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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
Rhoose shown within the Vale of Glamorgan
Population 6,907 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST060666
  • Rhoose
Principal area
Ceremonial county
Country Wales
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BARRY
Postcode district CF62
Dialling code 01446
Police South Wales
Fire South Wales
Ambulance Welsh
EU Parliament Wales
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 located near the sea (the Bristol Channel) in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales, near Barry.

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 does have two county councillors.

2016 Rhoose Ward By-Election[edit]

Following the death of Cllr Philip Clarke[9] a by-election will take place 30 June 2015.

2016 Rhoose Local By-Election[10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Graham Loveluck-Edwards 401 19.6% -10.1%
Conservative Gordon Kemp 520 25.4% -8.3%
Plaid Cymru Ian Perry 104 5.1% +5.1%
Liberal Democrat Robin Lynn 24 1.2% +1.2%
Pirate James Fyfe 4 0.2% +0.2%
Independent Adam Riley 598 29.2% +29.2%
Independent Rachel Banner 399 19.5%
Majority  %
Turnout 2050  %
Independent hold Swing -36.7%

2012 Rhoose Ward Election[edit]

2012 Rhoose Local Election[11][12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Damian Faulkner 713 29.6%
Conservative Jeff James 810 33.7%
Conservative Gordon Kemp 727  %
Independent Philip Clarke 882 36.7%
Majority  %
Turnout  %
Conservative hold Swing
Independent win

2008 Rhoose Ward Election[edit]

2008 Rhoose Local Election[11][13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Clifford Darlington 520 18.6%
Conservative Jeff James 1169 41.8%
Conservative Gordon Kemp 1143  %
Plaid Cymru Philip Clarke 556 19.9%
Liberal Democrat Eluned Parrott 552 19.7%
Majority  %
Turnout  %
Conservative hold Swing

2004 Rhoose Ward Election[edit]

2004 Rhoose Local Election[11][14]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Labour Clifford Darlington 729 37.0%
Conservative Haydn James 1240 63.0%
Conservative Gordon Kemp 1085  %
Majority  %
Turnout  %
Conservative hold Swing

Notable people[edit]

David Gwilym John


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