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April 2014


7 arrested following CCTV monitoring -  Wednesday 30 April

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


Statement from the Leader of the Council, Cllr Neil Moore, on the Review of Library and Information Services -  Wednesday 30 April

The following statement was made by the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cllr Neil Moore, at the Cabinet meeting of 28 April 2014. 


A New Future for Library Services in the Vale - Monday 28 April

Library services in the Vale are set to be revitalised as part of a new library strategy for the county, after a full consultation exercise.


The Vale Sweeps Up the Praise for Waste Management - Thursday 24 April

The Vale of Glamorgan has been celebrated as the third lowest cost authority in Wales in terms of its waste management services.


Renewable Heating for Council Homes - Thursday 24 April

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has entered in to a contract with a company based in the Vale to install renewable heating to a number of its council homes this spring.


Community Chest Scheme Creates Chances for the Public - Thursday 24 April

81 applications from local sports clubs and organisations were awarded funding totalling £92,220.89 in the past year thanks to the Community Chest scheme.


St Brides Win Road Safety Quiz - Thursday 24 April

St Brides Major Church in Wales Primary School has won the 2014 Vale of Glamorgan Council Road Safety Quiz.


Young People Quiz Decision Makers on Education - Thursday 24 April

The new Vale Youth Cabinet and members of the Vale Youth Forum recently met with Huw Lewis AM, Minister for Education and Skills in the Welsh Government and Vale Council Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Chris Elmore for a Q&A on discussing services for young people.


11 arrests following CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 22 April

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 11 arrests, 1 fixed penalty being issued, and 1 missing person being found last week.


Council to Consider Changes to Library Services - Thursday 17 April

On 28 April the Council’s Cabinet will consider a report on the future of library services in the Vale.

Penarth Beach is Safe to Use - Tuesday 15 April

Following inspections of the area surrounding the recent landslip in Penarth the Vale of Glamorgan Council has told residents that the beach is safe to use.


13 arrests following CCTV monitoring - Monday 14 April

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 13 arrests and 1 Court Summons issued last week.


The ManVan Visits The Vale -Thursday 10 April

Wales’ first ManVan is touring the country over the next few months and Tuesday 15 April ad Thursday 17 April is your chance to get on board and take a look when it visits Barry and Cowbridge.


School litter initiative celebrates five years - Thursday 10 April

The successful partnership between Stanwell School and The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Visible Services has celebrated five years of working together to reduce litter in the community.


Record numbers at Barry Jobs Fair - Wednesday 09 April

The recent Barry Jobs Fair organised by Barry Communities First and Job Centre Plus has been hailed as a great success with over 1250 visitors.


Admiral Helps Unemployed Get Ship-shape - Wednesday 09 April

Wales’ largest private sector employer has teamed up with Barry Communities First to give jobless people the chance to get closer to the employment market.


Vale Council Tax Support for the Elderly - Wednesday 09 April

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has set aside £380,000 and has agreed to continue its scheme to help the over 60s and 70s with their council tax bills.


Register to Vote - Tuesday 08 April

Householders are being encouraged to make sure they are registered to vote ahead of the forthcoming European elections.


Llanfair Primary School to benefit from extra funding - Tuesday 08 April 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is continuing to invest in schools across the county with Llanfair Primary School the latest to benefit from funding to improve school buildings.


Penarth wins Pier of the Year 2014 - Tuesday 08 April 

Penarth’s much-loved pier has been voted Pier of the Year 2014 by the members of the National Piers Society, receiving more than twice the number of votes of its nearest rival, Cromer.


Council to work with Eagleswell governors to raise standards - Tuesday 08 April

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be working closely with Eagleswell School and its governors to address the significant improvement that a recent Estyn inspection has said is required.


10 Arrests Following CCTV Monitoring - Monday 07 April

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


Schools go wild for the chance of £250 - Friday 04 April

The annual Vale of Glamorgan Biodiversity Partnership ‘Awards for Wildlife’ competition is once again open for entries.


Girls Go Football Crazy in Penarth - Friday 04 April

Girls Football is on the rise in the Penarth area following a recent Primary School League developed by local club, Vale Ladies & Girls FC.


Whizz-Kids Win Technology Award - Wednesday 02 April

The staff and pupils at Cogan Nursery School are celebrating another national award after being honoured with the 2014 Naace Early Years Impact award.


Road Safety Funding for Barry - Wednesday 02 April

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will benefit from nearly £450,000 of Safe Routes in Communities funding from the Welsh Government for the coming financial year.


Youth Cabinet Elected - Tuesday 01 April

The official inauguration of the first ever Vale of Glamorgan Youth Cabinet took place on 31 March. At the event the seven successful candidates were announced and officially inducted into their new roles.