November 2015 News

Latest News from the Council


Excellent inspection report for Albert Primary - Monday 30 November

Albert Primary School in Penarth is celebrating receiving an excellent inspection report from Estyn.


New Image for Upper Holton Road - Monday 30 November

The fourth phase of a regeneration scheme aimed at revitalising the upper section of Holton Road has commenced.


Chris Coleman marks new chapter in history of Jenner Park - Thursday 26 November

A new chapter was marked in the proud history of Jenner Park stadium in Barry on Thursday when Chris Coleman officially opened the new 3G artificial playing surface.


White Ribbon Day ties the Vale together - Wednesday 25 November

Public service providers from across the Vale have come together to show their support for White Ribbon Day and the battle against domestic violence.


Council Leader responds to the Draft Local Government (Wales) Bill - Wednesday 25 November

The Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council has made a statement in response to the publication of draft legislation designed to reorganise local government in Wales.


Users of Vale day care service star in pioneering new film - Tuesday 24 November

Users of a day care service in Barry for people with physical disabilities have been catapulted into the limelight after staring in a film commissioned by financial services giant, Legal & General.


Chris Coleman to officially open renovated Jenner Park stadium - Monday 23 November

The new 3G playing surface at Jenner Park in Barry will be officially opened by Chris Coleman, manager of the Wales national team, on 26 November 2015


Upcycling course in Gibbonsdown - Wednesday 18 November

Barry Community Garden is offering residents the opportunity of creating furniture at an upcycling course on 21st November. 


Big Wrap holds Big Quiz for a Big Christmas - Tuesday 17 November

Charity organisation The Big Wrap will be hosting a Big Quiz to help support disadvantaged children and young people across South Wales this Christmas.


First step towards re-development of Barry's Nell's Point - Tuesday 17 November

A proposal for a substantial hotel and linked resort development on the site formerly occupied by Barry Island’s holiday camp has been welcomed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.


Trinity Street one-way system to be removed following consultation - Tuesday 17 November

The temporary one way system on Trinity Street in Barry will not be made permanent after the results of a public consultation undertaken by the Vale of Glamorgan Council showed it to be supported by only one in five local residents.


Sealawns site finally to be cleared - Monday 16 November

The site of the former Sealawns hotel near Ogmore is finally to be cleared by its owner following the success of long running legal action by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.


Chief Inspector for Social Services praises the Vale - Friday 13 November

The Chief Inspector for Social Services has described how a significant programme of service reform is now delivering joined up, community-based social care and health services in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Children's Commissioner for Wales to co-host Vale event - Friday 13 November

The Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Professor Sally Holland, will be co-hosting a training event designed to create ‘Super Ambassadors’ for young people in the Vale of Glamorgan as part of plans to mark Universal Children’s Day 2015.


Crowds turn out for Barry artist's retrospective - Friday 13 November

A Barry based artist this has this week seen his life’s work put on display as part of a retrospective exhibition.


Welsh hockey star inspires Vale youngsters - Friday 13 November

Welsh hockey international Beth Fisher co-hosted a young ambassadors training day in Barry this week as part of a scheme run by the Vale of Glamorgan Council to get more young people involved in sport at school.


Older people's forum to host debate - Thursday 12 November

The Question Time event will take place on 17 November at the Memo Arts Centre in Barry.


Council finalists in Welsh Housing Awards - Wednesday 11 November

The Accomodation Solutions Team have been recognised for their excellent work to reduce the time taken to transfer patients back into their homes after hospital stays.


Bathing water at Vale beaches rated excellent - Tuesday 10 November

Bathing waters at three beaches in the Vale of Glamorgan have been rated as excellent against tough new standards set by the European Union.


Vale of Glamorgan readies its winter fleet - Monday 09 November

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has readied its fleet of gritters and spreaders in preparation for winter’s arrival.


Trinity Street public meeting to take place this week - Monday 09 November

The open public meeting to discuss the Trinity Street one way system trial will be held on Friday 13 November by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.


Chance to speak at Public Rights of Way Sub-Committee - Monday 09 November

Members of the public will now be able to register to speak at meetings of the Council’s Public Rights of Way Sub-Committee.


Armistice Day 2015 - Friday 06 November

Civic bodies across the Vale will be holding ceremonies to mark Armistice Day next week.


Successful Summer of Play worth shouting about - Tuesday 03 November

Here, Rob Thomas, Managing Director of the Vale of Glamorgan Council is keen to share some good news that deserves to see the light.


Community Cabinet Returns to Penarth - Tuesday 03 November

The next Community Cabinet meeting will be held at the Paget Rooms in Penarth on 16 November.