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News and Events

Please contact the Clerk if you have any news or events you would like displayed here.

June 2017 - Google Groups - It has been suggested that a Google Groups group would be useful to facilitate communication between residents in our Council area. The Council has decided that this is not something that it should do itself due to potential problems in the event of any contentious issues. If however any resident would like to set this up and control it, the Council would be happy to give them its support.

June 2017 - Wenvoe Quarry update. The clerk has received a reply to his letter to the Planning Dept. In summary it confirmed that there had been no request to extend its current approval beyond 2020, but stated that pre-application discussions on new applications were confidential and hence could not comment. However Wenvoe Community Council had met with the owners, Cemex, and it is clear that Cemex are working on a new application to install a crushing plant at the location of an existing operation. Wenvoe CC were not concerned with this plan but we will also request a meeting with Cemex to understand more fully their intentions.

May 26 2017 - Notice of electors' rights to view or make copies of this years's annual accounts and Annual Return /Michaelston-CC/UserFiles/Files/17.05 notice of Electors Rights.jpeg

MLP Conservation area - for your information - under the Council Information/Other Documents tab you will find links to the Appraisal and Management Plan for the MLP conservation area, and Welsh Government guidance for trees in a conservation area.

Wenvoe Quarry - In view of the rumours of a new planning application at the quarry the council resolved at its 25th April meeting to send a letter to the Planning Dept. requesting clarification. A copy is appended.  /Michaelston-CC/UserFiles/Files/17.04 Wenvoe Quarry letter.docx

March 2017 - Renovation of the well - The Council is pleased to announce that it has completed the renovation of the old well in the centre of Michaelston-le-Pit.  The well was in a poor state but is now hopefully a very positive feature of the village. The Council respectfully requests that residents avoid driving over the well surround to avoid damaging this once again.
Two photographs of the renovated well are included in the Gallery

March 2017 - Council elections - Copies of the election notices for Community Council councillors will be displayed on the council notice boards from March 20th. They can also be viewed under the Council Information/Council documents page of this website. Also included is the notice for County Council elections.

February 2017 - Council elections will be held in May -  A copy of a presentation on the election process is available in the Council Information/Council Documents page. Application forms are available on the Vale of Glamorgan website http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/our_council/council/Elections/Candidates-Agents-Information-Local-Government-Elections-2017.aspx

December 2016 - Revised Code of Conduct - This is to inform you that a revised code of conduct for the Council was adopted on November 1st 2016, and can be viewed on the Council Information/Council Documents page of this website. If you wish to view a hard copy please contact the Clerk on clerk@michaelstoncc.co.uk or 02920705554.

December 2106 - Christmas Event photographs - Two group photos taken at the event are now in the gallery under 16.12 Xmas Event 1 & 2

December 2016 - Superfast Broadband Roll-out - The Council has been pursuing OpenReach and BT for firm dates for the implementation of superfast broadband in our area. We were asked to provide four sample postcodes and were then given the following information:

Michaelston - CF64 4HQ - within 4 months

Michaelston - CF64 4HE   - within 4 months

Leckwith - CF11 8AS - Beggan Farm - within 4 months

Leckwith - CF11 8AS - the Barn Woodland Lane - within 1 month

December 2016 - Michaelston-le-Pit and Leckwith Community Council



2.00 PM; Walkers meet at Notice Board in Michaelston

3.30 PM; At the Notice Board for a warming glass of mulled wine and mince pies, plus a children’s Bran Tub of surprises.

A chance to see old friends and meet new neighbours!”

October 2016 - Ageing Well In Wales, has recently launched a survey looking at the Walkability of Neighbourhoods across Wales. We are keen to hear from older people about their neighbourhoods and how easy it is to walk around and to identify any barriers to walking. If you are interested to complete the survey please go to 




August 2016 - Annual Return & External Audit
- The external audit of the Council's 2015/16 accounts has now been completed with an "unqualified" opinion. The Auditor's certificate & report plus the eight pages of the Annual Return can be viewed under the Council Information/Council Documents tab. The "Notice of conclusion of Audit" is also included.

May 2016 - 2015-16 Council Accounts - these can be viewed under Council Information/Council Documents. 

April 2016 - Map of Rights of Way - A map of the Rights of Way in the Vale of Glamorgan resides with the Clerk. This can be viewed on request - or preferably by superior views on the Vale of Glamorgan's website at http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/living/environment/countryside/public_rights_of_way/gis_mapping_feature.aspx

January 2016 - Resignation of Cllr. Michael Pritchard - Chair of the Council, Michael Pritchard resigned from the Council at the January meeting, due to his move away from the area. The Council thanked Cllr. Pritchard for his long and excellent service to the community. The Council voted Cllr. Dewi Jones as the new Chair.

January 2016 - Langcross Farm Noise Issue - All Residents are encouraged to report all incidents of unacceptable noise levels to the NRW incident line whenever they occur. 0800807060. We need to ensure that NRW have the statistics to support their efforts in working with the owner on noise abatement actions.

December 2015- New Electoral Register received - The new Electoral Register for the Council has been received. This may be viewed but not copied by application to the Clerk.

PCSO officer contact - Our PCSO is Sid Taak and his telephone number to report issues is 07584 003795

December 2015 Langcross Farm noise issue - The document handed out to residents attending the 10th November meeting is available in the Council Information page under Documents.

 October 2015 - Annual Accounts and Annual Return for 2014/15 - These are now available to review in the Council Information page under Documents.

May 2015 - The Council's name has been changed to Michaelston-le-Pit and Leckwith Community Council (CyngorCymunedol Llanfihangel-y-Pwll a Lecwydd) to better reflect its area of responsibility. The website and all other documents will be changed to reflect this over the coming month.

May 2015 - The Council now owns the well in Michaelston-le-Pit. The Council has now had the approval of the Land Registry to gain ownership of the well. Only a small registry fee and some legal fees were involved. The Council will publish its plans to improve and maintain the appearance of the well once these are finalised and before proceeding with any actions.

March 2015 - Vale Trails - Creative Rural Communities have recently developed a series of ten ‘Vale Trails’ - walking leaflets promoting 10 attractive routes which showcase some of the many beautiful villages, countryside and coastline the rural Vale has to offer those who like to explore on foot. Some copies will be made available in the Michaelston le Pit "library" or you can access them on the following website http://www.visitthevale.com/December 12, 2014 - The council's position on obtaining ownership of the well in Michaelston-le-Pit village is available on the Council Information page under Documents. 

October 5th, 2014 - Woodland Trust's management plan for Cwm George and Casehill Woods can now be viewed on the Council Information page of this website in the Documents tab.

Useful Information 
 Community Engagement Report, August 2012  Click here

Have you found a dead badger?

As part of the Bovine TB Eradication Programme badgers found dead throughout Wales are being collected for post mortem examination. The survey, which begins today, will run for at least the whole of 2015.

The results of the survey will be used to investigate the relationship between bovine TB infection in badgers and cattle. It will help us develop policy at both local and national levels. It will also add to epidemiological reporting and be used in enhanced TB breakdown management.

The Badger Found Dead Survey in the Intensive Action Area (IAA) in north Pembrokeshire is continuing as normal. This survey applies to the rest of Wales.

What to do if you find a dead badger?

If you come across a dead badger please note the location and call the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) on 0300 303 8268. The line is open normal office hours, Monday to Friday. APHA will, where practicable, endeavour to collect all carcasses reported.

It is important that you do not handle dead badgers or interfere with a carcass in any way.

For more information on the bovine TB eradication Programme visit: www.wales.gov.uk/bovinetb

June 2015 - One Voice Wales Response to the White Paper on Reforming Local Government - One Voice Wales is the representative body for town and community councils (TCCs) in Wales and has consolidated the TCCs' input to this white paper. The document is available under Council Information - Documents