March 2017 News


Latest News from the Council


Limited number of Barry Island beach huts available - 31 March 2017

A LIMITED number of large and small Barry Island beach huts have become available for annual rent from April 10 until the end of March 2018.


International netballer shows support at Vale school tournament - 30 March 2017 

One hundred and eighty primary school children from a number of Vale of Glamorgan schools competed in a tournament attended by international netballer Bethan Dyke.


Gypsy Maker-commissioned exhibitions at Barry's Art Central - 29 March 2017 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Art Central Gallery is readying itself to host to an exhibition containing artwork commissioned by the Romani Cultural & Arts Company’s (RCAC) Gypsy Maker project.


Attempted theft at King Square’s County Library - 24 March 2017 

South Wales Police wish to speak to a number of males in connection with the attempted theft of lead at County Library, King Square, Barry.


Wales Coast Path near Rhoose diverted following cliff fall - 24 March 2017 

A section of the Wales Coast Path east of Ffontygari Caravan Park has been closed to the public following a cliff fall.


Brecon Court housing scheme to be finalised following consultation event - 21 March 2017

Proposals for the latest development of new council homes for the Vale are being refined following a consultation event held in Barry earlier this month.


Celebrity Authors and Family Fun lined up for St Athan Community Library Launch - 21 March 2017

Readings from five acclaimed children’s authors are set to be the main attraction at the St Athan Community Hub and Library (SACHaL) ‘grand launch’ on Saturday 1 April 2017.


Vale Council crowned Team of the Year at local government awards - 21 March 2017

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has won one of the most prestigious local government awards in the UK.


Opening of new Port Road bus lane to improve key strategic route - 17 March 2017

A new signalised junction with a dedicated bus lane for Port Road, Wenvoe, has been officially opened to the public.


Final phase of Llantwit Learning Community now open to pupils - 17 March 2017

All three schools that make up the Llantwit Learning Community are now open, with pupils at Llantwit Major Comprehensive School taking up residence in their new buildings earlier this month, six months ahead of schedule. 


Governors being sought for new Barry schools - 17 March 2017

Following the formal agreement of plans to invest £44m in secondary schooling for Barry through the creation of two new mixed sex comprehensive schools, the Vale of Glamorgan Council is now looking to appoint governing bodies for the new schools.


Two more Penarth parks undergo refurbishment - 17 March 2017

WORK to refurbish Penarth parks continues apace, with new-look play areas at Plassey Square and Cwrt Y Vil set to open in time for the Easter Holidays.


Roll out of LED lighting begins in the Vale - 17 March 2017

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is due to begin the process of converting 4000 street lights across the county to LED technology as part of a £1.3m investment into street lighting. 


Vale Council's Sport and Play initiative continues to get Girls on the Move - 16 March 2017 

A two-hour taster session hosted by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports and Play Development team has enabled young Vale girls to try their hand at a variety of sport-based activities.


Work due to begin soon on new leisure facilities for Penarth and Barry - 15 March 2017

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has selected a contractor to undertake its substantial refurbishment of the facilities at Penarth and Barry leisure centres.


Council to switch off the lights for Earth Hour - 15 March 2017 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will, for one hour, switch off the lights at the Civic Offices, as it once again announces its support for Earth Hour – the annual, global celebration of the planet.


St. Helens RC Junior School pupils lead the way when it comes to disability sport - 14 March 2017

St Helens RC Junior School in Barry recently became the first school in the Vale of Glamorgan to undertake Mini Disability Inclusion Training (Mini DIT).


Team Wales announces Welsh route of Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen's baton relay - 13 March 2017 

As part of today’s Commonwealth Day celebrations, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II sets the Gold Coast 2018 Queen’s Baton Relay in motion during a star-studded commencement ceremony at Buckingham Palace.


Vale Rights Ambassadors raising awareness of children’s rights - 13 March 2017

A training session for young Vale residents who signed up for the Rights Ambassadors project has recently taken place at Llantwit Major’s Atlantic College.


Changes to Vale of Glamorgan Bus Services 88, 90, 100 and B3 from April 2017 - 13 March 2017

The following changes will be applied from Sunday 02 April 2017 following a recent tender by the Vale of Glamorgan Council for supported local bus services:  


Vale of Glamorgan Council highlights work done by young carers - 09 March 2017

THE Vale of Glamorgan Council is highlighting the work done with young carers to raise awareness of the demands placed on such individuals within the County.


Penarth bakery fined more than £10,000 for food hygiene offences - 08 March 2017

A PENARTH bakery has been fined more than £10,000 after committing 36 hygiene offences and its owner banned from managing a food business for 10 years, following a case brought by Vale of Glamorgan Council.


Diggers ahoy! Cliff Walk Park set to receive pirate-themed upgrades - 08 March 2017 

A near four-metre climbing frame called the ‘Crow’s Nest’ will form the centrepiece of a revamped Cliff Walk Play Area, as the Vale of Glamorgan Council begins a £100,000 pirate-themed improvement project.


Vale of Glamorgan Council carries out £1.7 million home refurbishment programme - 06 March 2017 

A host of bungalows are being upgraded as part of a £1.7 million Vale of Glamorgan Council refurbishment scheme.



Fire at Llandow trading estate - 03 March 2017

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s emergency planning team is currently working to limit disruption following a fire at the Llandow trading estate.