December 2014 News
Latest News from the Council
From January 2015, Vale of Glamorgan residents will once again be able to collect free compost.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council, alongside the domestic abuse support service Atal y Fro, launched its White Ribbon Campaign in time for the new year with an event at the Civic Offices.
The refurbishment of the Twt Play Area in Cowbridge has been completed.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is encouraging residents to help support the Adult Placement Team by opening their homes to adults with additional needs.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 9 arrests being made last week.
A “very clear sense of purpose and direction” and “very good links with the local infant school” has seen Murch Junior School awarded a ‘good’ rating in every area of its recent Estyn inspection.
Dinas Powys Infants’ School has become the 29th school in Wales to win the NACE Challenge Award for More Able and Talented Pupils.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 8 arrests made, and one missing person found last week.
The unsung heroes and heroines, who guide the Vale’s youngsters safely across our roads twice a day, every day, were given the recognition they deserve at the Vale Road Safety Awards held earlier this month.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s public consultation on the implementation of a new library strategy closes on 31 December 2014.
Friday 5 December saw the completion of the newly renovated Eastern Promenade on Barry Island, but the improvements are not stopping there.
Pupils, Governors, Parents and Staff at Llanfair Primary School received an early Christmas present at their Christmas Fair to hear the news that their school will be receiving £500,000 investment to improve its buildings.
Six footballers from the Vale are going to be lining up against England in 2015 thanks to a joint initiative between the Welsh Football Trust and the Vale of Glamorgan Sports Development Department.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Arts Development Department have created ‘aDvance Dance’, a contemporary dance company for young people aged 14 -18, by working together with arts teams in other local authority areas and National Youth Dance Wales.
A meeting of planning committee on 18 December 2014 will be the first Vale of Glamorgan Council meeting to be broadcast live online.
Nearly 50 people joined the rangers at the Forest Lodge on Saturday 6 December for an afternoon of Christmas craft-making.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests made, and one fixed penalty notice issued last week.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced it will be supporting a new bus service between Llantwit Major, Cowbridge and Talbot Green from January and by doing so opening up a range of new public transport links across the Vale.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is committed to supporting apprenticeship opportunities with over 20 young people moving into administration apprenticeships across the Council with the help of the Council’s Corporate Training team and recruitment agency Acorn People.
Ten new walks around the Vale of Glamorgan have been launched by Creative Rural Communities in time for Christmas.
Work is set to commence on the regeneration of the grade II listed hydraulic pumphouse building on Barry Waterfront.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has won two awards at the Fields in Trust awards 2014.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s 5x60 Team hosted a basketball tournament across two days last week for pupils from schools across the Vale.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Business and Employment Unit has helped hundreds of local jobseekers find suitable employment since the Work Programme began in 2011.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 9 arrests made, one court summons issued, and one missing person found last week.
The Eastern Promenade development at Barry Island has been completed and will soon be open to the public.
Attendance levels at schools across the Vale of Glamorgan increased last year with fewer children missing lessons.
Llandough Primary School has received a rating of ‘good’, the second highest rating possible, in every area of its recent Estyn inspection.
Jane Hutt AM and Cabinet Member Cllr Bronwen Brooks paid a visit to Ty Iolo hostel in Barry last week to observe how, between the efforts of Council staff, residents, and third sector organisations, it is increasingly becoming an important part of its local community.
The regeneration of Barry’s Innovation Quarter has taken a major step forward with the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s agreement to market the Innovation Quarter’s triangular ‘Southern Development site’ for a range of potential leisure and commercial uses including a cinema.
From December 2014 paper recycling and waste calendars will be replaced by online e-calendars, available via the Council’s website. The calendars will go live on Thursday 4 December.
Vale of Glamorgan Council Housing Strategy Officer Jenny Lewington has been shortlisted for the Rising Stars Cymru award.
Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s art gallery in Barry, will be hosting a talk by Helen Sear ahead of her work being shown at the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, in 2015.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 11 arrests issued and one missing person found last week.