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Rhoose Community Council

Proposed establishment of a Community Council in the Rhoose ward of the Vale of Glamorgan

 

Following a meeting held on Friday 08 September, a poll has been approved to decide whether a Community Council should be established for the Rhoose Ward of the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

 

Notice of Poll

 

  • When is Poll Day?
     Thursday 26 October 2017, 4:00pm-9:00pm
  •  What is a Community Council?
    A community council can act as a vehicle for representation of local interests, further information can be found at http://www.onevoicewales.org.uk/OVWWeb/Benefits_of_a_Council_7458.aspx
  •  What is the Question to be put to the Community Poll?
     Should a Community Council be established for the Rhoose Ward of the Vale of Glamorgan?
  •  What area is covered by the Rhoose Ward?

     Fonmon, Fontygary, Rhoose Point, Penmark, Porthkerry (Rhoose) and Aberthaw

    Proposed Rhoose Comm Council Map

  •  Where can I vote?

    Penmark Village Hall, Penmark, CF62 3EZ (polling district RD0)

    Rhoose Community Hall, Stewart Road, Rhoose, CF62 3FT (polling districts RB1, RC0, RC1 & RE0)

    Celtic Way Community Centre, Celtic Way, Rhoose, CF62 3FT (RA0, RB0 and RF0*)

     

    *Please note there will not be a polling station at Upper House Farm Yard - electors living in the polling districts of RF0 will need to vote at Celtic Way Community Centre.

  •  I don't know where my polling station is

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    Please enter a valid postcode

     

    or contact us on 01446 729552 or email:

    electoralregistration@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk

     

    However please note there will not be a  polling station at Upper House Farm Yard - electors living in the polling districts of RF0 will need to vote at Celtic Way Community Centre. 

  •  Am I entitled to vote?

    You can only vote if you are a registered elector in the Rhoose Ward (community) which includes Penmark and Aberthaw.  If you are not on the electoral register you will not be entitled to vote.  If you’re unsure please contact the Electoral Registration Department on 01446 729552 or electoralregistration@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk to check prior to Poll Day.

     

    If you are not registered but wish to vote at the Community Poll please do so as soon as possible, we cannot guarantee that late applications will be processed by 26 October 2017. 

     

    Please note if you are an Overseas elector you are not entitled to vote at this poll

  •  Why?
    A Community Meeting was held on Friday 8th September 2017 and registered electors in the Rhoose Ward voted in favour of a Community Poll on the following question “Should a Community Council be established for the Rhoose Ward of the Vale of Glamorgan?” This was requested by the proposer, Richard Barnes.
  •  Can I vote by post or proxy
    No – for a Community Poll there is no option to vote by any other means other than at your designated Polling Station on Poll Day.
  •  Do I need a poll card?
    No – poll cards will be issued for this Community Poll, however you do not need to take your poll card with you in order to vote.  Just give the Presiding Officer your name and address and they will check the Electoral Register when you go to vote on Poll Day.
  • What is a Community Council?

    A community council can act as a vehicle for representation of local interests, further information can be found at http://www.onevoicewales.org.uk/OVWWeb/Benefits_of_a_Council_7458.aspx

  •  Who will run the new Community Council?
    The Community Council will be run by elected (or co-opted)Members and a Clerk.
  •  How would the Community Council be established?
    If the result of the Community Poll is in favour of establishing a Community Council a community review will be carried out by the Electoral Registration Officer which will lead to an election of Councillors to the newly formed Community Council in approximately July 2019.
  •  How are the costs of a Community Council met?

    The main source of funding for community councils is the funds raised through what is referred to as a precept (a charge) to council tax under section 41 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. A community council must calculate its budget requirement for a financial year in accordance with section 50 of that Act and issue a precept to the billing authority. A community council’s expenses are paid out of the funds received by the precept

     

    If the poll votes in favour of a community council, once established a precept will be set and the additional cost of the community council will be added to residents of the Rhoose Ward (community) annual council tax bill.  Even if you vote against the proposal all liable persons will be required to pay the additional precept.

  •  How many votes are needed?

    The poll will be first past the vote i.e. whichever response received the most votes.  There is no minimum number of votes required.

  •  When will I know the result?
    The outcome of the Poll will be published on the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s website on Friday 27 October 2017.

 

Printable version of FAQs:

 

Rhoose Community Poll FAQ