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Welsh Government proposes 20MPH speed limits in residential areas
Recently the Welsh Government (WG) commenced a consultation on introducing 20mph speed limits in residential areas and roads regularly used for active travel.
The WG suggests reducing the speed limit could:
o reduce the number and severity of road collisions
o increase opportunities to walk and cycle in our communities
o help improve health and wellbeing for all
o make our streets safer and help safeguard the environment for future generations.
In the last year the Community Council has argued continually that road safety is in urgent need of improvement in our communities and has made the case strongly that the concerns being raised must be tackled.
The Community Council considered the WG’s proposals at its last meeting in August. It decided unanimously to support the WG’s plans. In addition the Community Council suggested to WG that in areas where road safety is a particular issue, such as outside St. David’s School, the speed limit should be 10mph to protect the children and other visitors to the school.
We know that many local residents share our concern for the safety of our community and may wish to comment personally on the proposals. If you follow the link below it will take you to the consultation and you will be able to give your views online:
Replies must be received by 1st October 2021.
Garden Waste Collections
Letter from the Vale Council
24th August 2021
Dear Community Councils,
At present, there is a national shortage of professional (LGV) drivers that has started to impact on local authority services and other private and retail businesses which you may of seen in the local and national press.
In recent weeks the problem has deteriorated so badly that our agency suppliers have advised that they are no longer able to supply any drivers for the foreseeable future. As a result, this has now starting to impact on our collections, particularly the green waste service which is reliant on seasonal, temporary workers.
Some local authorities are already considering suspending their green waste collections as this is the only non-statutory service. To date we have managed the resource shortfall by running behind and we will continue with this strategy, until it is no longer possible. If by working on the weekend we are unable to catch up the weeks scheduled collections we will have no option, other than to advise residents to take it back in or leave it out (if there are storage capacity issues) ready for the when the next fortnightly schedule starts again.
We expect these problems to continue for at least 3-months and I will keep you updated should circumstances change.
In the meantime we have arranged for a banner on the front page of the Council’s website and will use social media to post out regular updates to residents.
Longer term, as a department we will be reviewing our arrangements, offering further development opportunities for staff by upskilling loaders and consider various ways of building more resilience into the service.
My apologies for the inconvenience this will cause in your areas.
Broadband and mobile phone news updated August 2021. See Broadband page.
Clapper Bridge and Well Area - progress report - see page link on left
St David's school latest - click on St David's section in left column. Proposed layout is shown in the Library.
The next meeting of the Council will be at 7-00pm on Monday the 20th of September in the Village Hall and by Zoom. .See Next Meeting page for the agenda and details of rules for attendance.
Tair Croes - A number of villagers have been wondering about the development at Tair Croes, along the lane between Colwinston and Ewenny.
We have an update - link will download report.
Councillor Christine Cave, who represents us on the VOGC, produces a report each month. She has agreed we can publish it. See Library section.
Council tax - payment can be deferred, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Latest from the Vale re Covid 19 - see Coronavirus page