Notice of Vacancy for Member of Community Council


Notice is Hereby Given :    That a vacancy has occurred on the above mention council.

Any local government elector who is interested in the possibility of being Co-opted onto the Council should contact the undersigned. Closing Date  12noon on Friday 22th February 2019. 

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

           Mr  J Haswell
          Clerk to the council.
          8 Tathan Crescent
          St Athan
          Vale of Glamorgan
          CF62  4PE

          Tele No  01446 750050 ( home ) 750452 ( office )



Date of posting 8th February 2019

Fire & Rescue Services Consultation

South Wales Fire & Rescue Service has published its plans for next year (2019-2020).

They would like to consult with members of the public, in the communities we serve, to see if you agree with the seven priorities that we think are important to the people of South Wales.

The consultation only takes a few minutes and we would really appreciate feedback.

Welsh version –

English version –

Service Performance and Communications

South Wales Fire and Rescue Service Headquarters
Forest View Business Park
Llantrisant  CF72 8LX  Telephone: 01443 232587
Out of Hours (Medialine): 0871 8732963       

Let’s Talk How can we improve local Well-being?

The Vale of Glamorgan Council have launched a consultation on the Vale Public Service Board‘s draft Well-being plan. Lets Talk

The Public Services Board is made up of senior people from a number of different public sector organisations like the Council, Fire Service and Health Board and their draft Well-being Plan sets out what we are planning to do over the next five years.

Well-being Plan. Following a recent publication of the assessment of well-being in the Vale together with what has already been collected from public and stakeholder consultations, to gather what matters most to produce the draft Well-being Plan. They have identified four well-being Objectives to improve life in the Vale, they are:

  • To enable people to get involved, participate in their local community and shape local services;
  • To reduce poverty and tackle inequalities linked to deprivation;
  • To give children the best start in life; and
  • To protect, enhance and value our environment

Our Vale, Our Future – Vale of Glamorgan draft Well-being Plan – Have your say

The Vale of Glamorgan Council want you to tell them if they have identified the right Well-being Objectives and Actions to improve well-being in the Vale, ‘so let’s talk’!

You can get involved by:
Speaking to their team who will be out and about under the let’s talk banner; or

  • Completing the online survey
  • Joining in a #30daysofwellbeing conversation on social media
  • They would welcome your views on the Plan in writing, you can reach them at:

Let’s Talk! For a chance to win £50 worth of high street vouchers tell us what you think of the Vale PSB’s draft Well-being Plan!  On-line survey: Let’s Talk

Or Speak to them at these events:  (note: some events have already taken place)

  • Supermarket Drop-in, Tesco Penarth – Saturday 18th November
  • Supermarket Drop-in, Asda Barry – Saturday 25th November
  • Library Drop-in, Cowbridge- Date to be confirmed

Active Travel Consultation – 11th Sept

The Vale of Glamorgan is holding a consultation day at The Gathering Place, St Athan to look at how active travel can be promoted in the area.  This is in line with the Welsh Governments Active Travel (Wales) Act.

The Active Travel (Wales) Act 2013 is landmark Welsh law to make it easier for people to walk and cycle in Wales. The Act requires Welsh ministers to publish annual reports on the amount of active travel journeys are made in Wales. The annual report also updates on progress of the Act’s implementation since it began on 25 September 2014.The Act – which is considered to be a world first – makes it a legal requirement for local authorities in Wales to map and plan for suitable routes for active travel, and to build and improve their infrastructure for walking and cycling every year. It creates new duties for highways authorities to consider the needs of walkers and cyclists and make better provision for them. It also requires both the Welsh Government and local authorities to promote walking and cycling as a mode of transport

However, this would also be a good chance to meet the team that can help with local road safety issues, which in the St Athan Community Council consultation earlier this year was a big draw back to residents walking and cycling in the area.

For your information – link to Active Travel website which may be useful prior to the consultation in The Gathering Place St Athan on Monday 11th September 1pm to 6.30pm. and

Major Planning Applications

Two major planning applications have been submitted or re-submitted to The Vale of Glamorgan that relate to the St Athan area.

The first is re-submission of plans to build 300 dwellings on Land off Cowbridge Road, St Athan between Eglwys Brewis and The Gathering Place, if residents wish to comment on this application or wish to re-comment, please follow link to Vale of Glamorgan Planning Register, to see all applications, or direct to application ref.  2016/01427/OUT

The second is for the Welsh Governments proposal for a ‘Northern Access Road’  a new road between Picketston Gate (Super Hanger entrance) and the B4265 just North of the Boverton traffic lights. Application Ref for more information is 2017/00564/FUL

It is important that if you have previously commented on this proposals either through the pre-planning consultation stage or during a previous application that you re-submit you comments to these current applications.

Report on results of Community Survey on Speeding and Road Safety.

The Community Council have released a report on the finding from the various work that has been done, looking into the Communities concerns regarding ‘Speeding and Road Safety’ in and around the St Athan area.  This report will now be circulated to the Vale of Glamorgan Highways,  Road Safety Officer, the Chief Inspector of South Wales Police and our local MP and AM’s.      Report of Speeding and Road Safety Survey St Athan March 2017

Local Elections 4th May 2017

Would you like a role in supporting your local community?
Have you thought of becoming a community or town councillor?
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Community and town councillors are elected by the people in the local community and are responsible to them. As a councillor you will represent the views of local people and make decisions on a variety of issues concerning the community. You will also have the opportunity to contribute occupational or personal skills and expertise.

Town and Community Councillor – Nomination Forms & Guidance:

  1. Candidate contact information form
  2. Agent contact information form
  3. Nomination paper*    (Note: nomination forms must be in by 4th April)
  4. Withdrawal of candidate paper

*When completing the nomination paper please ensure you complete and return the following:-

  • Consent to nomination
  • Certificate of Authorisation (if standing for a political party)
  • Request for a party emblem paper (if standing for a political party)

St Athan Speeding Road Safety Questionnaire – Extended close date

St Athan Speeding & Road Safety Questionnaire – Having been approached by an increasing number of residents’ regarding concerns and complaints on the speed of traffic through St Athan Village, in particular in the area of the zebra crossing, Gileston Crossing and more recently the question on a ‘safe route to school’ using the Eglwys Brewis Rd, also following on from a recent ‘Creative Rural Communities’ community survey, in which this was a top topic.

The St Athan Community Council are working with the Vale of Glamorgan Highways Department to review the current situation and to look for any solutions, should they be proven to be necessary.

To aid this exercise we very much would like to obtain more opinions from our community. To help with our survey we have compiled an questionnaire which is available on-line if you follow the following link.  Take part in Survey  Closing date for responses is 1st March 2017 – we have extended this until Saturday 4th March 2017.

We have already had a great response, with very constructive comments, so thank you to all those that have taken part so far, please spread the word.

Paper versions of this survey are now available from St Athan Library, Londis, and The Gathering Place..

Many thanks to all of those that have taken part so far – we have decided to extend the closing date until Saturday 4th March for last minute submissions.