Within the village there are thriving groups that meet regularly and hold activities and social events: church, choir, WI, village hall, whist, St Hilary Forum, yoga, pilates, walking, hedgerow cut and clear, etc.  And, of course, there's the Bush Inn.
 
See the first two menu links above for details - "What's going on" and "Get involved".
 
The rest of this section provides information about services outside the village.
 
 
Schools, health facilities, leisure centres, council services etc.
 
Vale of Glamorgan County Borough Council has a lot of information about the above facilities and others, such as refuse services and local councillors.
Go to http://myvale.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/myGlamorgan.aspx key in the postcode for St Hilary - CF71 7DP - and select any of the houses that are listed to see the comprehensive list of services.
 
There are also private schools in Porthcawl and Cardiff.
Cowbridge has several opticians, dentists and other complementary therapies.
 
Sport and classes

Cowbridge Leisure Centre

Cowbridge Rugby Football Club
 
Cowbridge Ladies Rugby Football Club
 
Cowbridge Tennis Club
 
Cowbridge Community College,
 
There is also a gym and swimming pool at the Vale Hotel and Country Club in Hensol and several other gymns and swimming pools nearby.
 
There are several good golf clubs in the area, including:
The Vale 
- Southerndown
- Brynhill
- Wenvoe
Cotterell Park
- Royal Porthcawl

Churches

Cowbridge Parish: http://www.cowbridgeparish.com/

St Cadocs, RC Church, Cowbridge https://rcadc.org/st-cadoc-cowbridge/

United Free Church, Cowbridge http://www.cowbridgeunitedfreechurch.org.uk/aboutus.htm

 
Library
 
Cowbridge Library
 
Post and mail
 
The post office is in Filco/Nisa on the High Street.
There are also post offices in St Athan, Llantwit Major and Pontyclun.
The local sorting office is on Llandow Industrial Estate.
 
TRAVEL
 
Bus Services
The X2 bus service runs along the A48 (top of the St Hilary lane) between Cardiff and Bridgend via Cardiff Bay
 
Railway
There are commuter railway stations in Llantwit Major and Pontyclun.
Mainline services are available in Bridgend and Cardiff.
 
Airport
Cardiff International Airport
 
Taxi
Business Drive Wales 01446 621251 / 07773 063719
Cowbridge and Vale Cars: 01446 774 714 
 
Vets
 
Cowbridge Veterinary Surgeons, North Road, Cowbridge   CF71 7DFTel: 01446 774016
Medivets https://www.medivet.co.uk/vet-practices/cowbridge/
 West Farm vets http://www.westfarmvets.co.uk/CowbridgeClinic1501.html 
 
Waste collection
 
Refuse is collected early on Thursday mornings.  Recycling every week - cardboard/paper/plastic and tins.  Black bags every other week. Garden refuse alternates with black bags during the summer.
Click here to access the information on the Vale CBC website.
There is a civic amenity site on the Llandow Trading Estate.
The Red Cross in Llantwit will collect used, good quality furniture which is suitable for resale: 01446 793665

COWBRIDGE TOWN COUNCIL
Town Council 
Town Hall, 21 High Street, Cowbridge   CF71 7AD
Tel: 01446 773385 

LLANFAIR COMMUNITY COUNCIL
http://www.llanfaircommunitycouncil.gov.uk/