The area is made up of the following wards: Dinas Powys, Sully, Llandough, Cornerswell, St. Augustine’s, Stanwell and Plymouth.
Almost every area of the Vale of Glamorgan has its own community council and in the Eastern Vale there is one Town Council, Penarth and four Community Councils.
There are a range of community and cultural facilities in the area including the Paget Rooms in the heart of Penarth which hosts a wide variety of theatre productions and concerts throughout the year and also the award winning Penarth Pier Pavilion which hosts exhibitions and a cinema. In addition, there is Cosmeston Lakes Country Park and the picturesque sea front.
The area has good rail links to Cardiff and the region with four stations in the area.
The University Hospital Llandough is also located in the area and has undergone a major investment and expansion to services in recent years including the opening of a new Adult Mental Health Centre.
There are a wide range of community groups and support available in the area including a food bank, access to community transport and Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern, which provides a service to individuals, groups and to many of the fifty or so voluntary organisations operating in Dinas Powys.
Other facilities and amenities in the area include:
- 6 GP practices
- 1 Fire Station
- 3 Libraries
- 4 Community Centres
- 6 Parks
- 16 schools