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17 April 2018Communication regarding Rubbish/Recycling Collection

County Councillor Cave has confirmed that she had complained to the Vale Council regarding the lack of communication regarding changes in rubbish/recycling collection, when collections are delayed or missed. She has suggested that this area act as a pilot area for a scheme to improve such communication

16 April 2018What to Flush down your loo!

What is allowed to be flushed down the sink, toilet or private foul drains?

Natural human waste (pee and poo), toilet paper, and wastewater from baths/showers, sinks, washing machines, and dishwashers.

The following items must not be disposed of down the drain, sink or toilet:

All facial, baby, cleaning and wet wipes (even those labelled flushable can cause blockages), sanitary products, nappies and cotton buds must be placed in the bin. These items are the main causes of blockages.

Fats, kitchen oil, and grease (known as FOG) and food waste also cause major blockages. Wipe out your pans and other greasy items with a kitchen towel before washing them. Put the kitchen towel in the bin and pour any used cooking oil into a container to dispose of or recycle it.

Do not jet-wash/brush items such as mud, grass, animal waste and other garden debris into an open manhole. These should be disposed of via garden waste bins/refuse bags.

Disposing of these items via the drain, sink or toilet is called sewer abuse and is seen as a criminal offence, under S111(1)(a) of the Water Industry Act 1991.

If you would like to speak to us about this issue, please give us a call on 0333 3000 001 or find out more by visiting our website


We need your help to try and prevent further blockages – not only will it reduce the risk or sewer flooding to you and your neighbours, but will help keep the cost of your bill down. 


Thank you for your support.

 Dwr Cymru


06 April 2018M4 Jn 34-Airport Public Consultation

Notice of Public Consultation

M4 Junction 34 to A48 Sycamore Cross Transport Improvements

Tuesday, 17th April 2018 - 12pm to 7pm (drop in session)  at The Vale Hotel, Trecastle Suite, Hensol, CF72 8JY

Wednesday, 18th April 2018 – 10am to 5pm (drop in session) at Cottrell Park Golf Club, The Marquee, St Nicholas, CF5 6SJ

For further information please contact Clare Cameron on 01446 700111 or by email –




20 March 2018Village Book

Over the past 10 months the Community Council has made very considerable efforts to complete publication of the Heather Maclehose inspired 2017 Village Book. Unfortunately this has not proved possible and the project has most regrettably been abandoned. Grateful thanks go to all who contributed time, effort and material. The latter will be archived so that it may be accessed for future possible publication.

20 March 2018St. David’s Church in Wales School

The Redrow Development was subject to what is known as a Section 106 Development Levy which in total amounted to about £1.8m. Of this much was spent on drainage and sewerage infrastructure works. The balance amounting to about £0.5m is to allocated to improving playground facilities but with the bulk being used to upgrade the Village School and complete and maintain the Attenuation Basin on the St. David’s Meadow Site.

The St. David’s Church in Wales School Project is also to benefit from a significant surplus from another Vale Schools Project.

At the February Meeting the Community Council had a most comprehensive discussion with three Senior Vale Officers responsible for the School Project. At this stage discussions with the CC and all the other interested groups are at an early stage but with the objective of the upgraded facility being operational towards the autumn of 2020.

It is important that Colwinston retains this facility albeit in a modernised form and the CC will do all it can to ensure that as a priority it meets the growing needs of our Village.

07 February 2018Keep Colwinston Tidy

The CC will be working with the litter picking group and Keep Wales Tidy to attempt to reduce the amount of litter and dog fouling through the village and neighbouring area.

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