January 2017 News

Latest News from the Council 


Briefing sessions to be held for forthcoming elections - 30 January 2017 

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 to close after dark - 25 January 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.


Volunteering leads to employment for young Vale resident - 23 January 2017

A YOUNG Vale of Glamorgan resident has landed his first job following working as a volunteer through Glamorgan Voluntary Services (GVS).


Vale's Christmas tree collection service complete - 23 January 2017

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.


The Vale's first BIG Volunteering Fayre is a resounding success - 20 January 2017

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.


Cardiff Capital Region Local Authorities to vote on City Deal - 20 January 2017

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. 


Baffled by Child Car Seats? - 17 January 2017 

Many parents may be confused by the news that booster cushion regulations may change soon - possibly this March.


Vale of Glamorgan Public Service Board publish draft well-being assessment - 17 January 2017 

Following a successful engagement campaign, and significant data-gathering, the Vale of Glamorgan Public Services Board (PSB) has published its draft Well-being Assessment.


Barry Library celebrates 10-year anniversary - 17 January 2017 

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.


Safety survey reveals e-cigarette chargers pose significant risk to consumers - 17 January 2017  

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.


Vigilant Colcot Sports Centre worker reports suspected theft - 16 January 2017

A VALE of Glamorgan Council employee has been praised for his vigilance after reporting a suspected theft at Colcot Sports Centre to the police.


Council set to offer sports courses and workshops - 16 January 2017 

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 begins on redevelopment of Cemetery Approach - 13 January 2017 

Work is now underway on a new community garden and nature area at Cemetery Approach in Barry. 


Barry Library set to extend opening hours by launching open access system - 12 January 2017

BARRY Library is set to launch an exciting new open access system, allowing members to use its facilities outside normal staffed hours.


Fight off the mince pies with a free Foodwise course - 11 January 2017 

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.


Top of the lollipops! Vale of Glamorgan Council's crossing patrol winners announced - 11 January 2017 

The unsung heroes guiding Vale youngsters safely across our roads twice a day have been given the recognition they deserve. 


Volunteering Fayre - 11 January 2017

Embark on a new adventure and come to The BIG Volunteering Fayre.


Barry Library 10th Anniversary - 09 January 2017

Celebrate with the library at King Square on 13th and 14th January.


Surveying of Penarth viewing platform delayed by vandalism - 09 January 2017

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. 


Top borrowers celebrate 10 years at Barry Library - 06 January 2017

Some of Barry Library’s best customers joined staff for coffee and cake this week to celebrate the library’s tenth birthday.


Council’s Sports and Play team raise awareness of diverse sports clubs - 06 January 2017 

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.


Vote for Cosmeston - 04 January 2017

Cosmeston Countryside Volunteers is bidding to bag a cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.


New Year – new running group for girls - 04 January 2017 

A BRAND new running group aimed at beginners is set to get more Vale of Glamorgan girls ‘on the move’.


Girls’ tennis and pre-school golf to launch for the new year - 04 January 2017 

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.