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Thinking of Moving to the Village?
If you are thinking of moving into the village and do not know the area, here is some information that you might find useful:

SCHOOLS
 
Primary Schools
 
Y Bont Faen Primary School
Borough Close, Cowbridge   CF71 7BN 
Tel: 01446 772374
The school’s official catchment area is Cowbridge, Llanblethian, Ystradowen, Welsh St. Donats, Trerhyngyll and Maendy. Subject to places being available at the school, and by agreement with the Governing Body, children may be admitted from outside the official catchment area until the current intake number (37 pupils per year group) is reached.  
 
 
Ysgol Iolo Morganwg
Broadway, Cowbridge   CF71 7ER
Tel: 01446 772358
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Ysgol Iolo Morganwg is the Welsh Medium Primary School located on the outskirts of the market town of Cowbridge serving the entire rural Vale.  Pupils come from an area extending from Bridgend in the west to the outskirts of Cardiff and Barry in the east.  It includes the ancient towns of Llantwit Major and Cowbridge, large villages such as St Athan and Rhoose, and a whole host of small villages and settlements which are scattered throughout the Vale of Glamorgan. Pupils are taught through the medium of Welsh with English being introduced in Year 3. 
 
Welsh play groups are all affiliated to Ysgol Iolo.  Contact Ysgol Iolo for more details:
Ti a Fi Playgroup is for babies up to about 3 yrs old.  Held in Ysgol Iolo Morganwg, currently Friday pm from 1.30 to 3pm
Ti A Fi group in Llantwit Major
Cylch Meithrin Y Bontfaen is Welsh medium nursery for children from the age of  2 and a half.  Morning and afternoon sessions are held in the Cylch Meithrin Unit next to the Leisure Centre in Cowbridge.  Leader is Amanda Boyd 01446 776250
 
Comprehensive School (“The Comp”) 
Cowbridge Comprehensive School
Aberthin Road, Cowbridge   CF71 7EN
Tel: 01446 772311
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The school serves a large rural area. It has ten established feeder primary schools, from which the majority of pupils at the school have transferred.Approximately 1,000 pupils between the ages of 11 and 16 study at the school for their GCSE exams, with more than 300 students in the Sixth Form studying for the Welsh Baccalaureate Qualification, AS-Level and A-Level exams.
There is no bus service from the village to the school.
 
Other School Information 
 
There are also private schools in Porthcawl and Cardiff. 
HEALTH
 
 
GPs

Cowbridge & Vale Medical Practice
The Health Centre, Cowbridge   CF71 7AH
Tel: 01446 772237 
 
Dentists 
 
S. Ikram and R Close
57 High Street, Cowbridge   CF71 7AF
Tel: 01446 772604 
 
Miss S Noorbhai and Mr J R Ayres
Cowbridge Dental Centre, 30 High Street, Cowbridge  
Tel: 01446 773284 
 
Opticians
 
Robert E Lloyd
49 High St, Cowbridge   CF71 7AE
Tel: 01446 773191
 
 
O'Sullivan Opticians
London House, 89 Eastgate, Cowbridge   CF71 7AA
Tel: 01446 772719 

LEISURE
 
Cowbridge Leisure Centre
The Bear Field, Cowbridge   CF71 7DA
Tel: 01446 775533
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Cowbridge Rugby Football Club
Bear Field, Cowbridge
Tel:  01447 772595 
 
 
 
There is also a gym and swimming pool at the Vale Hotel and Country Club in Hensol.
 
Golf Clubs
 
There are several good golf clubs in the area, including:
- The Vale
- Southerndown
- Brynhill
- Wenvoe
- Cotterell Park
- Royal Porthcawl
 
Rugby
Cowbridge Rugby Club has active men's and women's rugby teams and a thriving mini and junior section.
 
Library
 
Post and mail
The nearest post offices are 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 
 
Railway
There are commuter railway stations in Llantwit Major and Pontyclun.
Mainline services are available in Bridgend and Cardiff. 
 
Airport
 
Taxi 
The local taxi firm is Cowbridge and Vale Cars: 01446 774 714
 
ANIMAL WELFARE 
 
Vets
Cowbridge Veterinary Surgeons
North Road, Cowbridge   CF71 7DFTel: 01446 774016 
 
Kennels
Crossland Kennels
Crosslands, Llandow  CF71 7PY
01446 793103 
 
Petsitters
Unit 9, Vale Business Park, Llandow   CF71 7PF
Tel: 01656 657590
http://www.petsitters-uk.info  
 
WASTE COLLECTION 
 
Refuse is collected early Tuesday mornings.  Recycling every week.  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
Contact Jackie Griffin, Clerk to Llanfair Community Council
c/o 41 The Verlands, Cowbridge CF71 7BY
Tel: 01446 773646
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