January 2015 News
Latest News from the Council
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.
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.
A successful year for Penarth Pier and Pavilion is set to continue with additional improvements set for the Pier, Esplanade and Cliff Top.
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.
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.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced that the Paget Road to Penarth Portway Woodland Path project is now underway.
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.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has become the seventh authority in Wales to agree a ban on sky lanterns.
Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, visited Cadoxton Primary School in Barry last week to learn about the Club Innov8 project.
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.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 6 arrests made last week.
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.
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.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 3 arrests made last week.
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 Leisure Centre is now hosting community table tennis sessions for anyone interested in taking up the sport or developing their skills.
From 31 January Vale of Glamorgan residents will need to visit one of two household waste recycling centres.
Welsh Water are giving away 1000 free pipe lagging kits to help stop pipes from freezing.
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.
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.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 5 arrests made last week.
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.
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.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been shortlisted for a National Tourism Award for Wales in the Best Event category.
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.
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.
Edward ‘Ted’ Turner, a resident at Gwenog Court, Barry, has celebrated his 100th birthday.
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.
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 has returned to complete the pledge of filling potholes in every ward in the Vale of Glamorgan.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 15 arrests made, one ASBO issued, and one missing person found last week.
A message to our residents from the Operational Manager for Waste Management & Cleansing
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 will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday 6 January, due to a boiler failure.