December 2015 News

Latest News from the Council 

Barry Island Traffic Management - New Year's Day 2016 - Wednesday 30 December

To ensure that access to the resort is not disrupted the Vale of Glamorgan Council will be opening the Nell’s Point car park and will have traffic management officers stationed at key points to keep traffic moving.


Help design four new sculptures destined for the Heritage Coast - Tuesday 29 December

Vale residents are being invited to help shape the designs for four iconic new sculptures along the Glamorgan Heritage Coast. 


Volunteers give Porthkerry a seasonal trim - Tuesday 29 December

The team of volunteers that help maintain Porthkerry Country Park have given the site its final pruning of 2015.


Breathalyser pilot launched to tackle binge drinking - Wednesday 23 December

The Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan Substance Misuse Area Planning Board and The Safer Vale Partnership have worked in collaboration to launch a new breathalyser pilot across venues in Barry and across the Vale of Glamorgan. 


Keep your home safe over the Christmas period - Wednesday 23 December

Ensure your home and valuables are safe and secure over the festive period by following The Safer Vale Partnership’s simple steps. 


Trinity Street one-way system to be removed next month - Monday 21 December

The experimental one-way system that was trialled on Trinity Street and surrounding roads in Barry earlier this year is to be removed in January.


Work to begin on Coldbrook flood risk management scheme - Monday 21 December

Construction of a £2.9 million scheme to help alleviate flooding in the Coldbrook catchment of Barry will begin in January.  


Members of the public invited to speak at Scrutiny Commitee meetings - Thursday 17 December

Members of the public, who live or work in the Vale of Glamorgan, will shortly be able to speak on a specific item listed on the Agenda of one of the Vale of Glamorgan’s five Scrutiny Committees. 


National award for housing scheme - Wednesday 16 December

The Vale of Glamorgan’s first extra care housing scheme, ‘Golau Caredig’ has been named as Wales’ best ‘Housing-led regeneration’ project at a recent industry awards ceremony.


Vale residents asked to help set spending priorities - Wednesday 16 December 

Following last week’s Welsh Government budget announcement the Vale of Glamorgan Council has launched a public consultation on its spending priorities for the next four years. 


Sully Primary set to get creative - Tuesday 15 December

Pupils at Sully Primary will be taking a more creative approach to numeracy next term.


Vale playgroup commended for high standards - Tuesday 15 December

The Ladybirds playgroup, run by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Flying Start team, has been praised for its high standards by the Wales Pre-school Providers Association (WPPA).


Event celebrates sports coaches of the future - Friday 11 December

An event was held recently to celebrate aspiring young sports coaches in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Shoppers in the Vale urged to buy local this Christmas - Wednesday 09 December

Producers in the Vale of Glamorgan are calling on shoppers to support their local markets and retailers this Christmas.


Nell's Point scheme receives vote of confidence - Tuesday 08 December

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s decision to invite detailed proposals and a planning application for a substantial hotel and resort development at Barry Island’s Nell’s Point has been endorsed by the authority’s Economy and Environment scrutiny committee.


Pumphouse commended at prestigious awards ceremony - Monday 09 December

The restoration of Barry’s historic Pumphouse has been “highly commended” by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Cymru at their annual awards ceremony.


Coding clubs inspire next generation of digital creators - Monday 09 December

Libraries in the Vale of Glamorgan are among the first in Wales to offer children classes to develop their computer programming skills.


Llantwit youth are good samaritans - Friday 04 December

Young people from Llantwit Youth Council turned out in force to raise money for the town mayor’s charities despite the fierce weather that battered the town’s Christmas lights switch-on.


Barry Youth Action working to support children with cancer - Friday 04 December

Barry Youth Action has launched a Christmas appeal to give a smile to children with cancer in Barry this Christmas.


Presentation evening for Emojis project attendees - Wednesday 02 December

A presentation evening was held on 27 November at Barry YMCA to celebrate the success of young people who attended the Emojis project delivered by the Vale of Glamorgan Youth Service.


Vale pupils train to be Super Ambassadors to mark Universal Children’s Day - Tuesday 01 December

Young people from the Vale Youth Service Rights Ambassadors project co-hosted a ‘Super Ambassadors’ training event for Vale pupils with the Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Professor Sally Holland, to mark Universal Children’s Day