January 2016 News

Latest News from the Council 

Vale schools continue to set the standard - Thursday 28 January

Schools in the Vale of Glamorgan have been rated as some of the best in Wales in a report published by Welsh Government.


Barry beaches found to be safe for dogs - Wednesday 27 January

A comprehensive investigation undertaken by the Vale of Glamorgan Council has found no evidence that the water at Barry Island, and the surrounding coastal areas, poses any risk to animals or humans.


Barry netball club receives award for inclusivity - Tuesday 26 January

Red Dragon Junior Netball Club has become the first netball club in South Wales to be awarded the insport ribbon award.


Llantwit Youth Council host evening for town councillors - Tuesday 26 January

The informal evening gave the Llantwit Youth Council and the councillors the chance to get to know each other and to discuss the views of the young people in the town. 


'Don't Stand By: Flames for Humanity's Heroes' Exhibition - Monday 25 January

The Art Central gallery in Barry is hosting a wide ranging exhibition entitled ‘Don’t Stand By:  Flames for Humanity’s Heroes’, to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.


Penarth Table Tennis Academy - Monday 25 January

A new table tennis club has opened in Penarth offering weekly sessions for juniors and seniors.


Vale Council investigating substance on beaches - Monday 25 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is investigating reports that a number of dogs have become unwell after being walked on the beach at Whitmore Bay, Barry Island.


Pool cars driving savings for Vale Council - Wednesday 20 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council expects to save in excess of £100,000 in the next twelve months as a result of an innovative ‘pool car’ scheme that was piloted during 2015.


Worm Charming at Porthkerry - Monday 18 January

Porthkerry Wildlife Rangers met on Saturday to have a go at worm charming. Despite the very cold weather the survey was a great success!


£1.96 Boverton flood prevention scheme - Thursday 14 January

£1.96 million has been allocated for an important flood defence scheme at Boverton in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Work to begin to make safe Penarth Escarpment - Wednesday 13 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to begin work to cut back vegetation on Penarth Escarpment to help prevent landslips.


Funding approved for Barry Comprehensive School refurbishments - Monday 11 January

Refurbishment works to improve the learning environment at Barry Comprehensive School have been given the go-ahead thanks to funding from the Vale of Glamorgan Council.


Council given seal of approval by education inspectors - Friday 8 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has made significant improvements since 2013 according to Estyn, the schools inspectorate.


Rogue trader who targeted elderly Dinas Powys couple convicted - Wednesday 6 January

Following a joint investigation with the Police, Trading Standards in the Vale of Glamorgan have secured a conviction against a rogue trader who targeted an elderly couple in Dinas Powys.


Bright future for Vale's country parks - Wednesday 6 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will work to secure the future of its country parks by exploring opportunities for opening the popular attractions up to a range of new leisure activities.


Greenlinks bring Christmas Day cheer to older people in the Vale - Tuesday 5 January

Volunteers from the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Greenlinks community transport service teamed up with Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale to bring some festive cheer to older people on Christmas Day.