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Terra Nova Way re-opened - Monday 8 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is continuing to monitor a stretch of embankment near to the Penarth Heights development that saw a small landslip as a result of heavy rain on Sunday.


Progress towards Barry schools transformation to be published online - Monday 8 February

Progress now underway and updates to be published online.


Five Vale libraries could be taken over by community groups - Friday 5 February

Community groups could take over the running of five libraries in the Vale of Glamorgan from April if the recommendations of a report are agreed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council on Monday.


Exhibition brings together the community for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 - Thursday 4 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council marked Holocaust Memorial Day 2016 by welcoming religious leaders and other guests from across the county to the official launch of the ‘Don’t Stand By: Flames for Humanity’s Heroes’ exhibition at the Art Central Gallery in Barry.


#NVRD- Join the drive and register to vote today - Wednesday 3 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council wants to encourage anyone not yet registered to vote, to take advantage of National Voter Registration Drive this week and go online now to register.


Council welcomes Weycock Cross appeal dismissal - Tuesday 2 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has welcomed the decision of the Natural Resources Minister, Carl Sargent,  who has today dismissed the appeal brought by Taylor Wimpy PLC for a development of up to 200 houses at the Weycock Cross site in Barry.


People of the Vale to walk and run themselves proud for Sport Relief - Monday 1 February

The Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile is back – and it’s coming to Barry Island.


Vale schools continue to set the standard - Thursday 28 January

Schools in the Vale of Glamorgan have been rated as some of the best in Wales in a report published by Welsh Government.


Barry beaches found to be safe for dogs - Wednesday 27 January

A comprehensive investigation undertaken by the Vale of Glamorgan Council has found no evidence that the water at Barry Island, and the surrounding coastal areas, poses any risk to animals or humans.


Barry netball club receives award for inclusivity - Tuesday 26 January

Red Dragon Junior Netball Club has become the first netball club in South Wales to be awarded the insport ribbon award.


Llantwit Youth Council host evening for town councillors - Tuesday 26 January

The informal evening gave the Llantwit Youth Council and the counsillors the chance to get to know each other and to discuss the views of the young people in the town. 


'Don't Stand By: Flames for Humanity's Heroes' Exhibition - Monday 25 January

The Art Central gallery in Barry is hosting a wide ranging exhibition entitled ‘Don’t Stand By:  Flames for Humanity’s Heroes’, to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.


Penarth Table Tennis Academy - Monday 25 January

A new table tennis club has opened in Penarth offering weekly sessions for juniors and seniors.


Vale Council investigating substance on beaches - Monday 25 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is investigating reports that a number of dogs have become unwell after being walked on the beach at Whitmore Bay, Barry Island.


Pool cars driving savings for Vale Council - Wednesday 20 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council expects to save in excess of £100,000 in the next twelve months as a result of an innovative ‘pool car’ scheme that was piloted during 2015.


Worm Charming at Porthkerry - Monday 18 January

Porthkerry Wildlife Rangers met on Saturday to have a go at worm charming. Despite the very cold weather the survey was a great success!


£1.96 Boverton flood prevention scheme - Thursday 14 January

£1.96 million has been allocated for an important flood defence scheme at Boverton in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Work to begin to make safe Penarth Escarpment - Wednesday 13 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to begin work to cut back vegetation on Penarth Escarpment to help prevent landslips.


Funding approved for Barry Comprehensive School refurbishments - Monday 11 January

Refurbishment works to improve the learning environment at Barry Comprehensive School have been given the go-ahead thanks to funding from the Vale of Glamorgan Council.


Council given seal of approval by education inspectors - Friday 8 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has made significant improvements since 2013 according to Estyn, the schools inspectorate.


Rogue trader who targeted elderly Dinas Powys couple convicted - Wednesday 6 January

Following a joint investigation with the Police, Trading Standards in the Vale of Glamorgan have secured a conviction against a rogue trader who targeted an elderly couple in Dinas Powys.


Bright future for Vale's country parks - Wednesday 6 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council will work to secure the future of its country parks by exploring opportunities for opening the popular attractions up to a range of new leisure activities.


Greenlinks bring Christmas Day cheer to older people in the Vale - Tuesday 5 January

Volunteers from the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Greenlinks community transport service teamed up with Age Connects Cardiff & the Vale to bring some festive cheer to older people on Christmas Day.



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