The Trinity Methodist Church in Stanwell Road Penarth is under investigation by the Vale of Glamorgan Council for allegedly displaying an illegal advertisement banner outside the premises.
The church, one of the largest in Penarth, occupies a large corner site at the junction of Stanwell Road and Woodland Place and stands within the architecturally sensitive Penarth Conservation Area .
The Vale Council says the church is under investigation for what it calls “unlawful advertisements” – which appear to comprise a “sign and advertisement banner” .
The only “advertisement banner” that PDN could see outside the church is one advertising its “Bear Pak” playscheme for young children but the Vale’s enforcement notice does not make the nature of the banner clear .
Trinity Church – despite being a Methodist Church – was designed by an Anglican architect, Henry Budgen, who gave the building a distinctly “high-church” feel. It opened in 1901 and is a Grade II listed building.