March 2016 News

Latest News from the Council

New play area for Hatch Quarry - Wednesday 30 March

The completion of a new children’s play area, has been celebrated by local children and those involved on the project.


Creative Rural Communities launches Dog Friendly Pilot - Wednesday 30 March 

What does it take for a destination to be friendly to dogs and for dogs to be friendly to the destination? 


New way of working to deliver affordable homes - Tuesday 29 March

A new partnership agreement designed to deliver more affordable homes for the Vale of Glamorgan has been signed by the Hafod, Newydd, United Welsh, and Wales and West housing associations, and the Vale of Glamorgan Council.


The Vale Council’s seasonal grass cutting team are ready for action - Tuesday 29 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s award winning parks team is ready for a new way of working and another busy summer of grass cutting.


Iconic bandstand gets a summer makeover - Thursday 24 March

The Victoria Park bandstand in Cadoxton is receiving a renovation makeover in time for the summer.


Transport assistance for users of new medical centre - Thursday 24 March

Dinas Powys’ new £2.7 million medical centre has now opened its doors to patients.


Half Ironman record broken in the Vale of Glamorgan - Wednesday 23 March

The Vale of Glamorgan was home to a record breaking attempt on Thursday. 


Easter Weekend traffic and travel Barry Island - Tuesday 22 March

With Barry Island expected to be very busy this Easter weekend the Vale of Glamorgan Council has taken steps to ensure that the main access road to the resort, the Causeway, is fully open. 


First Minister officially opens award winning Penarth Learning Community - Monday 21 March

The First Minister of Wales, Carwyn Jones, has officially opened the Penarth Learning Community, the £50m home of St Cyres Comprehensive School and Ysgol Y Deri special school in Penarth.


Delay to some council tax payments - Friday 18 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is advising residents that some council tax payments will be collected later than usual in April.


Guild Award for ex-pupil of Ysgol Y Deri - Thursday 17 March

An ex-pupil of Ysgol Y Deri Special School has been presented with an award for his achievements in education.


Lights off for the WWF's Earth Hour - Wednesday 16 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is joining the global celebration for our brilliant planet by supporting WWF’s Earth Hour – a spectacular and symbolic lights out event that focuses the world’s attention on our planet, and the need to protect it.


Barry Comprehensive pupil wins national film review award - Wednesday 16 March

A 12 year old pupil from Barry Comprehensive School has seen off competition from around the UK to win a national film award.


Outstanding Contribution Award for 50+ Strategy Forum - Wednesday 16 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s 50+ Strategy Forum have won Age Cymru’s Outstanding Contribution Award at their 2016 Gala Dinner and Awards.


Women's Arts Association launches an exhibition to celebrate IWD 2016 - Tuesday 15 March

Art Central recently saw the launch of the Women’s Arts Association’s exhibition of artworks created by Women artists form across Wales in celebration of International Women's Day 2016.


Vale of Glamorgan Council Leader Welcomes City Deal - Tuesday 15 March

The Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cllr Neil Moore, has welcomed the signing of the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal.


Free Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) course - Monday 14 March

Would you like to learn about working safely with harmful chemicals in the workplace?  Barry Communities First and Jobcentre Plus are running a free course for anyone that would like to know more.


Glamorgan Heritage Coast receives funding boost - Monday 14 March

Visitors to Dunraven Bay, Southerndown can now access the beach more easily thanks to a newly refurbished slipway.


Council tax set for the Vale of Glamorgan - Friday 11 March

An increase in council tax for the Vale of Glamorgan of 3.9% was agreed at a meeting of full council on Thursday 10 March 2016.


Green light for Penarth bus service improvements - Thursday 10 March

At their meeting on Monday 7 March, Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet approved a number of improvements to bus services across the county. 


Adult learners celebrate their achievements - Thursday 10 March

Adult learners in Barry have been celebrating, after successfully reaching the end of their chosen courses.


Barry Communities First half term activities - Tuesday 8 March

Barry’s Communities First group held a range of activities over the recent half term that got local children involved in fun and games.


Cogan primary School sponsor training of a Police Dog - Thursday 3 March

Pupils at Penarth’s Cogan Primary School have been in touch with South Wales Police, to play a part in the training of one of their police dogs.