What we do
posted on Sat Oct 06 2012, 07:32PM
by JohanKlos
[ Edited Wed Dec 06 2017, 11:34PM ]

Llanbadoc Community Council represents the Monmouthshire communities of Llanbadoc, Monkswood and Glascoed.  It has ten unpaid members who are elected every 4 years and who act on strictly non-political lines.
The Community Council is the first tier of local government and is funded by a precept (payment) from the council tax.  Our working practises comply with our written Standing Orders (based on One Voice Wales model form)  copies of which can be obtained by contacting the Clerk. Written policies in several areas are also available on request. We operate at ‘grass roots’ level and enable local people to make improvements to their communities.  Much of our work involves liaison with Monmouthshire County Council which has responsibility for many local amenities.  All planning applications are referred initially to the Community Council for comment before the decision by the County Council.  We also maintains links with other public bodies and community councils. If you have submitted a planning application to MCC that is located within the Llanbadoc, Glascoed or Monkswood wards, as part of community engagement, Llanbadoc Community Council are consultees, and therefore will be asked to provide comments and a recommendation to MCC on the proposal.  Please contact the clerk or your local ward councillor for further information on how you can be involved.

Community Councillors are elected to represent local residents within the community; to deliver services to meet local needs; and to strive to improve the quality of life in the community they serve.

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posted on Mon Oct 08 2012, 12:23PM
by JohanKlos
[ Edited Wed Nov 30 2016, 11:45AM ]

Some recent projects/activities
  • Road safety – on the A472 we continue to raise our concerns (and those of residents) about speeding and lack of safety. In our view the speed limit should be extended to the section near the Beaufort Arms, which is currently de-restricted, and speed limits should be rigorously enforced. Progress has been made with the extension of the double white lines from Little Mill right through to the former BAe Systems Club (now The Glascoed Pub). This will we believe make this stretch of road safer by minimising potentially dangerous overtaking. Recently, additional concerns have been raised regarding traffic on this road within Woodside. This is an ongoing matter where your council and MCC are seeking to find a way forward.

  • Monmouthshire Local Development Plan – This is the ten year plan to set the strategy and policy for the county and in particular to allocate land for housing and employment purposes. A scheme for sand and gravel extraction at Estavarney Farm Monkswood was rejected on both environmental and road safety grounds. 

  • Common land and footpaths – We own and manage four areas of common land in Glascoed (see ‘common land’ section elsewhere on this site) and also strive to maintain footpaths which give access to these areas. Your Council has completed refurbishment work on footpaths 34 and 35 and we continue to work on  an ongoing programme of woodland maintenance.

  • Improving leisure facilities – We have completed improvements to the play area at Llanbadoc Island: play equipment has been refurbished, new swings, benches and an additional picnic table have been installed.  The surfaces of the car park and the approach lane have been improved and arrangements made for the regular collection of litter from the site. The Usk Island leisure area is owned and maintained by MCC.

  • Prison Liaison – We are members of the Prescoed Prison Liaison Group which meets three times per year.  This keeps us informed about policy decisions and strengthens communications between prison, police and community. 

  • Crime prevention – We support local Neighbourhood Watch schemes and have recently revived the scheme in Glascoed.  We also maintain close links with the community police team, ensuring that matters of local concern are regularly brought to their attention. We recommend that residents join the Gwent Now scheme, which has replaced the OWL crime prevention and information scheme 
[ Edited Wed Nov 30 2016, 11:45AM ]
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