June 2017 News


Latest News from the Council 


Vale accountants cut the cost of City Deal - 30 June 2017

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is due to set aside a sum of money in its budget to offset the future cost of the City Deal to the local authority. 


£1m plus to be spent on road resurfacing in the Vale in 2017/18 under new plan - 30 June 2017

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to bring forward £500,000 of spending to undertake additional much needed highway maintenance.


Judy Murray hails Vale of Glamorgan Council tennis facilities - 30 June 2017

JUDY Murray has hailed the tennis facilities offered by the Vale of Glamorgan Council after a recent visit to Barry.


Rent Smart Wales - are you complying? - 28 June 2017

Landlords and agents with properties in the Vale of Glamorgan or any other part of Wales are reminded that Rent Smart Wales enforcement powers are now active. 


Thousands enjoy Barry Island's Beats, Eats and Treats - 28 June 2017

Thousands of people flocked to Barry Island recently for the return of the Beats, Eats and Treats festival.


Police and Vale of Glamorgan Council issue stern warning over tombstoning at Rhoose Point - 27 June 2017

Visitors to Rhoose Point are being warned that they risk death, serious injury and fines of up to £500 if they jump off ledges into the water of the old quarry area below.


Cemetery Approach Gardens Opened - 23 June 2017

Cemetery Approach Gardens have been officially opened by representatives of Barry Town Council and the Vale of Glamorgan Council following work funded jointly by the pair. 


Council agrees Improvement Objectives for 2017-18 - 23 June 2017

The Vale of Glamorgan Council's Improvement Plan Part 1: Improvement Objectives 2017-18 was agreed at a meeting of the Council's Cabinet on the 19 June. 


Council urges Vale residents to register to vote after big turnout in General Election - 23 June 2017 

After a bumper turnout in this month’s general election the Vale of Glamorgan Council is encouraging residents to register to vote if they are not already on the electoral roll.


Passing of former Councillor A.J. Williams

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of former Vale of Glamorgan Councillor, A.J. (Tony) Williams M.B.E and his wife, Faith, on Sunday 18 June.


Ratty’s Return – 100 endangered Water Voles released at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park - 21 June 2017

A big step is being taken this week in the conservation of one of Wales’ most endangered species, as more than 100 water voles are to be released into Cosmeston Lakes Country Park.


Beats Eats and Treats returns to Barry Island this weekend - 21 June 2017

The festival crammed full of food stalls, music and cooking demonstrations is set to wow Barry Islanders this weekend.


Barry Island Primary School pupils aim to boost tourism with QR Code trail - 21 June 2017

Pupils from Barry Island Primary School have designed a Quick Response Code story trail around Barry Island in a bid to boost local tourism.


Public Safety Warning – Rhoose Point - 20 June 2017

We would like to warn residents and visitors to the Vale of Glamorgan the serious dangers of swimming and jumping into in the Lagoons at Rhoose Point.


Council's Sport and Play team want to hear from you - 20 June 2017 

Residents of the Vale of Glamorgan have the chance to have their say on what activities they want in their communities, as a sports information evening hits Llantwit Major.


Best of local students' artwork on show at Barry Gallery - 20 June 2017 

The 2017 Cardiff and Vale College (CAVC) exhibition is now open at the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Art Central Gallery in Barry.


Rural communities to flourish in the Vale of Glamorgan - 19 June 2017 

Funding of up to £1, 000 could be available for innovative Vale of Glamorgan initiatives that help build community spirit in their area.


Ysgol y Deri teacher receives award for “life-changing” work - 16 June 2017 

An Ysgol y Deri teacher is in the frame to win a prestigious national teaching award for her life-changing work helping pupils to communicate using assistive technology.



Carers Week: Monday 12 - Sunday 18 June 2017

Carers Week is an annual awareness campaign to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers.




Executive Headteacher to be appointed across Barry's two new secondary schools - 12 June 2017

A new executive headteacher will be appointed to oversee the establishment of two new mixed sex secondary schools for Barry. 


Disability Inclusion Training delivered by the Council’s Sports and Play team - 06 June 2017 

A local Vale of Glamorgan scouts group has recently undertaken disability inclusion training, honouring their promise to ‘help all’.