Welcome to the web site of St Fagans Community Council.
We hope you find it useful in keeping you informed about what is happening in the community. Ideas and suggestions for improving the site are always welcome - if you have any please contact us.
Community Councillor Vacancy
A vacancy has arisen on the Council for a community councillor which is to be filled through co-option.
If you are interested in serving your local community at the grass roots level please see the attached notice for further information. The closing date for applications is now Sunday 5th October 2020.
FORTHCOMING COUNCIL MEETINGS
5th October 2020
2nd November 2020
7th December 2020
4th January 2021
1st February 2021
1st March 2021
Until further notice and in accordance with the Local Authorities (Coronavirus) (Meetings) (Wales) Regulations 2020 these meetings will be taking place remotely using Zoom. If any registered elector wishes to attend the meeting 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.
Re-Opening of St Fagans National Museum of History
The museum re-opens on 4th August 2020 with an offer for local residents, for further details click here.
If you need help in these troubled times or are aware of anyone in the community who is struggling please contact your local Community Council Councillor who will do their best to assist. In particular those who are elderly and possibly vulnerable may need help and not know who to turn to.
Community Councillor contact details can be found on the Community Council tab above.
Cardiff Council are now issuing daily updates - http://www.cardiffnewsroom.co.uk/
VE Day - 8th May 2020
Friday 8th May 2020 marks the 75th Anniversary of VE Day, when Britain and its Allies formally accepted Nazi Germany’s unconditional surrender during WWII, marking the end of fighting in Europe.
Sadly festivities have understandably been cancelled. Though we cannot celebrate in the ways we had hoped there are still plenty of other ways we can all take part in a collective commemoration:
At 11am there will be a nationwide two-minute silence to remember the fallen. There is no right or wrong way to take part. You may wish to observe this in the privacy of your home, at your window or stepping outside whilst remaining distant from others.
At 3pm people are invited to raise a glass for a toast: “To those who gave so much, we thank you.” And Sir Winston Churchill’s 1945 speech to the nations will be broadcast on the BBC as part of special programmes planned for the day.
At 9pm the Queen will address the UK, on a pre-recorded message broadcast by the BBC, at the exact moment her father King George VI gave a radio address 75 years ago. This is followed by an opportunity to go to your doorstep or window to join in a mass sing-a-long of We’ll Meet Again
Many people are planning their own activities or parties at home and the official VE Day website offers some excellent resources with ideas for food, music and activities for parties.
Though we are not able to mark the anniversary as hoped, at this time we are witnessing the collective spirit and sense of community of the nation. We invite all of St Fagans to join us in recognising this historic date and expressing our debt of gratitude to those who have gone before us.
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.