The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s “cabinet” has endorsed a recommendation for a major change in the Sully Community Council which looks after Penarth’s next-door neighbours – Sully and Lavernock.
The Sully and Lavernock Community Council had raised concerns that there is only 1 community councillor representing Lavernock Ward – and that this means the ratio of electors to councillors in Lavernock Ward is far higher than in Sully Ward where there are 8 community councillors.
The Community Council had proposed that the number of councillors representing Lavernock Ward increased to 2 – thereby increasing the total number of members on the council to 10 .
The Vale of Glamorgan’s electoral registration officer has carried out a review – and has recommended that Lavernock Ward should have 2 councillors rather than 1 – BUT is also recommending that the number of councillors representing Sully Ward should – at the same time – be reduced from 8 to 7.
It’s proposed that these changes would come into force in time for the May 2017
This is an outcome which Sully Community Council had not expected and will be discussing in its next meeting in September.