March 2015 News


Latest News from the Council

Thumbs up from inspectors - Tuesday 31 March

The Welsh education inspectorate Estyn have reported today that adult community learning in the Vale is in good shape.


Barry Island trials new road measures this Easter - Monday 30 March

This Easter, the Vale Council’s Highways department is trialling new traffic management arrangements at Barry Island.


Proposals sought for Cosmeston café - Monday 30 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is seeking proposals from catering businesses to run the café at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park.


Sports safety sessions a success - Friday 27 March

13 young volunteers from sports clubs across the Vale recently attended a workshop teaching them to deliver safe sports sessions.


Please recycle your foil this Easter - Friday 27 March

With the Easter weekend upon us and the possibility of Easter eggs for our younger Vale residents, “please recycle your foil” is the message from The Vale of Glamorgan Council.


Waste Management Service Charges - Thursday 26 March

Due to the ever increasing financial pressures faced by all Council’s in Wales. The Vale of Glamorgan Council is implementing the following charges to Waste Management Services from 1st April 2015.


St. David’s Primary closed Friday 27 March - Thursday 26 March

Governors at St David’s CIW Primary School, Colwinston, have made the decision to close for the last day of term, Friday 27 March, following a sickness bug.


Easter egg hunts at Cosmeston and Porthkerry - Thursday 26 March

Cosmeston and Porthkerry Country Parks will be hosting their annual Easter egg hunts every day this Easter weekend.


Improved Bus Links for University Hospital Llandough from April - Thursday 26 March

The 303/304 bus service operated by New Adventure Travel will be extended to include University Hospital Llandough and the Cardiff Bay sports village from Monday 20 April.


Trinity street one way trial begins in April - Tuesday 24 March

The six-month one way system trial for Trinity Street, Barry, begins on Wednesday 1 April.


Cyd Cymru switchers raise thousands for Vale food banks - Tuesday 24 March

A donation of £2370.53 will be made to the Vale Foodbank charity as a result of the success of the Cyd Cymru energy switching scheme.


8 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 24 March

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 8 arrests made and one missing person found last week.


Penarth leisure centre pool closed Saturday 28 March - Tuesday 24 March

The pool at Penarth leisure centre will be closed on Saturday 28 March for essential maintenance.


New Building for Ysgol Dewi Sant - Monday 23 March

Cllr Chris Elmore, Vale of Glamorgan Council cabinet member for schools, and  Jane Hutt AM, Welsh Government Minister for Finance visited Llantwit Major on 20 March to inspect construction work on the new £2.2m Ysgol Dewi Sant building.


Upgrades for Llanfair Primary School - Monday 23 March

Staff and pupils at Llanfair Primary School welcomed a visit from cabinet member for schools Cllr Chris Elmore on 20 March as he marked the beginning of major works to improve the school’s facilities.


Brand new nursery for Romilly School - Monday 23 March

Romilly Primary School in Barry celebrated the start of major expansion works with a turf-cutting ceremony this week.


Cowbridge cattle market proposal gets Vale Council’s support - Monday 23 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will continue to support the Vale Market Action Group's work to redevelop the historic Cowbridge cattle market after the Council’s cabinet gave their approval to initial plans.


Council Leader's response to Minister for Public Services - Friday 20 March

The Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council has responded to the Minister for Public Service's rejection of the voluntary merger proposal submitted by the Vale and Bridgend Councils.



Council Leader's statement to full Council - Friday 20 March

At the meeting of 04 March the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council made a statement to full Council on the rejection of the voluntary merger proposal submitted by the Vale and Bridgend Councils.


Barry Job Centre update  - Thursday 19 March

The Barry Jobcentre will remain closed until further notice.


Free Sports Development courses on offer to volunteers - Thursday 19 March

The Vale Council’s Sports Development Team is offering a free Keeping Safe in Sport workshop to young people aged 13 to 17 who volunteer in a sports club in the Vale.


The Future of Llantwit Major Youth Centre – Have Your Say - Thursday 19 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Youth Service is opening the floor to ideas on the future of the Llantwit Major Youth Centre.


Plans for St Paul’s Church to be discussed by Vale Cabinet - Wednesday 18 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet will discuss initials plans put forward by a local social enterprise to convert St Paul’s Church in Penarth to a mixed use community space at their meeting on 23 March.


Oak Field Primary School celebrates day one of construction - Tuesday 17 March

Oak Field Primary School pupils invited Cllr Chris Elmore, cabinet member for schools, to a turf cutting ceremony on 13 March to celebrate the beginning of construction work on the school’s new building.


Women’s Arts Association exhibition at Art Central - Tuesday 17 March

The Women’s Arts Association officially launched their open art exhibition on 7 March at Art Central, the Vale Council’s esteemed art gallery, ahead of International Women’s Day.


12 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 17 March

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 12 arrests made and one missing person found last week.


Funding boost for Barry Communities First project - Tuesday 17 March

The future of the Vale of Glamorgan Council led anti-poverty programme Barry Communities First has been secured up until April 2016 after just over half a million pounds in additional funding was announced by the Welsh Government.


Dolphin planning application approved - Friday 13 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s planning committee has resolved to approve an application for a residential and commercial development on the Barry Island pleasure park site.


Vale celebrates International Women’s Day - Friday 13 March

Representatives from local schools and organisations and from across Wales attended an event hosted by the Vale of Glamorgan Council on 6 March to celebrate International Women’s Day.


Llantwit Major library reopens after refurbishment - Friday 13 March

Vale councillors, the mayor of Llantwit Major, and local school choirs joined together to celebrate the reopening of the town’s library.


Barry Jobcentre update - Thursday 12 March

Barry Jobcentre will remain closed for the rest of this week


Vale clarifies council tax decision - Monday 09 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s cabinet agreed to a 3.9% rise in Council tax on 23 February 2015.


Palmerston Centre Closure - Friday 06 March

Palmerston Community Learning Centre will be closed for emergency repair work from Monday 9 March to Friday 20 March



Vale to raise flag for Commonwealth Day - Thursday 05 March

The Vale Council will be raising the Commonwealth flag at the Civic Office at 10.30am on Monday 9 March to celebrate Commonwealth Day 2015.


Vale Council Building Control team raise £1000 for Holme Towers - Wednesday 04 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Building Control team raised £1000 for the Marie Curie Centre at Holme Towers, Penarth.


New chapter for Vale libraries - Wednesday 04 March

A timetable for implementing plans to safeguard the future of the library service in the Vale of Glamorgan has been set out following public consultation on the strategy.


11 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Wednesday 04 March

CCTV monitoring in the Vale led to 11 arrests last week.


Vale Council echoes calls for speedy action on funfair site - Tuesday 03 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has joined local traders and campaigners in calling for a new funfair operator to be allowed to put his plans into action as soon as possible.


Community Cabinet returns to Barry - Monday 02 March

Residents will have the opportunity to put questions to the Council's cabinet at the latest Community Cabinet event pm 09 March.