July 2014 News

Latest News from the Council


Vale Council opens parking enforcement survey - Thursday 31 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has opened a survey on civil parking enforcement to help tackle illegal and problem parking across the area.


Airport Travel Becomes a New Adventure - Wednesday 30 July

New Adventure Travel has been named as the company who will take over the T9 airport bus service.


Big Fill is Back - Tuesday 29 July

Part two of the Big Fill campaign got underway again this weekend as contractors visited the Dyfan ward.


Bright Future Unveiled for Hydraulic Pumphouse - Tuesday 29 July

An ambitious multi million pound concept has been announced to bring the grade II Listed Hydraulic Pumphouse at Barry Waterfront back into use.


7 Arrests Following CCTV Monitoring - Tuesday 29 July

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests last week.


Sunshine brings out the crowds at annual Family Fun Day - Tuesday 29 July

Another successful Flying Start Fun Day event was held on the 23 July at Victoria Park.


Barry to get Tackling Poverty Funding Boost - Thursday 24 July

Barry has been named as one of seven areas to benefit from a £7million tackling poverty fund.


Alexandra Park Achieves Centenary Field Status - Thursday 24 July

Broadcaster Roy Noble OBE and Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Cllr Howard Hamilton this week unveiled Alexandra Park as an official Centenary Field.


Selby Brothers Gear Up at Jenner Park - Thursday 24 July

Brothers Lee and Andrew Selby were welcomed to Jenner Park Stadium last week ahead of an intense summer of training for the pair of them.


Young People Celebrated at Youth Service Presentation - Tuesday 22 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Youth Service team held a presentation evening at The Hub on 27 June to celebrate the success of the young people on the Emojis project.


Safer Vale Open Day - Tuesday 22 July

The Safer Vale Partnership will be holding an open day at Barry Fire Station, Port Road West on Saturday 26 July between 11am and 3 pm.


21 Arrests Following CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 22 July

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 21 arrests last week.


Ty Iolo Hosts Garden Party - Friday 18 July

Staff and volunteers at the Ty Iolo hostel in Barry hosted a garden party for its residents to help spruce up the garden area.


Housing Advice Visits Rural Vale - Friday 18 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Housing Advice Team has been touring the rural areas of the Vale offering helpful housing advice to residents.


Isle of Fire Returns - Wednesday 16 July

Following on from last year’s successful debut, the magical and breath-taking “Isle of Fire” - will return to Barry Island on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July. 


The Big Fill is Back - Tuesday 15 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Big Fill campaign is returning to tackle the issue of potholes across the area.


Art Central Gallery hosts American exchange - Tuesday 15 July

The Vale of Glamorgan’s International Gallery Art Central was delighted to be the only UK destination to host to the Unique Exchange Exhibition between The Welsh Group and The International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA).


Council Announces Sports and Play Summer Programme - Tuesday 15 July

With the summer holidays fast approaching, the Vale Council’s Sports & Play Development team have been busy preparing to deliver a variety of sports and play activities.


Taxi Driver Loses Ban Appeal - Tuesday 15 July

A taxi driver who had his licences revoked for alleged sexual offences has had his appeal refused by Cardiff Magistrates Court.


Commonwealth Sports on offer across the Vale - Tuesday 15 July

Following the excitement of the World Cup, the summer of sport continues when the Commonwealth Games commence on 23 July. A total of 256 medal events covering 17 sports will be contested in Glasgow between 23 July and the 3 August.


Vale Council launches Summer Holiday Activity Programme - Tuesday 15 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Family Information Service (FIS) has compiled a programme of activities for children, young people, and their families during the school summer holidays.


12 Arrests Following CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 15 July

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 12 arrests and one missing person found last week.


Beachcliff development to have mains electricity - Tuesday 08 July

The James Sommerin Restaurant on Penarth Esplanade is due to undergo work to connect mains electricity to the building.


Timetable for Llantwit Learning Community Agreed - Monday 07 July

Proposals to amalgamate Eagleswell and Llanilltud Fawr primary schools to create a new 420 place primary school for Llantwit Major were agreed at a Vale of Glamorgan Council Community Cabinet meeting in the town on Monday 30 June.


Vale Council explores new solution for Cross Common Bridge - Monday 07 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is currently exploring an alternative to replacing the existing Cross Common Bridge in Dinas Powys in order to minimise any disruption to local residents.


Cosy Corner Caterer Trading Without Consent - Monday 07 July

The owner of a catering unit on Cosy Corner has been charged with trading without Street Trading Consent under the Local Government Act 1982.


Bro Radio and Vale Council announce “Party in The Park” - Monday 07 July

Bro Radio, in Partnership with the Vale of Glamorgan Council is bringing a party to Barry this summer as they present “Party in the Park” at Romilly Park on Saturday 16th August.


11 Arrests Following CCTV monitoring - Monday 07 July

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 11 arrests last week.


Olive Celebrates 100 Years - Friday 04 July

Olive Ball, a resident at the Cartref Porthceri Care Home, has celebrated her 100th birthday.


Heritage Coast Campsite opens new accessible facilities - Friday 04 July

The Heritage Coast Campsite at Monknash recently opened its new fully-accessible wet room, complete with shower, wash basin, and toilet.


Foster Carers Honoured with Afternoon Tea - Friday 04 July

Ahead of receiving their MBEs from the Royal family later in the year, Foster Carers Sandra and Stuart Peacock have had afternoon tea with the Mayor Howard Hamilton, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Chris Elmore and Head of Children’s Services, Rachel Evans.


Success and celebrations in local Inspire Awards - Friday 04 July

The Vale Learning Festival Group hosted their first local Inspire Awards for Learning Journeys on Thursday 19 June at Barry Memorial Hall.


Foster Care Fortnight a big success - Wednesday 02 July

The Vale Council’s Placements & Permanency Team has hailed Foster Care Fortnight as a big success after it saw an increase in enquiries and engagement in fostering.


Update on Penarth Leisure Centre Swimming Pool - Wednesday 02 July

Work is continuing on the Swimming Pool at Penarth Leisure to bring it back to working condition as soon as possible following the fire earlier in the year.