February 2016 News

Latest News from the Council


Heritage Coast Sculptures - Monday 29 February

Children and local residents help design four new sculptures destined for the Heritage Coast in 2016.


Barry Careers Fair - Monday 29 February

Young people will have the opportunity to talk with local and national employers at an upcoming event in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Official opening of Ysgol Gwaun Y Nant - Monday 29 February

Ysgol Gwaun Y Nant recently held its official opening to celebrate the new building and the benefits it will offer to the education of the children that attend.


Free Sports Leadership Courses - Friday 26 February

Are you interested in working in sports or coaching?


National Nest Box Week - Friday 26 February

Children in the Vale of Glamorgan have taken part in National Nest Box Week (NNBW) to give some much needed help to birdlife in the region. 


Holton Road shop front improvements - Friday 26 February

The upper section of Barry’s Holton Road could soon look very different as over 30 local independent traders have signed up to a Council initiative which will see new shop fronts, security shutters and signage installed.


Council leader welcomes Aston Martin investment - Wednesday 24 February

The announcement that Aston Martin has chosen St Athan in the Vale of Glamorgan as the site for production of its new luxury car has been welcomed by the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council.


Safer Vale Clean Up - Tuesday 23 February

The Safer Vale Partnership working together with Keep Wales Tidy and the RAF Association has completed another successful litter pick in Gilbert Street, Barry on Wednesday 27th January 2016.


New ways of operating Barry Island attractions to be debated - Thursday 18 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to debate how best to manage its seafront concessions at Barry Island, including the eye-catching new beach huts.


Development Courses for Vale of Glamorgan sports clubs - Thursday 18 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is continuing its commitment to get people active and healthy in the region, by supporting local sports clubs to run their activities more effectively.


Opening of Bumblebees Flying Start Group - Wednesday 17 February

The Vale of Glamorgan’s newest Flying Start group has been launched at Colcot Primary School. 


Universal Credit begins rollout - Monday 15 February

The new Universal Credit will begin to be introduced in the Vale of Glamorgan from February 2016.


National Libraries Day - Monday 15 February

National Libraries Day took place on Saturday 6 February, with hundreds of events taking place around the country.


Decommissioning of chemical tank at Barry Chemical Complex - Monday 15 February

On Monday 15 February, Zeon Chemicals, based at Barry Chemical Complex, are planning to decommission their Mercaptan tank.


Second Weycock Cross planning appeal withdrawn - Thursday 11 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is pleased to advise that an appeal for a proposed 200 house development on land at Walters Farm, at Weycock Cross in Barry, has now been withdrawn.


New Interpretation Boards for Llantwit Major - Wednesday 10 February

Two brand new interpretation boards have been installed in the centre of Llantwit Major, as part of a Vale of Glamorgan Council economic development project.  


Penarth pupils raise money and awareness with sign2sing - Wednesday 10 February

Pupils at Cogan Primary School in Penarth last week hosted a sign2sing event to raise essential funds to help vulnerable deaf children and adults.


New Crossing for Llantwit Major - Wednesday 10 February

Work is underway by the Vale of Glamorgan Council to install a new pedestrian crossing on Llanmaes Road, in Llantwit Major.


Council keeps Vale moving - Wednesday 10 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s highways team were out in force on Monday and Tuesday working to keep roads across the Vale open in the wake of two days of heavy storms.


Online Today helping people with sensory loss get online - Wednesday 10 February

Technology can make life easier if you have hearing or sight problems, but knowing where to start isn't always easy - we're here to help. 


Terra Nova Way re-opened - Monday 8 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is continuing to monitor a stretch of embankment near to the Penarth Heights development that saw a small landslip as a result of heavy rain on Sunday.


Progress towards Barry schools transformation to be published online - Monday 8 February

Progress now underway and updates to be published online.


Five Vale libraries could be taken over by community groups - Friday 5 February

Community groups could take over the running of five libraries in the Vale of Glamorgan from April if the recommendations of a report are agreed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council on Monday.


Exhibition brings together the community for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 - Thursday 4 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council marked Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 by welcoming religious leaders and other guests from across the county to the official launch of the ‘Don’t Stand By: Flames for Humanity’s Heroes’ exhibition at the Art Central Gallery in Barry.


#NVRD- Join the drive and register to vote today - Wednesday 3 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council wants to encourage anyone not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Drive this week and go online now to register.


Council welcomes Weycock Cross appeal dismissal - Tuesday 2 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has welcomed the decision of the Natural Resources Minister, Carl Sargent,  who has today dismissed the appeal brought by Taylor Wimpy PLC for a development of up to 200 houses at the Weycock Cross site in Barry.


People of the Vale to walk and run themselves proud for Sport Relief - Monday 1 February

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is back – and it’s coming to Barry Island.