April 2015 News
Latest News from the Council
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has agreed its improvement objectives for the next twelve months.
Residents of Barry's new extra care facility welcomed a range of guests to the home's official opening this week.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has submitted its official response to the Reforming Local Government: Power to Local People white paper.
The return of Barry Island’s cinema by the sea and the award winning Isle of Fire event for 2015 has been agreed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council as part of a packed events agenda for the next year.
Staff at Cowbridge library hosted a Harry Potter night for children from across the Vale on Wednesday 22 April.
Waste and recycling collection dates will be slightly different next week due to the bank holiday weekend.
Following a public consultation exercise with almost 300 responses, the newly improved play parks on Meggitt Road and Dryden Terrance are proving to be a hit with local children.
Libraries in Barry, Cowbridge, Llantwit Major, and Penarth are keen to set up friends groups to help support activities, generate ideas and promote the library in their area.
The play area at Alexandra Gardens, Barry will be closed for a short time to allow minor maintenance works to take place.
Eagleswell Primary School has been removed from the list of schools requiring significant improvement.
Penarth Learning Community has won two regional Building Control Awards at the Local Authority Building Control awards.
The Vale Youth Forum welcomed a number of new members recently at two meet and greet sessions.
Ysgol Iolo Morganwg showed they are true champions, winning the final of Côr Cymru Cynradd 2015 at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, which was broadcast live on S4C on Saturday 18 April.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s International Gallery, Art Central, is currently hosting Disability Arts Cymru’s annual touring exhibition, which includes work by over forty artists.
Sports clubs within the Vale of Glamorgan hosted free taster sessions and open days throughout March for local women and girls.
A doorstep sport project aimed at getting young people more active, more often in their own communities is thriving in the Barry area.
Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan, Cllr Howard Hamilton, will be hosting a charity concert on Saturday 18 April.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for planning excellence.
Bro Radio has volunteer vacancies available for young people between the ages of 16 and 21 to join their team.
Ten Schools from South Wales took part in a Special Educational Needs football tournament held at Cogan Recreation Ground with Ysgol Bryn Castell and Greenhill Special School coming out on top.
Families with disabled children across the Vale enjoyed a range of activities during the Sport and Play Family Fun Day based at Ysgol Y Deri in the Easter holidays.
The glorious Easter sunshine saw an all-time high number of families taking part in the Easter Egg Trial at Cosmeston Lakes and Porthkerry Country Parks.
A total of 76 local sports clubs and organisations were awarded funding totalling £83,614 in the past year thanks to the Community Chest scheme.
Trading Standards in Cardiff has again received a number of complaints from residents reporting that they are getting telephone calls from people claiming to be working for the council.
Hundreds of runners from across the UK will this weekend test themselves against 30 miles of the Vale of Glamorgan coast while competing in Run, Walk, Crawl’s first ever ultra-marathon in the county.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced additional traffic management measures for Barry Island to help alleviate congestion ahead of what is expected to be another busy weekend at the resort.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has introduced a pilot pool car scheme in order to dramatically reduce mileage claims, making estimated savings of over £125,000.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has welcomed the news that the Barry Island Pleasure Park is set to reopen on Friday 3 April, just in time for the Easter weekend.
The process for submitting expressions of interest in running a number of libraries in the Vale is now open.
Staff and service users welcomed Chief Medical Officer Dr Ruth Hussey to Penarth, and Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething AM to Barry on 31 March to take a tour of two successful health and social care projects in the Vale.
The six-month one way system trial for Trinity Street, Barry, is underway and will run until September.