Following a Public Meeting organised by St. Athan Community Council on 27th July 2021, it was decided to form a Community Speed Watch (CSW) Group with the aim of making local roads safer for everyone.
CSW is an educational scheme to help people reduce speeding traffic though our community. The scheme enables volunteers to raise awareness of the dangers of speeding and to help control the problem locally.
The initiative involves residents giving up some of their spare time. All volunteers, must be over 18 and will receive specialist training on how to use a speed gun to monitor the speed of traffic.
To become a CSW volunteer for St Athan Ward and take an active role in road safety please email St.firstname.lastname@example.org
Council Chairman, Roger Eustace said
“Speeding is always one of the mains concerns raised by local residents, and the Community Speed Watch scheme is a great way of helping to address the issue.”
“Such schemes work as a deterrent and help to get the message across that speeding drivers will not be tolerated in the community.”
“They also remind motorists that speed limits are there for a reason and must be adhered to.”
A call for communities in Wales to submit their interest to improve local paths and nature!
Do you want to put walking at the heart of your community? Ramblers Cymru can help!
As part of our Paths to Wellbeing project, we are looking to give communities across Wales the tools and training needed to identify and design new routes and enhance and upgrade existing ones, all with the support of a Paths to Wellbeing regional project officer.
We will work together to help promote access to green spaces for members of your local community to enjoy. You can be a core part of this flagship project, gaining a vast range of new skills with expert support and guidance from Ramblers Cymru and partners!
As well as enhancing the walking environment, we will also help nature along the way, with activities such as tree planting, wildflower sowing and wildlife activity days. Not only will you make your community greener for nature to thrive, but it will be a great opportunity to bring the community together with activities for everyone to get involved in! We want to see people of all ages and backgrounds getting involved!
Olie Wicks, the new South and West Wales team leader said: “We want to put walking at the heart of our communities. This is a fantastic opportunity to work at a grass-roots level to look at access to walking, to showcase all the amazing environmental benefits this project can bring to communities and for them to highlight all the beautiful places across the country!”
18 communities across Wales will be selected for development, including free training for volunteers, so if you would like to see access and nature improvements where you live, please email email@example.com and provide the following information:
The name of your community;
A contact address;
Name of the lead contact for the group and telephone number;
Approximate number of volunteers likely to get involved;
A brief description of why this would benefit your community.
The deadline for submissions is the 15 August 2021.
This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.
After two phases of engagement the Vale of Glamorgan have launched a 12 week statutory consultation on the draft Active Travel Network Maps (ATNM) that will run until 24 October 2021.
You can share your thoughts on the planned improvements to the active travel infrastructure by using the Commonplace online mapping tool.
By following this link https://valeofglamorgan3.commonplace.is/ you can see the proposed ATNM for each settlement in the County. The maps show existing and future routes and each settlement has a page where you can answer questions related to the network in that area.
At the end of the consultation period they will collect any comments from the online mapping tool and consider them before submitting our draft ATNMs to Welsh Government in December 2021.
Three new projects have just been launched, being delivered by the Healthy Living Team at Vale of Glamorgan Council. All have a specific focus on helping more people aged 60+ become and stay physically active.
If any of the following are of interest, please get in touch, using the links provided. If you know of any individuals or organisations who may benefit from any of these projects, please share this post with them.
Golden Pass – Do you deliver physical activity and sport provision for people aged 60+ in Barry? Would you like new people to join? We can fund 8 sessions of your activity for people with a Golden Pass from September. Please follow this link to express your interest. A hard copy of the form is also attached. Deadline – Friday 13th August
Golden Fund – £500 funding for your organisation/sports club to develop new physical activity and sport provision for people aged 60+ in the Vale of Glamorgan. Please see invitation attached for more information. Deadline – Tuesday 31st August
Golden Activators – We are searching for 10 volunteers aged 60+ who can help people get active across the Vale of Glamorgan. Please see press release attached for more information. Deadline – Tuesday 31st August
Welsh versions of all promotional material are available. I look forward to working with you all!
To download a PDF with more details follow links below:
The Vale of Glamorgan has received Welsh Government funding this financial year to construct an improved active travel route connecting St Athan with Eglwys Brewis. Follow link below for more info and be involved with consultation.
On 22nd May, twelve residents and Welsh Labour Minister for Social Justice Jan Hutt, took part in the Councils fourth bi-annual litter pick, taking almost a dozen bags of rubbish off the streets and the sports field next to the Paul Lewis Community Centre. A BIG than you to all.
Our next ‘Litter Pick’ will take place on Saturday 11th September, 2pm to 4pm