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View over part of Rhoose Point facing southeast
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The village is the location of Cardiff Airport, formerly RAF Rhoose. Commercial flights began in the 1950s and control passed to Glamorgan County Council in 1965, after which date the airport expanded.
The village also has a Holiday Park (Fontygary Leisure Park), some shops, a library, two public houses (The Fontygary Inn and the Highwayman), Rhoose Social Club, and an active Surf Lifesaving Club (Rhoose Lifeguards) established in 1968.
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.
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.
Politics and administration
Rhoose does not have its own community council but does have two county councillors.
2016 Rhoose Ward By-Election
Following the death of Cllr Philip Clarke a by-election took place on 30 June 2015.
|Plaid Cymru||Ian Perry||104||5.1%||+5.1%|
|Liberal Democrat||Robin Lynn||24||1.2%||+1.2%|
2012 Rhoose Ward Election
2008 Rhoose Ward Election
|Plaid Cymru||Philip Clarke||556||19.9%|
|Liberal Democrat||Eluned Parrott||552||19.7%|
2004 Rhoose Ward Election
- "Vale of Glamorgan Facts and Figures". Retrieved 2 February 2016.
- To & From - By road, Cardiff Airport. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
- About Us - Airport history, Cardiff Airport. Retrieved 24 March 2016.
- Collins, Peter (20 August 2008). "Call for halt to development at Rhoose Point". South Wales Echo. Retrieved 20 September 2012.