December 2016 News

Latest News from the Council


Nell's Point toilet block to be surveyed for repairs - 29 December 2016

The disused art-deco toilet block that greets visitors to Barry Island is to undergo further structural surveying as part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s work to bring the building back into use.


Barry Comprehensive Pupils to start new term with new facilities - 28 December 2016

Students will be greeted by new facilities when return to Barry Comprehensive School following the Christmas break following the completion of the first phase of work in the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s £900,000 investment into the school’s building.


Glamorgan Gem newspaper error - 22 December 2016

The Glamorgan Gem series of newspapers has today incorrectly attributed a column to the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cllr Neil Moore.


Neighbourhood Watch joins forces with Vale of Glamorgan Fire and Security Ltd - 22 December 2016 

The significant role played by Neighbourhood Watch schemes across the Vale of Glamorgan was highlighted recently, when the Vale’s Neighbourhood Watch Committee negotiated a partnership with the Vale of Glamorgan Fire and Security Ltd.


St Athan Primary School shines in recent inspection -19 December 2016

ST Athan Primary School has shone in a recent Estyn inspection, achieving ratings of good across the board.


Vale Council and Welsh Government meet to discuss Dinas Powys traffic - 14 December 2016

VALE Of Glamorgan Council officers met with counterparts from Welsh Government this week to discuss transport issues affecting Dinas Powys.


Vale Council aims to protect fields for future generations - 14 December 2016 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has recently approved a report that outlines a wish to provide ‘Centenary Field’ status to a playing field in Llanmaes.


Vale musicians aim to make the breakthrough after securing spots on Forte Project - 13 December 2016

TWO Vale of Glamorgan artists are looking to make their mark on the music industry after embarking on a Council-supported scheme.


Introducing the Vale's Coaches of the Future . . . - 12 December 2016 

A GROUP of young coaches from the Vale of Glamorgan have started their coaching journey by joining the Council’s Coaches of the Future scheme.


Vale of Glamorgan Council given full marks by the Auditor General for Wales - 09 December 2016 

The Auditor General for Wales has given the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s financial monitoring procedures a clean bill of health in his recent Annual Audit Letter to the Council.


Vale Council aims to increase cycling opportunities - 09 December 2016 

THE Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports and Play Development team is working in partnership with Welsh Cycling to explore how to increase cycling opportunities within the Vale, particularly for young people and women.


New rules introduced in Wales to ensure takeaways promote food hygiene ratings on publicity materials - 08 December 2016

From 28 November, takeaway food businesses across Wales have been required to publish a bilingual statement on any publicity materials distributed that reminds customers that its food hygiene rating can be viewed online.


Llantwit Major coastal path sees great improvement - 08 December 2016

Cllr Gwyn John, Vale Council colleagues, and a representative of Natural Resources Wales were in Llantwit Major this week to sign off completion of the latest section of the Wales Coastal Path to be upgraded. 


New sculptures unveiled on the Glamorgan Heritage Coast - 08 December 2016 

PUPILS at St. Brides Primary School have recently unveiled a sculpture at St. Brides Major, one of a series of four commissioned to celebrate the Glamorgan Heritage Coast.


Barry Youngsters help create pictures of Wales football team - 07 December 2016

BARRY youngsters helped create portraits of the Wales football team including Real Madrid superstar Gareth Bale – then presented them to the players.


Fake Council Tax phone calls received by Vale of Glamorgan residents - 07 December 2016 

Shared Regulatory Services is warning residents of Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to beware of scam phone calls offering a rebate on overpaid Council Tax.


Football festival attracts high numbers - 07 December 2016

A RECORD number of schools attended the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s annual football festival, run in partnership with Barry Town United Ladies FC.


Ysgol Y Deri receives top marks from inspectors - 06 December 2016

Ysgol Y Deri, the Vale of Glamorgan’s state of the art facility for educating children and young people with special educational needs, has received praise from the schools inspectorate Estyn following its inspection.


Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Ice Central hailed huge success - 06 December 2016

THE Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Ice Central has been hailed a huge success after more than 4,000 people got their skates on.


Community group takes over running St Athan library - 05 December 2016

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has transferred St Athan library and the running of library services for the village to St Athan Community Hub and Library (SACHaL), a local Charitable Incorporated Organisation founded by residents of St Athan.


Community Chest proves fruitful for Vale clubs yet again - 05 December 2016 

18 sports clubs and organisations from across the Vale of Glamorgan have recently benefitted from a share of Community Chest awards totalling £22,175 to help them develop existing, or create new, sporting opportunities in the Vale.


Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports Academy Scheme set to commence - 01 December 2016

THE Sports Academy Scheme, delivered by the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Legacy Leisure, is offering 10 local sports stars free use of Council-owned leisure facilities in a bid to boost their chances of success. 


Wakeboarding could be first new activity on offer at Cosmeston Country Park - 01 December 2016

Visitors to Cosmeston Country Park could soon be able to dip more than just their toes into the water by trying out one of Britain’s most popular watersports: wakeboarding.