September 2014 News

Latest news from the Council


The Big Fill heads out to Buttrills and Baruc - Tuesday 30 September

The BIG Fill will be in the Buttrills ward on Saturday 11  & Sunday 12 October and the Baruc ward on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 October.


Community Chest Helps Keep Vale Active - Monday 29 September

Since July, 27 organisations in the Vale have received a share of £32,259 through the Community Chest funding stream.


First Youth Mayor to be elected during Local Democracy Week - Monday 29 September

Young people from the Vale of Glamorgan will be part of an election campaign to vote for the first Youth Mayor for the county.


Penarth Pier Picks Up Award - Monday 29 September

The National Piers Society this week presented Penarth Pier with the Pier of the Year Award 2014.


7 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Monday 29 September

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


Vale Council twins toilets with third world countries - Thursday 25 September

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is raising money to help provide clean toilet facilities to third world countries.


Vale 50 Plus Strategy Forum Celebrates Ten Years - Wednesday 24 September

The Vale 50 Plus Strategy Forum is celebrating its 10th birthday this week.


Barry Island Butlins remembered with blue plaque - Tuesday 23 September

A blue plaque is to be unveiled by the Mayor of The Vale of Glamorgan Cllr Howard Hamilton on 27 September 2014 in the new seafront garden on Barry Island, part of the £3mil refurbishment of the coastline round Nells Point.


Last chance to vote for your favourite park - Tuesday 23 September

Residents in the Vale are being urged to cast their vote for the annual People’s Choice Award to decide which of the 1482 Green Flag Award parks should be named the UK’s Park of the Year.


Cemetery Approach Open Space Clearing Begins - Friday 19 September

Work is set to begin to develop the public open space at Cemetery Approach as a community garden.


Llantwit Major Karate Club achieves disability inclusion award - Thursday 18 September

Llantwit Major Karate Club have become the first Sport Club in the Vale of Glamorgan, as well as the first Karate Club in Wales, to achieve the Silver Insport Accreditation Level.


Knight School held at Cosmeston Medieval Village - Thursday 18 September

Cosmeston Medieval Village will play host to some of the bravest and boldest in the land as it opens its Knight School in September.


Snot Man Smells Success - Thursday 18 September

Snot Man, a method used by the Vale of Glamorgan Council to gather people’s opinions, has been named Method of the Month in September’s edition of the Participation Cymru newsletter.


The Art of Dylan Thomas at Art Central - Wednesday 17 September

On Saturday 13 September, people flocked to Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan’s prestigious international art gallery, to see the work of some of Wales’ most celebrated artists in one of the largest exhibits of work inspired by the work of Dylan Thomas.


Work to start on Llantwit Major Library - Monday 15 September

The library on Boverton Road Llantwit Major will be closed from Monday 22 September in order for major improvements to be made.


10 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Monday 15 September

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


Doorstep Sport comes to Barry - Friday 12 September

A doorstep sport project has started in the Barry area with the aim of getting more young people, more active, more often in their own communities.


Flyers Distributed around the Vale - Friday 12 September

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been made aware of flyers being distributed in the Barry, Sully, and Dinas Powys areas regarding the proposal for a permanent Gyspy and Traveller site on Hayes Road.


Dont waste your waste - get composting this autumn - Thursday 11 September

With autumn almost upon us, the time has come to prune, trim and prepare the garden for next year.


The Art of Dylan Thomas comes to Art Central - Tuesday 09 September

Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s prestigious international art gallery in Barry, is proud to be hosting ‘The Art of Dylan Thomas’, one of the largest exhibitions of work ever assembled relating to and inspired by the renowned poet.


Lewis Road Play Area Set For Improvements - Tuesday 09 September

Work began yesterday to improve the facilities of the play area at Lewis Road, Llandough.


Vote for your favourite park - Monday 08 September

Over 100 parks and green spaces in Wales received a Green Flag Award this year and Keep Wales Tidy are now urging people to vote for their overall favourite.


6 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Monday 08 September

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 6 arrests last week.


Penarth Leisure Centre pool almost there - Friday 05 September

The vast majority of the work required to make the swimming Pool at Penarth Leisure operational, following the fire earlier this year, has now been completed.


Great Turn Out for Sports and Play Family Fun Days - Friday 05 September

This summer saw the Vale Council’s Sports & Play Development Team work in partnership with Barry Town Council to run two Family Fun Days.


Working together works - Friday 05 September

When rangers and the community get together anything is possible.


Kids Go Wild This Summer - Friday 05 September

‘Go Wild’, the new holiday activity programme at Porthkerry and Cosmeston Lakes Country Parks, has given young people (and their parents) the opportunity to take part in new and exciting Wildlife and Conservation activities.


Free ‘Digital Champion’ Training for Volunteers - Thursday 4 September

Did you know that one out of five people in the Vale of Glamorgan are not confident in using the internet?


- Wednesday 3 September

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s libraries strategy will be reviewed by the Lifelong Learning Scrutiny Committee on Monday 8 September.


September sees The BIG Fill head to Court and Castleland - Tuesday 2 September

The BIG Fill will be in the Court ward on 13 and 14 September and the Castleland ward on 27 and 28 September.


15 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 2 September

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


Temporary changes to Barry Hospital Minor Injuries Unit - Tuesday 2 September

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has confirmed a temporary five day closure of the Minor Injury Unit at Barry Hospital.