The community is set in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan covering approximately 3,500 square acres. Extending from Junction 34 of the M4 Motorway in the north to Lillypot (near the A48) in the south there is easy access to Cardiff and local towns and further afield to West Wales and England. The picturesque village of Pendoylan is at the centre of the community but there are a number of hamlets within the boundaries each with their own identity including Hensol, Tredodridge and Clawdd Coch. The community has its own church and chapel, a thriving school, a war memorial hall, playground, community orchard, tennis court and pub together with many features of historic interest. There are also a number of leisure facilities within the community including a vineyard, golf courses and a driving range and a 4*hotel with a health spa and fitness centre. It’s a great place to live and we hope this website will provide you with an insight of our community.
Pendoylan Community Council consists of eight Councillors living in the main village of Pendoylan and various hamlets within the parish. The Councillors are drawn from a wide section of the community and seek to ensure that all elements of the Community are fully represented.
The Community Council meets once a month, usually on the second Thursday of the month, at Pendoylan Church in Wales School. The meetings are advertised well in advance and the public invited to attend. There is a provision on the Agenda for the public to address the meeting and voice any concerns.
The Community Council is solely funded through the Council Tax and unlike the County Council, receive no Government Grant. The Council employs a clerk but has no other employees. The Councillors have historically not drawn any allowances or expenses. There are a number of volunteers who undertake work within the Community such as grass cutting and hedge trimming and Councillors also often carry out maintenance work within the Community on a voluntary basis.
The Community Council undertakes the maintenance and provision of open spaces including grass amenity areas, maintenance of the community orchard and the provision of allotments. In addition to this the Community Council provides and maintains many of the public seats and notice boards in the area. There are a number of volunteers who undertake work within the Community such as grass cutting and Councillors also often carry out maintenance work within the Community on a voluntary basis. The Community Council provides annual grants to the Church and the Chapel for maintenance of their grounds.
Pendoylan Community Council is active on behalf of local residents in seeking to bring pressure on the County Council and Welsh Assembly Government to carry out its functions and duties particularly in relation to highways, footways (pavements), public rights of way and the provision of amenities. It seeks to help promote and support voluntary leisure and charitable activities and has an interest in any matter which can affect the lives of local residents – planning matters and use of funds held by the County Council arising from planning permissions are a particular concern.
To promote the community spirit the Community Council organises 2 Community events each year, the summer BBQ and the Christmas Celebration providing a venue for members of the Community meet in an informal setting.
The Community Council welcomes applications from people living within the Pendoylan Council boundaries who wish to become Community Representatives. This role involves attending Community Council meetings and assisting in the organisation of Council run events. It is an ideal opportunity for anyone considering standing for election as a Community Councillor to gain an understanding of how the Community Council functions.