May 2017 News


Latest News from the Council


Ysgol Y Deri’s sports day sets great example for disability sport - 31 May 2017 

Over 100 pupils turned out at the Penarth Learning Centre for Ysgol Y Deri’s Primary School Sports Day recently, with several Vale primary schools represented in the disability sports event.


Porthkerry Country Park has launched new augmented reality app - 25 May 2017

PORTHKERRY Country Park visitors can now step back in time and learn about iconic periods from the area’s past thanks to a new mobile phone app.


Political leadership of the Vale of Glamorgan Council confirmed - 25 May 2017

Cllr John Thomas has been appointed as Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council following a vote at the Council’s Annual General Meeting on 24 May.


Lee Selby lends support to safety event - 23 May 2017

BOXING champion Lee Selby has thrown his support behind a Safety Awareness Family Fun Event taking place in Barry later this month.


Next generation of sports coaches at Ysgol Y Deri? - 23 May 2017 

Six pupils from Ysgol Y Deri completed an Active Young People (AYP) Sports Organisers course recently, equipping them with the skills to go on and lead their own sports sessions in the future.


Vale employees out in force for Give & Gain Day - 22 May 2017 

Several employees across the Vale of Glamorgan Council recently provided 120 hours of volunteering, as they gave up a day to support local projects.


Llantwit Major Comprehensive School receives glowing inspection report - 16 May 2017 

Llantwit Major Comprehensive School excelled during a recent inspection, rating good across all categories.


Beats Eats and Treats is returning, and it’s going to be bigger and better than before - 12 May 2017

The Beats, Eats and Treats festival that attracted more than 5,000 people to Barry Island last summer is to return on 24 and 25 June 2017. 


Vale organisations could be eligible for share of Community Chest - 12 May 2017 

Sport and physical activity organisations across the Vale of Glamorgan could be eligible for a share of funding totalling £86, 251.


Creativity event to be held for the over 50s - 10 May 2017 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s 50 + Strategy forum is set to host an event at Barry Library to promote creativity in the elderly.


Vale residents urged to vote in the UK General Election 2017 - 10 May 2017 

In June Vale residents will be given the chance to elect a Member of the UK Parliament to represent them in their constituency.


Mission Impossible prove invincible after unbeaten Boccia League success - 09 May 2017 

Vale of Glamorgan Boccia side Mission Impossible recently recorded an impressive unbeaten streak to clinch the 2017 Vale Boccia League.


Vale bus diversions - 03 May 2017

DUE to the temporary closure of Eagleswell Road at its junction with Boverton Road in Boverton, there will be diversions to some Vale bus services.


Safer Vale partnership delivering innovative scheme to help domestic abuse victims - 03 May 2017 

A pioneering scheme delivered by the Safer Vale Partnership that helps victims of domestic abuse remain in their own homes has proved a huge success.


Safer Vale partnership aiming to crack down on misuse of quad bikes - 03 May 2017 

The Safer Vale Partnership is aiming to crack down on the anti-social and illegal use of quad bikes and other similar vehicles in the Vale.


Vale cricket clubs take part in nation-wide participation drive - 02 May 2017 

Seven cricket clubs from across the Vale of Glamorgan are set to take part in a major grassroots initiative aiming to increase participation numbers in cricket.