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It is vital that we consult with our local residents, businesses and visitors to help us deliver the best possible services and provide value for money.


There are a great number of factors that influence decisions in local government and we want to ensure that the views of our residents are one of these. Although it would not be practical to consult our residents about every single thing we do, when it comes to the bigger picture, we will ask for input to help us make those decisions that affect us all.  



Public Engagement Framework

The Framework outlines how we will improve our engagement and offers guidance to staff embarking on engagement projects.


Public Engagement Framework

Public Opinion Survey

A bi-annual survey of around 1,000 Vale residents which measures how they rate the services that we provide.  

Public Opinion Survey  

Current Consultations

Our current consultations section includes the work of the Council as well as other public organisations that operate in the Vale. 


Barry Sense of Place Drop-in Sessions

A series of drop-in sessions are being held in Barry later this month to follow-on from the community engagement workshops held earlier this year. They are a chance for local residents and local interest groups from across Barry to go over what has happened so far and to share information about the next steps towards creating a story for the town that will help shape the future marketing, branding and regeneration of Barry.

The drop-in sessions are being held on Thursday 26 October 2017 at the following venues/times:


  • Memo Arts Centre, Gladstone Road, Barry CF62 8NA, 1-3pm
  • Art Central Gallery, Town Hall, King Square, Barry, CF63 4RW (entrance via library), 6-8pm


For further information please contact:



Draft Leisure Strategy

The Councils draft leisure strategy sets out the agenda for leisure services for the next ten years. Please read the draft strategy and submit any comments in writing to the email address below. Please respond by 16 November 2017.




Rhoose Community Facilities

Consultation on how to allocate section 106 funding for community facilities in Rhoose. This consultation will run from 18 September 2017 until 06 November 2017. 



New Housing Development - Requirements for School Places

There are a number of new housing developments in the Vale. We are asking residents who are moving to new housing developments to let us know their requirements for school places. Please read the letter below and respond to the online survey.




Recent Consultations

Here are some recent examples of what you said and how we listened.


Arts Strategy

The Vale of Glamorgan Council's Arts Development Service is currently reviewing its Arts Strategy.


Play Area Improvements

The Council is investing £200,000 in upgrading three play areas in the Vale. Thank you to those who have taken the time to fill in this survey. The responses are now being considered. 


Consultation on improvements to Wordsworth Park

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has received Section 106 community facilities funding from a local development within Penarth. This funding will be used to improve some of the features and facilities at Wordsworth Park. Thank you to those who have taken the time to fill in this survey. The responses are now being considered. 


Transforming Secondary Education in Barry

Consultation on the proposal to establish two new mixed sex secondary schools in Barry in place of the existing single sex schools, Barry Comprehensive and Bryn Hafren. Thank you to those who have taken the time to fill in this survey. The responses are now being considered. 


Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 

Thank you to those who responded to the childcare sufficiency assessment. The aim of this survey was to assess childcare in the Vale and the responded will help us improve the services that we provide for you. 


North Penarth Open Space Improvement Scheme

The Council is proposing to improve and enhance four areas of open space in north Penarth. Local residents, school pupils and anyone else with an interest in the future of open spaces in north Penarth were invited to have their say. The responses to this consultation are now being considered. If plans are approved, improvement work will begin in Spring 2017.


Improvements to Gladstone Gardens 

Residents were asked how they thought we could improve Gladstone Gardens and what their priorities would be. This consultation is now closed and the responses will be considered before a decision is made on how to progress. The authority is grateful to everyone who took the time to fill in the survey and to those who let us know their views. 


Want to know more?

If you want any more information about consultation in the Vale of Glamorgan then email

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