St. Mellons Parish Church Open Days

St. Mellons Parish Church is at the heart of the community

St. Mellons Parish Church will be holding open mornings on Saturday during Lent.
Everybody is welcome to visit the church between 10am – 12noon on the following dates.
Sat 12th March
Sat 19th March
Sat 26th March
Sat 2nd April – coffee and cake will be served on the eve of Mothering Sunday
Sat 9th April
Sat 16th April

Revd. David Kellen

The first records for the Church appear in 1254. It is dedicated to St. Mellonius – first Bishop of Rouen. This is a wonderful opportunity to see one of Cardiff’s most beautiful churches. St. Mellons Parish Church is a thriving community of Christian worship ministered to by Revd. David Kellen, Vicar of the Parish since 1988.

Go to the St. Mellons Parish Church website here

Plans to merge Llanrumney & Old St. Mellons wards

The Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales was asked by the Local Government Minister, Dr. Brian Gibbons to review the electoral arrangements in each principal local authority in Wales.

Early this year the Boundary Commission recommended that the wards of Llanrumney and Rumney merged. Following public consultation the Boundary Commission has now produced it’s Final Proposals for Cardiff City and County Council.

It recommends that the communities of Llanrumney and Old St. Mellons join to create a new ward that carries both names in its title.

By combining the Community of Llanrumney and the Community of Old St. Mellons an election division is formed with a total of 9,766 electors (10,201 projected) which, if represented by three councillors, has a level of representation of 3,255 electors per councillor which is less than 1% above the proposed county average of 3,252 electors per councillor. We consider this to be an appropriate level of representation for the area and put this forward as a proposal. We propose the name Llanrumney and Old St. Mellons for the proposed electoral division. We also propose to retain the existing Rumney electoral division.”

The Trowbridge ward which contains the communities of Trowbridge and the new St Mellons estate is not affected by the proposals.

Old St. Mellons Village Fete 2010

The Playing Field, on Ty’r Winch Road Old St. Mellons was the place to be on Saturday afternoon as the Old St. Mellons Village Association staged the local annual fete. People and cars poured through the gates to the Playing Field on a hot, muggy July day.

Cllr Jane Rogers, Cllr Dianne Rees - Deputy Lord Mayor of Cardiff, Gwen Jones - outgoing Chairman of Old St. Mellons Community Council and Rev. Kellen - St. Mellons Parish Church Photo: KP Jones

There was obvious local pride that Old. St. Mellons and Pontprennau Councillor Dianne Rees is currently serving as the Deputy Lord Mayor of Cardiff. The gleaming chains of office drew much attention to the popular local councillor. Her deputy mayoral chains are engraved with names of her predecessors, a continuing link in the long history of Cardiff.

Excited children were confronted with an early choice: the ice cream van or a fire engine to explore in awe. Over the winter months extra items of play equipment, a small climbing frame and a see-saw had been added to the Playing Field along with a refurbishment of the tennis courts. Happy, smiling youngsters were putting the facilities to good use during the afternoon. A particular highlight, for many,  were the children in Welsh national costume from the St. Mellons Church in Wales Primary School taking to the centre of the fete and dancing. Continue reading

PACT – Old St. Mellons & Llanrumney

PACT (Partnership and Communities Together)  meetings take place throughout Cardiff. Policing priorities are set in response to the needs of communities and then monitored to assess the situation. There are also PACT surgeries held in conjunction with the local councillors to listen to the concerns of residents.

This week has seen PACT meetings take place in both Old St. Mellons and Llanrumney.

Old. St. Mellons – read an account of the meeting by Ed Walker from Your Cardiff site here  – “Motorcycle annoyance blighting Old St. Mellons” at Old St Mellons PACT meeting:http://bit.ly/9zlqWH

Llanrumney – this is a blogpost which I originally wrote for Your Cardiff site here  “Anti-social behaviour falls sharply in Llanrumney” – http://bit.ly/cmPMPN

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