February 2017 News


Latest News from the Council


New play area for Castleland to be completed before Easter - 28 February 2017

Construction of a new play area for Castleland in Barry is progressing well and is due to be completed in time for the Easter school holiday.


170 Barry Children get Upbeat!- 27 February 2017 

With the support of Barry Communities First, pupils from a range of Barry primary and secondary schools have recently performed a fantastic musical and visual event at Barry Comprehensive School.


Your community needs you! - 27 February 2017

Creative Rural Communities (CRC), the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s rural regeneration team, are launching  a Community Mapping Toolkit  on Thursday 9th March 2017, 6pm – 8pm (speakers start at 6.30pm), at the Bear Hotel, Cowbridge.  All are welcome and refreshments will be available.


Vale of Glamorgan Council recognise six-year-old for helping the homeless - 27 February 2017

A PENARTH six-year-old has been recognised by Vale of Glamorgan Council after his campaign to help the homeless saw Fairfield Primary School donate more than 60 Winter Warner Bags to those sleeping rough in South Wales.


Vale wheelchair user gains black belt in Karate - 24 February 2017  

A Vale of Glamorgan resident has overcome mobility issues to become the first female wheelchair user in Wales to achieve black belt status in Karate. 


Barry’s Gladstone Gardens unveils upgrades this half-term - 22 February 2017 

Work to upgrade the leisure facilities at Barry’s Gladstone Gardens has come to a satisfying end, with the gates opening to the public this half-term. 


Adult learners celebrate success at Palmerston - 22 February 2017 

Adult learners gathered at Palmerston Adult Community Learning Centre recently for its annual awards presentation ceremony.


Cadoxton Primary School pupils decorate bird boxes in Green Flag awarded Victoria Park - 22 February 2017

CADOXTON Primary School pupils have been painting bird boxes and placing them in trees around Victoria Park – one of the Vale of Glamorgan’s many Green Flag-awarded outdoor areas.


New Cross Common Road junction opened to traffic - 22 February 2017

Work on a £500,000 scheme to improve the highway network in Dinas Powys has been completed, and the new Cross Common Road junction officially opened to the public.


Council tax increase of 2.8% proposed for the Vale - 21 February 2017

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s cabinet has proposed an increase in council tax for the county of 2.8%.


Construction of new council housing for Barry now underway - 20 February 2017

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has broken ground on its first new council housing development for 17 years at Francis Road in Barry.


Businesses given help complying with food safety regulations - 20 February 2017

SHARED Regulatory Services, the body responsible for enforcing the likes of food hygiene regulations across the Vale, has been giving businesses advice on how best to meet standards at a packed Principality Stadium event.


New girls-only rugby side to capitalise on 6 Nations fever - 20 February 2017 

A new touch rugby side is set to offer Vale of Glamorgan girls the chance to emulate their rugby heroes.


Community Chest riches boost Vale sports clubs - 17 February 2017

A number of sports clubs and organisations have recently benefitted from Community Chest awards totalling £17,927.


Art Central’s Holocaust exhibition due to end  - 17 February 2017

AN exhibition reflecting on the horrors of the holocaust will soon close at the Vale of Glamorgan Council-run Art Central gallery


Work underway on new 3G football pitches for Barry - 16 February 2017

Construction is now underway on six new artificial football pitches for the Vale of Glamorgan at Colcot Sports Centre in Barry.


Councils work with care homes to raise safety standards  - 15 February 2017 

The Commercial Services Section of Shared Regulatory Services has this week hosted an event for managers and care staff working in residential care homes across Bridgend, Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to help raise health and safety standards.


Half-term to bring sports tasters to young Vale girls - 15 February 2017 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports and Play Development team are to host a sports taster event over half term, with the aim of getting more girls active.  


Shared Regulatory Services helps WRU tackle ticket touts - 13 February 2017 

Shared Regulatory Services (SRS) is continuing to work with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) to urge supporters to be wary of fraudulent 6 Nations tickets.


New care unit to speed-up hospital discharges - 09 February 2017

A new residential care setting in Barry that provides a bridge between hospitals and homes has been officially opened this week


Porthkerry Country Park to host activity-filled event - 08 February 2017 

Vale of Glamorgan’s Porthkerry Country Park is set to host a Heritage Lottery Fund subsidised event full to the brim of outdoor activities.


Cowbridge Library captures the magic of Hogwarts - 08 February 2017 

Cowbridge Library hosted the third annual Harry Potter Book Night recently, and saw an unforgettable night of magic enjoyed by young book-lenders across the Vale.


Sports Academy Scheme to support the Vale's future sports stars - 08 February 2017 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has joined forces with Legacy Leisure to support a number of talented young sportspeople across the Vale.


Vale of Glamorgan Council teams up with The Place for Homes to give those in need free furniture - 07 February 2017

VALE of Glamorgan Council has teamed up with The Place For Homes furniture store in Llandow to offer free sofas and chairs to those most in need within the County.


Community group takes over running Rhoose Library - 06 February 2017 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has transferred Rhoose Library, and the running of library services for Rhoose and surrounding villages, to a local community group led by Cllr Jeff James.


Palmerston Primary School shines in recent inspection - 06 February 2017 

PALMERSTON Primary School shone in a recent inspection, as it rated as excellent in a host of departments.


Penarth Head Viewing Platform reopens to the public - 03 February 2017 

THE Penarth Head Viewing Platform has now reopened after surveys confirmed it is safe for the public to enjoy.


Penarth parks to feature additional facilities for disabled users - 03 February 2017 

PARKS in Penarth are set to receive wheelchair-accessible roundabouts, as modifications are made to the original designs to upgrade the areas.


Vale of Glamorgan Council and Welsh Government agree funding for Dinas Powys traffic study - 03 February 2017 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council with Welsh Government have agreed to fund a Study to explore the transport network issues and opportunities for Dinas Powys.


Funding Surgery to offer help for your sporting activities - 03 February 2017 

GLAMORGAN Voluntary Services (GVS) is hosting a Funding Surgery with Sport Wales, with the aim of helping residents with their community sport and physical activity projects.