Magor with Undy Community Council
MAGOR WITH UNDY COMMUNITY COUNCIL'S MISSION STATEMENT:
To conserve and improve Magor with Undy as an attractive and sustainable place in which to live, visit and do business
CODE OF CONDUCT
The Community Council have adopted the Model Code of Conduct (Wales) Order 2008 (as amended). All Councillors are bound by this Code of Conduct
COUNCILS' ACCOUNTS 2016/2017
By law any interested person has the right to inspect a council's accounts. If you are entitled and registered to vote in community council elections then you (or your representative) also have the right to ask the appointed auditor questions about the council's accounts or challenge an item of account contained within them.
Check out when and where you can inspect the accounts, and see a Summary of Your Rights.
ANNUAL RETURN for the year ended 31st March 2017:
These have been delayed and a notice has been published accordingly. However, you may view the Annual Return which is subject to completion of the audit
ANNUAL RETURN for the year ended 31st March 2016:
Each year the Council's Annual Return is audited by an auditor appointed by the Auditor General for Wales. Any person interested has the opportunity to inspect and make copies of the Annual Return, on reasonable notice.
When the audit has been completed the Notice of Conclusion of Audit, and Annual Return will be available for viewing by the public on this web page, in the notice boards or by appointment at the Community Council Office.
ABOUT MAGOR WITH UNDY COMMUNITY COUNCIL
The Community Council is made up of members of the community of Magor with Undy. We are elected by the public to serve a term of four years. We give our time on a voluntary basis and are not paid for the work we do. The Council does have the following paid employees: Beverly Cawley, Clerk of the Community Council and three village wardens.
Full Council meetings are held at least once a month, either at Undy Church and Community Hall, Magor Church Centre or the Magor Baptist Church Schoolroom. At these meetings, we go through the agenda (which is displayed on the Community Council notice boards in the village as well as on this site). There is also time set aside during which residents in the community may address the Community Council and/or ask them to discuss specific issues or concerns at a future meeting.
The Community Council also hold various 'committee' meetings on an ad hoc basis.
Agendas and minutes of all Magor with Undy Community Council meetings can be found on the web site Minutes, Meetings & Agendas page
Details of any Community Council vacancies can be found on the 'Councillors' page' of the website.
This is an overview of what your Community Council does.
- Employs three village wardens who keep the village tidy and free from litter.
- Provides all the bedding plants for the village.
- Provides the majority of seats in the village.
- Provides and maintains three play areas, one by Sycamore Playing Field, one by Millfield Park and one at Undy Playing Fields.
- Provided and maintains the half pipe skate ramp at Undy Playing Fields.
- Provides and manages three allotment sites in the village.
- Provides the multi-surface /tennis courts at Sycamore sports Field, which are managed by MUSLA.
- Owns and maintains The Procurators House.
- Owns and maintains woodland at Common y coed
- Provides the Christmas lights and Christmas trees in Magor Square and on Undy Pound.
- Sponsors the Open Air Carol Service in Magor Square
- Maintain some of the public footpaths in village in annual partnership with Monmouthshire County Council.
- Maintains and responsible for five bus shelters.
- Works in partnership with Monmouthshire County Council and have provided a village footpath, with benches and notice board at Mill Common. Additional solar streetlighting at Whitewall, additional lights on footpath Franklin Open Space
- Gives annual grants to maintain the two Churchyards in the village.
- Give grants to local groups and organisations
- Monthly meetings with Neighbourhood Police officers to discuss any problems in the village.
Funds one qualified Play leader to assist with Magor Baptist Church Youth Club
- Consulted by Welsh Assembly Government (WAG) and Monmouthshire County Council on various issues including planning applications.
- The M48 link – lobbying Welsh Assembly Govt and MCC re the need for this road to reduce traffic on the B4245.
- Support a railway station at Magor/Undy - in contact with SEWTA South East Wales Transport Alliance and the newly formed Magor Action Group On Rail
- Provides newsletters to residents to inform them of projects and local news.
- Provides the Magor and Undy Community Council web site.
- Actively seek grants for any projects.
- Provided the ‘dog signs’ in the village.
- Provides and maintains 30 dog waste bins
- Supplies dog waste bags free of charge to members of the public
- Community Council are also represented on Magor with Undy Sports and Leisure Association (MUSLA), Citizens Advice Bureau, School Governors, Police Liaison, Undy Athletic Club
- Support MUSLA re Provision of Community Centre for the village.
- Support Undy Athletic Club re additional facilities.
- In partnership with Forestry Commission providing trees on land in Common-y-coed as an amenity project and will be installing benches so residents can see the wonderful views over the Severn.
- Residents often contact Councillors or the clerk as their first port of call.
- The minutes, once approved, are posted on the Web site and also available from the Community Council Office
- Liaised with MCC regarding resurfacing in front of St Mary's Church Magor.
- Has a stall at the Monthly Undy Farmers Market, handing out recycling bags, walk leaflets and other pertinent information
- Campaigned for additional car parking spaces at the Square Car Park
- Worked in partnership with Monmouthshire County Council by providing topsoil for their 'Pollinator' policy in Magor and Undy.
Past Projects undertaken by the Community Council
- Football posts Franklin Open Space
- Multi-surface courts Sycamore sports Field.
- New footpath by Sycamore Terrace leading to Whitewall in partnership with MCC.
- Planting trees Dancing Hill in partnership with MCC.
- Traffic Calming Pennyfarthing Lane in partnership with MCC.
- Additional lights Withy Close car park. Embellishment of lights Magor Square and Undy Pound.
- Plaque - Undy pound outlining history of the pound.
- New notice Boards
- Grants to many local organisations.
- Provided dog poop scoops to villagers.
- Provided Dog Waste Bins across the villages
- Provided additional benches.
- Poppy wreath Remembrance Day.
- Half Pipe skate ramp.
- Liaised with British Rail to provide fencing by railway.
- Arranged two play schemes during the summer time.
- Granted monies to MUSLA to enable phase one of the Community Centre to commence.
- Provided Bus Shelters on the B4245 at Elm Avenue in partnership with Monmouthshire Housing Association and Monmouthshire County Council.