July 2016 News

Latest News from the Council


Council acts quickly to remove travellers - 29 July 2016

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has taken swift action following the unauthorised occupation of a site near Stalling Down, Cowbridge.


Rhoose Point Lagoon- No Fishing, Camping and Swimming law to commence - 29 July 2016

New Bye Laws for Rhoose Point Lagoon were enacted by the Council on 22nd July 2016 and will be enforced against from midnight on 29th July 2016.


Glowing Report for Primary School - 28 July 2016

Dinas Powys Primary School has been highly praised for its performance in its recent Estyn Inspection.


Community Chest Funding - 28 July 2016

Could your sports club or organisation benefit from funding to further develop your existing community sport project, or would you like to create new sports opportunities for residents in the Vale of Glamorgan?


St Athan Family Fun Day - 28 July 2016

Saints, the newly established St Athan Parks Trust, will be running a family fun day on Friday 5 August, from 3pm to 7pm.


Bend it like Bale in the Vale - 27 July 2016 

Jenner Park hosted the annual Vale of Glamorgan girl’s primary football festival recently, and saw a range of schools compete for local bragging-rights.


Speed Awareness Signs in operation - 27 July 2016

Driver Messaging Feedback signs have been deployed and are now operational at two locations along Dinas Road in Penarth, to raise awareness of speed and obtain information on the overall speed of traffic.


New Waste Collection Days - 26 July 2016

From Monday 1 August waste and recycling collection days for some households in the Vale of Glamorgan will be changing.


A Dog-friendly Vale of Glamorgan - 21 July 2016 

Creative Rural Communities, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s rural regeneration initiative, has launched its Dog Friendly Pilot in the rural Vale of Glamorgan, with workshops in Cowbridge geared towards accommodation, attractions and shops.


More Green Flags are Flying in the Vale of Glamorgan - 21 July 2016

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has again been recognised for its commitment to providing clean, green spaces.


Millions secured for Vale communities through planning agreements - 21 July 2016

The Vale of Glamorgan Council secured more than £8m of funding for community investment through Section 106 agreements attached to planning approvals during 2015/16.


Isle of Fire returns to Barry Island - 20 July 2016

The beautiful award winning Isle of Fire returns to Barry Island this weekend, transforming the Island into a fiery landscape.


Sun and Games around the Vale - 20 July 2016

With the summer holidays fast approaching, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports & Play Development team have been busy planning their annual Sports & Play Family Fun Day.


Landlords awarded for Road Safety - 20 July 2016

On Friday 1 July, Vale landlords Jennie and Digby Rees were presented with the Road Safety Wales Award 2016 in recognition of their continuing awareness of road safety in the rural village of Peterston Super Ely. 


New Barry Island road to open for school holidays - 19 July 2016

A second route to Barry Island’s Harbour View car park and exit from the resort itself is set to be opened this week as the construction of the new Barry Waterfront link road which connects the popular seaside resort with the nearby Waterfront housing development enters its final stage.


First Council housing to be built in the Vale since 1999 - 19 July 2016  

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has this week set in motion plans to build the first new council owned housing in the county for 17 years. 


Charity Sun Cream Van visits Barry this Summer! - 18 July 2016

The Tenovus Cancer Sun Cream Van will be hitting the beach this summer and paying the residents of Barry Island a visit. 


Approval given for new 3G pitches - 14 July 2016

The go-ahead to take forward the development of six new all-weather 3G sports pitches at the Colcot Sports Centre, has been approved by the Vale of Glamorgan Council at the Cabinet meeting on Monday 11 July.  


School Sets Health and Fitness Example - 14 July 2016 

A health and fitness day held at St Richard Gwyn Catholic High School proved to be a huge success with staff and pupils alike.


Awesome Authors to Spin Stories at Barry Library - 13 July 2016

CBBC’s ‘Awesome Authors’ event is coming to Barry Library this July, giving local Vale children the chance to take part in a creative weekend full of reading and storytelling.


Bats, Balls and Bails on Barry Island - 12 July 2016 

Primary schools from across the Vale of Glamorgan flocked to Whitmore Bay earlier this month for the annual beach cricket festival.


Community’s Spirit is First Class at Celebration Event - 12 July 2016 

Barry Communities First, led by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, has recognised and celebrated volunteers and participants involved with their projects by hosting its celebration evening.


Mini Triathlon fundraiser a resounding success - 11 July 2016 

Vale of Glamorgan Social Services employees have pushed themselves to their physical limits, taking part in a mini triathlon fundraising event.


E.coli cases confirmed in England and Wales - 08 July 2016

Public Health Wales, Food Standards Agency Wales and Environmental Health Officers are supporting Public Health England to investigate an outbreak of E.coli O157.


Enterprising Britain Award nomination - 08 July 2016

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Inspiring the Vale Bursary Scheme has been shortlisted in the prestigious Enterprising Business Awards 2016.


Opening of new causeway footpath and cycleway - 07 July 2016

The regeneration of Barry Island continues with the opening of the new Causeway footpath and cycleway running from the Ship Inn junction, to the Old Harbour Car Park.


Tales From The Trailer Exhibition - 06 July 2016

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s prestigious gallery Art Central is pleased to be hosting The Romani Cultural & Arts Company’s heritage exhibition Tales From The Trailer.


Dogs are clever… - 06 July 2016

The Vale of Glamorgan Council are launching a campaign to remind all dog owners that it is their responsibility to pick up after their pooch and dispose of the package in the nearest bin.


Work begins to upgrade Barry library to learning hub - 05 July 2016

Construction work is now underway on a £100,000 investment into Barry library that will see a state of the art adult learning centre established and the building transformed into a learning hub for the Vale of Glamorgan.