“The Community Council aims to achieve an improvement in our environment, to enrich the quality of life and preserve the diversity of local life. The Council will endeavour to protect the rural character of the four villages and retain local identity”.
Pentyrch Community Council serves the villages of Pentyrch, Creigiau, including Capel Llanilltern, and Gwaelod y Garth. The Council consists of 13 Councillors representing the villages 6:5:2 respectively. The Community Council area is covered by two County Council wards – Pentyrch (Pentyrch & Gwaelod y Garth) and Creigiau (Creigiau & Capel Llanilltern). The Creigiau ward also includes St Fagans but there is a separate St Fagans Community Council.
Pentyrch Community Council in common with all local authorities, functions on a committee basis. The full Council meet once a month (excluding the month of August) – normally the third Monday of the month – when most of the day to day business of the Council is decided upon. The meetings are advertised well in advance and the public invited to attend. There is a provision on the Agenda for the public to voice any concerns. The venue of the meeting rotates between the three villages on a quarterly basis. (usually Jan, Feb, Mar – Gwaelod y Garth Village Hall, Apr, May, June, July – Creigiau Pavilion and Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec – Pentyrch Village Hall).
The Council is solely funded through the Council Tax and unlike the County Council, receive no Government Grant. A small amount of income is collected from wayleaves. The Council employs three part-time office workers, one full-time and one part-time Community Maintenance officers. It serves a population of over 6000 residents.
The Community Council undertakes the following functions:- provision of allotments, maintenance of two burial grounds, maintenance and provision of open spaces (notably the Community Council owns the Garth Common) maintenance of four community woodlands, maintenance and provision of play equipment at two play grounds, maintenance and management of Creigiau Recreation Field, maintenance and management of Creigiau Frog Pond and the maintenance of several small pockets of grass amenity areas within the villages. In addition to this the Council provides and maintains many of the public seats and notice boards in the area.
It is active on behalf of local residents in seeking to bring pressure on the County Council to carry out its functions and duties particularly in relation to highways, footways (pavements), Public Rights of Way (PROW), street cleansing 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 are a particular concern.
Cefn Bychan/Fairmeadow Woodland 6.6 acres
Land at Pentyrch Village Hall
Memorial Park, Pentyrch 0.6 acres
Garth Common 255.0 acres
Bronllwyn Graveyard, Pentyrch
Ael y Bryn/Lon y Fro open spaces
Pentyrch Police Station
Park Y Felin Woodland, Creigiau
Terrace Woodland, Creigiau
Castell y Mynach Open Spaces 3.7 acres
Creigiau Recreation Field 10.0 acres
Gwaelod y Garth
Garth Villa Woodland
The Community Council also has a large collection of old postcards of the area and pieces of Creigiau pottery. And is looking at the potential of utilising the Council offices as a museum of local history.
Pentyrch Community Council will strive to provide a high standard of service in every aspect of the Council’s public work, in writing and orally. The standard of this service will be reviewed on a regular basis with the objective of continually improving the standard.
Dealing with the Public
- The time targets for replying to written correspondence is within 15 working days of receipt of the original letter. If the matter is to be referred to the full Council then the sender will be advised accordingly.
- All telephone messages/ calls will be dealt with promptly and efficiently. If a satisfactory reply is not available immediately, staff will strive to seek the information required as soon as possible.
- All external telephone calls will be greeted bi-lingually.
- A Welsh language service is available if required.
The Council office will be open to the public between the hours of 9.30am and 11.30 am Tuesday to Friday.
Any complaints regarding Council activities will be dealt with in the first instance by the Clerk and the full Council advised at the next monthly meeting. In the event of the Clerk being unable to deal with the complaint the matter will be referred to the full Council.
The Council has adopted a Welsh Language Scheme which aims to:-
- To treat both the Welsh and English language on the basis of equality.
- To enable everyone who receives or uses the Council’s service to have the opportunity to do so through the medium of English or Welsh.
- To provide an equally efficient standard of service in both languages.
- To promote the use of the Welsh language within the Council’s area.