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Learning Community Welcomed by Penarth| - Friday 17 October

Penarth Learning Community, the new home of St Cyres Comprehensive School and Ysgol y Deri, has been opening by Cllr Chris Elmore and Jane Hutt AM.

 

Vale residents to have their say on library strategy| - Friday 17 October

The public consultation on three key proposals in the Vale of Glamorgan Council's new library strategy has begun.

 

Gibbonsdown residents to decide future of housing office| - Friday 17 October

Local residents are to decide the future of the former housing office on Aberaron Close.

 

School admissions now online| - Friday 17 October

Parents in the Vale of Glamorgan can now apply for school places online.

 

Barry Library tweets story for Chatterbooks Week| - Wednesday 15 October

To celebrate Chatterbooks Week, a children’s group at Barry Library have created their own story with the help of author Francesca Kay.

 

Art Central hosts Sculpture Cymru Exhibition| - Wednesday 15 October

On Saturday 11 October, Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s esteemed international Art Gallery, hosted a private view of the touring exhibition ‘Journey: Response to Place’ created by artist organisation, Sculpture Cymru.

 

Rights ambassadors to bring children’s rights to life| - Wednesday 15 October

Young people from across the Vale of Glamorgan are to be given the opportunity to participate in an exciting new project called Rights Ambassadors

 

Ysgol Nant Talwg Welcomes New Building| - Monday 13 October

Pupils at Ysgol Nant Talwg invited Vale AM Jane Hutt and Cllr Chris Elmore to officially open their new building.

 

Youth Mayor voting begins as Local Democracy Week arrives| - Monday 13 October

Between 13 and 17 October, two candidates from the Vale of Glamorgan Youth Cabinet will be going head to head to become the first Youth Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

Lee Selby wins congratulations all round| - Monday 13 October

Barry-born boxer Lee Selby has won plaudits from across the country after he won his World Title Eliminator fight against Joel Brunker on Saturday 11 October.

 

World War Two Books Donated to Vale Libraries| - Monday 13 October

A limited edition of Barry and the Second World War by Dr. Johnathan Hicks has been donated to Vale of Glamorgan libraries at a reception hosted by the Mayors of the Vale and Barry, Cllrs Howard Hamilton and Jeffrey Evans.

 

Vale of Glamorgan Builder wins All Wales Award| - Monday 13 October

The Regional All Wales Building Excellence Awards 2014 were held in The Millennium Centre last Wednesday.

 

Vale Libraries Master the Mythical Maze for Summer Reading Challenge| - Monday 13 October

Libraries across the Vale of Glamorgan took part in the Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge 2014 to help promote reading skills amongst children.

 

Vale Residents Asked to Help Reshape Council Services| - Friday 10 October

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has launched a public consultation asking residents of the Vale to give their views on how services should be prioritised.

 

Vale Mayor launches Barry Dementia Supportive Communities| - Friday 10 October

The Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Councillor Howard Hamilton, has launched the Dementia Supportive Communities initiative in Barry, the first of its kind in the Vale.

 

Top Marks for Welsh Karate League| - Friday 10 October

Penarth Leisure Centre hosted the Welsh Karate League on Sunday 28 September, with participants travelling from across the UK.

 

Public Urged to Fight Flu| - Tuesday 07 October

The annual flu immunisation programme in Wales is now underway in time for the coming flu season, and those in ‘at risk’ groups are being urged by authorities to take up their free vaccination as soon as possible.

 

Central South Consortium welcomes emphasis on self-improving schools| - Monday 06 October

The Minister for Education has launched the Welsh Government’s vision for education in Wales for the next 6 years, with an emphasis on self-improving school systems at its core.

 

Get Online at Barry County Library| - Monday 06 October

As part of Get Online Week 2014, Barry County Library is hosting a day of exciting digital activities to help encourage more people to get online.

 

Wildlife Club for kids at Porthkerry| - Monday 06 October

Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are inviting wildlife enthusiasts aged 8 and over to join their Wildlife Club.

 

10 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 06 October

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests and 1 Fixed Penalty Notice issued last week.

 

Central Park Raises Green Flag| - Monday 06 October

Barry Community Action Group (BCAG) with the help of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Parks & Grounds Maintenance Department, have organised a flag raising ceremony to celebrate the Green Flag Award.

 

50 Plus Forum Celebrates 10 Years at Barry Memo| - Monday 06 October

The Vale’s 50 Plus Strategy Forum celebrated its 10th birthday at the Memorial Hall in Barry on 30 September.

 

Help Needed at Porthkerry Park| - Friday 03 October

Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are asking for volunteers to help clear the park’s footpaths of debris ready for winter walks.

 

Bro Radio Fun Night| - Friday 03 October

The Vale of Glamorgan’s only dedicated community radio station Bro Radio will be hosting a Fun Night at Barry Island Sports & Social Club on October 11.

 

Vale Mayor launches Barry Dementia Supportive Communities| - Friday 03 October

The Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Councillor Howard Hamilton has launched the Dementia Supportive Communities initiative in Barry, the first of its kind in the Vale.

 

Menter Bro Morgannwg launches ‘Gigs Bach y Fro’| - Friday 03 October

Menter Bro Morgannwg has organise a series of 6 Welsh language events around the Vale of Glamorgan, titled ‘Gigs Bach y Fro’ (Little Gigs in the Vale).

 

Barry Island Funfair Statement| - Thursday 02 October

A statement clarifying the Council's work towards enabling development of the funfair site at Barry Island.

 

Go Sober for October| - Wednesday 01 October

The Safer Vale Partnership are supporting Macmillan’s go sober for October initiative.

 

The Big Fill heads out to Buttrills and Baruc| - Tuesday 30 September

The BIG Fill will be in the Buttrills ward on Saturday 11  & Sunday 12 October and the Baruc ward on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 October.

 

Community Chest Helps Keep Vale Active| - Monday 29 September

Since July, 27 organisations in the Vale have received a share of £32,259 through the Community Chest funding stream.

 

First Youth Mayor to be elected during Local Democracy Week| - Monday 29 September

Young people from the Vale of Glamorgan will be part of an election campaign to vote for the first Youth Mayor for the county.

 

Penarth Pier Picks Up Award| - Monday 29 September

The National Piers Society this week presented Penarth Pier with the Pier of the Year Award 2014.

 

7 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 29 September

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

 

Vale Council twins toilets with third world countries| - Thursday 25 September

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is raising money to help provide clean toilet facilities to third world countries.

 

Vale 50 Plus Strategy Forum Celebrates Ten Years| - Wednesday 24 September

The Vale 50 Plus Strategy Forum is celebrating its 10th birthday this week.

 

Barry Island Butlins remembered with blue plaque| - Tuesday 23 September

A blue plaque is to be unveiled by the Mayor of The Vale of Glamorgan Cllr Howard Hamilton on 27 September 2014 in the new seafront garden on Barry Island, part of the £3mil refurbishment of the coastline round Nells Point.

 

Last chance to vote for your favourite park| - Tuesday 23 September

Residents in the Vale are being urged to cast their vote for the annual People’s Choice Award to decide which of the 1482 Green Flag Award parks should be named the UK’s Park of the Year.

 

Cemetery Approach Open Space Clearing Begins| - Friday 19 September

Work is set to begin to develop the public open space at Cemetery Approach as a community garden.

 

Llantwit Major Karate Club achieves disability inclusion award| - Thursday 18 September

Llantwit Major Karate Club have become the first Sport Club in the Vale of Glamorgan, as well as the first Karate Club in Wales, to achieve the Silver Insport Accreditation Level.

 

Knight School held at Cosmeston Medieval Village| - Thursday 18 September

Cosmeston Medieval Village will play host to some of the bravest and boldest in the land as it opens its Knight School in September.

 

Snot Man Smells Success| - Thursday 18 September

Snot Man, a method used by the Vale of Glamorgan Council to gather people’s opinions, has been named Method of the Month in September’s edition of the Participation Cymru newsletter.

 

The Art of Dylan Thomas at Art Central| - Wednesday 17 September

On Saturday 13 September, people flocked to Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan’s prestigious international art gallery, to see the work of some of Wales’ most celebrated artists in one of the largest exhibits of work inspired by the work of Dylan Thomas.

 

Work to start on Llantwit Major Library| - Monday 15 September

The library on Boverton Road Llantwit Major will be closed from Monday 22 September in order for major improvements to be made.

 

10 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 15 September

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests last week.

 

Doorstep Sport comes to Barry| - Friday 12 September

A doorstep sport project has started in the Barry area with the aim of getting more young people, more active, more often in their own communities.

 

Flyers Distributed around the Vale| - Friday 12 September

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been made aware of flyers being distributed in the Barry, Sully, and Dinas Powys areas regarding the proposal for a permanent Gyspy and Traveller site on Hayes Road.

 

Dont waste your waste - get composting this autumn| - Thursday 11 September

With autumn almost upon us, the time has come to prune, trim and prepare the garden for next year.

 

The Art of Dylan Thomas comes to Art Central| - Tuesday 09 September

Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s prestigious international art gallery in Barry, is proud to be hosting ‘The Art of Dylan Thomas’, one of the largest exhibitions of work ever assembled relating to and inspired by the renowned poet.

 

Lewis Road Play Area Set For Improvements| - Tuesday 09 September

Work began yesterday to improve the facilities of the play area at Lewis Road, Llandough.

 

Vote for your favourite park| - Monday 08 September

Over 100 parks and green spaces in Wales received a Green Flag Award this year and Keep Wales Tidy are now urging people to vote for their overall favourite.

 

6 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 08 September

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 6 arrests last week.

 

Penarth Leisure Centre pool almost there| - Friday 05 September

The vast majority of the work required to make the swimming Pool at Penarth Leisure operational, following the fire earlier this year, has now been completed.

 

Great Turn Out for Sports and Play Family Fun Days| - Friday 05 September

This summer saw the Vale Council’s Sports & Play Development Team work in partnership with Barry Town Council to run two Family Fun Days.

 

Working together works| - Friday 05 September

When rangers and the community get together anything is possible.

 

Kids Go Wild This Summer| - Friday 05 September

‘Go Wild’, the new holiday activity programme at Porthkerry and Cosmeston Lakes Country Parks, has given young people (and their parents) the opportunity to take part in new and exciting Wildlife and Conservation activities.

 

Free ‘Digital Champion’ Training for Volunteers| - Thursday 4 September

Did you know that one out of five people in the Vale of Glamorgan are not confident in using the internet?

 

Library Strategy Called In to Scrutiny| - Wednesday 3 September

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s libraries strategy will be reviewed by the Lifelong Learning Scrutiny Committee on Monday 8 September.

 

September sees The BIG Fill head to Court and Castleland| - Tuesday 2 September

The BIG Fill will be in the Court ward on 13 and 14 September and the Castleland ward on 27 and 28 September.

 

15 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 2 September

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 15 arrests last week.

 

Temporary changes to Barry Hospital Minor Injuries Unit| - Tuesday 2 September

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has confirmed a temporary five day closure of the Minor Injury Unit at Barry Hospital.

 

Athletes flood to Barry for Aquathon| - Friday 29 August

Cardiff Triathletes have teamed up with the Vale of Glamorgan Council to host the first Barry Island Aquathon.

 

First Aid Course for Sports Coaches| - Friday 29 August

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports Development Team have organised an Emergency First Aid course for sports coaches and individuals within a sports environment.

 

Plenty of Fun at Palmerston Family Fun Day| - Friday 29 August

Lots of families enjoyed the Family Fun Day at Palmerston Community Learning Centre, Barry on 15 August.

 

Dragon Sport Hockey Festival is a Major Hit| - Thursday 28 August

Six schools entering a total of nine teams took part in the Vale Sports Development Team’s hockey festival as part of the Dragon Sport programme, funded by Sport Wales.

 

Vale Council Prepares Local Housing Strategy| - Thursday 28 August

A draft Local Housing Strategy has been prepared by the Vale of Glamorgan Council which sets out the vision for housing during the next five years.

 

Barry RAFA search for family of local pilot| - Thursday 28 August

The Barry branch of the Royal Air Forces Association are trying to trace any local relatives of Lieutenant Albert Payne, a member of the Royal Flying Corps whose grave is located in Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery.

 

22 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Thursday 28 August

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 22 arrests last week.

 

Commonwealth Continues on Kings Square| - Thursday 28 August

The Sports & Play Family Fun Day, run by the Vale Council’s Sports Development Team, was held at Kings Square and Central Park, Barry in July and was attended by over 500 children, young people and adults.

 

Barry shopkeeper fined £1200 for selling counterfeit alcohol| - Thursday 28 August

Mohammed Sultan of Best One on High Street, Barry pleaded guilty to selling and exposing for sale counterfeit vodka found to be injurious to health at Cardiff and Vale Magistrates Court on Thursday 21 August.

 

Vale Schools Success continues with GCSE results| - Thursday 21 August

Schools in the Vale celebrate excellent GCSE results.

 

NATO Summit Traffic Restrictions Announced| - Tuesday 19 August

No road closures announced but some parking restrictions near to Cardiff Airport will be in effect during Summit.

 

Vale Students Celebrate Improved A Level Results| - Thursday 14 August

Thursday was a great morning for many students in the Vale of Glamorgan receiving their A level examination results.

 

Action plan to boost tourism presented at Vale Show| - Thursday 14 August

The Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet held a business breakfast meeting at the Vale Show on Wednesday to discuss ways to improve the area as a tourist destination.

 

Mobile Library Pops Up in Barry| - Thursday 14 August

The new pop-up library service was officially launched at Baltimore House, Barry on Friday 8 August.

 

Stream of supporters needed at Porthkerry Park| - Thursday 14 August

Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are calling for volunteers to help clear the streams of rubbish and fallen branches.

 

Murch Junior School Wins Wildlife Award| - Thursday 14 August

Murch Junior School have been awarded first place in this year’s Awards for Wildlife.

 

New play facilities at Alexandra Gardens| - Thursday 14 August

A special opening day was held at Alexandra Gardens last week in glorious sunshine to mark the official opening of new play facilities and fitness equipment for the local community.

 

3 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 12 August

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 3 arrests last week.

 

A Great Season for Girls Football| - Friday 08 August

The 3rd annual girls’ football festival for primary school pupils in the Vale took place last month at Bryn Hafren Comprehensive.

 

Family Fun Day to promote Disability Services| - Thursday 07 August

Disability Services funded by Families First are holding a Family Fun Day for children with additional needs, their siblings and families.

 

Vale Council to begin fundamental review and reshaping of services| - Thursday 07 August

Under plans due to be agreed next week, Vale residents, community groups and other public sector organisations will play a role in shaping how Vale of Glamorgan Council services will be delivered in the future.

 

Cabinet to hold August Meeting| - Tuesday 05 August

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet has confirmed it will be holding a meeting in August.

 

New Lease of Life for Paget Road Play Area| - Tuesday 05 August

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is due to begin work early next year to refurbish facilities at the Paget Road play area.

 

Safer Vale Open Day a huge success| - Tuesday 05 August

The Safer Vale Partnership Open day which took place at Barry Fire Station this year, was once again a huge success with visitors enjoying the glorious sunshine and range of activities and organisations.

 

15 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 05 August

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 15 arrests last week.

 

Vale Council opens parking enforcement survey| - Thursday 31 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has opened a survey on civil parking enforcement to help tackle illegal and problem parking across the area.

 

Airport Travel Becomes a New Adventure| - Wednesday 30 July

New Adventure Travel has been named as the company who will take over the T9 airport bus service.

 

Big Fill is Back| - Tuesday 29 July

Part two of the Big Fill campaign got underway again this weekend as contractors visited the Dyfan ward.

 

Bright Future Unveiled for Hydraulic Pumphouse| - Tuesday 29 July

An ambitious multi million pound concept has been announced to bring the grade II Listed Hydraulic Pumphouse at Barry Waterfront back into use.

 

7 Arrests Following CCTV Monitoring| - Tuesday 29 July

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

 

Sunshine brings out the crowds at annual Family Fun Day| - Tuesday 29 July

Another successful Flying Start Fun Day event was held on the 23 July at Victoria Park.

 

Barry to get Tackling Poverty Funding Boost| - Thursday 24 July

Barry has been named as one of seven areas to benefit from a £7million tackling poverty fund.

 

Alexandra Park Achieves Centenary Field Status| - Thursday 24 July

Broadcaster Roy Noble OBE and Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Cllr Howard Hamilton this week unveiled Alexandra Park as an official Centenary Field.

 

Selby Brothers Gear Up at Jenner Park| - Thursday 24 July

Brothers Lee and Andrew Selby were welcomed to Jenner Park Stadium last week ahead of an intense summer of training for the pair of them.

 

Young People Celebrated at Youth Service Presentation| - Tuesday 22 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Youth Service team held a presentation evening at The Hub on 27 June to celebrate the success of the young people on the Emojis project.

 

Safer Vale Open Day| - Tuesday 22 July

The Safer Vale Partnership will be holding an open day at Barry Fire Station, Port Road West on Saturday 26 July between 11am and 3 pm.

 

21 Arrests Following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 22 July

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 21 arrests last week.

 

Ty Iolo Hosts Garden Party| - Friday 18 July

Staff and volunteers at the Ty Iolo hostel in Barry hosted a garden party for its residents to help spruce up the garden area.

 

Housing Advice Visits Rural Vale| - Friday 18 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Housing Advice Team has been touring the rural areas of the Vale offering helpful housing advice to residents.

 

Isle of Fire Returns| - Wednesday 16 July

Following on from last year’s successful debut, the magical and breath-taking “Isle of Fire” - will return to Barry Island on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July. 

 

The Big Fill is Back| - Tuesday 15 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Big Fill campaign is returning to tackle the issue of potholes across the area.

 

Art Central Gallery hosts American exchange| - Tuesday 15 July

The Vale of Glamorgan’s International Gallery Art Central was delighted to be the only UK destination to host to the Unique Exchange Exhibition between The Welsh Group and The International Society of Experimental Artists (ISEA).

 

Council Announces Sports and Play Summer Programme| - Tuesday 15 July

With the summer holidays fast approaching, the Vale Council’s Sports & Play Development team have been busy preparing to deliver a variety of sports and play activities.

 

Taxi Driver Loses Ban Appeal| - Tuesday 15 July

A taxi driver who had his licences revoked for alleged sexual offences has had his appeal refused by Cardiff Magistrates Court.

 

Commonwealth Sports on offer across the Vale| - Tuesday 15 July

Following the excitement of the World Cup, the summer of sport continues when the Commonwealth Games commence on 23 July. A total of 256 medal events covering 17 sports will be contested in Glasgow between 23 July and the 3 August.

 

Vale Council launches Summer Holiday Activity Programme| - Tuesday 15 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Family Information Service (FIS) has compiled a programme of activities for children, young people, and their families during the school summer holidays.

 

12 Arrests Following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 15 July

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 12 arrests and one missing person found last week.

 

Beachcliff development to have mains electricity| - Tuesday 08 July

The James Sommerin Restaurant on Penarth Esplanade is due to undergo work to connect mains electricity to the building.

 

Timetable for Llantwit Learning Community Agreed| - Monday 07 July

Proposals to amalgamate Eagleswell and Llanilltud Fawr primary schools to create a new 420 place primary school for Llantwit Major were agreed at a Vale of Glamorgan Council Community Cabinet meeting in the town on Monday 30 June.

 

Vale Council explores new solution for Cross Common Bridge| - Monday 07 July

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is currently exploring an alternative to replacing the existing Cross Common Bridge in Dinas Powys in order to minimise any disruption to local residents.

 

Cosy Corner Caterer Trading Without Consent| - Monday 07 July

The owner of a catering unit on Cosy Corner has been charged with trading without Street Trading Consent under the Local Government Act 1982.

 

Bro Radio and Vale Council announce “Party in The Park”| - Monday 07 July

Bro Radio, in Partnership with the Vale of Glamorgan Council is bringing a party to Barry this summer as they present “Party in the Park” at Romilly Park on Saturday 16th August.

 

11 Arrests Following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 07 July

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 11 arrests last week.

 

Olive Celebrates 100 Years| - Friday 04 July

Olive Ball, a resident at the Cartref Porthceri Care Home, has celebrated her 100th birthday.

 

Heritage Coast Campsite opens new accessible facilities| - Friday 04 July

The Heritage Coast Campsite at Monknash recently opened its new fully-accessible wet room, complete with shower, wash basin, and toilet.

 

Foster Carers Honoured with Afternoon Tea| - Friday 04 July

Ahead of receiving their MBEs from the Royal family later in the year, Foster Carers Sandra and Stuart Peacock have had afternoon tea with the Mayor Howard Hamilton, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Chris Elmore and Head of Children’s Services, Rachel Evans.

 

Success and celebrations in local Inspire Awards| - Friday 04 July

The Vale Learning Festival Group hosted their first local Inspire Awards for Learning Journeys on Thursday 19 June at Barry Memorial Hall.

 

Foster Care Fortnight a big success| - Wednesday 02 July

The Vale Council’s Placements & Permanency Team has hailed Foster Care Fortnight as a big success after it saw an increase in enquiries and engagement in fostering.

 

Update on Penarth Leisure Centre Swimming Pool| - Wednesday 02 July

Work is continuing on the Swimming Pool at Penarth Leisure to bring it back to working condition as soon as possible following the fire earlier in the year.

 

Vale Schools Host Paragames Event| - Monday 30 June

Over 200 pupils from Ashgrove, Ysgol Erw’r Delyn, Ysgol Maes Dyfan, St Helens and St Nicholas Primary Schools took part in the Vale Schools Paragames at Cardiff International Sports Stadium on Wednesday 25 June.

 

7 Arrests Following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 30 June

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

 

Barry Communities First take on Llamau in charity football match| - Friday 27 June

The Vale Council-led Barry Communities First have sponsored Llamau’s football team in Barry to help vulnerable young people from the local area to take part in football.

 

Food Safety Roadshow A Great Success| - Friday 27 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Environmental Health Department took to the road last week to promote the Food Standards Agency’s campaign for Food Safety Week 2014 ‘Don’t Wash Raw Chicken’.

 

Community Chest Funding Helps Vale Sports Clubs| - Friday 27 June

7 organisations in the Vale of Glamorgan have secured funding from the Community Chest scheme to help improve sporting activities across the county.

 

Child safety event off to a Flying Start| - Friday 27 June

Approximately 200 people turned out to support a child safety event on Tuesday 24 June on King’s Square in Barry, held by the Vale of Glamorgan’s Flying Start team.

 

Community Chest Creates Confident Coaches across the County| - Friday 27 June

12 coaches from clubs across the Vale of Glamorgan recently attended an Analysing Your Coaching course as part of the Vale Councils’ Creating Confident Coaches programme.

 

Abandoned Dog Found in Llandow Area| - Tuesday 24 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council Dog Warden Service is appealing for information to identify an abandoned dog.

 

Council Tax Banding Scam Warning| - Tuesday 24 June

Vale of Glamorgan Trading Standards Officers are warning residents of a scam involving calls offering to reduce council tax bills.

 

Vale Council to earn white ribbon status| - Tuesday 24 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has pledged its support towards the White Ribbon Campaign (WRC), which aims to eradicate violence towards women.

 

Runner-up Prize for St Illtyd in Book Slam 2014| - Tuesday 24 June

A team of year 5 and 6 pupils from St Illtyd Primary School reached the final of the Welsh Book Council’s Book Slam competition.

 

Llantwit Major Comprehensive hosts Community Cabinet| - Tuesday 24 June

The next Community Cabinet meeting will be held at Llantwit Major Comprehensive School on Ham Lane East, Llantwit Major.

 

Progress towards a mixed comprehensive school continues| - Tuesday 24 June

Progress towards a single mixed sex secondary school for Barry is continuing at pace and a report on the next steps could be tabled as soon as the autumn.

 

June is booking out all over at Barry County Library| - Tuesday 24 June

Barry County Library will be hosting its authors event ‘June is booking out all over’ on 28 June from 10.30am.

 

Meadowvale Nursery opens new tea rooms| - Monday 23 June

Meadowvale Nursery and Garden Centre expanded on 17 June with the addition of the new Brambles Tea Rooms.

 

Youth Work Week kicks off in Cardiff Bay| - Monday 23 June

Youth Work Week runs from 23 to 29 June, and aims to promote the benefits of youth work and celebrate the benefits of working with young people.

 

11 Arrests Following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 23 June

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 11 arrests last week.

 

Child safety event off to a Flying Start |- Monday 23 June

Flying Start are holding a child safety event on Tuesday 24 June on King’s Square in Barry.

 

Dog Abandoned on Llantwit Beach Recovering| - Friday 20 June

A dog found abandoned on Llantwit Major beach is making a speedy recovery thanks to a caring passer-by.

 

Vale Councillors Praise Tenovus ManVan|- Friday 20 June

The Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan and the Cabinet Member for Children's Services have heaped praise on the ManVan after its visit to Barry this month

 

Councils Agree On Cemetery Approach Community Gardens| - Tuesday 17 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council and Barry Town Council are working together to develop public open space at Cemetery Approach as a Community Garden.

 

Cabinet to consider 3G pitch at Jenner Park Stadium| - Tuesday 17 June

The Council’s cabinet agreed on Monday 16 June for a feasibility study to be undertaken into the possible installation of a 3G sports pitch at Jenner Park Stadium.

 

Temporary Licence Issued Ahead of Cardiff City Match| - Tuesday 17 June

The Vale cabinet has agreed to issue a temporary licence to Barry Town United ahead of their pre-season friendly match against Cardiff City, as well as their wildcard fixture in the FAW Word Cup against old rivals Merthyr Town.

 

Vale Council Shortlisted for Local Government Award| - Tuesday 17 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been shortlisted for the Community Investor category in the MJ Local Government Achievement Awards 2014.

 

22 Arrests Following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 17 June

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 22 arrests last week.

 

RAF St Athan Celebrates 75 Years in South Wales| - Friday 13 June

On Monday 23 June 2014, RAF Personnel from MOD St Athan will parade through Barry to commemorate 75 years of the Royal Air Force in South Wales.

 

The most physically active area in Wales| - Friday 13 June

The Vale of Glamorgan is officially the most active place in Wales according to recent statistics published by Sport Wales.

 

Rogue traders sentenced to prison terms following Vale Council prosecution| - Friday 13 June

Two rogue traders have been sentenced to eighteen month prison terms following a successful prosecution led by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Trading Standards team.

 

Vale Successfully Prosecutes Ogmore Farm Riding Centre| - Tuesday 10 June

The owner of Ogmore Farm Riding Centre has been convicted of three counts of failing to report an accident.

 

Vale Launches Adult Learning Summer Programme| - Tuesday 10 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Adult and Community Learning Department has launched its exciting line-up of summer day courses, with a variety interesting classes taking place in the Vale this June and July.

 

Council Launches Food Safety Roadshow| - Tuesday 10 June

The Vale of Glamorgan’s Environmental Health Department will embark on a roadshow across the area to share a number of tips during Food Safety Week between 16 and 22 June.

 

Current performance and future prospects for Sully Primary both good| - Tuesday 10 June

Sully Primary School has this week received a very positive inspection report from Estyn.

 

Vale 50 Plus Forum Hosts Elder Abuse Awareness Event| - Tuesday 10 June

The Vale 50 plus Strategy Forum will be holding an Elder Abuse Awareness event on Friday 13 June at Gwenog Court, Cwm Talwg.

 

4 Arrests Following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 09 June

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 4 arrests last week.

 

Barry Celebrates Armed Forces Day| - Monday 09 June

On Monday 23 June 2014, RAF Personnel from MOD St Athan will parade through Barry to mark the beginning of Armed Forces Week and to commemorate 75 years of the Royal Air Force in South Wales.

 

Max Named Young Volunteer of the Year| - Monday 09 June

Max Williams, a volunteer with the Penarth Youth Project and the Vale’s Asperger youth group United Youth Club, has been named as Young Volunteer of the Year under 25.

 

Vale Counts Down to the Commonwealth Games| - Monday 09 June

On 23rd July athletes from Commonwealth nations from across the World will unite in Glasgow to contest the 256 medal events, across 17 sports at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

 

Experience Wild Wales during Wales Biodiversity Week| - Monday 09 June

Nature lovers across the Vale are being encouraged to rediscover their wild side between 7 and 15 June to help make Wales Biodiversity Week a huge success.

 

Community celebrates opening of new footpath| - Monday 09 June

Pupils from Llanfair Primary School, representatives of Llanfair Community Council and local residents came together this week to celebrate the opening of a new footpath linking St Mary Church and The Herberts.

 

Assisted area status for parts of the Vale| - Thursday 05 June

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s efforts to have parts of the Vale designated as ‘assisted areas’ by the European Commission have paid off.

 

Minister tours the Vale on community bus service| - Wednesday 04 June

Jane Hutt, Welsh Government Minister for Finance, took a trip around the county last week to learn more about developments to the Greenlinks community transport service and to test out the latest addition to the fleet.

 

A Merrie Weekend at Cosmeston Medieval Village| - Tuesday 03 June

Cosmeston Medieval Village was sent travelling back in time 600 years over the bank holiday weekend for its fantastic Troubled Times event.

 

Art Central Hosts D-Day Landings Exhibition| - Tuesday 03 June

Throughout the month of June, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s prestigious art gallery Art Central in Barry is marking the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Landings with a Retrospective Exhibition of work by celebrated female war artist, Ray Howard Jones.

 

10 arrests due to CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 03 June

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests last week.

 

Vale Environmental Health Team successfully prosecute Cottage Bakery in Penarth| - Friday 30 May

Mr Les Middleton, the operator of Cottage Bakery, Penarth, was found guilty of four offences under food hygiene regulations at a hearing at Cardiff Magistrates Court last week.

 

Murch Junior School to open as usual following flooding| - Friday 30 May

The junior school in Dinas Powys will be open as usual on Monday after the half term break.

 

Vale trading standards team successfully prosecute Barry car trader| - Friday 30 May

Matthew Burgin, of Dock View Trade Cars, Barry, appeared at Cardiff Crown Court for sentencing this week after pleading guilty to selling a dangerous vehicle to a consumer as well as selling a clocked car to another at Newport Crown Court last month.

 

Barry Communities First Launches Digital Drop Ins| - Tuesday 27 May

The Vale Council led Barry Communities First are launching free Digital Drop In sessions in three different centres in Barry.

 

Gwanwyn Hosts Festival of Arts in Sully| - Tuesday 27 May

The Vale 50 plus Strategy Forum will be hosting a Festival of Arts on 30 May at the Old School in Sully as part of the Gwanwyn Festival.

 

10 people arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 27 May

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests last week.

 

Penarth Hit by Flash Flooding| - Friday 23 May

Fire Service crews, as well as Council staff, were called to several areas in The Vale yesterday, including Lavernock Road and Windsor Road in Penarth, as well as Murch Road in Dinas Powys.

 

Bro Radio Celebrates Five Years on the Air| - Friday 23 May

Thursday 10 April saw Bro Radio volunteers, staff, and directors meet up with the stations supporters and advertisers to celebrate five years of Bro Radio on air.

 

Summer Sailings to Return to Penarth Pier| - Thursday 22 May

A new gangway will be constructed at Penarth Pier in order to enable the pleasure boat ‘Dame Shirley’ to run sailing trips from the landmark this summer.

 

Minister Impressed by Barry Leisure Centre| - Wednesday 21 May

John Griffiths AM, the Minister for Culture and Sport visited the Vale of Glamorgan to see the improvements made since the Council teamed up with Parkwood Leisure to manage the Council’s Leisure Centre.

 

10 arrests made following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 20 May

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests last week.

 

Vale of Glamorgan Council Wins National Transport Award| - Friday 16 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has won the Travel Demand Management category in the CILT Cymru-Wales National Transport & Logistics Awards 2014.

 

Ideas Sought For Barry Island Beach Huts| - Friday 16 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is hoping to harness the creative power of the region to ensure that the most is made of the newly constructed beach huts at Barry Island when they open this summer.

 

Vale of Glamorgan Elects New Mayor| - Thursday 15 May

Councillor Howard Hamilton has been elected as Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Council for 2014/15.

 

Plans for closer working between community councils and Vale Council agreed| - Thursday 15 May

An action plan designed to establish closer working arrangements between the Vale of Glamorgan Council and the county’s town and community councils has been agreed.

 

Comingled Recycling Could Be Thrown Out for Good| - Thursday 15 May

The National Assembly for Wales is holding an inquiry into recycling in Wales, and is asking for people’s views.

 

Medieval Village Comes To Life| - Thursday 15 May

Cosmeston Medieval Village is set to come to life this bank holiday weekend as it invites visitors to experience medieval life first-hand at its ‘Troubled Times’ event.

 

European Elections – How to Vote| - Wednesday 14 May

When voters go to the polls next Thursday 22 May, they will be asked to cast a vote to elect four Members of the European Parliament to represent the whole of Wales.

 

Council Improvement Objectives set for 2014/15| - Wednesday 14 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Improvement Plan Part 1: Improvement Objectives 2014-15 was agreed at a meeting of full Council on 07 May.

 

Llantwit Set For Major Refurbishments| - Tuesday 13 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has secured a grant of £120,000 to refurbish Llantwit Major Library.

 

Cardiff College Triumphs in Adult Boccia League| - Tuesday 13 May

'N’dubz' a team from Cardiff and Vale College have won this year’s Adult Boccia League as the sport continues to go from strength to strength within the Vale.

 

Vale School Crowned Junior Choir of the Year| - Monday 12 May

Ysgol Iolo Morgannwg has won the BBC Songs of Praise Junior School Choir of the Year 2014 Competition, seeing off over 100 other school choirs.

 

12 arrests made following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 12 May

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 12 arrests and two ASBOs issued last week.

 

Our Coast Was Made For Walking| - Monday 12 May

Interest in the Heritage Coast jumped last week as Ramblers Cymru launched its Big Welsh Walk with a trek from Southerndown along the Wales Coast Path, which is celebrating its second anniversary.

 

12 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Wednesday 07 May

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 12 arrests and one motoring offence recorded last week.

 

Former Lifeguard Building and Tourist Information Centre To Let| - Tuesday 06 May

Two Council buildings are to be made available to rent, with tenders being invited until 6 June.

 

Damaged Barry Island footpath to be repaired| - Tuesday 06 May

A section of the upper footpath on Barry Island’s Eastern Promenade is to be temporarily closed while repairs are undertaken.

 

Deputy Minister visits Barry to see children and their families get a Flying Start| - Tuesday 06 May

Vaughan Gething, the Deputy Minister for Tackling Poverty, visited the Flying Start Programme in Barry on Thursday 1st May.

 

May Bank Holiday Information 2014| - Friday 02 May

All your Bank Holiday information in one handy place, from events to recycling and waste and libraries information.

Renovation of Beside the Sea Sculpture Nears Completion| - Thursday 01 May

Work to renovate the iconic ' Beside the Seaside... Beside the Sea' sculpture is nearing completion. The much loved sculpture is usually seen along the causeway to Barry Island, however, its absence has been noted in recent weeks.

 

Inspiring the Vale: new grants available for young entrepreneurs| -  Thursday 01 May

Young entrepreneurs up to the age of 30 in the Vale of Glamorgan are being given the chance to secure a grant of up to £3,000 to launch their own business. Over £60,000 is available during the coming year. 

 

Three Vale wards could benefit from assisted areas status| -  Thursday 01 May

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has welcomed the inclusion of parts of the Vale in the new Draft Assisted Areas Map. 

 

Council considers new primary school for Dinas Powys| -  Thursday 01 May 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will begin consultation in June to create a new primary school for Dinas Powys by merging Dinas Powys Infants School and Murch Junior School. 

 

7 arrested following CCTV monitoring| -  Wednesday 30 April

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

 

Statement from the Leader of the Council, Cllr Neil Moore, on the Review of Library and Information Services| -  Wednesday 30 April

The following statement was made by the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cllr Neil Moore, at the Cabinet meeting of 28 April 2014. 

 

A New Future for Library Services in the Vale| - Monday 28 April

Library services in the Vale are set to be revitalised as part of a new library strategy for the county, after a full consultation exercise.

 

The Vale Sweeps Up the Praise for Waste Management| - Thursday 24 April

The Vale of Glamorgan has been celebrated as the third lowest cost authority in Wales in terms of its waste management services.

 

Renewable Heating for Council Homes| - Thursday 24 April

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has entered in to a contract with a company based in the Vale to install renewable heating to a number of its council homes this spring.

 

Community Chest Scheme Creates Chances for the Public| - Thursday 24 April

81 applications from local sports clubs and organisations were awarded funding totalling £92,220.89 in the past year thanks to the Community Chest scheme.

 

St Brides Win Road Safety Quiz| - Thursday 24 April

St Brides Major Church in Wales Primary School has won the 2014 Vale of Glamorgan Council Road Safety Quiz.

 

Young People Quiz Decision Makers on Education| - Thursday 24 April

The new Vale Youth Cabinet and members of the Vale Youth Forum recently met with Huw Lewis AM, Minister for Education and Skills in the Welsh Government and Vale Council Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Cllr Chris Elmore for a Q&A on discussing services for young people.

 

11 arrests following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 22 April

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 11 arrests, 1 fixed penalty being issued, and 1 missing person being found last week.

 

Council to Consider Changes to Library Services| - Thursday 17 April

On 28 April the Council’s Cabinet will consider a report on the future of library services in the Vale.


Penarth Beach is Safe to Use| - Tuesday 15 April

Following inspections of the area surrounding the recent landslip in Penarth the Vale of Glamorgan Council has told residents that the beach is safe to use.

 

13 arrests following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 14 April

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 13 arrests and 1 Court Summons issued last week.

 

The ManVan Visits The Vale| -Thursday 10 April

Wales’ first ManVan is touring the country over the next few months and Tuesday 15 April ad Thursday 17 April is your chance to get on board and take a look when it visits Barry and Cowbridge.

 

School litter initiative celebrates five years| - Thursday 10 April

The successful partnership between Stanwell School and The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Visible Services has celebrated five years of working together to reduce litter in the community.

 

Record numbers at Barry Jobs Fair| - Wednesday 09 April

The recent Barry Jobs Fair organised by Barry Communities First and Job Centre Plus has been hailed as a great success with over 1250 visitors.

 

Admiral Helps Unemployed Get Ship-shape| - Wednesday 09 April

Wales’ largest private sector employer has teamed up with Barry Communities First to give jobless people the chance to get closer to the employment market.

 

Vale Council Tax Support for the Elderly| - Wednesday 09 April

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has set aside £380,000 and has agreed to continue its scheme to help the over 60s and 70s with their council tax bills.

 

Register to Vote| - Tuesday 08 April

Householders are being encouraged to make sure they are registered to vote ahead of the forthcoming European elections.

 

Llanfair Primary School to benefit from extra funding| - Tuesday 08 April 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is continuing to invest in schools across the county with Llanfair Primary School the latest to benefit from funding to improve school buildings.

 

Penarth wins Pier of the Year 2014| - Tuesday 08 April 

Penarth’s much-loved pier has been voted Pier of the Year 2014 by the members of the National Piers Society, receiving more than twice the number of votes of its nearest rival, Cromer.

 

Council to work with Eagleswell governors to raise standards| - Tuesday 08 April

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be working closely with Eagleswell School and its governors to address the significant improvement that a recent Estyn inspection has said is required.

 

10 Arrests Following CCTV Monitoring| - Monday 07 April

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests last week.

 

Schools go wild for the chance of £250| - Friday 04 April

The annual Vale of Glamorgan Biodiversity Partnership ‘Awards for Wildlife’ competition is once again open for entries.

 

Girls Go Football Crazy in Penarth| - Friday 04 April

Girls Football is on the rise in the Penarth area following a recent Primary School League developed by local club, Vale Ladies & Girls FC.

 

Whizz-Kids Win Technology Award| - Wednesday 02 April

The staff and pupils at Cogan Nursery School are celebrating another national award after being honoured with the 2014 Naace Early Years Impact award.

 

Road Safety Funding for Barry| - Wednesday 02 April

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will benefit from nearly £450,000 of Safe Routes in Communities funding from the Welsh Government for the coming financial year.

 

Youth Cabinet Elected| - Tuesday 01 April

The official inauguration of the first ever Vale of Glamorgan Youth Cabinet took place on 31 March. At the event the seven successful candidates were announced and officially inducted into their new roles.

 

7 arrests following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 31 March

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

 

Barry Island link road on track for summer 2015| -  Monday 31 March

Negotiations on the necessary financial agreements to bring the Barry Island link road forward have finally been concluded. 

 

A 'tidy' push from Parkwood Leisure| - Friday 28 March

Parkwood Leisure which operates the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s leisure centres has presented £2000 to a local team taking part in the Gavin to Stacey charity cycle ride this summer.

 

Vale Neighbourhood Watch Annual Meeting| - Thursday 27 March

The important role played by neighbourhood watch schemes across the Vale of Glamorgan will be highlighted when Neighbourhood Watch in the Vale holds its annual meeting on Wednesday 9th April 2014.

 

Increase in telephone scams| - Thursday 27 March

The Safer Vale Partnership is issuing a warning to the public after an increase in scams where consumers are telephoned or emailed by people falsely claiming to be from the Ministry of Justice and the Police.

 

New slipway for Llantwit Major beach| - Thursday 27 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has completed the construction of a new concrete slipway at Llantwit Major beach. The slipway now provides easy access to the beach for pedestrians.

 

New service aims to cut hospital admissions and reduce delays leaving hospital|  - Monday 24 March

A new service at Barry Hospital is helping to reduce delays leaving hospital and cut hospital admissions.

 

£250 up for grabs for Wildlife competition| - Friday 21 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Biodiversity Partnership ‘Awards for Wildlife’ competition is once again open for entries. The annual Awards have been running since 2005 and aim to reward practical projects that help our native wildlife whilst engaging children at the same time.

 

Council embraces new technology to reduce its Co2 emissions| - Friday 21 March

Cllr Rob Curtis, Cabinet Member for Environment and Visible Services, said: “The Vale of Glamorgan Council is committed to reducing street lighting energy costs and resulting carbon emissions by 20% by 2016 in accordance with its Carbon Management Plan.  

 

St Pauls Church, Penarth Way forward to be considered by Vale Cabinet| - Tuesday 18 March

A report proposing a way forward for the council owned St Paul’s Church, Penarth will be considered at a meeting of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet on 24 March 2014.

 

Vale residents invited to attend next council Cabinet meeting| - Tuesday 18 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet will be holding a ‘community Cabinet’ meeting in Penarth on Monday, 24 March, at 6pm in the Paget Rooms.

 

Vale Council Cabinet advise youngsters before first Youth Cabinet and Youth Mayor elections| - Tuesday 18 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet have met with the Vale Youth Forum (VYF) to advise its members in preparation for the council’s first Youth Cabinet  and Youth Mayor elections.

 

Joining forces to tackle dog fouling in St Athan|  - Monday 17 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Enforcement Team have joined forces with RAF West Camp Military Community Support Officer Bob Rand and Community Support Officer Linda Fraser to tackle dog fouling in St Athan.

 

Advance Notice of Consultation on Alternative Sites Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan| - Monday 10 March

As part of the responses made to the Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan Deposit Consultation held in November and December last year, the Council has received representations which suggest the inclusion of new development sites, as well the alteration or deletion of proposed development sites. 

 

Invite to Commonwealth flag ceremony| -  Tuesday 04 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will join other local authorities throughout the United Kingdom to mark Commonwealth Day on Monday 10 March 2014.

Challenge Members| -  Tuesday 04 March 

Families visiting Barry Island last week saw a few familiar faces as politicians stepped into the shoes of the resort’s traders to mark Wales Tourism Week. 

 

Major flood alleviation works starts in Barry| - Monday 03 March

Land clearance works have begun along the Coldbrook catchment in Barry in preparation for a £2million flood risk management scheme. 

 

12 arrests following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 03 March

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 12 arrests last week.

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