Welcome to the new Valley Community Council Website
Here you will find a wealth of information for residents and visitors to Valley, including:
- Details of the Valley Community Councillor for your ward
- Links to information on the Services provided by the Valley Community Council
- Dates, Agendas and Minutes of the Valley Community Council Meetings
- Information on the Governance of the Valley Community Council
- Contact details to allow you to easily get in touch
Unfortunately, a Remembrance Service will not be held in Valley Church this year due to coronavirus restrictions.
A service is to be held at Ynys Wen Cemetery on 8th November 2020 at 12.30 p.m., subject to any coronavirus restrictions which may be in place at that time.
Please check the website nearer the time for any update.
News & Events
A55 Resurfacing (Phase 8) – Valley and Caergeiliog – Junction 3 and 4
Phase 8 resurfacing works located around Valley and Caergeiliog is scheduled to begin on 16th of September 2020
The work will commence on the westbound carriageway with a contraflow on the eastbound carriageway for three weeks, and then will begin work on the eastbound carriageway for three weeks. The programme is for 6 weeks subject to weather conditions, and there will be some overnight closures to resurfacing the crossover locations that facilitate contraflow working.
Junction 3 and 4 are located within the works area, and will need to be closed at times.
BUS SHELTER BY THE BULL HOTEL, VALLEY
Valley Community Council are pleased to announce that a brand new bus shelter will be erected to replace the one recently removed. It will be erected on or around the 6th October.
Rubbish and Dog Fouling Parc Mwd
Parc Mwd is a valuable community asset in Valley and it is disappointing that some of those who use it opt to leave rubbish around the park together with dog mess.
We would respectfully request park users to ensure that they place their rubbish/dog mess in the bins by the pavilion or, in the event that the bins are full, take it home with them.
There is a loose paving brick in the car park and Isle of Anglesey County Council's Highways Department will be undertaking remedial work soon. In the meantime, please take extra care.
STANDING WATER IN THE FIELD BY THE JUNCTION TO GORAD ROAD
Information received from Newtork Rail confirming that work to improve the situation will be undertaken between 15th and 29th June 2020.
Signal Box, Valley
Valley Community Council have raised concerns about the condition of the signal box in Valley with Network Rail on numerous occasions.
In May 2019 we were advised that a quotation for the works was due by the 17th May and when this had been reviewed a request for a programme for the works would be made. It was anticipated that works would commence during the Summer of 2019.
In the absence of any progress, the Council shall continue to raise the matter with Network Rail to establish a definite start date for the work.
Network Rail have today confirmed that the tenders are due in next week and the contract should be awarded by the end of October with work to start as soon as practicable. Network Rail will inform the Community Council of the start date once it has been confirmed.
Notice of Co-Option - Llanynghenedl Ward
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Valley Community Council intends to Co-opt one member to fill the vacancy that exists in the office of Councillor for the Llanynghenedl Ward.
Notice of Co-Option - Village Ward
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Valley Community Council intends to Co-opt one member to fill the vacancy that exists in the office of Councillor for the Village Ward.
Notice is hereby given that the audit for the year ended 31 March 2018 was completed on 27 September 2018 and the accounts are now available for inspection by local electors in accordance with Section 29 of the Public Audit (Wales) Act 2004. [ further details ]
CAR LINC MÔN
Car Linc Môn is a voluntary social community transport scheme on Anglesey. The service is available to people who have no other means of making essential journeys. The scheme is mainly for people living in rural areas where public transport services are scarce, but also for those who are not fit enough to use public transport - in town or country.
Who can use ‘Car Linc Môn’?
Car Linc Môn is a service available to Anglesey residents (age 50+) for essential journeys and where there is no other suitable transport available.
How does ‘Car Linc Môn’ work?
When somebody who needs transport for an essential journey contacts Medrwn Môn, a member of staff will record the details, confirm that the journey is valid, and phone around to find a driver who can make the journey. At least 3 days’ notice is required, and where possible, journeys are arranged so that they combine the needs of a number of passengers.
Cost of the Service
The cost to the passenger for every journey with Car Linc Môn is £4.50 for the first 6 miles, then 55 pence for every additional mile. The driver will receive 50 pence a mile per journey. An officer from Medrwn Môn administers all the payments.
CAR LINC MÔN: 01248 725745 firstname.lastname@example.org
Valley Village History
Research into the origins of the name of this village was started by the late Rev. R Hughes of Coedlys, Valley. The research was done for the year ofthe Royal National Eisteddfod, which was to be held locally.
The Rev. Hughes started his research by looking into the parish history. The parish is the parish of Llanynghenedl from whence the Community Council carried its name until a few years ago, even though the village of Valley is many times bigger than the village of Llanynghenedl. Enghendl was a saint who lived in the fifth century and it is thought that the second church at Llanynghenedl was built on the site of the first church. This second church has since been pulled down and the stones taken to RAF Valley for the erection of the church there.
Owen Jones, 'Melidwy Môn', referring on several occasions to the Valley, stated that the name of the village was 'Faelwy' and not Valley as it is presently known. Robert Pierce of Criglas who died in 1881 ages 86 years, an alderman and a local administrator, stated that during the construction of the road from Menai Bridge to Holyhead, a distance of some eighteen and a half miles, the road reached the cob. A small hill was encountered through which a cutting had to be made. On either side of this cutting were areas called 'Glan-Môr Tŷ Coch' and on the northern side, where it is now commonly called Gorad, were land called Castell Llyffant.
One could expect that Telford and his men could not pronounce these names and, after completing the cutting they called area 'Valley', in accordance with the new geography. This particular area since became known as 'Hen Valley' and the main village 'Valley'. This puts the name as originating about the year 1822.
Abstracted from Valley, memories of a growing village with permission from J. Alun Shorney