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February 2014


Vale Table Tennis Academy launched - Friday 28 February

A new sports opportunity has been launched in the Vale of Glamorgan, the Vale Table Tennis Academy. George Evans, the former Welsh International Table Tennis player has started a weekly junior session.


Victoria and Cogan Primary Schools through to Netball regional final - Friday 28 February

The Penarth Netball League, which is organised by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Dragon Sport Team who work in partnership with Welsh Netball, provides fun and enjoyable Netball opportunities in a non-competitive environment to help the Year 5&6 pupils develop their skills.


Update on the reopening of Parkwood Community Leisure -  Friday 28 February

Statement from Parkwood Community Leisure, which operates Penarth Leisure Centre on behalf of Vale of Glamorgan Council

Statement: Fire at Penarth Leisure Centre - Monday 24 February

We can confirm that a fire broke out at Penarth Leisure Centre on Sunday 23 February 2014 at approximately 17.15.

Barry Island Regeneration continues - Tuesday 18 February

Works to transform the Eastern Promenade on Barry Island have been progressing well. 

10 arrests following CCTV monitoring - Monday 17 February

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


The Big Fill returns - Friday 14 February

The main routes across the Vale of Glamorgan are to undergo additional road repairs under the ‘BIG Fill’ banner


Webinar promotes staying safe online - Friday 14 February

On Tuesday 11 February, Barry Island Primary School held a live webinar called ‘Let’s create a better internet together’ hosted by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales' team and the Vale Youth Service

Course sets the stage for media hopefuls - Tuesday 11 February

It is lights, camera, action this February half-term, as a new course is setting the stage for young people who are interested in pursuing a career in the creative industries. 


Upper Holton Road Renewal and Regeneration -  Tuesday 11 February

Over the next three years, £1.5 million of funding from the Welsh Government and Vale of Glamorgan Council will be invested in upper Holton Road.

Money Matters and More in Barry -  Tuesday 11 February 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has organised Money Matters and More, on Tuesday 25 February at Memorial Hall in Barry from 10am to 3pm. 

Flying the Commonwealth flag in Barry -  Tuesday 11 February

Group-with-Commonwealth-FlagDuring 2014, the Vale of Glamorgan Council will be flying the Commonwealth flag outside the Civic Offices in Barry to mark Commonwealth Day on 10 March and throughout the Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow from 23 July - 3 August.


Householders told to expect a knock on the door from electoral canvassers - Monday 10 February

Householders in the Vale of Glamorgan are being visited by house-to-house canvassers working to update the electoral register. 

Building Excellence Awards 2014 - Monday 10 February

The eleventh Vale of Glamorgan Council Building Control Group Building Excellence awards were held at the Mount Sorrel Hotel Barry on the 31 January 2014.


Love Thy Neighbour - Monday 10 February

This Valentine’s Day why not extend the message of peace, happiness and tranquillity to thy neighbours. This is the message that the Safer Vale Partnership would like to promote at this time of year.


Successful Dry January - Monday 10 February

Following the Christmas period three members of the Safer Vale Partnership successfully completed ‘Dry January’, abstaining from alcohol for 31 days.

Make a nest box and have a hoot - Monday 10 February

To celebrate national nest box week rangers will be holding a bird box making session at the Forest Lodge Porthkerry Country Park on Saturday 15 February and at Cosmeston on Sunday 16 February.


14 arrests following CCTV monitoring - Monday 10 February

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 14 arrests last week.

Vale of Glamorgan Council wants your views on new Arts Strategy - Friday 07 February

The strategy sets out a vision of what we would like to achieve for the arts in the Vale. It aims to provide a platform to create opportunities for the development of the arts locally and regionally. We would like to hear from anyone who has an interest in or is currently working in the arts locally. 

Smoke free playground initiative rolled out across the Vale of Glamorgan - Thursday 06 February

A new initiative in the Vale of Glamorgan is set to make playgrounds free from cigarette smoke and smoking related litter

Trading Standards warn of copycat government websites - Wednesday 05 February

Trading Standards are warning Vale residents about copycat government websites after a number of complaints from members of the public.

Dinas Powys Infant School third in anti bullying competition - Tuesday 04 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is pleased to announce that Dinas Powys Infant School has come third in an anti bullying competition, winning £25.


Hineni exhibition commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day 2014 - Tuesday 04 February

The Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cllr Margaret Wilkinson hosted an evening of commemoration at Art Central gallery in Barry for Holocaust Memorial Day 2014.


National Libraries Day 2014 - Tuesday 04 February

Vale of Glamorgan Council libraries will join other libraries and library staff across the country to promote learning, literacy and the joy of reading on Saturday 8 February 2014.


Dinas Powys bridge to be renovated - Tuesday 04 February

A bridge in Dinas Powys that links the north and south of the village is to be renovated by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.


Council takes legal ownership of rescued horses - Tuesday 04 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been to court to take ownership of a large number of horses rescued last November (2013).


Llantwit schools merger consultation extended - Tuesday 04 February

The consultation has been extended on a proposal to create a new 420 place primary school as part of the Llantwit Learning Community by amalgamating Eagleswell and Llanilltud Fawr Primary Schools.


Work progresses on new school building for Ysgol Gymraeg Nant Talwg - Tuesday 04 February

Due to the demand for pupil places at Ysgol Gymraeg Nant Talwg, a new purpose-built school is being constructed adjacent to the existing facility in Barry. 


Vale Council to consult on introducing byelaws at Rhoose Point - Monday 03 February

Due to an increase in incidents of anti-social behaviour at Rhoose Point, the Vale of Glamorgan Council is considering introducing byelaws to give the police and some council officers the power to take enforcement action.


10 arrests following CCTV monitoring - Monday 03 February

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