June 2015 News


Latest News from the Council

Bryn-y-Don site returned to public use - Monday 29 June

Officers from the Waste Management and Cleansing team cleaned the site on the same day, and it has now been returned to public use.


Barry Island holiday park site for sale - Monday 29 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is inviting offers for the land formerly occupied by much loved holiday camp at Barry Island as part of the ongoing work to regenerate the seaside resort.


7 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Monday 29 June

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests made, one court summons issued, and one missing person found last week.


Part Night Lighting Begins in the Vale - Friday 26 June

Last autumn saw the Council’s proposal to introduce part night lighting and reduce energy consumption agreed by Cabinet.


Council statement on Bryn-y-Don traveller encampment - Friday 26 June

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Neil Moore, has made the following statement explaining the latest development in the situation at Bryn-y-Don in Dinas Powys.


Watersports on offer at the Mole - Friday 26 June

The first phase of constructing a watersports centre on the previously disused Mole at Barry number one dock has been completed.


Cowbridge library welcomes Rugby Zombies - Friday 26 June

Cowbridge library welcomed Dan Anthony, author of the Rugby Zombies series, for a story writing master class.


Changes to coastal car park charges - Friday 26 June

Charges for parking at Harbour Road and Nell’s Point in Barry Island, Rivermouth and Brig y Don in Ogmore by Sea, and Cymlau in Southerndown, are set to change from 13 July.


Penarth Learning Community wins two Constructing Excellence awards - Thursday 25 June

The Penarth Learning Community has been named the Project of the Year at the Constructing Excellence in Wales Awards 2015.


Biggar and Gough support Vale School Paragames - Thursday 25 June

Two Welsh rugby internationals took time out of their world cup preparations to attend the Vale School Paragames which was held at Cardiff International Sports Stadium on Thursday 11 June.


Council and Vale Ramblers host Belgian walkers - Thursday 25 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council, alongside the Vale Ramblers and Penarth and District Ramblers, put on a series of walks for a 55 strong group of hikers from Mouscron, one of the Council’s three twinned towns.


Updated statement on WVICC services - Tuesday 23 June

Last week, the Vale of Glamorgan Council issued a statement to advise that some services for children and families at the Western Vale Integrated Children’s Centre (WVICC) were likely to close.


Corff Cymru Comes to Cowbridge - Monday 22 June

The team behind an S4C science programme paid a visit to Cowbridge library this week.


5 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Monday 22 June

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


Kids can go wild this summer at Vale's country parks - Friday 19 June

The Vale’s country parks are hosting a series of Go Wild events for kids across the summer holidays.


Vale’s future coaches rack up the hours - Friday 19 June

Over the last academic year, nearly 450 volunteer hours have been accrued by individuals involved within the Council’s Coaches of the Future scheme.


Council Celebrates Armed Forces Week - Friday 19 June

Armed forces representatives will hold a ceremony outside the Civic Offices from 10.30am on Monday 22 June to mark the beginning of Armed Forces Week 2015.


Further improvements for home adaptation scheme - Thursday 18 June

The average time taken by the Vale of Glamorgan Council to deliver disabled facilities grants in the county has been reduced to 199 days, an improvement of 30% compared to last year.


The BIG Fill Returns for summer - Thursday 18 June

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


Solve medieval mysteries this summer at Cosmeston - Thursday 18 June

There is a criminal afoot at Cosmeston Medieval Village, and Walter the village Reeve needs help to solve the mystery.


Statement from Cllr Moore on proposed new Local Government map - Thursday 18 June

“Earlier today, the Public Service Minister Leighton Andrews presented another new map for Local Government in Wales, as a further option for consultation.


Art Central opens ‘Drawing the Line’ exhibition - Tuesday 16 June

On Thursday 11 June, the Council’s art gallery, Art Central, hosted the official opening of ‘Drawing the Line’, an exhibition by Cardiff and the Vale College Art and Design students.


Cemetery Approach to be transformed into community garden - Tuesday 16 June

The Council has taken a further step towards the creation of a community garden at Cemetery Approach, Barry with funding support being proposed by Barry Town Council.


Council scoops national transport awards - Tuesday 16 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s transport team have picked up two awards at the CILT Cymru-Wales National Transport and Logistics Awards 2015.


8 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Monday 15 June

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 8 arrests made last week.


Vale of Glamorgan Railway Line Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary - Friday 12 June

Ten years ago on Friday 10 June 2005 the official reopening of the Vale of Glamorgan Railway Line took place, the first time since the early 1960s that passenger services had run on the railway line.


Vale Schools Show Racism the Red Card - Friday 12 June

Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) have continued their success in educating young people in the Vale about racism.


Ewenny residents sleep easier thanks to Environmental Health action - Thursday 11 June

A couple have been prosecuted for breaching Statutory Abatement Notices and had their sound equipment seized following a 12-month investigation into complaints of loud music disturbing residents.


Council achieves Bronze Insport award - Thursday 11 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been awarded the Insport Bronze national accreditation.


Art Central Hosts ‘Drawing the Line’ exhibition - Tuesdsay 09 June

Throughout the month of June the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s prestigious gallery, Art Central, will be hosting the 2015 end of year show by Cardiff and Vale College, Art and Design students entitled ‘Drawing the Line’.


Barry shows support for local champion Lee Selby - Monday 08 June

Hundreds of people gathered in Barry to show their appreciation for Barry boxing star Lee Selby this Saturday.


Waterfront barrier to be installed - Monday 08 June

Following concerns raised by local residents at Barry Waterfront, the Council has committed to installing a traffic barrier on Y Rhodfa to address incidents of anti-social behaviour.


Lee Selby IBF Boxing Champion Celebrations - Friday 05 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has organised an open-top bus tour through Barry to celebrate home-grown boxer Lee Selby’s title-winning fight in London last week.


Half term sees country parks full of life - Friday 05 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s countryside service held a range of activity sessions for children during the half term break.


Pant Wilkin charged for obstructing public right of way - Friday 05 June

Mr Timothy Vaughan of Pant Wilkin Stables, Aberthin, was found guilty of one offence of obstruction of a public footpath at a hearing at Cardiff Magistrates Court last week.


Do the right thing summer litter initiative - Thursday 04 June

Doing the right thing could see local people receive a £5 shopping voucher, courtesy of Morrisons Supermarket.


Windsor Lawn serves up ace tennis sessions - Thursday 04 June

Penarth Windsor Lawn Tennis Club have been providing pupils from Ysgol Y Deri with weekly tennis sessions thanks to a Sport Wales funded Community Chest grant.


Flying start for child safety fun day - Thursday 04 June

The Council’s Flying Start team, hosted a child safety fun day on 28 May at Pencoedtre Park, Barry.


Community Chest funding sees surge in sporting opportunities - Thursday 04 June

A number of local sports clubs and organisations have recently benefitted from funding totalling £18,009 thanks to the Community Chest scheme.


Council statement on WVICC services - Thursday 04 June

The Council has become aware that some services at the Western Vale Integrated Children’s Centre (WVICC) are likely to close, due to financial issues involving a local charitable organisation.


Verge mowing revised to protect habitats - Thurdsay 04 June

Due to the reduction in local authority budgets and The Action Plan for Pollinators in Wales published by the Welsh Government, the Parks and Grounds Maintenance Division has revised the Flail Mowing of Highway Verges.


Central South Consortium response to Wales Audit Office and Estyn reports - Wednesday 03 June

The Consortium in Central South Wales welcomes the findings of both reports and the contribution that Estyn and the Welsh Audit Office are making to supporting improvement in the region.


Establishing a Welsh Music Festival in the Vale of Glamorgan - Monday 01 June

This year, for the first time ever, a Welsh Music Festival will be held as part of the Barry Island summer events programme.


Free carers’ events in June - Monday 01 June

As part of Carers’ Week 2015, a range of free events for carers in Cardiff and the Vale are being held in June at Cardiff City Stadium in Leckwith.


Free training for international sportspeople - Monday 01 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is offering 10 high performance sportspeople the unique opportunity of gaining free use of the Vale’s leisure facilities as part of the Sports Academy scheme.


Courses on offer for Vale sports coaches - Monday 01 June

The Vale Council’s Sports and Play Development Team have organised a number of coach education courses for individuals coaching sport within local community clubs and organisations.


7 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Monday 01 June

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests made and 1 fixed penalty notice issued last week.