Latest news

August 2014


Athletes flood to Barry for Aquathon- Friday 29 August

Cardiff Triathletes have teamed up with the Vale of Glamorgan Council to host the first Barry Island Aquathon.


First Aid Course for Sports Coaches - Friday 29 August

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports Development Team have organised an Emergency First Aid course for sports coaches and individuals within a sports environment.


Plenty of Fun at Palmerston Family Fun Day - Friday 29 August

Lots of families enjoyed the Family Fun Day at Palmerston Community Learning Centre, Barry on 15 August.


Dragon Sport Hockey Festival is a Major Hit - Thursday 28 August

Six schools entering a total of nine teams took part in the Vale Sports Development Team’s hockey festival as part of the Dragon Sport programme, funded by Sport Wales.


Vale Council Prepares Local Housing Strategy - Thursday 28 August

A draft Local Housing Strategy has been prepared by the Vale of Glamorgan Council which sets out the vision for housing during the next five years.


Barry RAFA search for family of local pilot - Thursday 28 August

The Barry branch of the Royal Air Forces Association are trying to trace any local relatives of Lieutenant Albert Payne, a member of the Royal Flying Corps whose grave is located in Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery.


22 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Thursday 28 August

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 22 arrests last week.


Commonwealth Continues on Kings Square - Thursday 28 August

The Sports & Play Family Fun Day, run by the Vale Council’s Sports Development Team, was held at Kings Square and Central Park, Barry in July and was attended by over 500 children, young people and adults.


Barry shopkeeper fined £1200 for selling counterfeit alcohol - Thursday 28 August

Mohammed Sultan of Best One on High Street, Barry pleaded guilty to selling and exposing for sale counterfeit vodka found to be injurious to health at Cardiff and Vale Magistrates Court on Thursday 21 August.


Vale Schools Success continues with GCSE results - Thursday 21 August

Schools in the Vale celebrate excellent GCSE results.


NATO Summit Traffic Restrictions Announced - Tuesday 19 August

No road closures announced but some parking restrictions near to Cardiff Airport will be in effect during Summit.


Vale Students Celebrate Improved A Level Results - Thursday 14 August

Thursday was a great morning for many students in the Vale of Glamorgan receiving their A level examination results.


Action plan to boost tourism presented at Vale Show - Thursday 14 August

The Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet held a business breakfast meeting at the Vale Show on Wednesday to discuss ways to improve the area as a tourist destination.


Mobile Library Pops Up in Barry - Thursday 14 August

The new pop-up library service was officially launched at Baltimore House, Barry on Friday 8 August.


Stream of supporters needed at Porthkerry Park - Thursday 14 August

Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are calling for volunteers to help clear the streams of rubbish and fallen branches.


Murch Junior School Wins Wildlife Award - Thursday 14 August

Murch Junior School have been awarded first place in this year’s Awards for Wildlife.


New play facilities at Alexandra Gardens - Thursday 14 August

A special opening day was held at Alexandra Gardens last week in glorious sunshine to mark the official opening of new play facilities and fitness equipment for the local community.


3 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 12 August

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 3 arrests last week.


A Great Season for Girls Football - Friday 08 August

The 3rd annual girls’ football festival for primary school pupils in the Vale took place last month at Bryn Hafren Comprehensive.


Family Fun Day to promote Disability Services - Thursday 07 August

Disability Services funded by Families First are holding a Family Fun Day for children with additional needs, their siblings and families.


Vale Council to begin fundamental review and reshaping of services - Thursday 07 August

Under plans due to be agreed next week, Vale residents, community groups and other public sector organisations will play a role in shaping how Vale of Glamorgan Council services will be delivered in the future.


Cabinet to hold August Meeting - Tuesday 05 August

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet has confirmed it will be holding a meeting in August.


New Lease of Life for Paget Road Play Area - Tuesday 05 August

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is due to begin work early next year to refurbish facilities at the Paget Road play area.


Safer Vale Open Day a huge success - Tuesday 05 August

The Safer Vale Partnership Open day which took place at Barry Fire Station this year, was once again a huge success with visitors enjoying the glorious sunshine and range of activities and organisations.


15 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 05 August

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