November 2014 News

Latest News from the Council


Council Transfers from The Co-operative Bank to Lloyds Bank - Friday 28 November

From Monday 1 December 2014, The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be transferring its banking facilities from the Co-

Operative Bank to Lloyds Bank. 



Vale of Glamorgan Council agrees to submit plan for merger with Bridgend - Friday 28 November

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet has approved an expression of interest in a voluntary merger with Bridgend Council.


Cowbridge Comprehensive Commemorate First World War at Langemarck - Wednesday 26 November

Students from Cowbridge took a trip to Belgium to pay their respects to the fallen of World War One.


Council responds to Barry Island Pleasure Park planning application - Wednesday 26 November

Following recent developments to the situation key figures within the Council have made their views clear.



Dragon multi-sport festival a smash hit - Monday 24 November

Over 100 primary school children from the Vale of Glamorgan participated in a multi-sport festival at Barry Leisure Centre this week.


Council’s Social Services Praised in Annual Performance Evaluation - Monday 24 November 

The Chief Inspector for Social Services in Wales has completed her annual performance evaluation of the Vale of Glamorgan’s Social Services department.


6 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Monday 24 November

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 6 arrests issued last week.


- Thursday 20 November

Christmas is just around the corner and the streets of the Vale are about to light up ready for the holiday season. There are a number of Christmas light switch-on events across the Vale for all to enjoy.


Christmas Craft Session at Porthkerry Park - Thursday 20 November

Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are holding a Christmas Craft session at the Forest Lodge, making models and decorations using natural materials.


Castleland Home Safety Week - Thursday 20 November

Last week the Vale of Glamorgan Council and their partners ran a Home Safety event in the Castleland Renewal Area to promote National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week.


Remembering the Great War - Thursday 20 November

On Saturday 15 November the Vale Council’s international Art Gallery, Art Central, launched its ‘Remembering the Great War’ exhibition.


Vale Council Launches White Ribbon Campaign - Thursday 20 November

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be hosting an event on 10 December to celebrate White Ribbon Day and to launch the White Ribbon Campaign within the Vale.


Vale of Glamorgan Council investigates voluntary merger with Bridgend - Wednesday 19 November

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to work with its neighbouring authority Bridgend to develop a plan for a potential voluntary merger of the two organisations.


Big Wrap holds Big Quiz for a Big Christmas - Tuesday 18 November

Charity organisation The Big Wrap will be hosting a Big Quiz to help support disadvantaged children and young people across South Wales this Christmas.


10 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 18 November

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests issued last week.


Colcot Residents to choose new play area designs - Wednesday 12 November

Residents in the Colcot area are being given the chance to vote for their favourite designs for three play facilities in the ward that are set to be renovated.


Isabella and the String of Beads comes to Art Central - Wednesday 12 November

Artist Katrina Kirkwood will be hosting her workshop entitled Isabella and the String of Beads at Art Central gallery to commemorate the work of her grandmother, Isabella Stenhouse, who was a doctor during World War I.


Ready, Steady, Grow - Wednesday 12 November

Rangers and volunteers from Porthkerry Country Park have been busy improving a special area of the park by planting up a new hedgerow.


Vale’s Coaches of the Future Chosen - Wednesday 12 November

15 sixth form pupils across the Vale of Glamorgan have recently been selected to be part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Coaches of the Future scheme.


8 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 11 November

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 8 arrests issued last week.


Cowbridge welcomes Community Cabinet - Thursday 06 November

The next Community Cabinet meeting will be held at Cowbridge Town Hall on High Street, Cowbridge.


Trading Standards Warn Residents of Council Tax Scam - Thursday 06 November

Vale of Glamorgan Trading Standards Officers are warning residents of a scam involving hoax council tax emails.


Art Central Remembers the Great War - Thursday 06 November

From Monday 17 November, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s esteemed art gallery, Art Central, is proudly hosting an exhibition of remembrance marking the 100 year anniversary since the beginning of World War I.


Council Hosts Animal Welfare Seminar - Thursday 06 November

The Vale of Glamorgan Council hosted an Animal Welfare Seminar at the Civic Offices on Thursday 30 October to discuss putting an end to animal cruelty and wildlife crime.


Youth Cabinet visit Westminster - Thursday 06 November

After the inauguration of the first Vale of Glamorgan Youth Cabinet, Alun Cairns MP for the Vale of Glamorgan invited the newly elected Youth Cabinet to Westminster.


Strange Crop Circles at Porthkerry Park - Monday 03 November

Strange circles have appeared recently on the main meadow at Porthkerry over the weekend, raising a lot of questions for visitors.


5 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Monday 03 November

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 5 arrests issued and 1 missing person found last week.


Barry Leisure Centre hosts Sports Sessions for Disabled - Monday 03 November

This half term disabled children from the Vale took part in sporting activities at Barry Leisure Centre which included water polo, dodgeball and light aerobics.