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.
A PLEA FROM THE VILLAGE HALL VOLUNTEERS
Over a period of a couple of weeks in lockdown, youngsters playing football in the carpark of the village hall caused damage to the central heating overflow pipe, guttering and two outside lights Unfortunately the broken glass, found when the playgroup arrived, had to be swept up before the children could be allowed in.
The hall was painted last summer to create a warm welcome to groups returning to use the facilities. The walls have now had to be washed because of footballs being kicked up against them. Our cleaner generously did this, without being asked.
The Covid situation means we have been unable too pen so there is no money coming in except from playgroup. The cost of the repairs and the possibility of having to install CCTV is a concern to us.
There is a sign in the carpark saying ‘No football’. The boys have been asked on a number of occasions not to play in the car park but have just ignored us. The police have been informed of the damage caused and are looking into it.
The hall is there for all in the village to enjoy and residents are very supportive of this facility. So we are asking the parents of these youngsters to help us by informing them to please not play football in the village hall carpark. Thank you.
Council Casual Vacancy Notice
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a vacancy has arisen in the office of Councillor. There has been no request for an election, so the Council intends to co-opt to fill that vacancy.
Expressions of interest are being sought from members of the public who are interested in representing their community on the Community Council.
The Co-optee will be a local resident who is able to attend monthly evening meetings (3rd Thursday of each month) and occasional sub-committee/working party meetings. He or she will need to be able to work as part of a team but also feel able to express opinions freely. A range of training modules for new Community Councillors is run by One Voice Wales. (Note that some IT competence is important, since we hold meetings, at least for the time being, using video conferencing tools)
You must be a British, Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen and be 18 years of age or over; and meet at least one of the following criteria:
- be (and remain) registered as a local government elector for the community named above; • during the whole of the last 12 months have occupied, as owner or tenant, land or other premises in the community named above; • your principal or only place of work during the last 12 months has been in the community named above; or • you have during the whole of the last 12 months resided in the community or within 3 miles of it.
It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that they are qualified to stand. If you wish to be considered for co-option for the vacant seat or would like more information regarding the role of a Community Councillor, please contact the Clerk to the Council before Wednesday January 20th, 2021:
Wenvoe Community Centre
Old Port Road, Wenvoe, CF5 6AL
Temporary coronavirus testing site is to open in Barry
A walk-in COVID-19 testing facility is to open in Barry town centre in response to rapidly rising case numbers in the Vale of Glamorgan.
For more information Click below to go to this Vale of Glamorgan website
S106 FUND SUGGESTIONS
In the September issue of What’s On, we asked for suggestions for making use of about £75,000 of Section 106 funding for a project that would be of significant benefit to the Wenvoe community. This would be capital spending, not for any kind of maintenance or refurbishment.
This is a summary of the excellent suggestions we had, most of which could be carried out within the specified budget. We would now like to ask if there are any more suggestions, or if anyone would like to comment further on the ones below.
- small donation to school (not capital)
- adult outdoor fitness equipment (like Dinas Powys)
- local walks/cycling booklet(s), with benches along the routes
- all-weather surface for older children, covered seating area
- similar to above
- ditto, with basketball hoops and outdoor gym
- mini-gym for older children
- information notice boards
- revamp playground at Parc y Gwenfo
- more benches at Community orchards
- multi-use games area
As before, write to What’s On, but don’t delay, since the funding is available on a limited time basis. We look forward to hearing from you
VE DAY 75 CELEBRATIONS
CALLING ALL VE75 CELEBRATION PHOTOGRAPHS
I am in the process of compiling an album of photographs taken during the VE75 day celebrations around the village. I already have upwards of one hundred but would love any more that could be sent to me to add to them. I think this will prove to be a really lovely addition to Wenvoe history archives and is particularly important as a visual record of a joyful day in trying and unusual times. If you have any photographs that you would like to include please copy them into an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
BE A RESPONSIBLE DOG OWNER
There has been a number of incidents of dog waste not being picked up and dog waste bags being left on the pavements, on walls, hung on bushes, trees etc. Dog waste bags can be placed in any one of the many waste bins around the village; they are not restricted to one of the special dog waste bins. If no bin is available take the bag home and dispose of it in your own bin.
Dog owners are reminded to keep their dogs on leads and off residents property when walking through the village. Concerns have been raised regarding dogs running across residents gardens and even fouling on house lawns. If you see any dog fouling please help by reporting it at; https:// forms.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/DogFouling
Wenvoe Community Council recognise the area most affected following resident complaints and are in the process of purchasing a dog waste bin which will be emptied by WCC and not the VoG. This will be on a trial basis and if abused the Dog Waste bin may be removed.
Vale of Glamorgan waste bins are emptied once a week. If any are full you are requested to take the waste to another bin or take it home. Do not leave any additional bags alongside waste bins. Note – The large green bins located in the cemetery are for cemetery waste only and nothing else. These bins have a special emptying contract.
Coronavirus Grants for Vale of Glamorgan Businesses
Click on link below for information on Coronavirus business grants
Coronavirus Business Grants