Cowbridge Community Stories

From stories of selfless acts of charity work to virtual escape rooms, Cowbridge View is keeping you in the loop with some of the best community stories this season.

A Firefighters Tribute to 9/11

Matt Griffiths, a Cowbridge firefighter climbed the equivalent 110 flights in full fire kit as a tribute to all the firefighters who were there that day. The challenge took Matt 24 minutes to complete, and he did it not just for the firefighters but for all the people who were there that day. Ordinary people who became heroes as they risked their lives to help those in need.

A Search to Find the Next Female Racing Driver

26 year old Cowbridge resident, Kimberly Logsdon entered Formula Woman, an international competition aiming to find the next female racing driver. The competition aims to get more women involved in motorsport and Kimberly is excited to take part in this competition, as she races right into this typically male dominated sport.

A Spotlight on Cowbridge Vintage Store

Cowbridge’s independent shop, Happy Days Vintage Home Store featured in BBC One’s Antiques Road Trip. Several items caught the eye of antique experts, Tim Medhurst and Izzie Balmer, including; an antique office pigeon-hole bureau, two pieces of WW2 equipment and a stained-glass panel. Make sure to head down there to see what you can find!

Vale Walking Festival

From 7th to 12th September, several walks around the Vale of Glamorgan were held, run by volunteers to take people around some of the Vale’s most beautiful and historic sites. The even proved to be very popular, with the walks being tailored for all ages and abilities.

Cowbridge Rotary Club Celebrates 60 Years

Happy birthday to Cowbridge Rotary Club who celebrate their 60th anniversary in September 2021. Unfortunately, due to covid regulations the festivities could only happen via Zoom but they plan on throwing a more formal celebration later in the year. The Rotary Club have done great things for the community and we look forward to what they do next.

Can you Escape the Library?

Cowbridge Library introduces their very own virtual escape room, created by librarian Julia Bazley. The escape room is appropriate for children ages 11 and up, and is free to play by yourself or in a team. Inspired by other libraries and schools, this escape room is full of creative characters and storylines. Can you escape?

Pickled Onions Raises £500 for Charity

Natalie Issac, Group Director for Bar 44, along with her siblings have raises £500 for Cancer Research UK by selling ‘Dad Rog’s’ pickled onions. After their father was diagnosed with cancer in 2012, the family have spent a lot time raising money for Cancer Research after the amazing treatment their dad received. They thanked the Cowbridge community for being so supportive and buying so many of their pickled onions.

A Recognition of the Achievements of Older People in our Community

Organised by Age Connects Wales, the inaugural Older Person’s Awards will be launched to celebrate the achievements of older people in communities across Wales. In categories including; Later Life Hero and Ageing Well Award, nominations will be sought from people throughout Wales with 5 regional winners in 5 categories going forward to the awards night.

Affordable Vet Practice Opened at Cardiff Dogs Home

A new vet practice has officially opened at Cardiff Dogs Home, offering affordable care dogs. Partnered with Rescue Hotel, the scheme aims to keep prices as affordable as possible so customers can get treatment for their canines which they may not have been able to afford elsewhere.

63 Year Old Takes on 200 Mile Cycle

63-year-old Nigel Osborne took on the 200 mile cycle in a big to raise money for Cowbridge Tennis Club and Prostate Cymru. The challenge, which began on the 17th September, saw 20% of the money raised from the challenge donated to the charity.