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Croeso i Wefan Cyngor Cymuned Tregolwyn. Mae'r safle hwn wedi'i fwriadu i osod yn y parth cyhoeddus y busnes a gynhaliwyd gan y Cyngor ar ran trigolion ein Cymuned. Rydym yn gobeithio y byddwch yn ei chael hi'n ddiddorol! AMDANOM NI
A Covd 19 update on the 20th October from the VOGC and WG - page on left
Update on the issues around Heol Cae Pwll - page on left
Mobile phone reception in the village. The CCC is still pursuing possibilities to improve the signal in the village. In the meantime you if you are not aware of it you can get an improvement by using “wifi calling”. It works by connecting your mobile through your wifi and the internet to the mobile system. Contact your mobile provider who will help you install it on your phone.
Progress on issues with Heol Cae Pwll - Downloads latest update.
Progress on St David's School - See page on left
The next meeting of the Council will be by Zoom on Monday the 21st of December.. See Next meeting page for details of how to connect.and the agenda. The date for the January meeting is the 25th.
Tair Croes - A number of villagers have been wondering about the development at Tair Croes, along the lane between Colwinston and Ewenny.
There are significant works taking place at this site, as part of the installation of a digestate lagoon. The Vale had granted a Certificate of Lawful Development (Ref. 2016/01293/LAW) for the works, meaning that they benefited from permitted development, and did not require planning permission. The lagoon is over 3.0 metres (which the Vale officer identifies as the height of the proposed lagoon). However, as the lagoon is further than 3.0 kilometres from the St. Athan aerodrome, it can be up to 12.0 metres in height, without requiring a planning application. At the time of his visit, the lagoon was no greater than approx. 6 metres in height. Therefore, the Vale officer’s investigation did not identify any breach of planning control and the case was closed.
Our understanding is that the waste is processed in Bridgend and brought to Tair Croes in tankers via Ewenny. We understand there will be no odour. The waste, in liquid form will be taken and spread on agricultural land. When we have more information we will update the website.
We have raised the question of noise particularly at weekends from this site and await a response.
Music for dementia - if you have a relative, or anyone you know, with dementia this organisation is worth looking at - Playlist for Life.
This is an email we received from them.
My name is Steve Dixon and I work for the dementia-music charity Playlist for Life covering the Vale of Glamorgan. We have been involved in promoting our free services that might be of interest to older people and carers living in your communities.
Playlist for Life is focused on bringing some fun and positivity to older people living with dementia who have been sheltering in lockdown. The soundtracks to their lives, the music they grew up with, can play a part in providing mental and emotional well-being to them in these times.
Here's Harry and Margaret’s story, which is a lovely example:
We are working with the Alzheimers Society, Age Connects, Music for the Brain, care homes, carers, relatives and appointees to promote the value of playlists.
For example, I am currently supporting the team at Torfaen Age Connects to make playlists for older people sheltering at home. They have recognised the value of bringing some pleasure to their clients and invested in MP3 players, which I am currently adding playlists to – a positive example of working together in lockdown.
Playlist for Life has a good online resource section, where people have been reading and downloading forms to help create playlists and musical memories.
The BBC Musical Memories project is a partner, providing a wealth of material to create people’s playlists.
Audit Wales Annual Return 2019/20 published
Each year we are legally required to have our accounts audited by the Auditor General for Wales. Prior to this date, any interested person has the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the accounts and all books, deeds, contracts, bills, vouchers and receipts etc. relating to them for 20 working days on reasonable notice.
By consulting the following links you can view the following documents that will be submitted to Audit Wales:
- Our Accounting Statements 2019-20
- The Internal Audit report (page 6 of the return)
- The Internal Audit report (page 7 of the return)
- Colwinston CC’s approval of the accounting statements
Full details of how you can view and inspect the accounts are contained in this Notice, which you can view by following this link.
Please note that this year the accounts are being published without any certificate, opinion, or report issued, given or made by the Auditor General, due to the impact of Covid-19. We are required to issue a Notice to this effect, which can be viewed here.
The OGM on the 20th July 2020 was our first meeting since lockdown. At the meeting we approved:
- the minutes of the meeting held on 17th February 2020 - our very last meeting before lockdown
- the internal audit report for 2019/20
- our annual accounts for 2019/20
You can view all the reports via the above links.
Councillor Christine Cave, who represents us on the VOGC, produces a report each month. She has agreed we can publish it here.
Broadband and mobile phone news updated. See Broadband page.
Council tax - payment can be deferred, contact email@example.com
Latest from the Vale re Covid 19 - see Coronavirus page
There are a number of changes to recycling and waste services: The VOGC are regularly changing the arrangements as and when conditions allow. eg the recycling centres are now open but only by making an appointment. Check the VOGC website regularly.
Support information - see coronavirus page
New information for businesses - see coronavirus page
Coronavirus - Vale Council general news and for businesses - see coronavirus page.
St Davids School update downloads content of email to CCC
Latest village map and house index on Location page.
See our NEWS Page for recent village activities.