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October 2015 News

Latest News from the Council 

Centre of education excellence picks up another award - Thursday 29 October

The Penarth Learning Community which is made up of two new schools in Penarth, St Cyres and Ysgol y Deri, has been held up as an exemplar of an excellent community project.

 

Barry cheerleaders hit new heights - Thursday 29 October

A new cheerleading club has been set up in Barry thanks to funding from Sport Wales Community Chest.

 

Vale publishes Improvement Plan Part Two - Thursday 29 October

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has published its Improvement Plan Part 2 for 2015.

 

Vale Coastal Communities receive funding boost - Wednesday 28 October

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has received a funding windfall of over £224,000 to provide an economic boost to its coastal communities.

 

Auditor General's positive assessment of Vale of Glamorgan Council - Tuesday 27 October

The Auditor General for Wales has said that, ‘The Vale of Glamorgan Council continues to perform well and manage its finances effectively and its forward planning arrangements and track record suggest that it is well placed to secure improvement in 2015-16.’

 

Sully Primary governors recognised for achievement - Monday 26 October

The board of governors at Sully Primary school has been awarded the Quality Mark Bronze Award for Governing Bodies by Governors Wales in recognition of their impact upon the school’s improvement. 

 

Vale school children raise the bar in sport participation - Monday 26 October

The latest School Sport Survey has revealed that children in the Vale of Glamorgan are participating in sport in increasing numbers.

 

Pumphouse latest milestone in Barry regeneration - Wednesday 21 October

The regeneration of Barry reached another milestone this week as the Vale of Glamorgan Council celebrated the completion of the town’s famous Pumphouse.

 

Pupils Vote in their thousands as Youth Mayor elected - Wednesday 21 October

Daniel Marshall from Cowbridge Comprehensive School has been elected as the Vale of Glamorgan’s Youth Mayor with Bronwen Lloyd from Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg elected as Deputy Youth Mayor.
They were elected to their respective positions at a meeting of the Vale Youth Forum on Monday 19 October, presided over by the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Councillor Neil Moore.

 

Children embrace Summer Reading Challenge - Wednesday 21 October

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge with the theme of ‘Record Breakers’ captured the imagination of children in schools across the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

Vale Council acts again to remove travellers - Friday 16 October

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has removed a group of travellers who had occupied Nell’s Point car park at Barry Island without authorisation for the second time this week.

 

Vale Council finalists in waste management awards - Friday 16 October

The Council has been shortlisted by the Chartered Institute of Waste Management for a Sustainability and Resource Award. The awards recognise good examples of partnership working to achieve a safer, cleaner environment.

 

Llanfair School praised for good progress by schools inspector - Friday 16 October

Llanfair C.P. School has made good progress since its inspection in July 2014 according to schools inspector.

 

Partnership provides a new community transport service for Dinas Powys - Thursday 15 October

Travel to the new medical centre in Dinas Powys will be much easier for local residents as a result of a forward- thinking partnership between the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern.

 

Rights ambassadors bring children's rights to life - Thursday 15 October

Young people from across the Vale of Glamorgan are to be given another opportunity to participate in the exciting Rights Ambassadors project.

 

Barry Island car park reopened - Thursday 15 October

The group of travellers who had occupied the Nell’s Point car park at Barry Island have been forced to leave the site by the Vale of Glamorgan Council and the facility has been reopened to the public.

 

Council to serve eviction notice to travellers - Wednesday 14 October

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be serving an order for possession to the travellers who have occupied Nell’s Point car park at Barry Island without authorisation.

 

Councils celebrate £13m investment in new recycling and energy plant - Wednesday 14 October

The Vale of Glamorgan and City of Cardiff Councils are pleased to announce the start of the construction of an Organic Waste Treatment Centre.

 

Cllr Neil Moore's statement on Nell's Point - Tuesday 13 October

The Leader of the Council has released a statement explaining the Council's ongoing work to end the unauthorised occupation of the Nell's Point car park at Barry Island.

 

Legal papers served to travellers at Barry Island car park - Tuesday 13 October

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has served a legal notice to the group of travellers who have occupied the Nell’s Point car park at Barry Island without authorisation.

 

Unauthorised occupation of Nell's Point car park – update - Monday 12 October

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has taken swift action following the unauthorised occupation of the Nell’s Point car park at Barry Island.

 

Vale of Glamorgan LDP Pre-Hearing Meeting - Monday 12 October

Following the submission of the Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan to the Welsh Government on 24 July an independent Planning Inspector has now been appointed to review the plan.

 

First look at Jenner Park's new 3G pitch - Friday 09 October

The new 3G pitch at Jenner Park in Barry saw its first sporting action this week.

 

Unauthorised occupation of Nell's Point car park - Friday 09 October

In the early hours of Friday 09 October the Nell’s Point car park at Barry Island was occupied, without authorisation, by a group of travellers.

 

Intrepid explorers pick up Duke of Edinburgh badges - Thursday 08 October

A group of tenacious young people from schools and further education facilities across the Vale of Glamorgan have been presented with their Duke of Edinburgh badges at a ceremony.

 

Clarification on response to refugee crisis - Thursday 08 October

Cllr Bronwen Brooks, Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Safety, has clarified the Council's response to the refugee crisis.

 

Future leaders take centre stage at Local Democracy Week - Thursday 08 October

Young people across the Vale of Glamorgan will be honing their debating skills this week and fine-tuning their manifestos ahead of next week’s Local Democracy Week.

 

Vale social worker recognised at award ceremony - Wednesday 07 October

A social worker at the Vale of Glamorgan Council has been recognised for her work and dedication in the field of social services over the past 12 years.

 

Penarth pupil reaches finals of Rugby Stories competition - Wednesday 07 October

A pupil at Penarth’s Evenlode Primary School has was won third prize in a national rugby short stories competition.

 

Forté Project uncovering and supporting new talent in South Wales - Wednesday 07 October

A unique music development scheme which aims to uncover and support aspiring musical talent across South Wales has now launched in the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

Trinity Street consultation closes - Wednesday 07 October

The public consultation on the one-way system currently being trialled on Trinity Street in Barry has closed.

 

Vale social worker nominated for award - Monday 05 October 

Denise Rawlings a Social Worker at the Vale of Glamorgan Council has been nominated for an award for her work and dedication in the field of Social Services over the past 12 years.

 

Vale of Glamorgan Council gears up for Active Travel Plan - Friday 02 October

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is seeking the views of residents on how it could improve their short daily commuting experiences on foot or by bicycle to work and local facilities.