August 2016 News
Latest News from the Council
The Vale of Glamorgan has seen the amount of household waste prepared for reuse, recycled or composted increase by nearly 10% since March 2015 to make it the second highest performing of all 22 local authorities in Wales.
The Vale of Glamorgan’s Countryside service has been searching for people interested in maintaining the natural beauty of the Vale of Glamorgan, recently taking its search to Dunraven Park, Cosmeston Country Park and Ogmore-by-the-sea.
25.6% of students sitting WJEC GCSE examinations achieved the highest possible grades of A/A*, up from 24.7% last year, maintaining strong gains against the Welsh average of 19.4%.
In an overwhelmingly positive corporate assessment report the Wales Audit Office has praised the Vale of Glamorgan Council, its vision for the future, and commitment to improvement.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports & Play Development team have begun their search for volunteers interested in leading, and assisting, running sessions for teenagers in Penarth.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council will hold a ceremony to honour members of the Merchant Navy, and those of the earlier Mercantile Marine. Held at 11.00am on Friday, September 2, at the Merchant Navy Monument at the Civic Centre, the ceremony will remember and pay tribute to all seafarers, past and present.
Many people are hoping to round off the summer with a Bank Holiday barbecue this weekend. Before you throw the meat on the coals, Shared Regulatory Services and Food Standards Agency (FSA) can advise of the safest way to cook your burgers.
Hatch Quarry, in the heart of Cadoxton Conservation Area, is an impressive new play area, where the play equipment was unveiled for children to enjoy in March of this year.
Results at schools in Barry were the best ever with over 98% of pupils across Barry and Bryn Hafren Comprehensive Schools and Ysgol Bro Morgannwg achieving an A*-E grade at A-Level.
Students across the Vale of Glamorgan have had their nervous wait for their A-Level results come to an end, with pupils yet again achieving above the national average.
2016 Victoria Park hosted the annual Vale of Glamorgan Football Fun Day recently, and saw a range of local children attend the popular event.
Art Central Gallery is hosting ‘The Art of Illustration’ an exhibition inspired by Roald Dahl. The exhibition is showing, by kind permission of Sir Quentin Blake’s and Dahl agencies some prints of Blake’s illustrations that can be seen in the popular children’s books written by Roald Dahl. There is a lot to see and be inspired by in this wonderland of imagination and intrigue!
More than 500 people enjoyed a range of sports and play activities at the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports & Play Family Fun Day which was held on Kings Square and in Central Park.
Vale residents have a great opportunity to play friendly, competitive tennis matches in the new Barry & Vale Tennis League, whether they are member of a tennis club or not.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is offering financial support to local event organisers delivering unique and interesting events, along with the opportunity to hold their event on the recently refurbished Eastern Promenade at Barry Island… but those interested have only two more weeks in which to apply.
The latest children’s book to be produced as part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Putting Families First Project that last year drew praise from Children’s Laureate Michael Morpurgo and actor Michael Sheen is now available at Barry library.
An initial request by a resident of Fairoaks Sheltered Housing, followed by some hard work by the residents, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Housing Team, Keep Wales Tidy, and children from the local school, led to the garden at Fairoaks becoming an inviting, relaxing space where residents can meet and socialise.
A substantial amount of waste dumped at a local beauty spot has brought into focus the issues of accepting offers of cut price gardening services.
Following decisive action by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, the travellers occupying Stalling Down, Cowbridge have now moved on.
Changes to waste collection dates across the Vale came in to effect on 01 August 2016.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has held its Armed Forces Covenant meeting, which saw serving, and veteran, Armed Forces representatives from the Vale of Glamorgan attend to discuss the current issues that affect the Armed Forces community in the local area.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Visible Services Task Group, in partnership with Keep Wales Tidy, has hosted a presentation morning for Litter Champions throughout the Vale of Glamorgan.
Recently, the Vale of Glamorgan Youth Mayor, Daniel Marshall, helped raise money for the Vale Youth Forum by holding a bag-pack at Asda, Barry.
The management of Sully Library has this week been formally transferred to Sully and Lavernock Community Library Trust, making it the first community library in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Television personality and environmentalist Dr Rhys Jones (Rhys Jones Wildlife Patrol) joined the Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan and the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council to celebrate the county’s latest success in the Keep Wales Tidy Green Flag awards.