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


Consultation – Proposal to withdraw discretionary funding for fare paying school transport services

Please find attached letter from Vale of Glamorgan Council regarding  consultation for the withdrawal of mainstream school transport fare paying services.  Please circulate to any interested parties so that the consultation has the widest distribution possible.  Fare paying consultation letter 2.4.19

Details on the proposal and the consultation response document is available to complete online at:



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.