Welcome to Wenvoe

Wenvoe (Welsh: Gwenfô) is a Welsh village in the Vale of Glamorgan located on the western side of a shallow valley between Cardiff and Barry, surrounded by woods and farmland.

The Community of Wenvoe encompasses the communities of Dyffryn, St Lythans, Twyn-yr-Odyn and Brooklands Terrace/Parc y Gwenfô. The Community consists of around 800 properties, 500 being located in the village.

Wenvoe is a popular commuter village conveniently situated for the City of Cardiff but set in the countryside only a few miles from the sea and with easy access to the M4 motorway a few miles away. 

The village developed around the parish church, which can be traced back to the 12th Century with the adjacent locality now being a conservation area. The village has a well-stocked store with a post office, a church, primary school, a public house and travel lodge, a part time library and three halls. There is also a public house in the adjoining hamlet of Twyn-yr-Odyn, and another church at St Lythans. 

Wenvoe has a very healthy community spirit which supports many local community groups with activities to meet everybody's needs. Amongst these are Wenvoe Scout Group, Youth Club, the Village Quaffers, Ladies Choir, Rotary, W.I., Whist Drives, the Church and many social events. It also boasts its own monthly newspaper titled the 'Wenvoe What's On'.
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MINUTES OF THE WENVOE COMMUNITY COUNCIL MEETING

held on 19th March 2015 at 7.30pm

at Wenvoe Community Centre

 

PRESENT: Cllrs, J. Bird (Chairman),T.Case, C.Frost, N. Harmer, E. Jervis, V. Jervis, I. Moody, L. Owen, A.Smith, J.Smith, C.Thomas.

 

24/15            APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE.
None, all present.

 

 

25/15            DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST.
None.

 

26/15 APPROVAL OF MINUTES.
Resolved:
That the minutes of Council held 19th February 2015 be approved.

 

27/15            POLICE MATTERS
CPSO Adam Like and Emma Harris were in attendance.
Their report for the last month indicated instances of suspicious activities (5), anti -social behaviour (1), violence against the person (2), drugs (1), concern for safety (2), theft and handling (4), damage (1).
Resolved: That both officers be thanked for their attendance and that their report be noted.

 

28/15  WENVOE LIBRARY
The Chairman apprised Council of the decision by the Vale Council Cabinet and Scrutiny(Lifelong Learning) to proceed with the introduction of volunteer led libraries in St. Athan, Dinas Powys, Sully, Wenvoe and Rhoose.
Chairman adjourned the meeting to here representations from an action group formed to take forward a voluntary led library in Wenvoe.
Resolved:
(i)That the intention of the action group as above to submit an expression of interest to the Vale Council be noted.
(ii)That Cllrs Harmer and Jervis represent the Council on the action group.

 

29/15  PLANNING MATTERS

(a)            New Planning Applications referred for consultation:
(i) 2015/00089/FUL– 9 Grange Cl., Wenvoe – Demolition of existing dwelling and garage and replace with single two storey dwelling.     
Resolved:
Object.

(ii) 2015/00242/FUL– “Brackendene”, Burdonshill Lane, Wenvoe – Retention of boundary fence.

Resolved: Object.

 

(b)      Planning updates, previously reported applications:
(i) Planning decisions since last meeting – details circulated and considered.
Resolved: Noted.

 

30/15            FINANCE AND PAYMENT OF ACCOUNTS
Consideration was given to a report from the Clerk and Responsible Finance Officer detailing receipts and payments 2014/15 since that last reported.
Resolved: Approved.

 

31/15            HEALTH & SAFETY MATTERS
None.

 

32/15            REPORTS OF CHAIRMAN, CLERK AND MEMBERS

(a)            Chairman
None.

 

(b)      Clerk
(i) “One Voice Wales” – Subscription 2015/16
Resolved: That payment in the sum of £219 be approved.

(ii)“Affordable Housing” Local Lettings Policy
Resolved: Working group to meet before next Council

(iii) Twyn-Yr-Odyn
(a) Allotment’s wall.
Resolved: Further £1500 approved to complete rebuilding work.
 

(b) Playing fields, access/ “Kissing gate”
Resolved: That the existing be renovated rather than replaced.
 
(c) Children’s play equipment – Monthly inspections
Consideration was given to the existing arrangements with the  Vale Council for monthly inspections and the cost thereof amounting to approximately £500 pa.
Cllr Harmer indicated that she would be prepared to undertake the monthly inspections wef 01 April 2015 and report thereon to Council each month.
Resolved:
(i) That the current arrangements with the Vale Council for monthly inspections be cancelled wef 01 April 2015.
(ii) That the offer of Cllr Harmer to carry out the monthly inspections as above be accepted with thanks.
(iii) That the Vale Council continue to be retained to carry out the annual inspection. 

 

(c)      Members
Cllrs. A & J Smith advised that they would be standing down from Council at the elections in May 2017. 


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