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 



Planning Applications December

Planning Applications December


No objections were raised for the following:-

Goldsland Farm. Outbuilding for private gym and summer house.

121, Picca Close. Extend kitchen at ground floor and extend the bedroom above to enlarge the bedroom and introduce a new ensuite. (Modifications to previously approved plan).

14A, Walston Road. Demolition of existing attached garage, utility area and WC and replace with a single storey extension comprising of home office with WC, gym/hobby room and storage room.



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



Planning Updates November


Planning Updates November


Planning Permission

The following applications have been granted planning permission.

Wenvoe Community Centre, Old Port Road. Removal of Conifer tree due to damaging of wall and associated health and safety concerns.

Canoldir, St. Lythans Road, Dyffryn. Proposed rear garden orangery and glazed canopies

New library

The building is now complete and the furniture and books are expected to return from their storage during the last week of October. Following the installation of the IT equipment the library is expected to open its doors for business during November. A formal opening of the new building is being planned for March.

Community Centre

The tree causing the front wall of the Community Centre to bulge has been removed and the reconstruction of the damaged area is planned to start in early November

New Notice boards

New notice boards for ‘The Grange’ and ‘St Lythans’ estates and St Andrews road have been purchased and will be installed shortly when logo and lettering is complete


A survey of the stability of headstones in the cemetery has been completed. Six memorials are recommended to be monitored; the owners of the stones will be contacted

Community Benches

Following a survey of present community benches and suggested new locations, the Council has purchased a number of recycled plastic benches. The contractor will be installing the new seating in the near future.

Community Facilities

The Vale is conducting a public survey seeking ideas to improve community facilities and/or open spaces using the balance of 106 available money. The Council has suggested the installation of a ‘half MUGA’ as a teenager facility. See the article here:-

Grange open space uses

Remembrance Day

Arrangements are complete for the forthcoming Remembrance Day service at the war memorial on Sunday 14th November.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Council are seeking ideas for the celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The national celebrations are planned to be held at the start of June along with an extended public holiday. At past celebrations of the Queen’s reign there has been a ‘Big Community Lunch’, Street Parties, beacon lighting, etc. The Council has marked these occasions with an archway and a special gate. Now the Council is very interested to hear your ideas.


Following the installation of the two new defibrillators at Brooklands Terrace and Twyn-yr-Odyn it was suggested that a local first response first aid course and demonstration of a defibrillator use is held for all in the community in the Spring



Planning Applications November

Planning Applications November


No objections were raised over the following planning applications

  • Coedhirion, 8, Walston Road. Variation to the previous approved application to now include:- Introduction of a new basement level providing additional room accommodation for a Home Gym and/or Cinema Room area, Shower & WC, and Plant Room. Changes to the elevational treatment of the front facade in the form of vertical ‘panelling’ and glazing. Changes to the fenestration of the lane side elevation. Changes to the first floor level rear elevation feature window (Master Bedroom) which has been widened.
  • The Bothy, Wenvoe Castle Golf Course To crown lift and prune various protected trees and remove an ash tree affected by ash dieback..
  • Culverhouse Cross Retail Park, Culverhouse Cross. Curry’s retail store. New illuminated signs.
  • Countisbury, St. Lythans. Demolition of existing garage. Proposed 2 storey side and rear extensions





Audit Notices Required by Regulations

Audit notices required by Regulations

Publication of audited accounts for the year ended 31 March 2021


Regulation 15(5) of the Accounts and Audit (Wales) Regulations 2014 (as amended) requires that by 30 September 2021, Wenvoe Community Council publish its accounting statements for the year ended 31 March 2021 together with any certificate, opinion, or report issued, given or made by the Auditor General.

The accounting statements in the form of an annual return have been published on the Council’s website. However, the accounts are published before the conclusion of the audit. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Auditor General has not yet issued an audit opinion.



Concerns About Drains Around Wenvoe


Concerns About Drains Around Wenvoe

Wenvoe Community Council has received a number of concerns from residents in relation to the drains around Wenvoe which have been reported to the VoG Council. However, the VoG Council have asked WCC to direct residents to report their concerns to the VoG Council website. Please see links below to report concerns to VoG Council.


Gully Cleaning – https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/living/Roads/Gully-Cleaning.aspx


Drainage – https://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/living/Flooding/Drainage.aspx




Classes Are Slowly Returning



We hope everyone is keeping well and we wanted to let everyone know, that regular classes are slowly returning to the hall, and you should contact your group for further information.
Can anyone who usually hires the hall on a regular basis and has not as yet returned, contact us via the email please wenvoevillagehall@yahoo.co.uk to keep us up to date. Thank you
Although things are slowly returning, risk assessments are in place to keep everyone as safe as possible. Therefore, we regret to say that we have decided that the Children’s Halloween Disco will not be taking place this year. It has also been discussed and decided that we will not be doing our Christmas Draw again this year. Fingers crossed for next year.
Children’s party bookings are now being taken for Sundays along with other family events. Please email wenvoevillagehall@yahoo.co.uk for availability.



Planning Updates September

Planning Updates September

Planning Permission

The following applications have been granted planning permission.

  • Wenvoe Community Centre, Old Port Road. Removal of Conifer tree due to damaging of wall and associated health and safety concerns.
  • Enfield Cottage, 22, Old Port Road, Wenvoe. Insertion of two new window openings at first floor level in North elevation.
  • 46, Heol Collen, Culverhouse Cross. Rear single storey extension.
  • Glenburnie, Port Road. Development of a Care Home and associated works. Discharge of planning conditions 5, 7 and 15.

New library

The old library has been demolished and removed. The new building is now on site and the work is progressing well. By the time you read this, landscaping should be complete, and most of the internal fitout as well. Flooring will be finished during the first week of October, leaving only commissioning and testing of lighting, plumbing, data, alarms and air conditioning. Then the library group can start moving in! A sub-committee has been formed to plan an opening ceremony.

Public Benches

Following a report which examined the condition of all 24 public benches, excluding those located on the Wildlife Group’s maintained areas, the Council have purchased eight new benches for the community and installation is being arranged. These are for locations suggested following the public consultation and any replacements where required.

Audio Equipment

The hall has been examined for the installation of improved audio equipment and the fitting of acoustic panels to the ceiling. Quotes are awaited.

Village War Memorial

HistoryPoints.org is a group that produces historical information about buildings and locations around Wales. They are collating information regarding the village war memorial and people living in Wenvoe. Once the work is complete a QR code will be produced and located near the memorial. The council agreed to support the a Royal British Legion this year by purchasing a ‘Tommy’ figure to be located near the war memorial.

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

2nd June 2022 is the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The Council is seeking volunteers to organise a suitable celebration for the community. If you wish to volunteer or have ideas for the event please contact the clerk (see page 2)


A demonstration was held at Brooklands Terrace to explain the use of a defibrillator. A further machine has been installed at Twyn-yr-Odyn on the Horse and Jockey building. A local display will be arranged on the use of the machine. Anybody interested in attending, please contact the clerk.

Conifer Tree Roots

During rebuilding of the Old School House wall it was noted that a section of the Community Council wall was bulging. This was due to a conifer tree roots. Permission for its removal has now been granted (trees in a conservation area require permission before they are felled or trimmed). The defective area will now be repaired.

Hand Rails

Hand rails for the steps from Tarrws Close to the Grange Park – planned to be installed in September.

New Burial Ground

A cemetery sub group have met and are looking at a number of suggested locations for a possible new burial ground



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