October 2016 News

Latest News from the Council 


Long-serving Colcot Sports Centre worker retires after 36 years’ service - October 31 2016

LONG-serving Recreation Assistant Lewis Coffey has called full-time on a 36-year career at Colcot Sports Centre



Improvement Plan Part 2 published - 31 October 2016

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has published its Improvement Plan Part 2 for 2016.



Vale of Glamorgan Council begin work to remove Cross Common Road Bridge - 28 October 2016

VALE of Glamorgan Council are set to begin work on a new traffic route through Dinas Powys next week that will lead to the Cross Common Road Bridge being removed.



Porthkerry Country Park hosts community engagement event - 28 October 2016 

Over 25 members of the local community came together to attend a community engagement evening at Porthkerry Country Park’s lodge recently, where they learned more about the park’s new projects, including the Heritage Lottery Fund subsidised “Wood to Wheel” project.


Porthcawl takeaway picks up a fine for poor food hygiene - 27 October 2016 

The owner of a Porthcawl takeaway has been prosecuted after numerous food hygiene offences were found at his premises. 


Gladstone Gardens set to bloom this autumn - 26 October 2016

Following a successful public consultation earlier this year, and further funding being secured, the Vale of Glamorgan Council will be undertaking a range of renovation works in Barry’s Gladstone Gardens over the coming months.


Vale’s Porthkerry Country Park up for UK's best park award - 25 October 2016 

Porthkerry Country Park has been nominated for the “UK's Best Park, as voted by YOU! 2016” award, making the final list of over 200 nominated local green spaces from across the UK.


The community of Rhoose - have your say! - 24 October 2016

Following the successful pilot community mapping work in St. Athan and Wenvoe, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Creative Rural Communities Team are working with Rhoose Community Library Management Team in order to find out how residents of the Rhoose ward feel about local service provision at the present, and what their aspirations are for the future.


Barry Island Promenade praised by Green Flag awarding body - 20 October 2006

BARRY Island Promenade has been given glowing feedback in the report by Keep Wales Tidy that saw it receive a Green Flag Award -  the international mark of a quality outdoor space.  


Vale clubs benefit from Council's funding initiative - 20 October 2016

Thirteen sporting organisations from across the Vale of Glamorgan have recently received a share of funds totalling £16, 817 to help them increase participation in sport across their county.


Barry's High Street area set for increased car parking and new pedestrian crossings - 20 October 2016

Work has begun to provide more parking spaces and improve safety in a busy Barry shopping area.


Strong Progress at Barry Comprehensive School - 20 October 2016

Staff and students at Barry Comprehensive School were delighted at the release of a new report from school inspectors Estyn showing the school has made significant progress across the board since its full inspection in 2013.


Agreement signed to promote the social use of Welsh in the Vale of Glamorgan - 19 October 2016 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council and Menter Bro Morgannwg have signed a new framework agreement to develop new services to strengthen the Welsh language within communities in the Vale.


Vale of Glamorgan Youth Mayor elected - 19 October 2016 

A recent Vale Youth Forum meeting, held on Monday 17 October, saw the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cllr. Neil Moore, and Mayor of the Council, Cllr. Stuart Egan, announce this year’s successful candidate for the Youth Mayor election campaign.


Call to reintroduce licensing scheme for tattooists and cosmetic piercers - 19 October 2016 

Shared Regulatory Services (SRS) recently hosted an evening business forum for registered tattooists, semi-permanent makeup artists and body piercers working in the Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.


Vale girls glowing, thanks to glowminton - 19 October 2016

Thanks to the partnership between the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports Development team and Badminton Wales, Vale girls are on the move and exercising in a fast-paced, ultra-violet environment.


Vale Council searching for volunteers - 19 October 2016 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Road Safety team are on the lookout for enthusiastic and reliable volunteers to help deliver their Child Pedestrian Training across Vale of Glamorgan primary schools.


Vale of Glamorgan Council begins crack down on littering - 17 October 2016

Environmental enforcement officers are now on patrol in the Vale of Glamorgan as new measures to tackle littering and environmental crime have come into effect.


Shared Regulatory Services Win Two RSPCA Awards - 17 October 2016

SHARED Regulatory Services (SRS), the department that helps deliver certain provision across the Vale of Glamorgan, Bridgend and Cardiff Council areas, received two awards at an RSPCA presentation reception.


Vale Council raises awareness of Open Register - 14 October 2016 

As part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s annual canvass, households in the Vale of Glamorgan have received Household Enquiry Forms asking residents to check that the information that appears on the Electoral Register for that address is correct.


Success at Enterprising Britain Awards for Vale Council’s start-up bursary scheme - 13 October 2016 

The only Welsh entry shortlisted at this year’s Enterprising Britain Awards - the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Inspiring the Vale Bursary Scheme - has been ‘highly commended’ in its category.


Landlords must comply with new Rent Smart Wales laws by 23 November - 13 October 2016

Anyone who rents out property in the Vale of Glamorgan needs to comply with a new law that is coming into effect across Wales in November.


Vale proves successful at All Wales Building Excellence Awards - 12 October 2016 

Following wins at Local Authority Building Control (LABC) Cymru’s South Wales Buildings Excellence Awards event earlier this year, the Vale of Glamorgan Council has competed with finalists from North Wales to win in two categories in the All Wales awards.


Junior badminton club awarded for increasing participation in sport - 11 October 2016 

A junior badminton club based in Penarth has been awarded for increasing the opportunity for disabled people to take part in sport.


Youth Mayor elections 2016 - 11 October 2016 

This year’s Local Democracy Week (LDW) takes place this week – between 10-14 October – and is aiming to encourage young people to get involved in local politics.


Barry Civic Centre to be transformed into ICE CENTRAL this winter - 10 October 2016

Central Park in Barry is to host the town’s first ever ice rink this winter and will become home to a series of attractions as part of its transformation into Ice Central.


Initiative to beat fraudsters joined as Porthcawl resident comes close to losing £3000 - 10 October 2016 

Following recent revelations that a Porthcawl resident came close to being scammed out of a large sum of money by a convincing phone scam, Shared Regulatory Services (SRS) is supporting the Friends Against Scams initiative in order to raise awareness of the financial and emotional impact of mass marketing scams.


Professor Stephen Hawking inspires disabled children at a Penarth school - 07 October 2016 

PROFESSOR Stephen Hawking has taken time out to inspire children from Ysgol y Deri, who also use technology to communicate.


Salisbury Road play area latest to receive Council investment - 07 October 2016 

A complete refurbishment is planned to turn the existing children’s play area at Salisbury Road in Barry into a public park that the whole community can enjoy.


Information drop-in for sports clubs and groups delivering sports - 06 October 2016 

Are you part of a sports club within the Vale of Glamorgan or an organisation who delivers, or would like to deliver, some sport for Vale residents?


Cosmeston Lakes receives bags of help to come alive through sound - 06 October 2016 

As a confirmed favourite project of Tesco’s ‘Bags of Help’ initiative, the Vale of Glamorgan’s Cosmeston Lakes Country Park has now received its brand new ‘Audio Nature Trail’ units, which will provide visitors of the park with detailed audio descriptions as they walk through the nature reserve.


Dunraven Bay hosts pop-up events - 05 October 2016 

The Vale of Glamorgan’s Dunraven Bay, Southerndown, has played host to a range of pop-up events recently, including a mix of hands-on craft activities and an open-air cinema weekend.  


Two weeks remain for parents to have a say on proposed £44M schools investment - 04 October 2016 

Two weeks remain before the end of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s public consultation on a proposal that could see £44m invested into two new mixed-sex secondary schools for Barry.


Lottery funding for Porthkerry 'Wood to Wheel' project - 04 October 2016 

Porthkerry Country Park has been awarded £63,000 by the Heritage Lottery Fund for an exciting project, Wood to Wheel – the story of a mill.


Sheep to visit Barry Library as part of British Wool Week - 04 October 2016 

Libraries in Barry, Cowbridge and Llantwit Major will be celebrating British Wool Week by holding events that demonstrate the wonders of wool and the sheep that produce it.


Vale of Glamorgan Council invests £100,000 in upgrading Cliff Top play area - 04 October

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has agreed to spend £100,000 to upgrade Penarth’s Cliff Top play area as part of widespread playground improvement plans.


Let's Talk well-being in the Vale - 03 October 2016

It’s time to join the big conversation about public services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.