Elections

 

Local Government Elections

May 2022

Pentyrch Community Council

 

Co-Option Notice

PENTYRCH, GWAELOD Y GARTH AND CREIGIAU WARDS

Following the May 2022 Local Government Elections, PCC has 7 vacancies that we can fill by co-option. 

We have a rolling set of deadlines for applications to be considered at PCC’s next four meetings.  Vacancies will be filled as applicants apply and are accepted:

  • Gwaelod y Garth : 1 vacancy
  • Pentyrch : 3 vacancies
  • Creigiau : 3 vacancies

Our Application Form is in the link below:

PCC Co-Option Application Form May to September 2022 – PDF

PCC Co-Option Application Form May to September 2022 – Word

PCC Co-Options Policy 2020

or from Helena Fox at clerk@pentyrch.cc

Please return your application to clerk@pentyrch.cc TO REACH US BY NO LATER THAN NOON ON:

  • FRIDAY MAY 13 2022 for consideration at PCC’s May 16 meeting
  • FRIDAY JUNE 10 2022 for consideration at PCC’s June 20 meeting
  • FRIDAY JULY 15 2022 for consideration at PCC’s July 18 meeting
  • FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16 2022 for consideration at PCC’s September 19 meeting

PCC values all people, regardless of their gender (or gender reassignment), age, disabilities (including medical conditions), race, ethnic origin, pregnancy or maternity status, language, religious beliefs, political beliefs, trade union membership or non-membership, marital status or sexual orientation.

Below are the Notices of Uncontested Elections for PCC’s three Wards.   All the candidates named were elected unopposed.  PCC had 6 sitting Members re-elected.  

Pentrych WELSH Pentrych ENG

Pentrych ENG

Gwaelod y Garth WELSH

Gwaelod y Garth ENG

Creigiau WELSH

Creigiau ENG

 

NOTICE OF ELECTION COMMUNITY LGE22 WELSH

NOTICE OF ELECTION COMMUNITY LGE22 ENGLISH

Guide to Community Council Elections

Cardiff Council

The Electoral Office of Cardiff have published the following important information and documents.

Member-Support-Project-CA-Annotated-Nomination-Template-Community

A dedicated webpage for candidates and agents standing has also been published where key information and updates will be provided during the election period:

www.cardiff.gov.uk/electionscandidates

www.cardiff.gov.uk/YmgeiswyrEtholiadau

Cardiff Council Information for Candidates

Cardiff Council Scheduled Elections and Polls

Cardiff are hosting a Candidates and Agents Briefing on Tuesday 15 March 2022 at 2pm via Microsoft Teams. Please contact elections@cardiff.gov.uk for a link to join the briefing.  The briefing will provide an opportunity for candidates and agents to be informed of some key changes, including important changes to the nomination papers and process.

Update from The Electoral Commission, Wales: guidance to candidates and agents on teachers standing in town and community council elections.  The Commission has now updated  Part 1 of Community Council Part 1 guidance in English and Welsh  to remove paragraph 1.30 which stated that ‘If you are a teacher in a school maintained by the local authority you will be disqualified from being a member of the community council.’

VOTING IN WALES

Due to recent changes to the law in Wales, these elections will be the first opportunity for many foreign citizens to have their say on who they want to represent them in their council. Councils make decisions on a range of issues which affect our everyday lives, including education, social care, housing, leisure services, and rubbish and recycling collection.

You must be registered to vote by midnight on Thursday 14 April 2022 to participate in these elections. You can register now at gov.uk/register-to-vote – it only takes five minutes.

There are a number of ways to have your say in the election in May – you can vote at a polling station, by post, or by appointing someone you trust to vote on your behalf, which is known as a proxy vote. For more information about voting in elections in Wales go to the Electoral Commission’s website: electoralcommission.org.uk/voter.

Welsh QFC FAQ sheet – Wales 2022

Urdu_QFC FAQ sheet – Wales 2022

Polish_QFC FAQ sheet – Wales 2022

English QFC FAQ sheet – Wales 2022

Chinese_QFC FAQ sheet – Wales 2022

Bengali_QFC FAQ sheet – Wales 2022

Arabic_QFC FAQ sheet – Wales 2022

ELECTION DOCUMENTS

Member-Support-Project-CA-Annotated-Nomination-Template-Community

Nomination pack communities

Nomination pack communities WELSH

Candidate useful information and key dates

Candidate useful information and key dates WELSH

1. Candidate and Agent contact information form WELSH

1. Candidate and Agent contact information form

3. Withdrawal form WELSH

3. Withdrawal form

4. Postal-voting-agent-appointment-form WELSH

4. Postal-voting-agent-appointment-form

5. Polling agent appointment form WELSH

5. Polling agent appointment form

6. Counting agent appointment form WELSH

6. Counting agent appointment form

7. Candidate guest appointment form

7. Count guest appointment form WELSH

7. Count guest appointment form

8. Absent voters list request form WELSH

8. Absent voters list request form

9. Register request form WELSH

9. Register request form

PCC encourages all its electors to register to vote and to consider standing for one of the 13 seats on PCC.

How to vote

Find your local councillor and nearest polling station

Electoral Commission information on Community Council Meetings

Guidance for Community Council Candidates

PCC is divided into 3 Wards: Creigiau (including Capel Llanilltern), Pentyrch and Gwaelod y Garth.   Each Ward has a different number of councillors representing it depending on the number of electors:

Gwaelod y Garth : 2

Pentyrch : 6

Creigiau : 5

Fideos codi ymwybyddiaeth / hyrwyddo – Cynghorwyr Cymuned a Thref

Mae Un Llais Cymru – gyda chymorth Llywodraeth Cymru – wedi cyhoeddi fideo i hyrwyddo ac annog unigolion i gyflwyno eu henwau yn ymgeisyddion ar gyfer etholiadau cynghorau cymuned a thref a gynhelir ym mis Mai 2022. Mae’r fideo sydd ar gael  yn y Gymraeg a’r Saesneg yma:

Cymraeg  Hafan – One Voice Wales – Welsh (unllaiscymru.org.uk)

Saesneg  Home – One Voice Wales

Mae’r fideo yn:

  • Codi ymwybyddiaeth o rôl a chyfraniad cynghorwyr cymuned a thref i gymdeithas
  • Nodi sut mae cynghorwyr cymuned a thref mewn sefyllfa dda i wybod beth yw blaenoriaethau ac anghenion eu hardal leol a sut all cynghorau gydweithio gyda phartneriaid lleol i greu newid cadarnhaol
  • Nodi pwysigrwydd amrywiaeth mewn llywodraeth leol
  • Tynnu sylw at yr heriau y mae cynghorwyr yn eu hwynebu a’r gefnogaeth sydd ar gael iddynt e.e. trwy raglenni hyfforddiant a drefnir gan Un Llais Cymru
  • Amlinellu’r sgiliau, gwybodaeth a phrofiad y maent wedi’u meithrin trwy eu rôl a sut ellir eu defnyddio mewn agweddau eraill ar fywyd a gwaith, gorfod cyfarwyddo a deall nifer o faterion anghyfarwydd a chael gwell dealltwriaeth o sut mae democratiaeth leol yn gweithio
  • Cyfleu bod gan bawb sgiliau y gallent eu cynnig i rôl Cynghorydd o’u bywyd bob dydd e.e. trefnu, cyfathrebu, datrys problemau ac ati

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Raising awareness / promotion videos – Community and Town Councillors

One Voice Wales – with assistance from Welsh Government – has published a video to promote and encourage individuals to stand for the local community and town council elections in May 2022. The video, is available here in Welsh and English:

Welsh  Hafan – One Voice Wales – Welsh (unllaiscymru.org.uk)

English  Home – One Voice Wales

The video:

  • Raises awareness of the role and contribution community and town councillors make to society
  • Shows how community and town councillors are well placed to know the priorities and needs of their local area and how councils can collaborate with local partners to achieve positive change
  • Explains the importance of diversity in local government
  • Explains the challenges councillors face and the support available to them e.g., through training programmes provided by One Voice Wales
  • Outlines the skills, knowledge and experience gained through the role and their wider application in other aspects of life and employment, the exposure to a range of unfamiliar issues and a greater understanding of how local democracy works
  • Explains that everyone has skills to bring to the role of Councillor from their daily life e.g. organisation, communication, problem solving etc.

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Here are some documents about being a Community Councillor and how councils work:

Good-Councillors-Guide-2017-Cym

Good-Councillors-Guide-2017 copy

Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales – Annual Report 2021 copy

Canllawiau-Cod-Ymddygiad-Cynghorau-Cymuned

Code-of-Conduct-Guidance-Community-Councils 2021

PCC-Members-Planning-Code-of-Good-Practice

Boundary Commission : Review of Cardiff Council

Mae’r Comisiwn wedi cyhoeddi ei Argymhellion Terfynol o drefniadau etholiadol ar gyfer Dinas a Sir Caerdydd a’i chyflwyno i Weinidogion Llywodraeth Cymru ar 05 Tachwedd 2020

The Commission has published its Final Recommendations for the future electoral arrangements for the City and County of Cardiff and submitted them to Welsh Government Ministers on 05 November 2020.

Adroddiad Argymhellion Terfynol Caerdydd

Pentyrch a Sain Ffagan_1

Boundary Commission Cardiff Summary of Recommendations Eng

Boundary Commission map Pentyrch and Sain Ffagan_0

One Vacancy at PCC

Creigiau Ward : Co-option 

We will post information on here in due course.  Any Councillor co-opted onto PCC now will serve a term that end in May 2022.  

PCC Co-Options Policy 2020