The survey on ‘The Exchange, Cowbridge' is now live on survey monkey, 

VMCE (Vale Market Community Enterprise) are working with the Vale of Glamorgan Project Board to establish a new undercover market hall and community cafe in Cowbridge to be called ‘The Exchange’ to be built in the area adjacent to the Market Place Restaurant. 

The car parking spaces displaced will be relocated to the area of the old cattle market which is to be demolished and will accommodate a new car park with additional spaces. 

It is proposed that The Exchange will not only be used for farmer's produce markets but also other traditional markets such as general products, antiques, crafts and also outdoor entertainment, street food events and a venue for the Cowbridge Food and Drink Festival and other events.

The facility will also be available to community groups for undercover functions. 

It is vital that we receive a significant number of completed surveys to underpin this project. Please complete the survey, it will only take a couple of minutes.  

*This is in addition to any feedback forms that you may have previously completed.



Changes to Recycling and Waste Services

The Council needs to capture the views of local residents to inform the design and delivery of a new waste and recycling collection service.

From September 2018 the Council is proposing to limit the number of black bags that it will collect to two per household per fortnight, with some exceptions. This will help us reach Welsh Government's next statutory recycling target of 64% in 2019/20. Failure to do so may result in fines imposed against the Council.

From April 2019 the Council is proposing to introduce a source separated recycling system. This means that we will be collecting paper, cardboard, plastic and metal, and glass in separate containers.

It is anticipated that the changes to this service will take up to two years to implement in full.

We know that protecting our environment is as important to you as it is to us. We would like to hear from you in order to make this change as straightforward as possible for residents. 


This is just a short note to all dog owners in the village of Colwinston. The countryside surrounding Colwinston is there for everybody to enjoy responsibly, however it looks as it does because people have farmed it for generations.

We farm at Pwllywrach Farm and our land joins the village to the south and east of the village, we farm beef and sheep. Currently we have 1800 breeding ewes on the farm which are now in lamb ready for the spring. Please be aware that your dogs will scare the sheep if allowed to. This can be extremely stressful to them at any time of year especially from now until lambing time in April.

If you are walking on the footpaths and country lanes surrounding Colwinston please keep control of your dogs and always keep them on their leads in the fields.

Any dog found off the lead, unattended or seen to be chasing or scaring our sheep will be dealt with.




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