April 2015 News

Latest News from the Council

Council agrees Improvement Objectives for 2015-16 - Thursday 30 April

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has agreed its improvement objectives for the next twelve months.



Golau Caredig officially opened - Wednesday 29 April

Residents of Barry's new extra care facility welcomed a range of guests to the home's official opening this week.


Council responds to white paper on local government reform - Tuesday 28 April

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has submitted its official response to the Reforming Local Government: Power to Local People white paper.  


Year round events programme confirmed for 2015 - Tuesday 28 April

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.


Harry Potter Night at Cowbridge Library - Monday 27 April

Staff at Cowbridge library hosted a Harry Potter night for children from across the Vale on Wednesday 22 April.


Bank holiday waste collection dates - Monday 27 April

Waste and recycling collection dates will be slightly different next week due to the bank holiday weekend.


Meggitt Road and Dryden Terrace play parks proving popular - Friday 24 April

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.


Call for library friends - Friday 24 April

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.


Alexandra Gardens play area temporarily closed - Friday 24 April

The play area at Alexandra Gardens, Barry will be closed for a short time to allow minor maintenance works to take place.


Estyn praises strong progress at Eagleswell - Thursday 23 April

Eagleswell Primary School has been removed from the list of schools requiring significant improvement.


Penarth Learning Community wins Building Control awards - Thursday 23 April

Penarth Learning Community has won two regional Building Control Awards at the Local Authority Building Control awards.


Youth Forum welcomes new members - Thursday 23 April

The Vale Youth Forum welcomed a number of new members recently at two meet and greet sessions.


Ysgol Iolo Morganwg win Côr Cymru Cynradd 2015 - Tuesday 21 April

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.


Disability Arts Cymru Exhibition final week - Tuesday 21 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.


#MarchOnGirls campaign a resounding success - Friday 17 April

Sports clubs within the Vale of Glamorgan hosted free taster sessions and open days throughout March for local women and girls.


Doorstep Sport Booming in Barry - Friday 17 April

A doorstep sport project aimed at getting young people more active, more often in their own communities is thriving in the Barry area.


Award-winning Jodi Bird sings at Mayor’s charity concert - Thursday 16 April

Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan, Cllr Howard Hamilton, will be hosting a charity concert on Saturday 18 April.


Barry Island shortlisted for planning excellence award - Wednesday 15 April

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for planning excellence.


Bro Radio searching for new young talent - Wednesday 15 April

Bro Radio has volunteer vacancies available for young people between the ages of 16 and 21 to join their team.


Football tournament sees Bryn Castell and Greenhill take top spots - Tuesday 14 April

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.


Family Fun Day at Ysgol Y Deri - Tuesday 14 April

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.


Egg-cellent Easter egg hunt at Cosmeston and Porthkerry - Tuesday 14 April

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.


Vale sports clubs boosted by Community Chest fund - Tuesday 14 April

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 Officers warn residents of hoax telephone calls  - Friday 10 April

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.


Inaugural Vale ultramarathon a sell-out - Friday 10 April

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.


New traffic management plans for Barry Island - Thursday 09 April

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.


Council pool car pilot aims to save over £125k per year - Thursday 09 April

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.


Council welcomes Pleasure Park opening - Thursday 02 April

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.



Expressions of interest invited for community libraries - Wednesday 01 April

The process for submitting expressions of interest in running a number of libraries in the Vale is now open.


Guests tour Vale’s social care and health success stories - Wednesday 01 April

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.


Trinity street one way trial is underway - Wednesday 01 April

The six-month one way system trial for Trinity Street, Barry, is underway and will run until September.