January 2017 News
Latest News from the Council
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Returning Officer, Debbie Marles, is set to welcome all Councillors, and all potential future Councillors, to a series of Candidates and Agents briefing sessions for the forthcoming Local Government Elections in May 2017.
HATCH Quarry play area will now be closed outside of daylight hours as the Vale of Glamorgan Council battles to cope with persistent vandalism.
A YOUNG Vale of Glamorgan resident has landed his first job following working as a volunteer through Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS).
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s waste and recycling teams have had a busy time collecting residents’ Christmas trees recently, with residents being able to put them kerbside with their regular refuse and recycling collections.
Over 300 people descended upon the Memo Art Centre in Barry on Wednesday 18th January 2017 and were welcomed by 56 volunteering providers who were all looking to raise their profile and recruit volunteers.
Further to signing the Heads of Terms Agreement between the ten local authorities in the Cardiff Capital Region (CCR) as well as the UK and Welsh Governments in March 2016, each of the local authorities must formally approve a Regional Cabinet comprising of the relevant local authority leaders.
Many parents may be confused by the news that booster cushion regulations may change soon - possibly this March.
Following a successful engagement campaign, and significant data-gathering, the Vale of Glamorgan Public Services Board (PSB) has published its draft Well-being Assessment.
VALE of Glamorgan Council Leader Neil Moore joined a host of dignitaries and members of the public to mark the 10th anniversary of Barry Library.
Shared Regulatory Services is advising businesses to proceed with caution when selling e-cigarette chargers to consumers, after more than half of the products they recently surveyed failed safety tests.
A VALE of Glamorgan Council employee has been praised for his vigilance after reporting a suspected theft at Colcot Sports Centre to the police.
THE VALE of Glamorgan Council’s Sports and Play Development team have been working hard to organise and promote a range of sports coaching and fitness-related courses and workshops for residents across the Vale.
Work is now underway on a new community garden and nature area at Cemetery Approach in Barry.
BARRY Library is set to launch an exciting new open access system, allowing members to use its facilities outside normal staffed hours.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council-led Barry Communities First, in partnership with Public Health Wales, will be re-launching the highly successful Foodwise course this New Year.
The unsung heroes guiding Vale youngsters safely across our roads twice a day have been given the recognition they deserve.
Embark on a new adventure and come to The BIG Volunteering Fayre.
Celebrate with the library at King Square on 13th and 14th January.
Survey monitoring equipment put in place last month to help identify the cause of cracks to the Penarth Head viewing platform has been tampered with by vandals, delaying the work of the Vale of Glamorgan Council to address the problem.
Some of Barry Library’s best customers joined staff for coffee and cake this week to celebrate the library’s tenth birthday.
A new year often brings with it many residents across the Vale resolving to improve their fitness. This is why the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports and Play Development team have been updating the details of local sport and physical activity clubs on offer in the area.
Cosmeston Countryside Volunteers is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.
A BRAND new running group aimed at beginners is set to get more Vale of Glamorgan girls ‘on the move’.
A number of new sports sessions for young people will be starting in January. Delivered by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, in partnership with local voluntary organisations, the new sessions are part of the local authority’s plan to get more young people than ever taking part in sport in 2017.