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ST FAGANS COMMUNITY COUNCIL
COMMUNITY COUNCILLOR VACANCY – CO-OPTION NOTICE
[Pursuant to Section 116 of the Local Government (Wales) Measure 2011]
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that following the recent nomination procedures there are THREE vacancies for Councillors for St Fagans Community Council and it intends to co-opt to fill those vacancies.
Co-opted Councillors have the same rights and responsibilities as those Councillors who obtain office through election. The position of Community Councillor does not attract any remuneration. Councillors are expected to attend the monthly meetings of the Council and also to serve on a committee if so required. 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.
You must be a British, Commonwealth, Irish or European Union citizen and be 18 years of age or over; and meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Be (and remain) registered as a local government elector for the community named above;
- During the whole of the last 12 months have occupied, as owner or tenant, land or other premises in the community named above;
- Your principal or only place of work during the last 12 months has been in the community named above; or
- You have during the whole of the last 12 months resided in the community or within 3 miles of it.
Certain people are disqualified from standing, and these include paid officers of the community council, anyone subject to bankruptcy restriction orders and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment. It is the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that they are qualified to stand.
The Council wishes to invite interested and eligible people to submit their applications for the role of Councillor by way of a letter outlining the following:
· 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 to attend meetings.
Letters of application to be sent to: The Clerk to St Fagans Community Council, Plas Celyn House,
St Brides Super Ely, Cardiff, CF5 6EY
or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org .
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS - 8TH JUNE 2022
For more information regarding the role of a Community Councillor, please contact the Clerk on 07940590076
Andy Gowman, Clerk to the Council, 1st May 2022
Cardiff Replacement Local Development Plan
The process to replace the existing Local Development Plan (LDP), which runs until 2026, started in 2021. The process involves a series of steps that must be followed, including public consultation at key stages.
The Community Council responded to the first two consultations and we will respond/participate in all future stages where we are able to.
Although the process is at an early stage we already have concerns. The consultation on Strategic Options presented 3 possible growth options. We do not believe that these were presented objectively: there was a clear bias in favour of the option requiring the highest number of new residences.
We are not against building new homes, but it must be justified: there must be a real need. The latest Welsh Government (WG) projection is that Cardiff requires an average of 900 new residences each year during the period of the RLDP. Cardiff have rejected these projections but, in our opinion, have provided little/no credible evidence to support this rejection. Their argument is largely based on 2014 population projections that have proved to be significantly overestimated.
Cardiff already has a housing ‘bank’ of 18,760 residences: this will deliver an average of 1,250 new homes every year, more than WG says are needed. Rather than chase large numbers we would prefer to see Cardiff concentrate on delivering the sites already planned, together with the amenities to create quality, sustainable communities.
If Cardiff decide that more than 18,760 residences are required additional sites for new builds will be needed. Perhaps predictably the preliminary list of candidate sites for development includes more green fields in north west Cardiff. If these sites are included in the final RLDP the effect will be to virtually join Radyr, Rhydlafar and Pentyrch. Cardiff have yet to decide which candidate sites to take forward, and we hope that more green field development in north west Cardiff will be rejected. The next consultation, which will include candidate sites, is not until October; but if you share our concerns about possible further green field development you might want to consider making your views known at an early stage - to local councillors, your MP and Welsh Assembly member.
Please let us know what you think. Send your thoughts to email@example.com
FORTHCOMING COUNCIL MEETINGS
Full Council: 7 pm, Thursday 9th June 2022
Planning Committee - 6.30 pm, Thursday 9th June 2022
Agendas and Draft Minutes are available for scrutiny on the meetings link under the Community Council tab above.
Planning Committee Meeting Minutes can be found on the Community Council link above.
Until further notice and in accordance with the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Act 2021 these meetings will be taking place face to face in the village hall and also remotely using Zoom. If any registered elector wishes to attend the meeting via zoom they are required to contact the Clerk at the email address above and he will advise the meeting number and password (this will not be publicized on the website for security reasons). The Clerk will then control entry to the meeting using the waiting room facility.
Accessibility Statement October 2020
We are currently working in a new version of our website which is aimed at delivering a website that is as close as possible to full compliance with the required Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard. The new site is being written by Eyelid Productions Ltd and photographs for the site and newsletters being supplied by www.camera-cymru.com.
Location and History
St Fagans (Welsh: Sain Ffagan) is a small rural village in the west of the City of Cardiff, Capital of Wales. The community area reaches north to the M4, incorporating the residential estate of Parc Rhydlafar, and south of the River Ely, incorporating the residential estate of Westfield Park. On it's eastern edge it borders the suburb of Fairwater and to the west borders the community of St George's and St Bride's in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The Village itself and immediate surrounding area is a designated Conservation Area.
St Fagans lies on the River Ely, and previously had a railway station on the South Wales Main Line. St. Fagans is home to St. Fagans Cricket Club and St Fagans Bowls Club.
It is also home to Wales National History Museum (formerly called the Museum of Welsh Life), St Fagans Castle, St Fagans Old Rectory and St Mary's Church.
In 1648, the Battle of St Fagans took place close by.