October 2016 News
Latest News from the Council
LONG-serving Recreation Assistant Lewis Coffey has called full-time on a 36-year career at Colcot Sports Centre
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has published its Improvement Plan Part 2 for 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.
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.
The owner of a Porthcawl takeaway has been prosecuted after numerous food hygiene offences were found at his premises.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Work has begun to provide more parking spaces and improve safety in a busy Barry shopping area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A junior badminton club based in Penarth has been awarded for increasing the opportunity for disabled people to take part in sport.
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.
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.
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 has taken time out to inspire children from Ysgol y Deri, who also use technology to communicate.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s time to join the big conversation about public services in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.