June 2015 News
Latest News from the Council
Officers from the Waste Management and Cleansing team cleaned the site on the same day, and it has now been returned to public use.
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.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests made, one court summons issued, and one missing person found last week.
Last autumn saw the Council’s proposal to introduce part night lighting and reduce energy consumption agreed by Cabinet.
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.
The first phase of constructing a watersports centre on the previously disused Mole at Barry number one dock has been completed.
Cowbridge library welcomed Dan Anthony, author of the Rugby Zombies series, for a story writing master class.
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.
The Penarth Learning Community has been named the Project of the Year at the Constructing Excellence in Wales Awards 2015.
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.
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.
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.
The team behind an S4C science programme paid a visit to Cowbridge library this week.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 5 arrests made last week.
The Vale’s country parks are hosting a series of Go Wild events for kids across the summer holidays.
Over the last academic year, nearly 450 volunteer hours have been accrued by individuals involved within the Council’s Coaches of the Future scheme.
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.
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 is returning to complete the pledge of filling potholes in every ward in the Vale of Glamorgan.
There is a criminal afoot at Cosmeston Medieval Village, and Walter the village Reeve needs help to solve the mystery.
“Earlier today, the Public Service Minister Leighton Andrews presented another new map for Local Government in Wales, as a further option for consultation.
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.
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.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s transport team have picked up two awards at the CILT Cymru-Wales National Transport and Logistics Awards 2015.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 8 arrests made last week.
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.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) have continued their success in educating young people in the Vale about racism.
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.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been awarded the Insport Bronze national accreditation.
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’.
Hundreds of people gathered in Barry to show their appreciation for Barry boxing star Lee Selby this Saturday.
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.
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.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s countryside service held a range of activity sessions for children during the half term break.
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.
Doing the right thing could see local people receive a £5 shopping voucher, courtesy of Morrisons Supermarket.
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.
The Council’s Flying Start team, hosted a child safety fun day on 28 May at Pencoedtre Park, Barry.
A number of local sports clubs and organisations have recently benefitted from funding totalling £18,009 thanks to the Community Chest scheme.
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.
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.
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.
This year, for the first time ever, a Welsh Music Festival will be held as part of the Barry Island summer events programme.
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.
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.
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.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests made and 1 fixed penalty notice issued last week.