survey that is being carried out to capture more in-depth information to help develop our approach to improving experiences and outcomes for carers.

The Carers Survey is now live and can be completed bilingually via the same link.

Thank you very much from:
Heneiddio yn Dda yng Nghymru / Ageing Well in Wales

Comisiynydd Pobl Hŷn Cymru / Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

Adeiladau Cambrian / Cambrian Buildings
Sgwâr Mount Stuart / Mount Stuart Square
Caerdydd / Cardiff, CF10 5FL

Notice of Appointment of Date for The Exercise of Electors Rights to Inspect the Accounts for the Financial Year Ending 31 March 2019.

St Athan Community Council
Notice of Appointment of Date for The Exercise of Electors Rights to Inspect the Accounts for the Financial Year Ending 31 March 2019.

Each year the Councils Annual Return is Audited by an external auditor appointed by the Auditor General for Wales, and any person interested has the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the annual return, and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers, and receipts relating to them, for the year ended 31 March 2019, these documents will be made available on reasonable notice on application     to :

Mr J Haswell
Clerk to the Council
8 Tathan Crescent
St Athan
Tel No 01446 750050

By appointment on Mondays to Fridays ( except public holidays )

To the above address / telephone No.

Commencing on :            01   July 2019
Ending on :                      26   July 2019

Local Government Electors and their representatives also have :

  1. The right to question the Auditor General about the accounts. The auditor can be contacted at the address below until the audit has been completed and
  2. ii) The right to attend before the auditor and make objections to the accounts or any item in them. Written notice of an objection must first be given to the auditor and a copy sent to the Community Council.

iii) The Councils audit is being conducted under the provisions of the Public Audit ( Wales ) Act 2004, the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations  2014 and the Auditor General’s Code of Audit and Inspection Practice.   The Audit is being carried out by :

Grant Thornton UK LLP
11/13 Penhill Road
CF11 9UP

Audit Date :   29 July 2019

John Haswell
Clerk to the Council.

Date of notice posting :   16 June 2019