Council News for June

Concerns were raised about the late collection of refuse on several occasions lately resulting in an unsightly scene around the village. This mainly appears to be due to extended rounds due to additional homes in the area and occasional vehicle defects. The situation is exacerbated by people leaving food and unwashed items in recycling bags which get torn open by foraging birds and animals and scattered over the road.

Tenders for the library have been submitted and the Council awaits consultation with the Vale over the approved contractor. It is anticipated that work will commence in early July and complete around Christmas. The present library will remain in use until the new building is ready for occupation.

The Boundary Commission are reviewing the present Vale wards. The exercise is regularly undertaken to maintain equal representation for residents. With the increase in housing in the Wenvoe Ward (this consists of Wenvoe, Dyffryn, St

Nicholas and Bonvilston) there could be some adjustment. The consultation period continues until the end of July. Community Council boundaries will be considered after the completion of the review.

The Council are still consulting about improving the cemetery area. The aim is to level the ground where necessary and improve the grass cutting regime.

It has been reported that on occasions buses to Cardiff have failed to arrive in Wenvoe; this appears to be due to a shortage of drivers for Cardiff buses. To avoid the possibility of missing hospital appointments etc residents can use Green Link system. Pamphlets detailing the system are available in the library.

The Clerk to the Council has submitted his resignation. From early June the office will be closed. Messages and queries etc should be left on the Council answer phone – 029 2059 2655 or email