Latest news

May 2014


Vale Environmental Health Team successfully prosecute Cottage Bakery in Penarth - Friday 30 May

Mr Les Middleton, the operator of Cottage Bakery, Penarth, was found guilty of four offences under food hygiene regulations at a hearing at Cardiff Magistrates Court last week.


Murch Junior School to open as usual following flooding - Friday 30 May

The junior school in Dinas Powys will be open as usual on Monday after the half term break.


Vale trading standards team successfully prosecute Barry car trader - Friday 30 May

Matthew Burgin, of Dock View Trade Cars, Barry, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court for sentencing this week after pleading guilty to selling a dangerous vehicle to a consumer as well as selling a clocked car to another at Newport Crown Court last month.


Barry Communities First Launches Digital Drop Ins - Tuesday 27 May

The Vale Council led Barry Communities First are launching free Digital Drop In sessions in three different centres in Barry.


Gwanwyn Hosts Festival of Arts in Sully - Tuesday 27 May

The Vale 50 plus Strategy Forum will be hosting a Festival of Arts on 30 May at the Old School in Sully as part of the Gwanwyn Festival.


10 people arrested following CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 27 May

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


Penarth Hit by Flash Flooding - Friday 23 May

Fire Service crews, as well as Council staff, were called to several areas in The Vale yesterday, including Lavernock Road and Windsor Road in Penarth, as well as Murch Road in Dinas Powys.


Bro Radio Celebrates Five Years on the Air - Friday 23 May

Thursday 10 April saw Bro Radio volunteers, staff, and directors meet up with the stations supporters and advertisers to celebrate five years of Bro Radio on air.


Summer Sailings to Return to Penarth Pier - Thursday 22 May

A new gangway will be constructed at Penarth Pier in order to enable the pleasure boat ‘Dame Shirley’ to run sailing trips from the landmark this summer.


Minister Impressed by Barry Leisure Centre - Wednesday 21 May

John Griffiths AM, the Minister for Culture and Sport visited the Vale of Glamorgan to see the improvements made since the Council teamed up with Parkwood Leisure to manage the Council’s Leisure Centre.


10 arrests made following CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 20 May

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


Vale of Glamorgan Council Wins National Transport Award - Friday 16 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has won the Travel Demand Management category in the CILT Cymru-Wales National Transport & Logistics Awards 2014.


Ideas Sought For Barry Island Beach Huts - Friday 16 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is hoping to harness the creative power of the region to ensure that the most is made of the newly constructed beach huts at Barry Island when they open this summer.


Vale of Glamorgan Elects New Mayor - Thursday 15 May

Councillor Howard Hamilton has been elected as Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Council for 2014/15.


Plans for closer working between community councils and Vale Council agreed - Thursday 15 May

An action plan designed to establish closer working arrangements between the Vale of Glamorgan Council and the county’s town and community councils has been agreed.


Comingled Recycling Could Be Thrown Out for Good - Thursday 15 May

The National Assembly for Wales is holding an inquiry into recycling in Wales, and is asking for people’s views.


Medieval Village Comes To Life - Thursday 15 May

Cosmeston Medieval Village is set to come to life this bank holiday weekend as it invites visitors to experience medieval life first-hand at its ‘Troubled Times’ event.


European Elections – How to Vote - Wednesday 14 May

When voters go to the polls next Thursday 22 May, they will be asked to cast a vote to elect four Members of the European Parliament to represent the whole of Wales.


Council Improvement Objectives set for 2014/15 - Wednesday 14 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Improvement Plan Part 1: Improvement Objectives 2014-15 was agreed at a meeting of full Council on 07 May.


Llantwit Set For Major Refurbishments - Tuesday 13 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has secured a grant of £120,000 to refurbish Llantwit Major Library.


Cardiff College Triumphs in Adult Boccia League - Tuesday 13 May

'N’dubz' a team from Cardiff and Vale College have won this year’s Adult Boccia League as the sport continues to go from strength to strength within the Vale.


Vale School Crowned Junior Choir of the Year - Monday 12 May

Ysgol Iolo Morgannwg has won the BBC Songs of Praise Junior School Choir of the Year 2014 Competition, seeing off over 100 other school choirs.


12 arrests made following CCTV monitoring - Monday 12 May

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 12 arrests and two ASBOs issued last week.


Our Coast Was Made For Walking - Monday 12 May

Interest in the Heritage Coast jumped last week as Ramblers Cymru launched its Big Welsh Walk with a trek from Southerndown along the Wales Coast Path, which is celebrating its second anniversary.


12 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Wednesday 07 May

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 12 arrests and one motoring offence recorded last week.


Former Lifeguard Building and Tourist Information Centre To Let - Tuesday 06 May

Two Council buildings are to be made available to rent, with tenders being invited until 6 June.


Damaged Barry Island footpath to be repaired - Tuesday 06 May

A section of the upper footpath on Barry Island’s Eastern Promenade is to be temporarily closed while repairs are undertaken.


Deputy Minister visits Barry to see children and their families get a Flying Start - Tuesday 06 May

Vaughan Gething, the Deputy Minister for Tackling Poverty, visited the Flying Start Programme in Barry on Thursday 1st May.


May Bank Holiday Information 2014 - Friday 02 May

All your Bank Holiday information in one handy place, from events to recycling and waste and libraries information.

Renovation of Beside the Sea Sculpture Nears Completion - Thursday 01 May

Work to renovate the iconic ' Beside the Seaside... Beside the Sea' sculpture is nearing completion. The much loved sculpture is usually seen along the causeway to Barry Island, however, its absence has been noted in recent weeks.


Inspiring the Vale: new grants available for young entrepreneurs -  Thursday 01 May

Young entrepreneurs up to the age of 30 in the Vale of Glamorgan are being given the chance to secure a grant of up to £3,000 to launch their own business. Over £60,000 is available during the coming year. 


Three Vale wards could benefit from assisted areas status -  Thursday 01 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has welcomed the inclusion of parts of the Vale in the new Draft Assisted Areas Map. 


Council considers new primary school for Dinas Powys -  Thursday 01 May 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will begin consultation in June to create a new primary school for Dinas Powys by merging Dinas Powys Infants School and Murch Junior School.