September 2016 News 

Latest News from the Council  


CRC team hosts Evolving Communities workshop - 28 September 2016 

Creative Rural Communities (CRC), the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s rural regeneration initiative, are inviting people to come forward with innovative ideas that have the potential to take communities and enterprises in the rural Vale in new, exciting directions.


Barry Communities First to hold jobs fair - 28 September 2016 

Are you searching for employment, or looking for training or suitable apprenticeship opportunities? Have you just finished education and are not sure know what to do next? Do you need to gain work experience and perhaps volunteer to gain the skills needed for work?


Temporary road closures for Dock View Road - 27 September 2016

Dockview Road, Barry will be closed in sections from Monday 17 October until Friday 16 December to all as Wales & West Utilities  carry out essential gas pipe replacement work.


Figures demonstrate significant increase in Vale of Glamorgan tourism - 26 September 2016 

VISITORS are flocking to the Vale of Glamorgan, new statistics have revealed.


Cogan man breaks the mould to start childminding business - 23 September 2016

A COGAN man has left the building site behind to break the mould in a female-dominated profession, with help from the Vale of Glamorgan Council Family Information Service (FIS).


Vale of Glamorgan Council could invest nearly £2 million in leisure centres - 22 September 2016

THE Vale of Glamorgan Council will invest nearly £2 million to upgrade leisure centre facilities, if plans are approved.


‘Sense of Place’ could drive next stage of regeneration for Barry - 22 September 2016 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to consider the findings of a report that proposes work be undertaken to harness the knowledge and expertise of the local community to inform the future regeneration of Barry and its surrounding areas.


Huge support for proposed investment into Welsh medium education in the Vale - 22 September 2016 

92% of respondents to a public consultation undertaken by the Vale of Glamorgan Council have given their support to proposals that could see £19.3m invested into Ysgol Bro Morgannwg, the Vale’s Welsh medium secondary school.


Extraordinary meeting of Vale committee to discuss proposed schools investment - 21 September 2016 

An extraordinary meeting of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Learning and Culture Scrutiny Committee will be held on 3 October 2016 at 6:00pm at the Civic Offices to discuss the proposals to establish two new mixed secondary schools in Barry which are currently the subject of a public consultation. 


Dinas Powys Primary School celebrates Estyn report - 21 September 2016 

Dinas Powys Primary School’s headteacher, Julie Thompson, was joined by the school’s staff and governors, amongst other invited guests, to celebrate the recent publication of the school’s first Estyn Inspection report.


Why not Paws In The Vale? - 20 September 2016 

Dog owners and their dogs across the UK can now enjoy more than 70 attractions, eateries, accommodation-providers and shops in the rural Vale of Glamorgan, safe in the knowledge that they are welcome, thanks to the new Paws In The Vale pilot project. 


Vale Council host Duke of Edinburgh's Award celebration night - 19 September 2016

The Vale of Glamorgan Council recently hosted a celebration evening for local youngsters who had gained their gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.


Rights Ambassadors offer new opportunity for young people - 19 September 2016 

Young people from across the Vale of Glamorgan are to be given another opportunity to participate in the exciting and innovative Rights Ambassadors project.


Urgent Recall of Cheese that may cause E.Coli - 16 September 2016

The Shared Regulatory Services team responsible for regulatory services across the Vale of Glamorgan, Cardiff and Bridgend, is urging consumers and businesses to be vigilant following a national recall of cheese supplies by Errington Cheese Ltd, Walston Braehead Farm, Carnwath, Lanark.


Council consults on latest changes to Local Development Plan - 16 September 2016

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has begun consultation on the latest changes to its draft Local Development Plan, made following the recent public examination of the previous draft.


Eastern Approaches Gateway to receive improvements - 16 September 2016 

This September and October will see the Vale of Glamorgan Council undertake environmental improvement work to the land at the junction of Cardiff Road (A4055) and Sully Moors Road (B267).


The community of Wenvoe: have your say! - 14 September 2016 

Following the successful community mapping work in St. Athan, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Creative Rural Communities Team is working with the Wenvoe Community Council on another community mapping project.


Vale parks up for People's Choice Award - 14 September 2016 

Following a successful year for the Vale of Glamorgan, a year in which it has picked up several Blue and Green Flag Awards, people now have the opportunity to vote for their favourite park, giving it the chance of being named in the top ten in the UK’s People Choice Award. 


Wenvoe Community Library Ltd. begins operations - 13 September 2016 

The management of Wenvoe Library has been formally transferred to Wenvoe Community Library Ltd, making it the second community library established in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Steady footing as improvements made at Dimhole Bay - 13 September 2016 

Works to upgrade the Wales Coast Path at Dimhole Bay, located between Llantwit Major and St. Donats, were underway on 05 September.


Could you be the next sports coach of the future? - 12 September 2016 

Do you know of someone aged between 16-24 years who is interested in developing a pathway in sports coaching?  If so, there is a programme that may be for them.


Penarth youth's call to action - 12 September 2016 

Penarth Youth Action (PYA), the youth council for Penarth, is currently recruiting new members from local secondary schools and youth organisations. 


“Healthier parks for healthier people” as the Vale Council install two new drinking fountains at Victoria Park - 09 September 2016 

On Tuesday 06 September, the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Neil Moore, and fellow Cadoc Ward Councillor Fred Johnson, visited Victoria Park to meet with members of the Friends of Victoria Park, and officially unveil the new drinking fountains.


Legal costs appeal against Vale of Glamorgan Council fails - 07 September 2016 

An application for legal costs made by Sully and Lavernock Community Council against the Vale of Glamorgan Council has been refused.


Art Central Gallery celebrates its tenth anniversary in November - 07 September 2016 

Art Central Gallery, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s prestigious art gallery, is celebrating its tenth anniversary in November 2016. The gallery opened in November 2006, with its inaugural ‘Open’ exhibition, and is pleased to announce that they will be accepting art submissions to be exhibited during its anniversary Open exhibition event. 


Vale tops Council league table for second year - 07 September 2016 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been ranked as the highest performing local authority in Wales for the second year running.


Vale of Glamorgan Council honours members of Merchant Navy with ceremony - 07 September 2016 

On 02 September, members of the Vale of Glamorgan Council congregated at the Merchant Navy Monument, at Barry’s Civic Centre, to honour members of the Merchant Navy and those of the earlier Mercantile Marine.


Penarth's Zig-zag Path lights up at night - 06 September 2016

A lighting scheme along the well—used Zig-Zag Cycle Track, linking Penarth Heights to Terra Nova Way at Penarth Marina, has now been completed, with the lights being switched on to give pedestrians and cyclists increased visibility at night.


Successful community care scheme to be expanded - 05 September 2016 

The successful team at the Vale Community Resource Service (VCRS), which helps move people out of hospitals and back into their own homes, is to be expanded in order to enable it to continue to provide a seven-day service to support hospital discharges.


Consultation begins on proposed £44m investment into Barry secondary schools - 05 September 2016 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has begun a public consultation on a proposal that could see £44m invested into two new mixed-sex secondary schools for Barry.


‘Glowminton’ to get Vale girls on the move - 05 September 2016 

A partnership has been developed between the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports and Development team and Badminton Wales, with the shared aim of getting more girls across the Vale active as part of the ‘Vale Girls on the Move’ campaign.

Nurturing and supporting regeneration in the rural Vale - 01 September 2016 

Creative Rural Communities (CRC), the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s rural regeneration initiative, are inviting people to come forward with innovative ideas that have the potential to take communities and enterprises in the rural Vale in new, exciting directions.


Holton Road Primary School receives facelift - 01 September 2016 

Barry’s Holton Road Primary School is, this summer, receiving cleaning and refurbishment work as part of the on-going regeneration work being carried out for the Castleland Renewal Area scheme.