Pencoedtre Village residents assocation meeting a success

May 31, 2011

A new residents’ Association is being formed in Pencoedttre Village after MP, Alun Cairns facilitated a local meeting last week.  Hailed a success by all who attended the meeting, a steering group has been formed to on formalising the association.


Local residents attended the event, held at St Richard Gwyn School on Thursday 25th May.  The residents were briefed by founding committee members of The Knapp Action Group, as well as clear guidance and advice provided by Clive Curtis from the Vale Council for Voluntary Services (VCVS).

A cluster of residents agreed to work together to help formalise the residents association, to be named, Pencoedtre Village Action Group.  The group will also look to set out the priorities for the Action Group to address.  Issues raised by many residents at this meeting, and with the Vale MP at a previous occasion include concern over litter, lack of sufficient post boxes for the area, car parking,  the lack of public transport in the area and road signage complaints.

Alun Cairns MP commented:

“At this, the second meeting of residents from Pencoedtre, I was heartened to see a strong core of individuals who were keen to work together as a steering committee. 

“This group will now work on deciding how the Pencoedtre Village Action Group will operate, how often they will meet and of course decide upon which priorities they will be focusing on for the community.

“I wanted to help the community by facilitating the meetings to formalise the new group, and am delighted that the residents themselves have now taken the reins and are keen to formalise the residents association. 

“The Pencoedtre Village Action Group is a great choice of name for the group.  It represents the aim of the residents to take on any issues in their area, with a common sense approach and a ‘can do’ attitude, which I really support.” 


If you’d like to find out how to be involved or simply want to find out more about the Pencoedtre Village Action Group please call me on 01446 403814.”