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View over part of Rhoose Point Facing SE - March 28 2009.JPG
View over part of Rhoose Point facing southeast
Rhoose is located in Vale of Glamorgan
Location within the Vale of Glamorgan
Population6,907 (2011)[1]
OS grid referenceST060666
  • Rhoose
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBARRY
Postcode districtCF62
Dialling code01446
PoliceSouth Wales
FireSouth Wales
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
Welsh Assembly
List of places
Vale of Glamorgan
51°23′26″N 3°21′08″W / 51.39063°N 3.35236°W / 51.39063; -3.35236Coordinates: 51°23′26″N 3°21′08″W / 51.39063°N 3.35236°W / 51.39063; -3.35236

Rhoose (Welsh: Y Rhws) is a village and community near the sea (the Bristol Channel) in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, near Barry. The wider community includes villages and settlements such as Font-y-Gary, Penmark and Porthkerry.


The village is the location of Cardiff Airport,[2] formerly RAF Rhoose.[3] Commercial flights began in the 1950s and control passed to Glamorgan County Council in 1965, after which date the airport expanded.[3]

The village also has a Holiday Park (Fontygary Leisure Park),[4] some shops, a library,[5] two public houses (The Fontygary Inn and the Highwayman), Rhoose Social Club, and an active Surf Lifesaving Club (Rhoose Lifeguards) established in 1968.[6]

Rhoose is one of the fastest growing villages in the Vale of Glamorgan, with the two newest developments being "The Hollies", and more recently, Rhoose Point. Further development of Rhoose Point was halted in 2008, because of concerns the drainage infrastructure would not cope.[7]

Rhoose Cardiff International Airport railway station, which was scheduled to re-open in 2003, suffered numerous bureaucratic delays before eventually re-opening in June 2005. There are now hourly train services to Cardiff and Bridgend via Barry and the Vale of Glamorgan.[8]

Politics and administration[edit]

Rhoose does not have its own community council but gives its name of the electoral ward of Rhoose, represented by two county councillors on the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

A by-election was due to take place on 14 February 2019. Candidates included the sitting Conservative Party Wales Assembly Member, Andrew R. T. Davies.[9] Davies was duly elected and pledged to oppose plans by the Conservative led council to close the local primary school.[10]

Representation has historically been shared by the Labour Party and Conservative Party.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ "Vale of Glamorgan Facts and Figures". Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  2. ^ To & From - By road, Cardiff Airport. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  3. ^ a b About Us - Airport history, Cardiff Airport. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.fontygaryparks.co.uk/
  5. ^ http://www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/en/enjoying/libraries/our_libraries/rhoose/rhoose.aspx
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Collins, Peter (20 August 2008). "Call for halt to development at Rhoose Point". South Wales Echo. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  8. ^ http://www.arrivatrainswales.co.uk/timetables/
  9. ^ "UPDATED: Candidates announced for St Valentine’s Day Rhoose by-election", The Cowbridge GEM, 23 January 2019. Retrieved 30 January 2019.
  10. ^ a b "Ex-Tory assembly leader Andrew RT Davies wins council seat". BBC News. 15 February 2019. Retrieved 17 February 2019.

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