October 2014 News

Latest News from the Council


Terrific Turnout for Table Tennis Tournament - Friday 31 October

Over 100 pupils turned up to take part in the Vale Council’s 5x60 table tennis tournament at Bro Morgannwg Comprehensive School.


15 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Friday 31 October

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 15 arrests issued last week.


Are you ready to go Superfast? - Thursday 30 October

Imagine a place where you can do more, faster and online.


Vale observes two-minute silence for Armistice Day - Thursday 30 October

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is continuing its support for the Royal British Legion by holding a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate Armistice Day on Monday 11 November 2013.


Penarth’s Young People Rewarded - Tuesday 28 October

Penarth Town Council has launched the Young Citizen Award in a bid to recognise the accomplishments of children and young people in the area.


Bro Radio opens its doors to new volunteers - Tuesday 28 October

Bro Radio, the local community radio station for the Vale of Glamorgan is opening its doors to creative, enthusiastic and community focused individuals wishing to delve into the world of radio and help develop their local station.


Community meeting held for Coldbrook flood risk management scheme - Monday 27 October

An exhibition and public meeting was held on 22 October 2014 to update the local community of progress on the Coldbrook flood risk management scheme.



Young People Celebrated at Emojis Presentation - Friday 24 October

A presentation evening was held at The Hub on 10 October to celebrate the success of the young people on the Emojis project.


Former St Cyres school site for sale - Friday 24 October

Marketing Agents Rawlins and Madley have commenced the marketing of the former St Cyres Lower School site for a mixed use development.


First Youth Mayors for the Vale Elected - Wednesday 22 October

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Youth Service has announced Stanwell School pupil Tom Chandler, 17, as Youth Mayor for the Vale.


Penarth Pool Reopens This Weekend - Wednesday 22 October

Penarth Leisure Centre swimming pool is set to reopen this coming weekend.


11 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Wednesday 22 October

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


Part-time lights to save £1m over three years - Tuesday 21 October

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is changing its street lighting policy in a bid to reduce its CO2 emissions and save money.


Food Standards Agency urges you to 'look before you book' for Christmas - Tuesday 21 October

If you’re planning that special Christmas meal with work colleagues, friends or family the Food Standards Agency would like to remind you to ‘look before you book’.


Barry man fined after dangerous dog attack - Tuesday 21 October

Christopher Selby of Michaelston Close, Barry, pleaded guilty to two charges under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 at Cardiff Magistrates Court on Thursday 9 October 2014.


Go Wild this autumn at Porthkerry and Cosmeston - Tuesday 21 October

Rangers are continuing their Go Wild autumn events for children aged 5 to 11 with a Beach Safari at Porthkerry Country Park and a Bird Bonanza at Cosmeston Lakes.


Central Park Flies its Green Flag - Tuesday 21 October

Members of the Barry Citizens Action Group and the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Parks and Grounds Maintenance Department joined together to celebrate the raising of Central Park’s newly acquired Green Flag.


Wombles head to Barry Island to help Keep Britain Tidy - Tuesday 21 October

Keep Britain Tidy Launched their Diamond Jubilee Big Tidy Up in September at Wimbledon Common with the help of the Wombles.


Learning Community Welcomed by Penarth - Friday 17 October

Penarth Learning Community, the new home of St Cyres Comprehensive School and Ysgol y Deri, has been opening by Cllr Chris Elmore and Jane Hutt AM.


Vale residents to have their say on library strategy - Friday 17 October

The public consultation on three key proposals in the Vale of Glamorgan Council's new library strategy has begun.


Gibbonsdown residents to decide future of housing office - Friday 17 October

Local residents are to decide the future of the former housing office on Aberaron Close.


School admissions now online - Friday 17 October

Parents in the Vale of Glamorgan can now apply for school places online.


Barry Library tweets story for Chatterbooks Week - Wednesday 15 October

To celebrate Chatterbooks Week, a children’s group at Barry Library have created their own story with the help of author Francesca Kay.


Art Central hosts Sculpture Cymru Exhibition - Wednesday 15 October

On Saturday 11 October, Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s esteemed international Art Gallery, hosted a private view of the touring exhibition ‘Journey: Response to Place’ created by artist organisation, Sculpture Cymru.


Rights ambassadors to bring children’s rights to life - Wednesday 15 October

Young people from across the Vale of Glamorgan are to be given the opportunity to participate in an exciting new project called Rights Ambassadors


Ysgol Nant Talwg Welcomes New Building - Monday 13 October

Pupils at Ysgol Nant Talwg invited Vale AM Jane Hutt and Cllr Chris Elmore to officially open their new building.


Youth Mayor voting begins as Local Democracy Week arrives - Monday 13 October

Between 13 and 17 October, two candidates from the Vale of Glamorgan Youth Cabinet will be going head to head to become the first Youth Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan.


Lee Selby wins congratulations all round - Monday 13 October

Barry-born boxer Lee Selby has won plaudits from across the country after he won his World Title Eliminator fight against Joel Brunker on Saturday 11 October.


World War Two Books Donated to Vale Libraries - Monday 13 October

A limited edition of Barry and the Second World War by Dr. Johnathan Hicks has been donated to Vale of Glamorgan libraries at a reception hosted by the Mayors of the Vale and Barry, Cllrs Howard Hamilton and Jeffrey Evans.


Vale of Glamorgan Builder wins All Wales Award - Monday 13 October

The Regional All Wales Building Excellence Awards 2014 were held in The Millennium Centre last Wednesday.


Vale Libraries Master the Mythical Maze for Summer Reading Challenge - Monday 13 October

Libraries across the Vale of Glamorgan took part in the Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge 2014 to help promote reading skills amongst children.


Vale Residents Asked to Help Reshape Council Services - Friday 10 October

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has launched a public consultation asking residents of the Vale to give their views on how services should be prioritised.


Vale Mayor launches Barry Dementia Supportive Communities - Friday 10 October

The Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Councillor Howard Hamilton, has launched the Dementia Supportive Communities initiative in Barry, the first of its kind in the Vale.


Top Marks for Welsh Karate League - Friday 10 October

Penarth Leisure Centre hosted the Welsh Karate League on Sunday 28 September, with participants travelling from across the UK.


Public Urged to Fight Flu - Tuesday 07 October

The annual flu immunisation programme in Wales is now underway in time for the coming flu season, and those in ‘at risk’ groups are being urged by authorities to take up their free vaccination as soon as possible.


Central South Consortium welcomes emphasis on self-improving schools - Monday 06 October

The Minister for Education has launched the Welsh Government’s vision for education in Wales for the next 6 years, with an emphasis on self-improving school systems at its core.


Get Online at Barry County Library - Monday 06 October

As part of Get Online Week 2014, Barry County Library is hosting a day of exciting digital activities to help encourage more people to get online.


Wildlife Club for kids at Porthkerry - Monday 06 October

Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are inviting wildlife enthusiasts aged 8 and over to join their Wildlife Club.


10 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Monday 06 October

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests and 1 Fixed Penalty Notice issued last week.


Central Park Raises Green Flag - Monday 06 October

Barry Community Action Group (BCAG) with the help of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Parks & Grounds Maintenance Department, have organised a flag raising ceremony to celebrate the Green Flag Award.


50 Plus Forum Celebrates 10 Years at Barry Memo - Monday 06 October

The Vale’s 50 Plus Strategy Forum celebrated its 10th birthday at the Memorial Hall in Barry on 30 September.


Help Needed at Porthkerry Park - Friday 03 October

Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are asking for volunteers to help clear the park’s footpaths of debris ready for winter walks.


Bro Radio Fun Night - Friday 03 October

The Vale of Glamorgan’s only dedicated community radio station Bro Radio will be hosting a Fun Night at Barry Island Sports & Social Club on October 11.


Vale Mayor launches Barry Dementia Supportive Communities - Friday 03 October

The Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Councillor Howard Hamilton has launched the Dementia Supportive Communities initiative in Barry, the first of its kind in the Vale.


Menter Bro Morgannwg launches ‘Gigs Bach y Fro’ - Friday 03 October

Menter Bro Morgannwg has organise a series of 6 Welsh language events around the Vale of Glamorgan, titled ‘Gigs Bach y Fro’ (Little Gigs in the Vale).


Barry Island Funfair Statement - Thursday 02 October

A statement clarifying the Council's work towards enabling development of the funfair site at Barry Island.


Go Sober for October - Wednesday 01 October

The Safer Vale Partnership are supporting Macmillan’s go sober for October initiative.