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REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY ROAD CLOSURE

Dyddiad/Date: 1st November 2022

ROAD CLOSURE NOTICE

Remembrance Sunday Service and Parade – 13th November 2022

Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council would like to remind the Community and Local Traders about the Remembrance Service and Wreath Laying Ceremony taking place on Sunday 13th November 2022.

Wreaths will be laid by a large number of local organisations as well as representatives of the British legions and Armed Services immediately following a short service at the War Memorial. This will be followed by a Parade to the Holy Cross church for an Ecumenical Act of Remembrance Service.

To facilitate the service and parade a Road Closure will be in effect from 10.30am to 11.15am and 12 noon to 12.30pm.

Please could traders try to ensure that any deliveries that need to take place do so before

9.45 am on that day alongside all members of the community also ensuring that no vehicles are parked along the High Street during the road closure.

Many thanks in anticipation of your co-operation regarding this.
Cathy Kennedy
Chief Executive, Town Clerk, Responsible Financial Officer
townclerk@cowbridge-tc.gov.uk
01446 773385 9.30am to 1pm
07708443415 1.30pm – 5pm

Councillor Vacancy

TOWN COUNCILLOR VACANCY

Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council currently has a vacancy for a Councillor which will be filled through the process of co-option.

Co-opted Councillors have the same rights and responsibilities as those Councillors who obtain office through election.

Councillors are expected to attend the monthly meetings of the Council and also to serve on Committees which meet on a 2 monthly cycle. The role is varied and enables local people to use their skills and experience to enhance the work undertaken by the Council for the benefit of the community.

The Council wishes to invite interested and eligible people to submit their expressions of interest for the role of Councillor by way of a letter outlining the following:

You are at at least 18 years old.

You are registered to vote in the area or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12 months before an election.

the contribution you believe you could make to the work of the Council;

the personal qualities that you would bring to the role;

your availability for attending meetings.

Please make sure that you include your home address, telephone number and e-mail address in your letter.

All members of the community are welcome to apply.
The Council is committed to achieving a balanced composition of Councillors that reflects the community of Cowbridge with Llanblethian.

The Mayor Councillor John Andrew
Closing date: 15th November 2022
Please email the Town Clerk with your expression of interest.

townclerk@cowbridge-tc.gov.uk
Expressions of interest will be considered at the next Council meeting to be held on Tuesday the 22nd of November 2022.

The Mayors Coffee Morning

The Mayor and Mayoress of Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council invite you to a Coffee and Drop-in Morning

Saturday 1st October 2022 From 10am

To include the launch of the Community Plan project at 10.30am.

Main hall, 1st floor, Cowbridge Town Hall

Access by West entrance stairs and li; All are welcome. Get involved with the Community Plan.

Free entry, coffee or tea and cake DonaEons and raffle to Barnardos and Atal y Fro Discuss any local issues and ideas with The Mayor and other Councillors.

Visit the Museum

The Mayors Coffee Morning

The Mayor of Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council will be holding the monthly Coffee and Drop-in Morning on Saturday 3rd September in Cowbridge Town Hall starting at 10am.

Each month there is a different theme. So far there has been a Queens platinum Jubilee, Long Service awards for Councillors and recognition of the Town Hall Lift sponsors and project team.

This month the theme will be Cowbridge Pride. As reported previously in Cowbridge Nub News Cowbridge Pride will take place between September 19-25 to raise awareness about diversity, inclusion and representation in the town.

The week-long event will consist of events, activities, art installations, education, talks and exhibitions for everyone to enjoy, with all of the money raised going to Cowbridge schools
for LGBTQI+ resources.

During the week, Pride-inspired art installations will be seen through the town, together with Pride bunting and decorated window displays.

To launch Cowbridge Pride with a BANG! during the Coffee morning on Saturday 3rd September there will be performances by The Vale Academy of Performing Arts, Cowbridge Male Voice Choir and Welsh Drag Royalty Connie Orff! There will be the usual raffle with prizes donated by local businesses and individuals.

As usual all money raised at the Coffee and Drop-in Morning will go to the two Mayor’s charities: Barnardo’s and Atal y Fro.
Please come alone for a fun morning. All are welcome but numbers will be limited by the Town Hall capacity.

Town Councillor Vacancy

Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council currently has a vacancy for a Councillor which will be filled through the process of co-option.

Co-opted Councillors have the same rights and responsibilities as those Councillors who obtain office through election.

Councillors are expected to attend the monthly meetings of the Council and also to serve on Committees which meet on a 2 monthly cycle. The role is varied and enables local people to use their skills and experience to enhance the work undertaken by the Council for the benefit of the community.

The Council wishes to invite interested and eligible people to submit their expressions of interest for the role of Councillor by way of a letter outlining the following:

. You are at at least 18 years old.
. You are registered to vote in the area or have lived, worked or owned property there for at least 12 months before an election.
• the contribution you believe you could make to the work of the Council;
• the personal qualities that you would bring to the role;
• your availability for attending meetings.
Please make sure that you include your home address, telephone number
and e-mail address in your letter.


All members of the community are welcome to apply.
The Council is committed to achieving a balanced composition of Councillors that reflects the community of Cowbridge with Llanblethian.
The Mayor Councillor John Andrew


Closing date: Tuesday the 30th of August 2022
Please email Cathy Kennedy the Town Clerk with your expression of interest. townclerk@cowbridge-tc.gov.uk

Expressions of interest will be considered at the next Council meeting to be held on Tuesday the 20th of September 2022

The Mayor’s Coffee Morning

Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council invite you to a Coffee and Drop-in Morning;

Saturday 6th August 2022 From 10am

To include recognition of the Town Hall lift sponsors and project team at 10.30am.

Main hall, 1st floor, Cowbridge Town Hall

Access by West entrance stairs and lift. All are welcome. Free entry, coffee or tea and cake DonaBons and raffle to Barnardos and Atal y Fro Discuss any local issues and ideas with The Mayor and other Councillors. Visit the Museum

Casual Vacancy

    PUBLIC NOTICE  

Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council

– Llanblethian East Ward

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 Llanblethian East 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 11 August 2022.

Dated 25 July 2022 TOWN CLERK

Cathy Kennedy Town Clerk

Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council Town Hall

Cowbridge

Vale of Glamorgan

    HYSBYSIAD CYHOEDDUS   

Cyngor Tref y Bontfaen gyda Llanfleiddian – Ward Dwyrain Llanfleiddian

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 etholwr llywodraeth leol ar gyfer Ward Dwyrain Llanfleiddian yn rhoi hysbysiad, yn ysgrifenedig, yn gofyn am y fath etholiad i Swyddog Canlyniadau, Cyngor Bro Morgannwg, Swyddfeydd Dinesig, Heol Holltwn, Y Barri CF63 4RU, ddim hwyrach na 12 o’r gloch, sef hanner nos, ar dydd Iau 11 Awst 2022.

Dydd 25 Gorffennaf 2022 CLERC Y DREF

Cathy Kennedy Clerc y Dref

Cyngor Tref y Bontfaen gyda Llanfleiddian Neuadd y Tref

Bontfaen

Bro Morgannwg

Long Service Certificate Presentations

Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council Presentation of Certificates of Long Service

The morning of Saturday 2nd July saw a good turnout for the Mayor’s Coffee and drop-in morning at which Certificates of Long Service were presented to 5 people who between them have served on Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council for a total of 148 years!

At the event held in the main hall of Cowbridge Town Hall the Mayor, Councillor John Andrew, explained that a number of long serving Councillors had recently either stepped down from the Council or decided not to stand for re-election. Since the Town Council is no longer able to award Freedom of the Town, the Council resolved to mark long service to the Council and the community by the award of certificates at an event attended by members of the community.

The 5 people recognised have all served at least 25 years as a Councillor on the Town Council and have all been Mayor at least once. They have also all been active in the community in a variety of other ways such as being School Governors, Trustees of local charities etc.

The 5 people to whom certificates were presented are: Mrs Susan Cox MBE, Councillor. Gwen Baty BEM, Geoff Cox, Marian Arnold and Jon R. Harris.

Sue Cox joined Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council in 1984 and stepped down just this year so was a Town Councillor for a remarkable 38 years. In addition she has served on and chaired many local committees, groups and charities. Her service to the local community was recognised by the award of an MBE in her Majesty the Queen’s birthday Honours list 4 years ago. Sue was a founder member of the Town Twinning Association and was one of the signatories of the Charter between Cowbridge and Clisson. She is a Trustee and founder member of Cowbridge Charter Trust, a Trustee of a number of local trusts and charities as well as having been a governor of two local primary schools. She was Mayor of Cowbridge in 1990 and then again in 2004.

Sue’s Certificate of Long Service was accepted on her behalf by her husband, Geoff.

Councillor Gwen Baty joined Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council in 1992 and is still serving on the Council today so she has been a Councillor for 30 years and counting.

Over those 30 years she also has been very active in the community and was awarded The British Empire Medal by Her Majesty the Queen in the New Year Honours List of 2017. This was in recognition of her voluntary services to the community of Cowbridge and Llanblethian. The nomination made particular reference to her work over the years with young people and the elderly.

Gwen also has the distinction of having been Mayor three times. In 1997, 2005 and 2013.

Councillor Gwen Baty

Geoff Cox joined Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council in 1995 and served as a Town Councillor for 27 years before deciding not to stand for re-election in May this year.

Like his wife Sue he has also served the community in many other ways including being a School Governor but perhaps most importantly as a Vale of Glamorgan Councillor for the Cowbridge Ward for over 20 years. For a part of that time he was a cabinet member.

Notably he topped the poll in the elections of 2008, 2012 and 2017. Geoff was Mayor of Cowbridge in the year 2000.

Marian Arnold joined Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council in 1995 and served as a Town councillor for 27 years. She decided to step down earlier this year. Marian was Mayor in 2001. Marian was also the Mayoress, before she became a Councillor, in 1989 when her late husband was the Mayor.

Marian’s main interests and passions are the outdoor areas for which the Town Council is responsible. The cemetery, Twt Park, Southgate Park and Llanblethian playing field. She is always very keen to ensure that they are maintained to a high standard.

Another of Marian’s interests is footpaths and she chaired a footpath liaison committee for a number of years.

Jon Harris joined Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council in 1992 and served as a Town Councillor for 26 years before deciding to step down in 2018. In addition to being a Councillor Jon was the Mayor of Cowbridge in 1996 and then again in 2009.

Also Jon had the important role of being Chair of the Finance and Governance Committee for many years. When he first took over as Chairman the finances of the Town Council were said to be in a precarious position and during his time as Chairman he was able to restore them to their current solvent and secure state.

Jon’s Certificate of Long Service was accepted on his behalf by his daughter, Beverley.

Jon Harris’ daughter, Beverley

Following the presentation, photographs were taken by Mike Wilcock.

L to r Beverley Drummond-Murray, Alun Cairns, Morfudd Meredith, Gwen Baty, Geoff Cox, John Andrew All photos by Mike Wilcock

A raffle in aid of the Mayor’s charities, Barnardo’s and Atal y Fro, was held during the event. The prizes were all donated by Barnardo’s, Atal y Fro and various Cowbridge businesses.

Those attending also gave donations for coffee, tea and cake all kindly served and donated by volunteers.

The intention is to hold Coffee and Drop-in mornings on the first Saturday of each month, the next one being on Saturday 6th August. All are most welcome.

Councillor John Andrew The Mayor

Cowbridge with Llanblethian Town Council Tel: 07964 829780

Email: cllrjandrew@cowbridge-tc.gov.uk 4th July 2022

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