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Cornelly Community Council consists of nine Community Councillors representing around 5,500 residents and they handle a budget of approximately £85,000.  Unlike County Borough Councillors, they receive no pay or expenses – in other words, they give their services free to the residents they represent.

The Council has a Clerk, who is also the Responsible Financial Officer, and deals with all administration matters, and to whom all correspondence should be addressed.

Council meetings are held on the third Wednesday of every month, except for August and December.  There are also Committee meetings, such as Finance, held at various intervals.

Cornelly Community Council is responsible for Maudlam Allotments, which is a site consisting of 36 plots.  Any residents of Cornelly, Maudlam or Kenfig who are interested in renting a plot at the allotments should contact the Clerk and she will add their name to the waiting list.

The Council is also responsible for maintenance and decoration of the Public Hall on Heol Las, North Cornelly.

The Council funds Christmas Lights during the Christmas period and Hanging Baskets during the summer period, throughout Cornelly.

Twice a year, May and November, the Council considers requests for donations and grants.  Any local Club/Association who wishes to apply for a donation/grant from the Council should pass their request to the Clerk prior to the meeting date on which Donations are being discussed.

Since 2008 the Council has produced a Newsletter three times a year, which provides residents with updates on things the Community Council have been involved in.