May 2015 News

Latest News from the Council

Penarth head viewing platform - Thursday 28 May

A number of questions have been asked and so the Leader of the Council has written to a number of groups with the following to explain the project.


Affordable housing and job creation the focus of local development plan - Wednesday 27 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has finalised its local development plan, the authority’s blueprint for sustainable development, following an extensive consultation with residents.


Missing person found thanks to CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 26 May

One person was arrested and one missing person found thanks to CCTV monitoring in the Vale last week. 


Council Leader presents cheque to Vale Foodbank - Friday 22 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has donated £2370.53 to Vale Foodbanks.


Proposed byelaws to reduce antisocial behaviour at Rhoose Point - Friday 22 May

Byelaws to prohibit swimming, fishing, and camping in the area have been proposed by the Council.


Port Road cycle route approved - Friday 22 May

The Vale’s extensive cycle network is to be further extended following approval of the latest phase of the Port Road Cycle Route which will connect the Barry Docks link road to Wenvoe.


Cardiff and Vale College claim Vale Boccia League trophy - Friday 22 May

Cardiff and Vale College Team “The Killers” have eaten up all the competition to claim the Vale Adult Boccia League for 2015.


First step towards creation of community libraries a success - Thursday 21 May

Community groups have submitted expressions of interest in running community libraries in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Welsh Photographic Federation at Art Central - Thursday 21 May

The Vale of Glamorgan’ Council’s art gallery Art Central, hosted the opening of ‘The Welsh Salon of Photography’ organised by the Welsh Photographic Federation.


New Opening Times for Vale Libraries - Thursday 21 May

From Monday 1 June, the four main libraries in the Vale will change to their new opening hours.


Vale employees give back to community - Tuesday 19 May

Vale of Glamorgan Council employees devoted a day volunteering to help local community projects as part of Give and Gain Day 2015.


Welsh language comes alive during school holidays in the Vale - Tuesday 19 May

Last December, Wales’ First Minister announced an additional £3.6 million of financial support to help promote the Welsh language across Wales during 2015-16.


Trading standards warn of council tax phone scam - Tuesday 19 May

Vale of Glamorgan Trading Standards Officers are warning residents of a scam involving hoax council tax calls.


Response to open letter from Barry Comprehensive School - Tuesday 19 May

Council leader, Cllr Neil Moore, responds to an open letter from Barry Comprehensive School.


Vale Council pledge to get residents talking about mental health - Monday 18 May

The Vale of Glamorgan has signed up to the Time to Change Wales campaign to help end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems.


1 court summons following CCTV monitoring - Monday 18 May

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 1 court summons issued last week.


Penarth Leisure Centre opens new health suite - Thursday 14 May

The new health suite at Penarth Leisure Centre was recently opened by Cllr Gwyn John, Vale Council cabinet member for Visible Services and Leisure.


Greenlinks G1 service to serve St Athan and Bridgend - Thursday 14 May

From Tuesday 26 May the revised Greenlinks on-demand G1 service will offer transport from St Athan to Cowbridge and Cowbridge to Bridgend Town Centre from Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 5:15pm.


Flying Start child safety fun day - Thursday 14 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Flying Start team is holding a child safety fun day on 28 May at Pencoedtre Park, Barry from 10am to 2pm.


High Street pupils receive free library bookmarks - Thursday 14 May

To celebrate the opening of their brand new store at Barry Waterfront, Asda has backed a special library bookmark for every primary school pupil in Barry and the surrounding area.


Fresh start as former housing office becomes community hub - Wednesday 13 May

The former housing office on Aberaeron Close, Gibbonsdown is to be leased to All Youth Matters for the use of the whole Vale community.


Try something new at Gwanwyn craft and leisure festival - Tuesday 12 May

Vale residents are invitied to try out something new at the Gwanwyn art, craft and leisure spring festival.


Tennis Day at Ysgol Iolo Morganwg - Tuesday 12 May

Wednesday 28 April was tennis day at Ysgol Iolo Morganwg.  The children enjoyed a fun packed day of specialist tennis coaching from Gareth East from the Urdd and Lisa-Marie Morris from Vale Tennis Academy.


3G pitch revolution for the Vale - Monday 11 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced that it will be investing in five new all-weather 3G sports pitches for the county.


Barry Schools Transformation Consultation Open - Monday 11 May

On Monday 11 May a nine week public consultation on options to transform, expand and modernise secondary education in Barry will begin.


7 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Monday 11 May

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests made last week.


Emojis project celebrates new-found confidence - Friday 08 May

A presentation evening was held on 17 April to celebrate the success of the young people involved in the Emojis project.


Calls to help run Dinas Powys library - Friday 08 May

Residents interested in the future of Dinas Powys Library are invited to a public meeting to discuss the options to ensure library services continue in the community.


A4232 closure update - Wednesday 06 May

Following the closure of the A4232 Cardiff bay link road, there are severe traffic delays on routes into Cardiff and to the M4.


Vale electrician wins Welsh Apprentice of the Year - Tuesday 05 May

Vale of Glamorgan Council employee Ashley Criddle, an apprentice electrician with the housing department’s responsive repairs team, has been named Welsh Apprentice of the Year at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2015.


May half term events at Porthkerry and Cosmeston - Tuesday 05 May

Porthkerry and Cosmeston Country Parks have a range of events on offer for all ages around the May half term period.


11 arrested following CCTV monitoring - Tuesday 05 May

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 11 arrests made, three cautions and one court summons issued, and one missing person found last week.


Barry school proves bigger can be better - Friday 01 May

The schools inspectorate Estyn has judged prospects for the Vale's largest primary school to be excellent.