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Remembrance exhibition opens at Art Central gallery - 14/11/2018

An art exhibition to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War is on display at Art central Gallery


Access Arrangements at Civic Offices - 14/11/2018

Visitors to the Council's Civic Offices in Barry are being asked to use the main pedestrian entrance into reception while exterior works take place to the front of the building.


Warning as fake charity collectors target Vale residents - 13/11/2018

Vale residents are being warned of fake charity collectors cold calling at their homes following a number of reports made to south Wales Police


Welsh Water and Environmental Health Scam Warning - 09/11/2018

A number of Vale residents have been contacted by scammers pretending to be from Environmental Health or Welsh Water.


Vale of Glamorgan Council to mark Armistice Day - 08/11/2018

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is continuing its support for the Royal British Legion by holding a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate Armistice Day on Friday 9 November.


Vale Insport series to offer free disability sessions - 07/11/2018

The Vale Councils Play Development team has organised a day of free disability session


National Safeguarding Week 2018 - 07/11/2018

A number of public and professional events have been organised in and around the Vale for November's National Safeguarding Week (NSGW), as this year's awareness-raising programme focuses on the theme of exploitation.


Standards Committee-Vacancies - 07/11/2018

Independent Members are appointed for a period of between four and six years and may be appointed for a further consecutive term of up to four years.


Council teams up with local volunteers to make every childs Christmas special - 06/11/2018

The Big Wrap is working with the Vale of Glamorgan Council to provide gifts to disadvantaged children across the county.


4000 tonnes of salt on hand as Council prepares for winter - 06/11/2018

A fleet of nine gritters is now on standby 24 hours a day in the Vale, along with a stockpile of 4000 tonnes of salt as the Council's winter maintenance team prepare to keep the county moving during another cold winter


Mayor praises Parkrun organisers for inaugural Gavin and Stacey run - 05/11/2018

Cllr Leighton Rowlands has praised the organisers of Barry Parkrun after hundreds of runners took part in a special run on Saturday


Vale Homes marks 2018 Barry Bike Club success - 05/11/2018

Members of Barry Bike Club at Ty Iolo Barry were awarded for their hard work at the clubs final session of the year


Library reveals Poppy curtain to honour Barry men who died in WW1 - 02/11/2018

A handmade knitted poppy curtain is on display at Barry library to honour the Royal British Legion


October 2018

10 Things to do with leftover Pumpkin - 31/10/2018

Not sure what to do with the seeds, the pulp or the flesh of your halloween pumpkin? Don't worry here are our top ten ideas!


Council publishes its Annual Report - 30/10/2018

The Improvement Plan Part 2 reports on the Council's performance over the previous year, using a range of national and local data.


Vale of Glamorgan Council achieves Welsh Housing standards following £92 million investment - 25/10/2018

THE Vale of Glamorgan Council has upgraded its housing stock to reach Welsh Housing Quality Standards two years ahead of schedule following a £92 million investment


Changes to the Council's Website - 25/10/2018

Over the coming year you will see some changes to the look and functionality of the Council's website


Youth action members install new bins to help keep Barry tidy - 24/10/2018

Members of Barry Youth Action helped to install colourful littler bins following concerns that litter was ruining school routes and diminishing the sense of pride in their town


Vale Community Support team united for World Mental Health day football match - 18/10/2018

The Vales Community Support team played their third annual football match to help raise awareness of World Mental Health Day


Vale clubs and organisations benefit from Community Chest funding - 16/10/2018

A total of eleven organisations were recently successful in securing Community Chest funding to develop and extend sports opportunities in the Vale


Barry library exhibition explores the history of merchant seamen as part of Black History Month - 15/10/2018

An exhibition revealing the history of the merchant seamen who travelled to the Vale is on display at Barry library


Llantwit Major youth centre to become a hub for community activity - 12/10/2018

Glamorgan Voluntary Service has emerged as the successful bidder to run a community enterprise at Llantwit Major Youth Centre


Council helps Barry town centre traders explore Business Improvement District possibility - 11/10/2018

THE Vale of Glamorgan Council is helping Barry traders explore the possibility of making the town centre a Business Improvement District


Barry library awards 200 children for completing Summer Reading Challenge - 10/10/2018

Primary school children from across the Vale were awarded for reading six books in this years Mischief Makers Summer Reading Challenge


Appetite for livestock market amongst local farmers - 09/10/2018

A report to look at the needs of local farmers and determine whether a viable livestock market is needed in the region has been published


Vale primary pupils take part in ICE Bridges to Schools initiative - 09/10/2018

Pupils and staff at St Nicholas Church in Wales Primary School recently took part in an ICE Bridges to Schools initiative


Fresh local produce planned for Vale school meals - 08/10/2018

The Vale of Glamorgan Councils catering department is aiming to include fresh local produce to provide nutritious school meals


Vale of Glamorgan Council publishes Leisure Strategy to promote healthy living - 05/10/2018

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has published a Leisure Strategy in an effort to promote healthy living throughout the county


Vale of Glamorgan Council commits funds to community initiatives - 05/10/2018

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has committed another 100000 to community initiatives in the County through its Strong Communities Grant Fund taking the total spend on such projects to 428000 since April last year


Vale Council supports record breaking event for White Ribbon UK - 03/10/2018

A record number of men proudly walked a mile in womens shoes to show their support for White Ribbon the campaign to eradicate violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence


Lougher Place play area opens after major upgrade - 03/10/2018

LOUGHER Place play area in St Athan was officially opened at a celebration event held by local community organisation Saints last weekend


Ten international sports performers wanted for the Vale Academy Scheme - 01/10/2018

The team at Vale of Glamorgan Council and Legacy Leisure are looking for ten international sports performers to join their Sports Academy scheme