Did you know?
That you could be fined £300 if fly tipping is traced back to you? It is our duty of care to investigate who takes our rubbish and if they are licensed to dispose of it at reputable sites. How do we know if they are reputable – you can check on naturalresources.wales/check Waste or by calling 03000 653000 open 08.00 – 18.00 hours weekdays and charged at national rate.
Did you know?
Leaving donations outside a closed charity shop is also classed as fly tipping by local authorities? You risk a fine by dropping off your donations outside of normal opening hours.
Over 70% of fly tipped waste in Wales contains household items and rubbish. Fly tipping is a serious crime which poses an immediate threat to the environment, animals and local communities. If house holders do not carry out the necessary checks and their waste is found fly tipped, they can be fined £300 and risk prosecution for not following their Household Waste Duty of Care.
There has been an increase in illegitimate waste carriers posing as registered household waste removal services on social media. These people often advertise low prices to entice customers and dupe people into believing they are licenced services who will dispose of household waste legally and responsibly. In reality, the collected rubbish is later fly-tipped in fields, country lanes or along roadsides, putting the householder who paid and arranged for the service at risk of being fined £300.
While this has remained a concern for many years, it is feared that this waste crime has become even more common since the outbreak of COVID-19, with many rogue traders taking advantage of lockdown restrictions and householders who feel too anxious to leave their homes during these unprecedented times.
What does Household Waste Duty of Care mean?
The law places a legal duty on householders in Wales to ensure that they are disposing of unwanted household rubbish legally and responsibly.
This means that anyone arranging third party household rubbish collection should always check that the person or company they use is an authorised waste carrier with a registered licence. This information is readily available on the Natural Resources Wales website (above) and is easily accessed. If householders do not make these necessary checks and their waste is found fly tipped, they are at risk of a fine and criminal record or even prosecution.
It is also recommended that all householders request a receipt, record details of the vehicle involved and ask where their waste is going before accepting a household rubbish removal service.
If you have witnessed or seen a case of fly-tipping you can report it to the Vale of Glamorgan on www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/flytipping.
When reporting fly-tipping please ensure you tell us:
• What type of waste?
• How much waste?
• Location of the waste?
NEW TEAM MEMBER REQUIRED
What’s On is looking for a primary distributor, to take delivery of the 700 magazines each month, (delivered to your door) count and split them into six lots, and deliver them to the secondary distributors.
It is important that delivery to the secondary distributors is completed within 24 hours of receipt
of the magazine from the printers. Please contact one of the editors.
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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
Thank you all for the numerous ideas on ways to spend £75,000. We now require a few more details.
Youth – with the completion of the new play area in the park there were requests for something for older children. What do the youth of the village want to see in Wenvoe? All feasible ideas will be considered.
Benches – numerous people who have taken up walking during this pandemic have noticed that there is a shortage of places to rest while wandering. We would like to know where you would like to find a bench for a breather within the community.
All suggestions can be sent to What’s On. The results will be published in the New Year.
New Library – Latest
Library – We now have a quotation for replacement of the library building with a modular “demountable” unit. The advantage of this type of building is that on-site installation time is considerably less than for a conventional building, which will minimise disruption to operation of the library, and to the community centre car park. The unit will be 30% larger than the existing building, but the space for the library operation will be 50% larger. The quotation includes provision for a tea/coffee serving area.
Typical Demountable Modular Unit
FUNDING – We have established that there is sufficient funding available, including S106 contributions from the housing developers, and an additional Vale of Glamorgan grant. In fact, there should be some money left over, and we would like to ask our readers if they have any good ideas for schemes that would benefit the community. At the moment we should have around £75,000, so please don’t suggest a new Wenvoe bypass or anything too extravagant! Rather, think about facilities for children, improvements to the Station Road playing fields, or additions to the playgrounds. Another theme could be information boards, or more seating in public spaces.
Write to What’s On, but don’t delay, since the funding is available on a limited time basis. Give us your ideas.
Notice of date appointed for the exercise of electors’ rights under the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004
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Community Centre to Remain Closed
Under Covid – 19
The community centre will not reopen on 20th July and remains closed.
FYI – February councils minutes will be discussed and confirmed in July’s meeting on Thursday
Clerk to the Council
Tel: 029 2059 1139
Office Hours: Tues, Weds & Thurs 9am-1pm