Colwinston Community Council - Latest News
11 September 2019Power Outages
A number of villagers are experiencing Intermittent Power Outages in the area. These tend to last between a couple of seconds and five to ten minutes.
Apart from temporary inconvenience they are however playing havoc with Computer, Smart Technology and Email systems which then take time to reboot. They also sometimes cause lights and systems to switch on out of sequence.
Western Power assure the Community Council that the problem is confirmed by their monitoring systems and an investigation is currently in hand. It will possibly require a Tree Pruning Exercise together will the installation of new ceramic insulated cabling in vulnerable areas.
10 September 2019Police Community Liaison Officer Surgery
There will be a "Cuppa with a Coppa" meeting at the Sycamore Tree Inn on Friday 13th September from 2-3 pm when Police Community Support Oficer Angela Stone will be available to meet everyone.
All are welcome!
10 September 2019Recycling Changes
There will be a series of presentations by the Vale on the changes coming in during October. The one for Colwinston is to be held at St Davids Primary School, Colwinston on Tuesday 24th September 2019 between 3:30pm - 7pm . All are welcome to attend.
06 September 2019Public Notice Hysbysiad Cyhoeddus
COLWINSTON COMMUNITY COUNCIL
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Casual Vacancy exists for the above named Council and if no election is requested as below the Community Council will fill the vacancy by way of co-option.
An election will be held if TEN local government electors for the COLWINSTON Ward give notice, in writing, of a request for such an election to the Returning Officer, The Vale of Glamorgan Council, Civic Offices, Holton Road, Barry CF63 4RU, no later than 12 o'clock midnight on Thursday 26 September
Dated 9 September 2019
CLERK TO THE COUNCIL
Clerk to the Council
Colwinston Community Council
1 White House
Vale of Glamorgan
CYNGOR CYMUNED TREGOLWYN
RHODDIR HYSBYSIAD TRWY HYN bod Sedd Wag ar gael ar y Cyngor a enwir uchod ac os nas gofynnir am
etholiad fel y nodir isod bydd y Cyngor Cymuned yn llenwi’r swydd wag ar sail cyfetholiad.
Cynhelir etholiad os bydd DEG o etholwyr llywodraeth leol ar gyfer Ward TREGOLWYN yn rhoi rhybudd
ysgrifenedig i Swyddog Etholiad Cyngor Bro Morgannwg yn Swyddfeydd Dinesig, Heol Holton, y Barri, CF63 4RU, ddim hwyrach na 12 o’r gloch, sef hanner nos, ar dydd Iau 26 Medi 2019.
Dyddiedig 9 Medi 2019
CLERC Y CYNGOR
Kevin Protheroe Clerc y Cyngor
Cyngor Cymuned Tregolwyn
1 White House
Y Barri Bro Morgannwg
24 August 2019Councillor Vacancy
A Vacancy exists for a Village Resident on the Colwinston Electoral Register to be co-opted onto the Community Council.
Anyone interested in applying should contact the Clerk, Mr. Kevin Protherow in confidence by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Political party membership is not a requirement and the Community Council operates on an apolitical basis.
Cllr. Peter Graham-Woollard - Chairman
14 August 2019Council Newsletter August 2019
A new Waste Collection System will come into operation in October. We have emphasised to the VoGC that it is important for residents to know what is involved. As a result we are arranging for a Road Show to visit the Village to demonstrate the new collection equipment, distribute some leaflets and answer questions. We shall circulate details of the arrangements in the near future.
In the meantime from Monday 19th. August 2019 recycling will not be accepted in carrier bags or white, clear or coloured sacks, only in Council issued bags or boxes which most of you already have. If not, they are available from Cowbridge Library, Civic Offices or the Alps Depot at Wenvoe, CF5 6AA.
See valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/recyclingandwaste/bagsandcontainers for further details.
The Community Council thanks all those who made suggestions as to where trees could be planted around the Village and also offers of help with planting programmes.
Amongst the suggestions from Villagers was to make use of roadside verges and the Countryside in general. Unfortunately landowners have not responded understandably because trees in fields tend to hamper efficient farming. This means there is even more need to follow up the suggestion to create tree lined avenues making use of the roadside verges.
As a result the Community Council has started discussions with the Vale of Glamorgan Council in order to establish the scope for planting on what is part of the Highway and will be subject to a range of safety considerations. The VoGC will also consult adjacent landowners who will want to ensure that their ability to maintain fences and hedgerows is not made more difficult. This is a legal requirement.
We will update you further later in the year but inevitably it will be 2020 before any programme might get under way.
Of more immediate concern is the problem of Ash die back in the area. This is an air borne virus which has become very apparent in this year. Unfortunately we have a very high proportion of Ash around the Village and felling and replacement with Ash saplings does not appear a viable option at this stage. This we are also discussing with the Vale of Glamorgan Council. Even so many self seeded saplings have emerged this year and the green fingered amongst us will have no problem in putting them in pots to keep them in a sapling bank as they might prove to be virus resistant and suitable for replacing those we lose.
Ed Lewis will keep us all up to date but if you have queries, comments or ideas please contact him via the Community Council Website.
Vines and Heol Cae Pwll Street Adoption and Attenuation Basin Safety
Street Adoption matters are currently a major UK problem and likely to require Westminster Legislation to make Developers comply with the agreed specifications. In the meantime this does not address owners concerns. Having just discussed this matter with the VoGC Director concerned I shall now discuss with Cllr. Ed Lewis (the Vines) and Cllr. John Savery (Heol Cae Pwll) as to how to best brief owners in these areas on the actions which you might care to take individually or collectively through your own legal representatives.
The Attenuation systems at both sites are a particular problem and the VoGC has drawn both Persimmons (the Vines) and Redrows (Heol Cae Pwll) attention to the seriousness of these matters.
With regard to Safety I hope to agree a wrought iron fence extension to Heol Cae Pwll Attenuation Basin and will shortly be submitting proposals to the VoGC Director responsible and with whom I have already had discussions.
For legal reasons I cannot be publicly more specific but if you have individual concerns please contact me, 01656 661787, when I shall try to direct you to the most appropriate source of advice,
We have completed a comprehensive analysis of potential Fibre Optic Broadband Residential and Business requirements in Colwinston. With some 700 individuals in houses along with about 40 businesses plus a very high number of people working from home we have an excellent case for an upgrade. Our report will be submitted to the AG, the VoGC and Openreach by the middle of this month.
St. David’s Church in Wales School
Most of you will be aware that the VoGC Cabinet has approved the building of the new school on the existing site. Inevitably this will cause varying levels of inconvenience which the VoGC is doing all it can to minimise. The CC will be meeting with the Senior Manager in charge of this project, indeed all the current Vale School rebuilding programme, in the near future. So if you have any observations which you would want us to raise please let me know.
By the time you read this you will have probably have seen evidence in the Western Vale of the first phase of the Vale’s Road Resurfacing programme. It is not clear which of the priority routes in this area will be addressed this year but those which are not will be dealt with next summer. This will be the case with the area in front of the new school which it is hoped will include a range of infrastructure modifications.
Brown Tourist Information Signs, Pedestrian Signs and 30 MPH signs.
Some years ago the VoGC changed its Highway signage policy in order to reduce ‘clutter’. Not only did it fail, it meant that no new Brown Tourist Information Signs have been permitted. This has had an adverse effect on the local tourist industry including for example the Sycamore Tree and Highfield Farm Cottages. It is undoubtedly time for this policy to be reviewed and through Cllr. Christine Cave we shall be submitting proposals to the VoGC.
Following observations from residents we have also submitted revised proposals for ‘Pedestrians in Road’ signs to be erected at the entrances to the Village. This has previously been rejected but we are now more optimistic of success.
After a long wait all the damaged 30MPH signs have either been replaced or renewed. The matter of 20MPH speed limits is in the hands of the WAG. This said the area in front of the School is likely to become a 20MPH zone when the rebuild is complete.
Peter Graham-Woollard - Chairman - Colwinston Community Council - email@example.com
The Vale of Glamorgan, Electoral Registration Team needs your help. They are currently conducting the Annual Canvass 2018. They are duty bound by law to write to all properties in the Vale of Glamorgan asking for basic information on the residents of each household over the age of 16 in order to update the Electoral Register before the publication on December 1st. The Council have already sent the first pink Household Enquiry Forms out in July and at the point of the deadline for this letter on August 17th 75% of the Vale of Glamorgan residents had responded to their forms. This is brilliant, however there is still more work to do and the Council would love to be able to exceed last year’s overall figure which was 88.4%.
The Council have written out again to all non-responders with a reminder letter. The deadline date for a response to this is September 20th. After this date they will have no alternative but to send out house to house canvass teams to knock doors in order to complete the forms. Ultimately there would be a cost saving to the Vale of Glamorgan Council if they can reduce the amount of properties they have to visit as well as a saving on the amount of letters we would have to reprint.
So, if you have not as yet completed your Household Eform you can do quickly and easily via www.registersecurely.com/VoG and entering the 2 security codes.
Your help would be greatly appreciated.