February 2017 News
Latest News from the Council
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 gathered at Palmerston Adult Community Learning Centre recently for its annual awards presentation ceremony.
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.
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.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s cabinet has proposed an increase in council tax for the county of 2.8%.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has broken ground on its first new council housing development for 17 years at Francis Road in Barry.
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.
A new touch rugby side is set to offer Vale of Glamorgan girls the chance to emulate their rugby heroes.
A number of sports clubs and organisations have recently benefitted from Community Chest awards totalling £17,927.
AN exhibition reflecting on the horrors of the holocaust will soon close at the Vale of Glamorgan Council-run Art Central gallery
Construction is now underway on six new artificial football pitches for the Vale of Glamorgan at Colcot Sports Centre in Barry.
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.
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 (SRS) is continuing to work with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) to urge supporters to be wary of fraudulent 6 Nations tickets.
A new residential care setting in Barry that provides a bridge between hospitals and homes has been officially opened this week
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 hosted the third annual Harry Potter Book Night recently, and saw an unforgettable night of magic enjoyed by young book-lenders across the Vale.
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 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.
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 shone in a recent inspection, as it rated as excellent in a host of departments.
THE Penarth Head Viewing Platform has now reopened after surveys confirmed it is safe for the public to enjoy.
PARKS in Penarth are set to receive wheelchair-accessible roundabouts, as modifications are made to the original designs to upgrade the areas.
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.
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.