May 2016 News

Latest News from the Council


Sport and exercise classes in community centres - 27 May

The Vale of Glamorgan has a selection of venues in which residents can take part in sport and exercise.


Vale Children and Young People learn about their rights - Thursday 26 May

Children and young people across the Vale of Glamorgan have recently welcomed the Vale Youth Service Rights Ambassadors to their schools and youth groups.


Beach Hut rental success - Thursday 26 May

Following the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s announcement that Barry Island’s beach huts were going to be available for year-long rentals, a surge of interest has seen them snapped up in quick time.


Two Blue Flags for the Vale of Glamorgan - Thursday 19 May

Five seaside locations in the Vale of Glamorgan have received national coast awards, including two prestigious Blue Flag awards, as part of Keep Wales Tidy’s Seaside Awards 2016.


SEND spiders triumph in Vale Boccia League - Tuesday 17 May

SEND Spiders have tangled the opposition in their web and triumphed in their first ever Vale Boccia League. 


New vision for the Vale - Monday 16 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has set out how it will achieve its vision for the next four years.


Coastal Event pop-up pilot launched - Monday 16 May

Creative Rural Communities has launched a pilot scheme to give businesses the opportunity to trial event pop-ups at Dunraven Bay, Southerndown.


Council to support budding event organisers - Wednesday 11 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is offering financial support to local event organisers delivering unique and interesting events, along with the opportunity to hold their event on the recently refurbished Eastern Promenade at Barry Island.


Annual beach hut rentals coming soon - Wednesday 11 May

With summer fast approaching, visitors to Barry Island will soon be able to relax in a beach hut more easily, cheaply and for a whole year at a time with an annual ticket. 


Reflections on European Funding for Cowbridge - Monday 9 May

Creative Rural Communities , the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s rural regeneration team, marked Europe Day 2016 with a review of some of the rural Vale’s most successful rural initiatives.


Free Customer Service Course - Monday 9 May

Barry Communities First will be running a free Customer Service course followed by a visit to Admiral Insurance in Cardiff.


Bus Timetable enhancements - Tuesday 3 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is pleased to announce the introduction of timetable amendments that will welcome visitors to the region during the summer months and provide a better service for residents.


Gibbonsdown Job Club for 16–24 year olds - Tuesday 3 May 

Barry Communities First is running a weekly Job Club for 16–24 year olds, to help them overcome the barriers to finding a job.


Richard Cox Exhibition at Art Central - Tuesday 3 May

Artist Richard Cox’s multi-media exhibition of digital photography, paintings, drawings and books has opened at Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s prized gallery situated in the Town Hall, Barry.