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September 2015 News

Latest News from the Council 

Electoral registration officers to visit households in the Vale - Wednesday 30 September

Electoral registration officers will be visiting households in the Vale between 26 September and 30 October as part of the Council’s annual canvass of voters.

 

Work set to begin on new plan for future of Barry Schools - Wednesday 30 September

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is set to begin work to draw up a new set of proposals for improving secondary schooling in Barry following consultation with parents and pupils.

 

Vale 50+ Strategy Forum take to the catwalk - Tuesday 29 September

The Vale 50+ Strategy Forum will be celebrating Older People’s Day this year with a with a fashion show on Thursday 1st October at the Memo Arts Centre, Gladstone Road Barry.

 

Vale rolls out Confident Coaches programme - Monday 28 September

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will soon be kicking off its new Confident Coaches Programme aimed at increasing participation in sports among young people and adults and recognising their work through an accredited qualification.   

 

Collaboration key to effective response to refugee crisis -  Friday 25 September

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has moved swiftly to offer its support to refugees displaced by the crisis in the Middle East.

 

Kitchen gets the thumbs up from children at Llangan Primary School -  Thursday 24 September

Children at Llangan Primary School in Cowbridge were all smiles this week as a new kitchen was unveiled at their school thanks to an investment from the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

 

Opening of '7 to 77' - an exhibition by Dilys Jackson - Wednesday 23 September

Saturday 19 September saw the opening of ‘7 to 77’, an exhibition celebrating 70 years of the work of Dilys Jackson at the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Art Central gallery in Barry.

 

Introduction of Vale car parking charges to be deferred - Monday 21 September

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced that the introduction of car parking charges for Barry and Cowbridge town centres is to be delayed while the proposed charges are reviewed.

 

Sully Library to be closed on 19 September - Friday 18 September

Sully library will be closed for one day on Saturday 19 September. The library will be open as usual on Tuesday 22 September.

 

Seventy years of acclaimed artist's work on show in Barry - Friday 18 September

Seventy years of work by the notable Welsh artist Dilys Jackson is currently on display at the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Art Central gallery in Barry as part of an exhibition entitled ‘7 to 77’.

 

Romilly nursery building opens to pupils - Wednesday 16 September

The start of the new school year has seen Romilly Primary School in Barry welcome pupils to its brand new nursery building.

 

Hundreds turn out for tenant event and charity walk - Tuesday 15 September

More than 500 people attended this year’s Festivale tenant engagement event at the end of August.

 

Next phase begins at Llantwit Learning Community - Monday 14 September

The next phase of building work on the site of the new multi-million pound Llantwit Learning Community is underway.

 

Fraudulent telephone call warning - Monday 14 September

The Council’s trading standards team are warning Vale residents of a telephone scam after more than 60 incidences were reported in one day. 

 

Two Vale regeneration projects up for national planning award - Monday 14 September

The Vale of Glamorgan boasts two of Wales’ best examples of town planning, it was announced this week.

 

Adults with autism get on their bikes - Monday 14 September

Adult Autism Advice has recently been helping autistic adults from Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to get on their bikes with the help of Pedal Power.

 

Driver of unfit taxi has licence revoked - Thursday 10 September

A hackney carriage driver in the Vale of Glamorgan has had his Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers licenses revoked.

 

Trading Standards warn residents of Council tax scam - Wednesday 09 September

Vale of Glamorgan Trading Standards Officers are warning residents of an email scam offering people a refund on their Council tax bills.

 

Vale Council response to refugee crisis - Monday 07 September

Councillor Bronwen Brooks, Cabinet Member for Housing, Building Services and Community Safety, has added her voice to the debate in response to the ongoing refugee crisis.

 

Crematorium added to Cardiff Bus routes - Monday 07 September

Following discussions with the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cardiff Bus have agreed to add the two stops at the crematorium on Port Road, Barry to a number of its routes.

 

Call for residents to sort, wash and squash - Monday 07 September

‘Please help us reduce contamination’ is the call from Council waste chiefs baffled by the latest recycling feedback and keen to sort, wash and squash this latest trend.

 

End of the summer session for RNLI - Friday 04 September

RNLI lifeguards will finish their daily safety service on the beaches of the Vale of Glamorgan this weekend.

 

Vale tops council performance table - Thursday 03 September

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been ranked the joint highest performing council in the country according to figures from Data Unit Wales.

 

Llandow recycling plant update - Wednesday 02 September

A fire at a recycling plant at the Llandow Industrial Estate is being monitored by South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, with the operation set to be scaled down over the coming week.

 

Free exercise at Vale leisure centres for National Fitness Day - Wednesday 02 September

On Wednesday 9 September, Barry, Penarth, Cowbridge, Llantwit Major and Holm View leisure centres are providing free exercise activities as part of National Fitness Day, helping make it the most active day of the year in the UK.

 

Flying the Flag for Merchant Navy Day - Tuesday 01 September

On Thursday 03 September the Vale of Glamorgan Council will be supporting Seafarers UK, by raising the Red Ensign, the official flag of Merchant Navy Day outside the Civic Offices.

 

Vale secondary school attendance best in Wales - Tuesday 01 September

Figures released by Welsh Government show that attendance levels at secondary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan were the best in Wales last year.

 

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