January 2015 News

Latest News from the Council

Art Central Gallery Hosts Holocaust Memorial Commemoration Event - Thursday 29 January

Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan’s international art gallery in Barry, held  a Holocaust Memorial event hosted by the Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan, Cllr Howard Hamilton, on the 26 January, the evening prior to Holocaust Memorial Day.


Barry Island to benefit from second phase of improvements - Thursday 29 January

A second phase of improvement works are due to commence next week at Barry Island as a follow up to the regeneration of the eastern promenade.


Pier and Esplanade improvements to start in February - Thursday 29 January

A successful year for Penarth Pier and Pavilion is set to continue with additional improvements set for the Pier, Esplanade and Cliff Top.


Hub schools launched across South Wales - Wednesday 28 January

Fifteen schools from across South Wales, including six from the Vale of Glamorgan, have been chosen by the Central South Consortium to offer school improvement programmes from January.


Ysgol Maes Dyfan site to be developed - Tuesday 27 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council and Persimmon Homes have exchanged conditional contracts for a new residential development, subject to planning permission, on the site of Ysgol Maes Dyfan in Barry.


Penarth path project underway - Tuesday 27 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced that the Paget Road to Penarth Portway Woodland Path project is now underway.


Vale of Glamorgan Council Statement on Voluntary Merger - Tuesday 27 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is obviously disappointed with the announcement made today on the rejection of the proposed voluntary merger of the Vale with Bridgend County Borough Council.


Vale Council follows suit with sky lantern ban - Monday 26 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has become the seventh authority in Wales to agree a ban on sky lanterns.


Cadoxton pupils program their futures - Monday 26 January

Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, visited Cadoxton Primary School in Barry last week to learn about the Club Innov8 project.


Steps to improve Whitmore Bay - Monday 26 January

Further improvements are being made along the Barry seafront, as the steps on the western side of Whitmore Bay from the beach to Friars Point are set to be improved.


6 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Monday 26 January

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


Aneurin Road shrubberies to be cleared - Thursday 22 January

Residents of Aneurin Road, Barry, will see their open space restored as part of a series of small improvement works carried out by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.


Christmas compost cleared for collection - Thursday 22 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s waste and recycling teams have had a busy time collecting Christmas trees from across the Vale, with residents being able to put them out with their refuse and recycling.


3 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Monday 19 January

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 3 arrests made last week.


Llantwit Major leading learning from the 1st to the 21st Century - Friday 16 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council this week has agreed a formal contract with Bouygues UK to begin work on the innovative and aspirational Llantwit Learning Community.


Cowbridge hosts community table tennis sessions - Friday 16 January

Cowbridge Leisure Centre is now hosting community table tennis sessions for anyone interested in taking up the sport or developing their skills.


Recycling Bring Bank Sites to Close - Friday 16 January

From 31 January Vale of Glamorgan residents will need to visit one of two household waste recycling centres.


Welsh Water urges customers in the Vale to wrap up warm this winter - Thursday 15 January

Welsh Water are giving away 1000 free pipe lagging kits to help stop pipes from freezing.


Lottery boost for the Vale of Glamorgan Heritage Coast - Thursday 15 January

The Big Lottery has announced that it will be awarding a grant to the Vale of Glamorgan Council to support a project aimed at boosting the employment potential of the Vale of Glamorgan Heritage Coast.


Vale Council Keeps Traffic Moving - Wednesday 14 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Highway Maintenance Team was out in force last night dealing with the difficult weather conditions of overnight rain, sleet, hail and snow.


5 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 13 January

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


Holocaust memorial exhibition opens 17 January - Tuesday 13 January

Art Central, The Vale Council’s art gallery in Barry, will be opening its Holocaust Memorial Exhibition on 17 January marking the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide in Bosnia.


Vale Council responds to bad weather - Tuesday 13 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council dealt with 29 incidents during this weekend’s storms. A total of 17 fallen trees and a number of other incidents reported in the Vale of Glamorgan following high winds and poor weather conditions on the weekend.


Vale shortlisted for National Tourism Award - Friday 09 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been shortlisted for a National Tourism Award for Wales in the Best Event category.


Llantwit Major library moves back home - Friday 09 January

The temporary library at the Old School in Llantwit Major will be closed between 12 and 17 January while its contents are moved back to the main library building on Boverton Road.


Local baker raises the bar - Friday 09 January

Originally baking cupcakes from home as a single mum, Melanie Constantinou had no idea she would one day be selling traditional welsh Bara Brith to Fortnum and Masons of Piccadilly, London.


Ted Celebrates 100 Years - Friday 09 January

Edward ‘Ted’ Turner, a resident at Gwenog Court, Barry, has celebrated his 100th birthday.


Temporary arrangements remain at St Andrews Primary School - Friday 09 January

Temporary arrangements remain in place at St. Andrew’s Major Primary School, but a replacement boiler is soon to be fitted, and staff are confident the school will be back to normal as soon as possible.


St. Andrew’s Primary School Update - Wednesday 07 January

The situation is improving at St. Andrew’s Major Primary School, with full nursery provision and breakfast and after school clubs back in action.


The BIG Fill Returns for the New Year - Tuesday 06 January

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


15 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 06 January

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 15 arrests made, one ASBO issued, and one missing person found last week.


Christmas and New Year Recycling Collections - Tuesday 06 January

A message to our residents from the Operational Manager for Waste Management & Cleansing


Penarth Head set for Viewing Platform Improvements - Monday 05 January

The viewing platform at Penarth Head Park is set to be improved as part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Parks Refurbishment scheme.


St. Andrew’s Primary School Closed - Monday 05 January

St. Andrew’s Primary School will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday 6 January, due to a boiler failure.