July 2017 News


Latest News from the Council  


Vale of Glamorgan council launches business support website offering help to business and community groups - 31 July 2017                   

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s newly-created economic development team have redesigned a business support website that offers an easy way for businesses and community groups to find information.


Vale of Glamorgan Council revamp Penarth’s Wordsworth park in time for school summer holidays - 27 July 2017

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has transformed Wordsworth Park in Penarth by introducing bigger and brighter facilities for families to enjoy this summer.


Penarth shop fined after trading standards officers seize £3,500 worth of fireworks - 27 July 2017

TRADING Standards officers acting for Vale of Glamorgan Council have successfully prosecuted a Penarth business after finding £3,500 worth of fireworks stored in unsuitable containers on the shop floor.


Wales Assistant Manager Kit Symons hails new pitches at Colcot Sports Centre - 26 July 2017

WALES Assistant Manager Kit Symons has hailed the six new floodlit outdoor football pitches built at Colcot Sports Centre after an investment of more than £500,000 by Vale of Glamorgan Council.


Council to consider options on the future of transport in Dinas Powys - 26 July 2017

Options for a long-term solution to traffic congestion in Dinas Powys are to be considered by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s cabinet later this month, following the publication of findings of the recent study into the issue.


Success as more than 700 Vale pupils complete mini disability training - 26 July 2017

Primary schoolchildren across the Vale have learnt how to involve everyone in day-to-day activitis organised by Disability Sport Wales.


Isle of Fire takes over Barry Island as event is hailed ‘best year yet’- 25 July 2017

A spectacular show saw Barry Island’s skies lit up as the popular Isle of Fire returned for its fourth year.


Children’s library re-opens in time for the 2017 summer reading scheme - 24 July 2017

Penarth’s children’s library has re-opened with more than 11,000 books available to borrow. 

Vale kitchen assistant wins silver and bronze awards in national catering competition - 24 July 2017

A Vale of Glamorgan Council kitchen assistant showed off his award – winning culinary skills at a recent national competition.


Flying Start to mark 10 years of community work with family fun day - 24 July 2017

People are invited to enjoy a fun day organised by Flying Start Wales as they mark 10 years of supporting families in the community.


Council reaches out to tackle anti-social behaviour at Rhoose point -21 July 2017

Local councillors and the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s leisure and community safety teams were out in Rhoose last week, along with coastguard and police officers, as part of an effort to work with local residents to tackle antisocial behaviour.



Nine vale organisations awarded more than £11,000 from community chest funding panel - 20 July 2017

Sporting groups across the Vale of Glamorgan were thrilled to be awarded a share of £11,267 at the second round of the Community Chest funding panel.


Safer Vale hosts free community open day at Barry Fire Station - 19 July 2017

An open day at Barry Fire Station aims to show how local services help to make the Vale a safer place to live and visit.


Vale of Glamorgan Council gives Barry Town United AFC boost with further Jenner Park improvements - 18 July 2017

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has given Barry Town United AFC a major boost ahead of their return to the Welsh Premier League as improvement work at Jenner Park continues.


Pupils show off sports skills in summer athletics competitions - 18 July 2017

Students across the Vale have made their mark on the sports scene this summer


Vale of Glamorgan Council again excels in Green Flag Awards - 18 July 2017

THE Vale of Glamorgan Council has once again punched above its weight in the Green Flag awards, emerging as one of the best performing counties in Wales.



Garden of Friendship at the Parade Gardens - 17 July 2017

New garden to celebrate links with Twin Towns: Fecamp in France, Mouscron in Belgium and Rhinefelden in Germany.



Age Friendly event shares news on how to make positive community changes - 17 July 2017

A crowd of people gathered at Barry Memo Arts Centre to hear how they could make where they live or work more age-friendly.



Welsh authors exhibit new works at arts central book launch  - 17 July 2017

Two authors were thrilled to introduce their recently published novels at a book launch in Barry



Council agrees enhanced CCTV service for the Vale- 14 July 2017

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan will increase as part of an enhanced service agreed by the Council this week.



The Mayors Charity Coffee Mornings- 13 July 2017

Her Worship The Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan, Councillor Janice Charles, is pleased to announce that she will be holding regular charity coffee mornings.



SRS moves to tackle telephone scam after four arrests made  - 13 July 2017

A warning has been issued to people living in Bridgend, Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan, as July marks Scams Awareness Month.



Warning issued as 114 fake Justin Bieber merchandise is seized by Trading Standards  - 12 July 2017

A warning has been issued to rogue traders, as more than 114 fake Justin Bieber t-shirts and hoodies were seized during the popstar’s live concert in Cardiff. 


Happy 20th Anniversary Harry Potter - 12 July 2017

All trainee wizards and witches passed with flying colours. A spellbinding event was held at Barry Library to mark the 20th anniversary of the debut of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.


Bryn Hafren School Presentations - 10 July 2017

The Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan, Councillor Janice Charles was absolutely delighted to be invited to present annual certificates and awards to Bryn Hafren Pupils at their recent presentations evening.


Mini Triathlon event raises funds to help local day centre - 05 July 2017 

Over £2, 200 has been raised by a charity that helps physically disabled residents in the Vale of Glamorgan.