Mayor’s Report May

My consort Rob and I started the month of May by attending the Market Theatre in Cowbridge to watch a performance of  ‘It can damage your health ‘ performed by CADS. If you missed this watch out for their autumn show ‘Pack up your Troubles’ to commemorate the Centenary of the Armistice of the Great War. On the 4th May we went into Cardiff to the Motivational Preparation College for Training (MPCT) awards held in Cardiff City Stadium. The event celebrated their year 11 learners and they were able to demonstrate their achievements to those of us present which included many proud parents. 

Local marine artist Nick John Rees was delighted to welcome The Mayor, Councillor Mrs Siân Vaughan on Saturday morning 5th May to officially open his latest Exhibition which is being held at 23b High Street in Cowbridge. The Exhibition runs until 29th May and features over 45 original paintings plus a range of Signed Limited Edition Prints. Many of the scenes are local to the Glamorgan Heritage Coast as well as some from further afield. The Exhibition is open every day and more details can be found at

Rob and I attended the Llandough Civic Sunday on the 13th May at St Dochdwy’s Church which marked the beginning of The Chairman of the Council Pat Carreyett’s year in office. It was a beautiful sunny day and the service was conducted by the Reverend Mark Jones and we were entertained by singer Meriel Kirk.

On the 14th May Rob and I were invited to the inauguration of the Mayor of Barry Town Council Cllr Janice Charles.  Janice had only a 5 day break from chains of office as she only completed her year of office as Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan on the 9th May.

The 9th Annual Valeways Walking Festival was launched on the 15th May in Porthkerry Park, Barry and Rob and I were very pleased to support the charity. The weather was lovely and it remained so for the whole of their festival week. Along with the Vale of Glamorgan Mayor and fellow walkers we completed a 3 mile walk around the park led by the ranger Mel and learnt about their new Augmented Reality App. This App helps to bring the Park’s interesting history to life through stories and photographs.

Finally on Sunday 20th May I was pleased to attend an afternoon tea and a Cymanfa Ganu at the United Free Church in Cowbridge.  The event was organised by Cowbridge Churches Together and the service was jointly led by the Mayor’s chaplin Reverend Heather Weddell and the Rector of Cowbridge Stephen Adams. Everyone enjoyed the event and the Welsh and English hymns were sung with much enthusiasm. A fitting event to round off my Mayoral year. Many thanks to all of you that have invited us to meet your organisations and to take part in your events over the year and to offer Rob and I a very warm welcome at all of them. We are very lucky to live in such a vibrant Community.