February 2015 News

Latest News from the Council

Cllr John writes to mini football clubs - Friday 27 February

The cabinet member for sport has written to all junior football clubs in the Vale to clarify some aspects of the Council's work to develop a football hub for the community.


Vale’s top talkers meet Mr Speaker - Thursday 26 February

Ysgol Y Deri’s school construction ambassadors were named the winners of the 2015 Speaker’s School Council Awards in the 17-19 category.


St Brides bridge closure time reduced - Wednesday 25 February

The road closure period to allow for the replacement of the road bridge in St Brides has been reduced by six weeks.


Date set for schools transformation consultation - Wednesday 25 February

Consultation with parents, pupils and staff on a plan to invest £35m in transforming secondary education in the Vale will commence on 11 May 2015.


Facebook trader sentenced for selling fake merchandise - Tuesday 24 February

A Barry man has been handed a suspended prison sentence for selling counterfeit clothing and accessories.


Big Fill heads out to Plymouth - Tuesday 24 February

The BIG Fill has returned to complete the pledge of filling potholes in every ward in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Vale Council cuts cabinet post - Monday 23 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has reduced the size of its cabinet to six members following the resignation of Cllr Rob Curtis from the Council’s executive group.


Beach Hut Rental Policy Announced - Friday 20 February

After a wave of visitors hit the new look Barry Island this half term, details of how the striking new beach huts can be hired have been announced.


Doorstep Sport Booming - Friday 20 February

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


Girls Marching to Fitness in the Vale - Friday 20 February

Sports clubs within the Vale of Glamorgan are hosting free tasters and open days throughout March to help encourage women and girls of all ages to be more active.


Councillor Censured - Thursday 19 February

Cllr Richard Bertin, Independent Member for the Court ward, has been censured following a Stage 3 hearing.


Waste Management Charges Explained - Friday 13 February

Due to ever increasing budgetary pressures the Vale of Glamorgan Council has identified proposals for the introduction of a range of new waste management charges from 01 April 2015.


Beach Huts Open Week - Friday 13 February

A Barry Island beach huts “open week” has been announced.


Vale Youth Service champions children’s rights - Friday 13 February

Members of the Vale Youth Service’s Rights Ambassadors project have begun planning workshops which will be delivered in schools and other local organisations.


Vale Youth Councillor recruits new Children’s Commissioner for Wales - Friday 13 February

Niclas Want, a member of the Vale of Glamorgan Youth Cabinet and pupil at Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg, was involved in the recruitment and selection process of the new Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Professor Sally Donaldson.


Town Team brings Cowbridge to life for visitors - Friday 13 February

New panels are being installed in Cowbridge to give visitors information on the town and its history.


Vale Council expresses frustration at funfair delays - Friday 13 February

After committing considerable time and effort to helping bring a new funfair for Barry Island, the Vale of Glamorgan Council finds itself in a familiar position.


Vale Council receives £1.2m award for achievement - Thursday 12 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been awarded a grant of £1.2m by Welsh Government in recognition of its high achievement for the 2013/14 financial year.


£35million transformation set for Barry schools - Thursday 12 February

A proposed £35million transformation of a number of schools in Barry will be considered by Vale of Glamorgan councillors on 23 February.


Flying the Rainbow Flag for LGBT History Month - Thursday 12 February

Council flies rainbow flag outside Civic Offices for LGBT History Month.


Keep an eye on the post for your Household Notification Letter  - Tuesday 10 February

Every household in the Vale of Glamorgan will be receiving one this week.


Extend celebrates its first birthday - Monday 09 February

The Extend exercise class designed for elderly and disabled people held at the Gathering Place, St. Athan celebrated its first birthday last week.


Works progressing well at Penarth Head park - Friday 06 February

Works are progressing well on the construction of the viewing platform at Penarth Head Park.


Vale joins rest of Wales with bulky item charges - Friday 06 February

Due to ever increasing budgetary pressures the Vale of Glamorgan Council has indicated that it can no longer continue to provide bulky item waste collections free of charge to all customers.


Porthkerry Fly-tippers Fined - Friday 06 February

A fixed penalty notice has been issued to people caught fly-tipping at Porthkerry Park.


Call for residents to host vulnerable adults - Friday 06 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is calling on residents to help support the Adult Placement Service by becoming hosts and opening their homes to adults with learning and other disabilities for short breaks and on a long term basis.


Vale foster carers needed urgently - Thursday 05 February

At least 550 new foster families are needed across Wales during 2015 according to figures released today from The Fostering Network.


Support for National Literacy and Numeracy Framework in Central South Wales Schools - Wednesday 04 February

Support for the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework in South Wales schools will be embedded into the regional support provided by the Central South Consortium from September 2015.


St. Brides bridge road closure postponed - Wednesday 04 February

The road closure to replace the bridge on St. Brides Road, Ewenny has been postponed following concerns raised by local businesses.


Trinity Street to trial one way system - Tuesday 03 February

Responding to concerns raised by residents of Trinity Street regarding the speed and volume of traffic, the Vale of Glamorgan Council and local ward members have proposed a trial one way traffic scheme that will run for six months.


Public invited to speak at planning committee - Tuesday 03 February

From February members of the public will be able to register to speak at Council planning committee meetings.


Clean-up operation targets anti-social behaviour in Merthyr Street - Tuesday 03 February

The Safer Vale Partnership has undertaken an environmental clean-up initiative on the lane to rear of Merthyr Street and Holton Road, following issues with environmental anti-social behaviour.


5 people arrested following CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 03 February

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 5 arrests made last week.


Menter sets up Welsh childcare scheme - Monday 02 February

Menter Bro Morgannwg has set up a Welsh-medium holiday childcare scheme for primary school children in the Vale of Glamorgan.