April 2017 News


Latest News from the Council 



Porthkerry River Clean Huge Success 27 April 2017

Over 50 volunteers from Welsh Water, Natural Resources Wales, Cardiff Rivers Group and the local community joined Vale of Glamorgan Council Rangers to take part in a river clean at Porthkerry Country Park.


Vale Residents warned about council tax scam - 26 April 2017

RESIDENTS are being warned about scams purportedly offering a council tax refund – with the elderly a particular target.


Ysgol y Deri to stage charity bike ride - 20 April 2017

YSGOL y Deri is encouraging people to join, help marshal or sponsor participants of a charity bike ride it is organising next month.


Are you looking to hold a new event within the Vale of Glamorgan? - 13 April 2017  

Up to £3,000 of funding could be available for event organisers looking to deliver new and innovative events in the Vale of Glamorgan. 


Get ready to cast your vote - local elections fast approaching - 13 April 2017 

The local elections are to be held on Thursday 04 May, and Vale of Glamorgan residents are being urged to prepare to have their say.


First look at proposal for St Paul's Church - 13 April 2017

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced that Newydd Housing Association has been selected as its preferred bidder to undertake the development of the St Paul’s Church site in Penarth. 


Jenner Park plays host to primary school football festival - 12 April 2017

Over two-hundred girls took part in the Vale of Glamorgan Primary Girls Football Festival recently, as football once again demonstrated its increasing popularity amongst young Vale girls.


Cycling sessions begin at Cosmeston - 12 April 2017

A free cycling scheme began at Cosmeston last weekend, and aimed to get more Vale girls ‘on the move’.


Free Guided Walks in the Vale of Glamorgan courtesy of Valeways - 10 April 2017 

Supported by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Valeways is organising, and running, a series of walking groups suitable for all ages and levels. 


Tai Chi classes improve well-being of Penarth residents - 06 April 2017 

Penarth Leisure Centre has hosted a programme of Thai Chi classes recently, as the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Exercise Referral team aims to help residents become more active.


Council shortlisted for Local Authority of the Year award - 05 April 2017

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is in the running to be named as the best local authority in the UK. 


Secondary school councils attend annual Pupil Voice conference - 05 April 2017 

Five Vale of Glamorgan secondary schools recently sent school council members and staff to attend the annual Pupil Voice conference.


Vale of Glamorgan Council Youth Service wins bronze award - 03 April 2017

THE Vale of Glamorgan Council Youth Service was recently awarded the Bronze Quality Mark for youth work – one of the first local authorities in Wales to receive this honour.


Bank Holiday travel advice for Barry Island visitors - 03 April 2017

BARRY Island visitors are being asked to plan ahead as the resort gears up for the Easter Bank Holiday weekend - the first in which the new Waterfront Link Road will be open.