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March 2014


7 arrests following CCTV monitoring - Monday 31 March

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


Barry Island link road on track for summer 2015 -  Monday 31 March

Negotiations on the necessary financial agreements to bring the Barry Island link road forward have finally been concluded. 


A 'tidy' push from Parkwood Leisure - Friday 28 March

Parkwood Leisure which operates the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s leisure centres has presented £2000 to a local team taking part in the Gavin to Stacey charity cycle ride this summer.


Vale Neighbourhood Watch Annual Meeting - Thursday 27 March

The important role played by neighbourhood watch schemes across the Vale of Glamorgan will be highlighted when Neighbourhood Watch in the Vale holds its annual meeting on Wednesday 9th April 2014.


Increase in telephone scams - Thursday 27 March

The Safer Vale Partnership is issuing a warning to the public after an increase in scams where consumers are telephoned or emailed by people falsely claiming to be from the Ministry of Justice and the Police.


New slipway for Llantwit Major beach - Thursday 27 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has completed the construction of a new concrete slipway at Llantwit Major beach. The slipway now provides easy access to the beach for pedestrians.


New service aims to cut hospital admissions and reduce delays leaving hospital  - Monday 24 March

A new service at Barry Hospital is helping to reduce delays leaving hospital and cut hospital admissions.


£250 up for grabs for Wildlife competition - Friday 21 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Biodiversity Partnership ‘Awards for Wildlife’ competition is once again open for entries. The annual Awards have been running since 2005 and aim to reward practical projects that help our native wildlife whilst engaging children at the same time.


Council embraces new technology to reduce its Co2 emissions - Friday 21 March

Cllr Rob Curtis, Cabinet Member for Environment and Visible Services, said: “The Vale of Glamorgan Council is committed to reducing street lighting energy costs and resulting carbon emissions by 20% by 2016 in accordance with its Carbon Management Plan.  


St Pauls Church, Penarth Way forward to be considered by Vale Cabinet - Tuesday 18 March

A report proposing a way forward for the council owned St Paul’s Church, Penarth will be considered at a meeting of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet on 24 March 2014.


Vale residents invited to attend next council Cabinet meeting - Tuesday 18 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet will be holding a ‘community Cabinet’ meeting in Penarth on Monday, 24 March, at 6pm in the Paget Rooms.


Vale Council Cabinet advise youngsters before first Youth Cabinet and Youth Mayor elections - Tuesday 18 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet have met with the Vale Youth Forum (VYF) to advise its members in preparation for the council’s first Youth Cabinet  and Youth Mayor elections.


Joining forces to tackle dog fouling in St Athan  - Monday 17 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Enforcement Team have joined forces with RAF West Camp Military Community Support Officer Bob Rand and Community Support Officer Linda Fraser to tackle dog fouling in St Athan.


Advance Notice of Consultation on Alternative Sites Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan - Monday 10 March

As part of the responses made to the Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan Deposit Consultation held in November and December last year, the Council has received representations which suggest the inclusion of new development sites, as well the alteration or deletion of proposed development sites. 


Invite to Commonwealth flag ceremony -  Tuesday 04 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will join other local authorities throughout the United Kingdom to mark Commonwealth Day on Monday 10 March 2014.


Challenge Members -  Tuesday 04 March 

Families visiting Barry Island last week saw a few familiar faces as politicians stepped into the shoes of the resort’s traders to mark Wales Tourism Week. 


Major flood alleviation works starts in Barry - Monday 03 March

Land clearance works have begun along the Coldbrook catchment in Barry in preparation for a £2million flood risk management scheme. 


12 arrests following CCTV monitoring - Monday 03 March

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 12 arrests last week.