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Community Mural Project to help tackle graffiti| - Friday 31 July

The Vale 50 plus Strategy Forum, along with a number of other older peoples groups in the Vale, have been working on an exciting intergenerational anti-graffiti art project.

 

Barry Camera Club on show at Art Central| - Friday 31 July

Barry Camera Club will be launching their 2015 exhibition on Friday 7 August at Art Central Gallery on King Square.

 

Vale councillors welcome flood protection scheme| - Thursday 30 July

Local councillors have welcomed a multi-million pound project designed to protect parts of Barry from flooding.

 

Lights, Camera, Action for Memo Cinema| - Wednesday 29 July

The Memo Arts Centre, Barry is installing new digital cinema facilities, which will enable them to live stream theatre productions and bring back blockbuster cinema releases to the area.

 

Councils agree to join forces to progress City Deal| - Tuesday 28 July

Ten south east Wales local authorities have formally agreed to join forces to help deliver a City Deal for the Capital City

Region.

 

Vale’s Green Flag parks keep on growing| - Monday 27 July

Six parks within the Vale of Glamorgan have been awarded the coveted Green Flag by Wales’ leading environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy, one more than in 2014.

 

New Community Hub opens in Gibbonsdown| - Friday 24 July

The Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths AM, opened the newly converted Community Hub in Gibbonsdown, Barry on Tuesday 21 July.

 

Trial 20mph zone for Llandough to be introduced| - Thursday 23 July

Following a consultation and requests from residents and community groups, a 20mph speed limit is set to be introduced along Penlan Road in Llandough as a trial.

 

Donation gives elderly a launch pad to social inclusion| - Wednesday 22 July

The Vale Centre for Voluntary Services has received £1,500 to buy iPads to help reduce social isolation amongst elderly people in Cardiff and The Vale of Glamorgan.

 

Bro On the Road this summer| - Tuesday 21 July

The Bro Radio team are heading out on the road this August to host a series of live music events and activities across the Vale.

 

Have your say on High Street and Broad Street improvements| - Monday 20 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is running a consultation on proposed improvements to the High Street and Broad Street shopping centre.

 

Palmerston pupil designs new Safeguarding logo| - Monday 20 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has recently unveiled a new logo for the children’s safeguarding service, designed by a pupil from Palmerston Primary School.

 

Local Hero Ellis commended for volunteering| - Monday 20 July

Doorstep sports volunteer Ellis Baldwin from Barry has been commended for his efforts after being named a Street Games Local Hero.

 

Get out and play for Playday 2015| - Monday 20 July

The Vale Council’s Sports and Play Development Team, along with Barry Town Council, will be celebrating Playday, the national day for play in the UK, on Wednesday 5 August.

 

Young people in Wales call for vote at 16| - Friday 17 July

The Vale Youth Forum, along with young people from all over Wales, met at the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff for the announcement of the ‘Vote@16’ consultation on 15 July.

 

Wales Enterprise Zone Business Rates Scheme fourth round now open| - Friday 17 July

The Minister for Economy, Science and Transport has recently announced a further round of the Wales Enterprise Zone Business Rates Scheme.

 

Family Information Service launches summer events programme| - Thursday 16 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Family Information Service has put together a huge programme of all the activities taking place for children and young people in the Vale this summer.

 

Sports and Play summer event programme kicks off with Family Fun Day| - Thursday 16 July

With the summer holidays fast approaching, the Council’s Sports and Play Development team have been busy planning their summer events programme, starting with a Family Fun Day.

 

Work is underway for energy efficiency home improvement scheme| - Thursday 16 July

Works to deliver energy saving External Wall Insulation (EWI) to over 200 homes across Barry is now underway.

 

Same day hire launched for Barry Island beach huts| - Wednesday 15 July

From this weekend visitors to Barry Island will be able to book one of the popular new beach huts for use on the same day.

 

Progress Continues on Conversion of Historic Pumphouse| - Wednesday 15 July

The Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council was recently given a tour of the well advanced and extensive renovation work that continues on one of Wales few remaining hydraulic pumping houses on Barry Waterfront.

 

Stanwell celebrates excellent inspection report| - Wednesday 15 July

Stanwell School has been judged as having excellent current performance and excellent prospects for improvement in an Estyn inspection report published recently.

 

Final chance to comment on Vale LDP| - Wednesday 15 July

After three years of further research and revision the updated Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan will be submitted to Welsh Government for inspection on 24 July.

 

Family Information Service launches summer events programme| - Tuesday 14 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Family Information Service has put together a huge programme of all the activities taking place for children and young people in the Vale this summer.

 

Audit of accounts 2014/15| - Tuesday 14 July

The Council's accounts for 2014/15 can now be viewed at the Civic Offices.

 

Local resident sets the record straight on Parc Bryn y Don| - Monday 13 July

Following some comment in the local press the Vale of Glamorgan Council was very pleased to see a letter appear in last week’s GEM newspaper which offered a factual and independent appraisal of the situation.

 

Literary heavyweights praise first time authors| - Monday 13 July

One of Britain’s most successful children’s authors has praised the work of a group of young women from Barry whose first children’s books were launched this week.

 

Improvements planned for the High Street shopping centre| - Friday 10 July

Plans have been announced to upgrade roads around the High Street -Broad Street shopping centre in Barry to make visiting local shops even easier.

 

Local residents to receive important voter registration information| - Friday 10 July

Households in the Vale of Glamorgan will soon be receiving a Household Enquiry Form asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for that address  is correct..

 

Pitch up for free golf event at Porthkerry| - Thursday 09 July

Free Golf in the Park sessions for beginners are being offered at Porthkerry Country Park for those looking to tee-off their golfing career.

 

Vale students join National Youth Arts Wales| - Thursday 09 July

17 students from the Vale of Glamorgan have been successful in their auditions to join one or more National Youth Arts Wales groups this year.

 

Eastern promenade regeneration recognised as one of UK’s best| - Tuesday 07 July

The regeneration of Barry Island’s eastern promenade has been recognised as one of the best examples of planning and design in the UK by the Royal Town Planning Institute.

 

Share your views on St Brides affordable housing development| - Tuesday 07 July

Newydd Housing Association will be displaying plans for a proposed new affordable housing development at Wick Road, St Brides Major at a public consultation event on Thursday, 16th July 2015.

 

Evenlode’s inspiring business manager commended| - Tuesday 07 July

Susan Esseen, Business Manager at Evenlode Primary School in Penarth, after being nominated by her colleagues and friends, has been rewarded for her hard work.

 

Llantwit Learning Community gets green light| - Monday 06 July

An independent review has given the Council’s plans to create a new Learning Community in Llantwit Major the green light, reflecting their “high level of confidence” in the project.

 

Social Services chief praises foster carers at national event| - Monday 06 July

The Vale Council’s Director of Social Services used last month’s Fostering in Wales Day to praise the work of foster carers both in the Vale and across Wales.

 

Free weekender events return to Barry Island for 2015| - Friday 03 July

Barry Island is preparing for fun-packed summer in 2015 with the free Weekender events set to return once again.

 

Ty Dyfan opens new sensory garden| - Friday 03 July

Staff at the Ty Dyfan care home in Cadoxton, Barry invited Cllr Stuart Egan to open their newly transformed sensory garden area.

 

Atomic Touch Festival Success| - Friday 03 July

Primary school pupils from across the Vale took part in the newly formed Atomic Touch festival this month.

 

IQ southern development site for sale| - Thursday 02 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is inviting offers for the IQ Southern Development Site, a prime site situated within the Innovation Quarter on Barry Waterfront.

 

New trial bus service for Penarth| - Thursday 02 July

An extended trial bus service for Penarth was launched on 30 June.

 

Rugby World Cup comes to Barry Island| - Wednesday 01 July

The Webb Ellis Trophy is visiting Barry Island as part of the first ever Cardiff Blues Beach Rugby Festival.

 

Barry parents create tall tales for children| - Wednesday 01 July

Primary school parents from Barry have been hard at work discovering their creative sides by writing and publishing their own books.

 

Makeshifting exhibition opens in Barry |- Wednesday 01 July

Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s art gallery, launched a new exhibition last week entitled ‘Makeshifting: structures of mobility’.

 

Bryn-y-Don site returned to public use| - Monday 29 June

Officers from the Waste Management and Cleansing team cleaned the site on the same day, and it has now been returned to public use.

 

Barry Island holiday park site for sale| - Monday 29 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is inviting offers for the land formerly occupied by much loved holiday camp at Barry Island as part of the ongoing work to regenerate the seaside resort.

 

7 arrested following CCTV monitoring |- Monday 29 June

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests made, one court summons issued, and one missing person found last week.

 

Part Night Lighting Begins in the Vale| - Friday 26 June

Last autumn saw the Council’s proposal to introduce part night lighting and reduce energy consumption agreed by Cabinet.

 

Council statement on Bryn-y-Don traveller encampment| - Friday 26 June

The Leader of the Council, Cllr Neil Moore, has made the following statement explaining the latest development in the situation at Bryn-y-Don in Dinas Powys.

 

Watersports on offer at the Mole| - Friday 26 June

The first phase of constructing a watersports centre on the previously disused Mole at Barry number one dock has been completed.

 

Cowbridge library welcomes Rugby Zombies| - Friday 26 June

Cowbridge library welcomed Dan Anthony, author of the Rugby Zombies series, for a story writing master class.

 

Changes to coastal car park charges| - Friday 26 June

Charges for parking at Harbour Road and Nell’s Point in Barry Island, Rivermouth and Brig y Don in Ogmore by Sea, and Cymlau in Southerndown, are set to change from 13 July.

 

Penarth Learning Community wins two Constructing Excellence awards| - Thursday 25 June

The Penarth Learning Community has been named the Project of the Year at the Constructing Excellence in Wales Awards 2015.

 

Biggar and Gough support Vale School Paragames| - Thursday 25 June

Two Welsh rugby internationals took time out of their world cup preparations to attend the Vale School Paragames which was held at Cardiff International Sports Stadium on Thursday 11 June.

 

Council and Vale Ramblers host Belgian walkers| - Thursday 25 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council, alongside the Vale Ramblers and Penarth and District Ramblers, put on a series of walks for a 55 strong group of hikers from Mouscron, one of the Council’s three twinned towns.

 

Updated statement on WVICC services| - Tuesday 23 June

Last week, the Vale of Glamorgan Council issued a statement to advise that some services for children and families at the Western Vale Integrated Children’s Centre (WVICC) were likely to close.

 

Corff Cymru Comes to Cowbridge| - Monday 22 June

The team behind an S4C science programme paid a visit to Cowbridge library this week.

 

5 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 22 June

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 5 arrests made last week.

 

Kids can go wild this summer at Vale's country parks| - Friday 19 June

The Vale’s country parks are hosting a series of Go Wild events for kids across the summer holidays.

 

Vale’s future coaches rack up the hours| - Friday 19 June

Over the last academic year, nearly 450 volunteer hours have been accrued by individuals involved within the Council’s Coaches of the Future scheme.

 

Council Celebrates Armed Forces Week| - Friday 19 June

Armed forces representatives will hold a ceremony outside the Civic Offices from 10.30am on Monday 22 June to mark the beginning of Armed Forces Week 2015.

 

Further improvements for home adaptation scheme| - Thursday 18 June

The average time taken by the Vale of Glamorgan Council to deliver disabled facilities grants in the county has been reduced to 199 days, an improvement of 30% compared to last year.

 

The BIG Fill Returns for summer| - Thursday 18 June

The BIG Fill is returning to complete the pledge of filling potholes in every ward in the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

Solve medieval mysteries this summer at Cosmeston| - Thursday 18 June

There is a criminal afoot at Cosmeston Medieval Village, and Walter the village Reeve needs help to solve the mystery.

 

Statement from Cllr Moore on proposed new Local Government map| - Thursday 18 June

“Earlier today, the Public Service Minister Leighton Andrews presented another new map for Local Government in Wales, as a further option for consultation.

 

Art Central opens ‘Drawing the Line’ exhibition| - Tuesday 16 June

On Thursday 11 June, the Council’s art gallery, Art Central, hosted the official opening of ‘Drawing the Line’, an exhibition by Cardiff and the Vale College Art and Design students.

 

Cemetery Approach to be transformed into community garden| - Tuesday 16 June

The Council has taken a further step towards the creation of a community garden at Cemetery Approach, Barry with funding support being proposed by Barry Town Council.

 

Council scoops national transport awards| - Tuesday 16 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s transport team have picked up two awards at the CILT Cymru-Wales National Transport and Logistics Awards 2015.

 

8 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 15 June

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 8 arrests made last week.

 

Vale of Glamorgan Railway Line Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary| - Friday 12 June

Ten years ago on Friday 10 June 2005 the official reopening of the Vale of Glamorgan Railway Line took place, the first time since the early 1960s that passenger services had run on the railway line.

 

Vale Schools Show Racism the Red Card - Friday 12 June|

Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) have continued their success in educating young people in the Vale about racism.

 

Ewenny residents sleep easier thanks to Environmental Health action| - Thursday 11 June

A couple have been prosecuted for breaching Statutory Abatement Notices and had their sound equipment seized following a 12-month investigation into complaints of loud music disturbing residents.

 

Council achieves Bronze Insport award| - Thursday 11 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been awarded the Insport Bronze national accreditation.

 

Art Central Hosts ‘Drawing the Line’ exhibition| - Tuesdsay 09 June

Throughout the month of June the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s prestigious gallery, Art Central, will be hosting the 2015 end of year show by Cardiff and Vale College, Art and Design students entitled ‘Drawing the Line’.

 

Barry shows support for local champion Lee Selby| - Monday 08 June

Hundreds of people gathered in Barry to show their appreciation for Barry boxing star Lee Selby this Saturday.

 

Waterfront barrier to be installed| - Monday 08 June

Following concerns raised by local residents at Barry Waterfront, the Council has committed to installing a traffic barrier on Y Rhodfa to address incidents of anti-social behaviour.

 

Lee Selby IBF Boxing Champion Celebrations| - Friday 05 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has organised an open-top bus tour through Barry to celebrate home-grown boxer Lee Selby’s title-winning fight in London last week.

 

Half term sees country parks full of life| - Friday 05 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s countryside service held a range of activity sessions for children during the half term break.

 

Pant Wilkin charged for obstructing public right of way| - Friday 05 June

Mr Timothy Vaughan of Pant Wilkin Stables, Aberthin, was found guilty of one offence of obstruction of a public footpath at a hearing at Cardiff Magistrates Court last week.

 

Do the right thing summer litter initiative| - Thursday 04 June

Doing the right thing could see local people receive a £5 shopping voucher, courtesy of Morrisons Supermarket.

 

Windsor Lawn serves up ace tennis sessions| - Thursday 04 June

Penarth Windsor Lawn Tennis Club have been providing pupils from Ysgol Y Deri with weekly tennis sessions thanks to a Sport Wales funded Community Chest grant.

 

Flying start for child safety fun day| - Thursday 04 June

The Council’s Flying Start team, hosted a child safety fun day on 28 May at Pencoedtre Park, Barry.

 

Community Chest funding sees surge in sporting opportunities| - Thursday 04 June

A number of local sports clubs and organisations have recently benefitted from funding totalling £18,009 thanks to the Community Chest scheme.

 

Council statement on WVICC services| - Thursday 04 June

The Council has become aware that some services at the Western Vale Integrated Children’s Centre (WVICC) are likely to close, due to financial issues involving a local charitable organisation.

 

Verge mowing revised to protect habitats| - Thurdsay 04 June

Due to the reduction in local authority budgets and The Action Plan for Pollinators in Wales published by the Welsh Government, the Parks and Grounds Maintenance Division has revised the Flail Mowing of Highway Verges.

 

Central South Consortium response to Wales Audit Office and Estyn reports| - Wednesday 03 June

The Consortium in Central South Wales welcomes the findings of both reports and the contribution that Estyn and the Welsh Audit Office are making to supporting improvement in the region.

 

Establishing a Welsh Music Festival in the Vale of Glamorgan| - Monday 01 June

This year, for the first time ever, a Welsh Music Festival will be held as part of the Barry Island summer events programme.

 

Free carers’ events in June| - Monday 01 June

As part of Carers’ Week 2015, a range of free events for carers in Cardiff and the Vale are being held in June at Cardiff City Stadium in Leckwith.

 

Free training for international sportspeople| - Monday 01 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is offering 10 high performance sportspeople the unique opportunity of gaining free use of the Vale’s leisure facilities as part of the Sports Academy scheme.

 

Courses on offer for Vale sports coaches| - Monday 01 June

The Vale Council’s Sports and Play Development Team have organised a number of coach education courses for individuals coaching sport within local community clubs and organisations.

 

7 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 01 June

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests made and 1 fixed penalty notice issued last week.

 

Penarth head viewing platform| - Thursday 28 May

A number of questions have been asked and so the Leader of the Council has written to a number of groups with the following to explain the project.

 

Affordable housing and job creation the focus of local development plan| - Wednesday 27 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has finalised its local development plan, the authority’s blueprint for sustainable development, following an extensive consultation with residents.

 

Missing person found thanks to CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 26 May

One person was arrested and one missing person found thanks to CCTV monitoring in the Vale last week. 

 

Council Leader presents cheque to Vale Foodbank| - Friday 22 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has donated £2370.53 to Vale Foodbanks.

 

Proposed byelaws to reduce antisocial behaviour at Rhoose Point| - Friday 22 May

Byelaws to prohibit swimming, fishing, and camping in the area have been proposed by the Council.

 

Port Road cycle route approved| - Friday 22 May

The Vale’s extensive cycle network is to be further extended following approval of the latest phase of the Port Road Cycle Route which will connect the Barry Docks link road to Wenvoe.

 

Cardiff and Vale College claim Vale Boccia League trophy| - Friday 22 May

Cardiff and Vale College Team “The Killers” have eaten up all the competition to claim the Vale Adult Boccia League for 2015.

 

First step towards creation of community libraries a success| - Thursday 21 May

Community groups have submitted expressions of interest in running community libraries in the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

Welsh Photographic Federation at Art Central| - Thursday 21 May

The Vale of Glamorgan’ Council’s art gallery Art Central, hosted the opening of ‘The Welsh Salon of Photography’ organised by the Welsh Photographic Federation.

 

New Opening Times for Vale Libraries| - Thursday 21 May

From Monday 1 June, the four main libraries in the Vale will change to their new opening hours.

 

Vale employees give back to community| - Tuesday 19 May

Vale of Glamorgan Council employees devoted a day volunteering to help local community projects as part of Give and Gain Day 2015.

 

Welsh language comes alive during school holidays in the Vale| - Tuesday 19 May

Last December, Wales’ First Minister announced an additional £3.6 million of financial support to help promote the Welsh language across Wales during 2015-16.

 

Trading standards warn of council tax phone scam| - Tuesday 19 May

Vale of Glamorgan Trading Standards Officers are warning residents of a scam involving hoax council tax calls.

 

Response to open letter from Barry Comprehensive School| - Tuesday 19 May

Council leader, Cllr Neil Moore, responds to an open letter from Barry Comprehensive School.

 

Vale Council pledge to get residents talking about mental health| - Monday 18 May

The Vale of Glamorgan has signed up to the Time to Change Wales campaign to help end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems.

 

1 court summons following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 18 May

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 1 court summons issued last week.

 

Penarth Leisure Centre opens new health suite| - Thursday 14 May

The new health suite at Penarth Leisure Centre was recently opened by Cllr Gwyn John, Vale Council cabinet member for Visible Services and Leisure.

 

Greenlinks G1 service to serve St Athan and Bridgend| - Thursday 14 May

From Tuesday 26 May the revised Greenlinks on-demand G1 service will offer transport from St Athan to Cowbridge and Cowbridge to Bridgend Town Centre from Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 5:15pm.

 

Flying Start child safety fun day| - Thursday 14 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Flying Start team is holding a child safety fun day on 28 May at Pencoedtre Park, Barry from 10am to 2pm.

 

High Street pupils receive free library bookmarks| - Thursday 14 May

To celebrate the opening of their brand new store at Barry Waterfront, Asda has backed a special library bookmark for every primary school pupil in Barry and the surrounding area.

 

Fresh start as former housing office becomes community hub| - Wednesday 13 May

The former housing office on Aberaeron Close, Gibbonsdown is to be leased to All Youth Matters for the use of the whole Vale community.

 

Try something new at Gwanwyn craft and leisure festival| - Tuesday 12 May

Vale residents are invitied to try out something new at the Gwanwyn art, craft and leisure spring festival.

 

Tennis Day at Ysgol Iolo Morganwg| - Tuesday 12 May

Wednesday 28 April was tennis day at Ysgol Iolo Morganwg.  The children enjoyed a fun packed day of specialist tennis coaching from Gareth East from the Urdd and Lisa-Marie Morris from Vale Tennis Academy.

 

3G pitch revolution for the Vale| - Monday 11 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced that it will be investing in five new all-weather 3G sports pitches for the county.

 

Barry Schools Transformation Consultation Open| - Monday 11 May

On Monday 11 May a nine week public consultation on options to transform, expand and modernise secondary education in Barry will begin.

 

7 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 11 May

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests made last week.

 

Emojis project celebrates new-found confidence| - Friday 08 May

A presentation evening was held on 17 April to celebrate the success of the young people involved in the Emojis project.

 

Calls to help run Dinas Powys library| - Friday 08 May

Residents interested in the future of Dinas Powys Library are invited to a public meeting to discuss the options to ensure library services continue in the community.

 

A4232 closure update| - Wednesday 06 May

Following the closure of the A4232 Cardiff bay link road, there are severe traffic delays on routes into Cardiff and to the M4.

 

Vale electrician wins Welsh Apprentice of the Year| - Tuesday 05 May

Vale of Glamorgan Council employee Ashley Criddle, an apprentice electrician with the housing department’s responsive repairs team, has been named Welsh Apprentice of the Year at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2015.

 

May half term events at Porthkerry and Cosmeston| - Tuesday 05 May

Porthkerry and Cosmeston Country Parks have a range of events on offer for all ages around the May half term period.

 

11 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 05 May

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 11 arrests made, three cautions and one court summons issued, and one missing person found last week.

 

Barry school proves bigger can be better| - Friday 01 May

The schools inspectorate Estyn has judged prospects for the Vale's largest primary school to be excellent.

 

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