November 2016 News

Latest News from the Council


Visitors flock to Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Ice Central - November 28 2016

VISITORS have been flocking to Barry’s Ice Central as the focal point of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s winter events programme proves hugely popular.


Mayor's Christmas Card Competition - 28 November 2016

Just over 500 children from all over the Vale of Glamorgan used a great deal of ingenuity, glitter and lots of different mediums to enter The Mayors Christmas Card competition.


Small Business Saturday - November 28 2016

Small Business Saturday UK is a non-commercial campaign, which highlights small business success and encourages consumers to ‘shop local’ and support small businesses in their communities.


Snow Business ready to deliver a festive flurry to Barry's Ice Central - November 25 2016

FILM and television effects company Snow Business have moved into Barry’s Ice Central to turn the venue into a frosty festive fun zone.


Ice Central rink builders begin work in Barry - November 24 2016

EXPERT Ice rink suppliers 11th-hour events are constructing the focal point of the Vale Of Glamorgan Council’s Ice Central in a process that involves freezing 7,500 litres of water.


Vale of Glamorgan Council host information stand for Carers’ Rights Day - Wednesday November 24 2016

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be hosting a special information stand on Friday 25 November between 10am-2.30pm in the Reception area of Barry Hospital to mark Carers’ Rights Day.


Listen to live music while you skate at Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Ice Central - November 23 2016

SKATERS at Ice Central can enjoy music on the move as Mack Events prepare to transmit tunes from a marquee to the site’s main attraction.


Two Awards in one week for Vale Entrepreneurship - November 22 2016

Last week was a busy one for the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Bursary Officer Annette Gee. 



Christmas Events Begin in the Vale - November 21 2016

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Christmas events programme began this weekend with the Penarth Christmas festival. This week will see the lights come on across the rest of the Vale and the launch of the eagerly anticipated Ice Central events programme in Barry. 


Barry’s Art Central gallery celebrates 10-year Anniversary- November 16 2016

BARRY’S Art Central gallery is currently celebrating its 10th anniversary with an exhibition showcasing more than 200 diverse works of art from over 90 local, national and international artists.


Forté Project is back to unearth promising artists - 11 November 2016 

Arts Connect – a partnership between local authorities across the Vale of Glamorgan, Caerphilly, Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend – have recently successfully secured funding from the Arts Council Wales to re-launch the Forté Project.


Reports of mail and phone fraud as Shared Regulatory Services promotes National Safeguarding Week - 11 November 2016 

Shared Regulatory Services is continuing its commitment to protecting vulnerable consumers by promoting National Safeguarding Week, which runs between November 14 – 18.


Vale of Glamorgan to mark Armistice Day - 10 November 2016 

Civic bodies across the Vale will be holding ceremonies to mark Armistice Day 2016.


Changes to garden waste collections across the Vale - 10 November 2016 

As the winter months approach, changes to garden waste collections mean that, from December, Vale residents are required to call the Council and request collection of their garden waste.


Vale of Glamorgan Council donate proportion of car parking revenue to the Rotary Club - 09 November 2016


THE Vale of Glamorgan Council was delighted to hand over a cheque of £1,000 to Barry Rotary Club taken from car park revenue generated on the night of Barry Island’s Fireworks Fiesta last weekend.


Barry is one of the UK's top five destinations for independent shops - 09 November 2016 

BARRY is one of the top five locations in Britain for independent shops, according to a new survey.


Third community library established in the Vale of Glamorgan - 09 November 2016 

The management of Dinas Powys Library has been formally transferred to Dinas Powys Library and Activity Centre, making it the third community library established in the Vale of Glamorgan.


New learning hub opens at Barry library - 08 November 2016

The Leader and Deputy Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council welcomed the first learners to the new Vale Learning Centre this week as the latest addition to Barry’s Central Library opened its doors. 


Leadership Café leads the way for the Vale of Glamorgan Council - 03 November 2016 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Leadership Café has been shortlisted in the Team of the Year category for the prestigious LGC Awards 2017.


Merry Christmas, from the Vale - 02 November 2016 

As the festive period fast approaches, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Mayor’s Christmas card competition has come to an end, and announced Harri Evans of Ysgol Saint Curig as its overall winner.


Vale catering members serve up platter of awards - 02 November 2016 

A kitchen assistant working out of St. Cyres Comprehensive School in Penarth has scooped top prize in a catering competition recognising excellence across catering in schools.