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About Your Community Council
Llanvaches Community Council is the first tier of Local Government
and plays a vital role in representing the interests of the local community in
which they serve and comprises seven local Councillors. Community Councils have a statutory power to
precept (council tax) the local government electors in the area to finance the
responsibilities that flow from the exercise of discretionary powers.
The Community Councils main responsibility is for two playing fields in the Village. The football field known as Glebeland’s is leased from The Representative Body of the Church in Wales on an ongoing lease and the playing field behind Wentwood Drive is leased from Newport City Council on a 999 year lease. The Council is wholly responsible for the grass and hedge cutting and the maintenance of the play equipment and its Members carry out weekly inspections to check for faults and damage.
The Council also comments on all planning applications in the village with Newport City Council making the final decision, taking into account our views.
Your Community Councillors are:
Elizabeth Williams – Chairman
There are currently 6 positions available with a by-election due to take place in the coming weeks.
Your Ward Councillors are:
All Councillors can be contacted via the Clerk.