Ward Councillor Russell Godfrey Column


Firstly, I hope you all had an enjoyable summer. As I am sure most of you are now aware, the Afghan families have vacated the Copthorne Hotel. Cardiff Council have an agreement to have sole use of all bedrooms at the hotel until at least the end of March 2024. The hotel is to be used to accommodate families on the Cardiff Council Housing List. Further to a recent meeting I had with a member of the Cardiff Council Housing Support Team, on my request, further information is provided and included here.

I would like to congratulate all involved in organising the Wenvoe Village Show, which was a great success. Also, the Boundary Commission have put a proposal forward, to remove Twyn Yr Odyn, St Lythans and Duffryn from the Wenvoe Ward and to include them in the St Nicholas Ward. I can confirm this proposal is opposed by the majority of people living in these areas, as well as Wenvoe Community Council and myself as Ward Councillor. I am pleased to confirm that the refurbished tennis courts are now up and running. The cost is £2.25 per 30 mins or annual family membership is only £39.00. To book them and get a code for entry, you need to use the following web address: lta.org.uk Work on the installation of the outdoor exercise equipment at Station Road Playing Fields has started. This should be completed by early October. If you have any issues/suggestions please do not hesitate to contact me or pop along to one of my monthly surgeries. Tel: 07927 588924. Email: regodfrey@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

Date: 8th September 2023

Dear Resident,

I am writing to inform you of a temporary of use of the Copthorne hotel located in the Vale of Glamorgan by Cardiff City Housing Dept. I would like to take this opportunity to clarify the current situation. The clients that will be placed here will be families who are already Cardiff residents and already access services across the city such as health and education. To ensure there is adequate help and support the Councils Family Accommodation Team will be on site 24/7, alongside the existing Copthorne staffing teams. We will also be having visiting teams from Housing Options, Family Early Help, Health, and Money Advice. Therefore we don’t see this having any significant impact on local residents. We see this option as a short-term solution and will be working to move them into more appropriate accommodation as quickly as possible based on their individual circumstances and areas of choice. I have attached a Frequently Asked Questions Document with this letter for you to peruse. Anything not covered by this document can be responded to individually by emailing the team directly specialisthousing@cardiff.gov.uk

Kind regards Rebecca Callaghan,

Supported Accommodation Manager – Families.

Cardiff Council

Recycling Bags Availability

Clerk to the Council – Recycling Bags


Please note that the Wenvoe Community Centre have stocks of all Vale of Glamorgan recycling bags, caddies (excluding hygiene caddies) food bags and dog poo bags which can be collected free of charge with the exception of green garden waste bags and dog bags which cost £2.20 each during the  standard office hours of Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9.00am – 1.00pm.




Xmas Bus and Train Services

Christmas & New Year Public Transport Service Arrangements

For information, please see below the finalised guide to public transport provision for the Vale of Glamorgan over the forthcoming Christmas and New Year 2021-22 holiday period.

Please refer to the service providers own websites for the latest current timetable information.


Use this link to view Table of Schedule Services 



The Grange Open Space, Wenvoe


The Vale of Glamorgan Council has recently undertaken a number of improvements to facilities in the village, using Section 106 monies received from new developments. Improvements include the new play areas at the Grange and Twyn Yr Odyn, and the new library building. There are still monies remaining. These are for the provision or improvement of public open spaces and community facilities in Wenvoe. The Council is exploring opportunities in the area, including further enhancements at the Grange Open Space. What would you like to see here? Are there any other spaces or community facilities you would like to see improved? The Council would like to hear your views. Please see the possibilities outlined below and complete the feedback form to share your views at https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/our_council/consultation/Play-Area-Improvements.aspx. The consultation will close on: 22 November, 2021



Community Council Recommences


Community Council Recommences

Wenvoe Community Council will recommence face to face Council meetings from

17th June 2021


We request anyone who wishes to attend, emails their request to the clerk  as due to covid restrictions we will be limited on numbers in the hall. As such should several members of the public wish to attend regarding  the same or similar matter then only one group member be able to attend. At present we may not be able to accept all requests due to Covid hall limitations.


Covid precautions apply, as such please do not attend if you are feeling unwell especially if you are experiencing symptoms of Covid.  On arrival please pay attention to the signage around the community centre, scan the QR Code or provide your details to a Council representative . There is a one way system in place.  Please adhere to the following guidelines;


  • Stay at home should you feel unwell
  • Use Hand Sanitisers around the centre
  • Follow the one way system
  • Keep your distance – 2m social distancing is in place
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Wash your hands


You will also be required to wear a mask which will only be allowed to be removed when seated  during the meeting, unless you can provide your exempt card.





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