Vale Council responds to bad weather


Published 13 January 2015


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 Council’s highway maintenance team removed and logged 15 fallen trees on the county’s roads, with one falling on private land, and another being kindly removed by a local farmer.


There were five reports of lanterns hanging by electrical cables from street lights, all of which were repaired, and two concerns raised regarding the stability of trees, both of which have been investigated.


There was also a temporary road wall blown across the roadway, a loose chevron sign cast onto the street, a privately owned fence blown down, a wall which collapsed, and a rogue greenhouse lifted onto the carriageway.


Operational Manager for Highways, Michael Clogg, said: “Our hardworking staff respond to out of hours call outs whatever the weather. All incidents reported to us on the weekend were dealt with as quickly and efficiently, particularly those that occurred during peak times on Friday evening. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of our staff the Council was able to minimise any effect on the travelling public as far as possible.”


To report any further bad weather incidents involving highways across the Vale, call 01446 700111 or email