June 2016 News

Latest News from the Council 


£44m investment into Barry secondary schools proposed - 30 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to discuss a proposal that would see £44m invested into two new mixed-sex secondary schools in Barry to replace the existing Barry Comprehensive and Bryn Hafren Comprehensive schools.


Vale serves up a treat for local schools - 29 June

The Vale of Glamorgan saw over 190 primary school pupils participate in the recent Vale Primary Tennis Festival. 


The Vale’s Paragames inspires a new generation - 27 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council's Disability Sport Wales officer was on hand to promote sport and activity for child athletes with disabilities, as this year’s Paragames inspired a new generation of school pupils across the Vale to emulate their Paralympic Heroes.


Fairies Descend upon Cowbridge Library - 27 June

Cowbridge Library recently hosted a ‘Midsummer Fairy Evening’, where children enjoyed an evening of magical storytelling and creative crafts.


B99 open-top service to include Penarth - 24 June

The recently introduced and popular ‘open-top’ B99 bus service is now operating an extended service from Barry Island through to Penarth. 


Barry Island Becomes first Welsh beach to offer free Wi-Fi to visitors - 21 June

Visitors to Barry Island can now surf the web whilst soaking up the sunshine. The Vale of Glamorgan Council has installed free public access Wi-Fi across the seafront.


Consultation on Welsh Medium Expansion has begun - 21 June

A public consultation on the proposal to expand Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg on its current site to meet the increased demand for Welsh Medium secondary education has begun.


Flying Start Safety Event - 15 June

The Vale of Glamorgan’s Flying Start team landed in Barry recently, delivering a family safety event aimed at both parents and carers.


Vale of Glamorgan Council Praised for Quick Actions - 14 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been praised for its decisive actions during the collapse of a residential property in Penarth.


New lease of life for four Penarth parks - 13 June

Four parks across north Penarth are due to benefit from a significant investment by the Vale of Glamorgan Council. 


Freedom of the Vale of Glamorgan Parade - 7 June

HMS Cambria was awarded the Freedom of the Vale of Glamorgan in 2012 and will honour their right to parade through the town of Barry on Saturday 18 June 2016.


Barry Island festival attracts thousands - 7 June 

The crowds flocked to Barry Island this weekend, to sample the music, food and culture on offer, at the first ever Beats, Eats and Treats weekend festival.


Carers Week 2016 - 6 June

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges that carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.


Give & Gain Day in Barry - 3 June

Recently, employees from the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Housing and Building Services department took part in Business in the Community’s Give & Gain Day to support worthy causes in the community.


Proposal to amalgamate Cadoxton Primary and Nursery Schools - 1 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet will again discuss proposals to amalgamate Cadoxton Primary School and Cadoxton Nursery School at its meeting on Monday 6 June.


Proposal to increase the number of Welsh Medium Secondary School Places - 1 June

Ysgol Bro Morgannwg could be set to receive a £19.3m investment as part of proposals to expand the school, in order to help it meet the growing demand for Welsh medium education in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Hockey takes the Vale of Glamorgan by Storm - 1 June

One hundred and fifty eight pupils from nine primary schools across the Vale of Glamorgan have taken part in the Primary School Hockey Festivals held at Barry and Cowbridge.