July 2015 News

Latest News from the Council 

Community Mural Project to help tackle graffiti - Friday 31 July

The Vale 50 plus Strategy Forum, along with a number of other older peoples groups in the Vale, have been working on an exciting intergenerational anti-graffiti art project.


Barry Camera Club on show at Art Central - Friday 31 July

Barry Camera Club will be launching their 2015 exhibition on Friday 7 August at Art Central Gallery on King Square.


Vale councillors welcome flood protection scheme - Thursday 30 July

Local councillors have welcomed a multi-million pound project designed to protect parts of Barry from flooding.


Lights, Camera, Action for Memo Cinema - Wednesday 29 July

The Memo Arts Centre, Barry is installing new digital cinema facilities, which will enable them to live stream theatre productions and bring back blockbuster cinema releases to the area.


Councils agree to join forces to progress City Deal - Tuesday 28 July

Ten south east Wales local authorities have formally agreed to join forces to help deliver a City Deal for the Capital City



Vale’s Green Flag parks keep on growing - Monday 27 July

Six parks within the Vale of Glamorgan have been awarded the coveted Green Flag by Wales’ leading environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy, one more than in 2014.


New Community Hub opens in Gibbonsdown - Friday 24 July

The Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths AM, opened the newly converted Community Hub in Gibbonsdown, Barry on Tuesday 21 July.


Trial 20mph zone for Llandough to be introduced - Thursday 23 July

Following a consultation and requests from residents and community groups, a 20mph speed limit is set to be introduced along Penlan Road in Llandough as a trial.


Donation gives elderly a launch pad to social inclusion - Wednesday 22 July

The Vale Centre for Voluntary Services has received £1,500 to buy iPads to help reduce social isolation amongst elderly people in Cardiff and The Vale of Glamorgan.


Bro On the Road this summer - Tuesday 21 July

The Bro Radio team are heading out on the road this August to host a series of live music events and activities across the Vale.


Have your say on High Street and Broad Street improvements - Monday 20 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is running a consultation on proposed improvements to the High Street and Broad Street shopping centre.


Palmerston pupil designs new Safeguarding logo - Monday 20 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has recently unveiled a new logo for the children’s safeguarding service, designed by a pupil from Palmerston Primary School.


Local Hero Ellis commended for volunteering - Monday 20 July

Doorstep sports volunteer Ellis Baldwin from Barry has been commended for his efforts after being named a Street Games Local Hero.


Get out and play for Playday 2015 - Monday 20 July

The Vale Council’s Sports and Play Development Team, along with Barry Town Council, will be celebrating Playday, the national day for play in the UK, on Wednesday 5 August.


Young people in Wales call for vote at 16 - Friday 17 July

The Vale Youth Forum, along with young people from all over Wales, met at the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff for the announcement of the ‘Vote@16’ consultation on 15 July.


Wales Enterprise Zone Business Rates Scheme fourth round now open - Friday 17 July

The Minister for Economy, Science and Transport has recently announced a further round of the Wales Enterprise Zone Business Rates Scheme.


Family Information Service launches summer events programme - Thursday 16 July


The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Family Information Service has put together a huge programme of all the activities taking place for children and young people in the Vale this summer.


Sports and Play summer event programme kicks off with Family Fun Day - Thursday 16 July

With the summer holidays fast approaching, the Council’s Sports and Play Development team have been busy planning their summer events programme, starting with a Family Fun Day.


Work is underway for energy efficiency home improvement scheme - Thursday 16 July

Works to deliver energy saving External Wall Insulation (EWI) to over 200 homes across Barry is now underway.


Same day hire launched for Barry Island beach huts - Wednesday 15 July

From this weekend visitors to Barry Island will be able to book one of the popular new beach huts for use on the same day.


Progress Continues on Conversion of Historic Pumphouse - Wednesday 15 July

The Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council was recently given a tour of the well advanced and extensive renovation work that continues on one of Wales few remaining hydraulic pumping houses on Barry Waterfront.


Stanwell celebrates excellent inspection report - Wednesday 15 July

Stanwell School has been judged as having excellent current performance and excellent prospects for improvement in an Estyn inspection report published recently.


Final chance to comment on Vale LDP - Wednesday 15 July

After three years of further research and revision the updated Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan will be submitted to Welsh Government for inspection on 24 July.


Family Information Service launches summer events programme - Tuesday 14 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Family Information Service has put together a huge programme of all the activities taking place for children and young people in the Vale this summer.


Audit of accounts 2014/15 - Tuesday 14 July

The Council's accounts for 2014/15 can now be viewed at the Civic Offices.


Local resident sets the record straight on Parc Bryn y Don - Monday 13 July

Following some comment in the local press the Vale of Glamorgan Council was very pleased to see a letter appear in last week’s GEM newspaper which offered a factual and independent appraisal of the situation.


Literary heavyweights praise first time authors - Monday 13 July

One of Britain’s most successful children’s authors has praised the work of a group of young women from Barry whose first children’s books were launched this week.


Improvements planned for the High Street shopping centre - Friday 10 July

Plans have been announced to upgrade roads around the High Street -Broad Street shopping centre in Barry to make visiting local shops even easier.


Local residents to receive important voter registration information - Friday 10 July

Households in the Vale of Glamorgan will soon be receiving a Household Enquiry Form asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for that address  is correct..


Pitch up for free golf event at Porthkerry - Thursday 09 July

Free Golf in the Park sessions for beginners are being offered at Porthkerry Country Park for those looking to tee-off their golfing career.


Vale students join National Youth Arts Wales - Thursday 09 July

17 students from the Vale of Glamorgan have been successful in their auditions to join one or more National Youth Arts Wales groups this year.


Eastern promenade regeneration recognised as one of UK’s best - Tuesday 07 July

The regeneration of Barry Island’s eastern promenade has been recognised as one of the best examples of planning and design in the UK by the Royal Town Planning Institute.


Share your views on St Brides affordable housing development - Tuesday 07 July

Newydd Housing Association will be displaying plans for a proposed new affordable housing development at Wick Road, St Brides Major at a public consultation event on Thursday, 16th July 2015.


Evenlode’s inspiring business manager commended - Tuesday 07 July

Susan Esseen, Business Manager at Evenlode Primary School in Penarth, after being nominated by her colleagues and friends, has been rewarded for her hard work.


Llantwit Learning Community gets green light - Monday 06 July

An independent review has given the Council’s plans to create a new Learning Community in Llantwit Major the green light, reflecting their “high level of confidence” in the project.


Social Services chief praises foster carers at national event - Monday 06 July

The Vale Council’s Director of Social Services used last month’s Fostering in Wales Day to praise the work of foster carers both in the Vale and across Wales.


Free weekender events return to Barry Island for 2015 - Friday 03 July

Barry Island is preparing for fun-packed summer in 2015 with the free Weekender events set to return once again.


Ty Dyfan opens new sensory garden - Friday 03 July

Staff at the Ty Dyfan care home in Cadoxton, Barry invited Cllr Stuart Egan to open their newly transformed sensory garden area.


Atomic Touch Festival Success - Friday 03 July

Primary school pupils from across the Vale took part in the newly formed Atomic Touch festival this month.


IQ southern development site for sale - Thursday 02 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is inviting offers for the IQ Southern Development Site, a prime site situated within the Innovation Quarter on Barry Waterfront.


New trial bus service for Penarth - Thursday 02 July

An extended trial bus service for Penarth was launched on 30 June.


Rugby World Cup comes to Barry Island - Wednesday 01 July

The Webb Ellis Trophy is visiting Barry Island as part of the first ever Cardiff Blues Beach Rugby Festival.


Barry parents create tall tales for children - Wednesday 01 July

Primary school parents from Barry have been hard at work discovering their creative sides by writing and publishing their own books.


Makeshifting exhibition opens in Barry - Wednesday 01 July

Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s art gallery, launched a new exhibition last week entitled ‘Makeshifting: structures of mobility’.