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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.

 

Vale Table Tennis Academy launched| - Friday 28 February

A new sports opportunity has been launched in the Vale of Glamorgan, the Vale Table Tennis Academy. George Evans, the former Welsh International Table Tennis player has started a weekly junior session.

 

Victoria and Cogan Primary Schools through to Netball regional final| - Friday 28 February

The Penarth Netball League, which is organised by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Dragon Sport Team who work in partnership with Welsh Netball, provides fun and enjoyable Netball opportunities in a non-competitive environment to help the Year 5&6 pupils develop their skills.

Update on the reopening of Parkwood Community Leisure| -  Friday 28 February

Statement from Parkwood Community Leisure, which operates Penarth Leisure Centre on behalf of Vale of Glamorgan Council

 

Statement: Fire at Penarth Leisure Centre| - Monday 24 February

We can confirm that a fire broke out at Penarth Leisure Centre on Sunday 23 February 2014 at approximately 17.15.

 

Barry Island Regeneration continues| - Tuesday 18 February

Works to transform the Eastern Promenade on Barry Island have been progressing well. 

 

10 arrests following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 17 February

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

 

The Big Fill returns| - Friday 14 February

The main routes across the Vale of Glamorgan are to undergo additional road repairs under the ‘BIG Fill’ banner

Webinar promotes staying safe online| - Friday 14 February

On Tuesday 11 February, Barry Island Primary School held a live webinar called ‘Let’s create a better internet together’ hosted by the Children’s Commissioner for Wales' team and the Vale Youth Service

 

Course sets the stage for media hopefuls| - Tuesday 11 February

It is lights, camera, action this February half-term, as a new course is setting the stage for young people who are interested in pursuing a career in the creative industries. 

 

Upper Holton Road Renewal and Regeneration| -  Tuesday 11 February

Over the next three years, £1.5 million of funding from the Welsh Government and Vale of Glamorgan Council will be invested in upper Holton Road.

 

Money Matters and More in Barry| -  Tuesday 11 February 

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has organised Money Matters and More, on Tuesday 25 February at Memorial Hall in Barry from 10am to 3pm. 

 

Flying the Commonwealth flag in Barry| -  Tuesday 11 February

Group-with-Commonwealth-FlagDuring 2014, the Vale of Glamorgan Council will be flying the Commonwealth flag outside the Civic Offices in Barry to mark Commonwealth Day on 10 March and throughout the Commonwealth Games being held in Glasgow from 23 July - 3 August.

 

Householders told to expect a knock on the door from electoral canvassers| - Monday 10 February

Householders in the Vale of Glamorgan are being visited by house-to-house canvassers working to update the electoral register. 

 

Building Excellence Awards 2014| - Monday 10 February

The eleventh Vale of Glamorgan Council Building Control Group Building Excellence awards were held at the Mount Sorrel Hotel Barry on the 31 January 2014.

 

Love Thy Neighbour| - Monday 10 February

This Valentine’s Day why not extend the message of peace, happiness and tranquillity to thy neighbours. This is the message that the Safer Vale Partnership would like to promote at this time of year.

 

Successful Dry January| - Monday 10 February

Following the Christmas period three members of the Safer Vale Partnership successfully completed ‘Dry January’, abstaining from alcohol for 31 days.

 

Make a nest box and have a hoot| - Monday 10 February

To celebrate national nest box week rangers will be holding a bird box making session at the Forest Lodge Porthkerry Country Park on Saturday 15 February and at Cosmeston on Sunday 16 February.

 

14 arrests following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 10 February

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 14 arrests last week.

 

Vale of Glamorgan Council wants your views on new Arts Strategy| - Friday 07 February

The strategy sets out a vision of what we would like to achieve for the arts in the Vale. It aims to provide a platform to create opportunities for the development of the arts locally and regionally. We would like to hear from anyone who has an interest in or is currently working in the arts locally. 

 

Smoke free playground initiative rolled out across the Vale of Glamorgan| - Thursday 06 February

A new initiative in the Vale of Glamorgan is set to make playgrounds free from cigarette smoke and smoking related litter

 

Trading Standards warn of copycat government websites| - Wednesday 05 February

Trading Standards are warning Vale residents about copycat government websites after a number of complaints from members of the public.

 

Dinas Powys Infant School third in anti bullying competition| - Tuesday 04 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is pleased to announce that Dinas Powys Infant School has come third in an anti bullying competition, winning £25.

 

Hineni exhibition commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day 2014| - Tuesday 04 February

The Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cllr Margaret Wilkinson hosted an evening of commemoration at Art Central gallery in Barry for Holocaust Memorial Day 2014.

 

National Libraries Day 2014| - Tuesday 04 February

Vale of Glamorgan Council libraries will join other libraries and library staff across the country to promote learning, literacy and the joy of reading on Saturday 8 February 2014.

 

Dinas Powys bridge to be renovated| - Tuesday 04 February

A bridge in Dinas Powys that links the north and south of the village is to be renovated by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.

 

Council takes legal ownership of rescued horses| - Tuesday 04 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been to court to take ownership of a large number of horses rescued last November (2013).

 

Llantwit schools merger consultation extended| - Tuesday 04 February

The consultation has been extended on a proposal to create a new 420 place primary school as part of the Llantwit Learning Community by amalgamating Eagleswell and Llanilltud Fawr Primary Schools.

 

Work progresses on new school building for Ysgol Gymraeg Nant Talwg| - Tuesday 04 February

Due to the demand for pupil places at Ysgol Gymraeg Nant Talwg, a new purpose-built school is being constructed adjacent to the existing facility in Barry. 

 

Vale Council to consult on introducing byelaws at Rhoose Point| - Monday 03 February

Due to an increase in incidents of anti-social behaviour at Rhoose Point, the Vale of Glamorgan Council is considering introducing byelaws to give the police and some council officers the power to take enforcement action.

 

10 arrests following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 03 February

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

 

Much debated open space to become community garden| - Friday 31 January

Cemetery Approach, a piece of open land in Barry, which has been the subject of much debate over the years, could become a community garden and nature area.

 

Inspection finds a positive picture of services to prevent youth offending| - Wednesday 29 January

A report published today (29 January) by the Probation Inspectorate has praised the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Youth Offending Service, which works with children and young people who are likely to commit offences.

  

Traditional art of thatching revitalising Cosmeston medieval village| - Monday 27 January

Glamorgan's leading tourist attractions, Cosmeston medieval village.

 

3 arrests following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 27 January

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

 

Another chance to make real savings on energy bills with Cyd Cymru| - Thursday 23 January

Energy consumers in Wales have another chance to make significant savings on their bills as the nation’s collective energy switching scheme, Cyd Cymru launches its second switch on 27 January as Big Energy Saving Week opens. 

 

Sport Relief comes to Barry Island| - Thursday 23 January

It’s time to dig out that running kit! Sport Relief is here again. On Sunday 23 March the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile will be setting off on Barry Island at 11am, with hundreds of locals getting on their marks, set and go for Sport Relief. 

 

Calling all landlords and prospective landlord| - Thursday 23 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council and the National Landlords Association will host the Landlord and Letting Agents forum on Thursday 20 February 2014.

 

House to house canvassing in the Vale of Glamorgan| - Thursday 23 January

Householders in the Vale of Glamorgan will be visited from Saturday 1 February to Sunday 23 February 2014 by house-to-house canvassers working to update the electoral register.

 

Art Central Gallery is now open on Mondays| - Thursday 23 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council's prestigious art gallery, Art Central, is hosting the HINENI exhibition to commemorate the Holocaust. 

Barry resident fined nearly £1500 for failing to produce three horse passports| - Tuesday 21 January

Pandelis Tsoflias of Penmark, Barry pleaded guilty to four charges under the Equine Identification (Wales) Regulations 2009 at Cardiff Magistrates Court on the 16 January 2014.

 

Promise of energy savings attracts thousands to register for Cyd Cymru| - Tuesday 21 January

The Cyd Cymru collective energy switching scheme for Wales has attracted 5,500 residents from across Wales, all keen to cut their energy bills.

 

 

Visit to the site of the former magistrates court in Barry|

Magistrates court transformation continues| - Tuesday 21 January

Work to transform the former Magistrates Court in Barry into 52 affordable homes is continuing apace and Welsh Government Minister for Finance, Jane Hutt and Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet Member, Bronwen Brooks, recently visited the site to view the development.

 

 

 

 

Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council responds to the Williams Commission| - Monday 20 January

Councillor Neil Moore, the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, has commented on the Williams Review into Public Services Governance that has been issued today and which has been highly anticipated. 

 

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Bute Cottage Nursery celebrates Estyn report| - Monday 20 January

Staff, parents and children at Bute Cottage Nursery School in Penarth are celebrating the outcome of their recent Estyn inspection.

7 arrests following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 20 January

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

 

Good luck to finalist for St David Award| - Friday 17 January

Karin Williams, a school crossing patrol officer from Rhoose is a finalist in the St David Awards in the bravery category.

 

Bus Service 303/304 extended to Cardiff| - Friday 17 January

Following negotiations between Vale of Glamorgan Council and New Adventure Travel it has been agreed that from 10th March 2014, Service 303/304 from Bridgend will be extended to Cardiff.

 

New flexible Greenlinks bus promises to provide boost for rural Vale| - Wednesday 15 January

From Monday 20 January 2014, a new trial bus service will operate Monday to Friday between 8:15am and 6:15pm and offer transport from Llantwit Major to Cowbridge and Cowbridge to Bridgend Town Centre, linking 17 Vale of Glamorgan villages and hamlets. 

 

The Wales Audit Office finds Vale Council accounts in good shape |- Tuesday 14 January

The Wales Audit Office has found the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s finances to be well managed, and was satisfied that the council has appropriate arrangements in place to secure economy, efficiency and effectiveness in the latest annual review by the Auditor General.

 

Hineni|- Tuesday 14 January

An exhibition of life portraits, stories and memories commemorating Holocaust Memorial Day 2014 at Art Central Gallery in the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

Action plan to address Estyn report|- Tuesday 14 January

An action plan has been launched by the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s education service in response to the report on the council’s education service by Estyn published in September 2013.

 

Minister views progress on Golau Caredig, Extra Care Scheme in Barry| - Tuesday 14 January

The first 'extra care' in the Vale of Glamorgan, which will provide supported accommodation for people over 55, has received a visit from the Welsh Government Minister for Finance, Jane Hutt, who was impressed with the progress being made on the development. The scheme is nearing completion and is due to open in the summer.

 

New homes for Porthkerry| - Monday 13 January

Porthkerry Wildlife Group recently joined the ranger service to put out over 50 Dormouse tubes.

 

8 arrests following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 13 January

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

 

Cowbridge student is A level winner| - Wednesday 08 January

A former student of Cowbridge Comprehensive School, Alastair James Richards, has been awarded the top prize for Physical Education by the Welsh Joint Education Committee (WJEC). 

 

Plans underway for First World War centenary| - Wednesday 08 January

2014 will see the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War and the Vale of Glamorgan Council is asking local community groups and community councils to use the Council’s website to publish details of the events they have planned to mark the anniversary. 

 

Vale of Glamorgan Council Road Safety Awards 2013| - Monday 06 January

The annual presentation awards ceremony was recently held at the Docks Office in Barry to recognise the continuing high standards achieved by Vale of Glamorgan Council School Crossing Patrols (SCPs) and the volunteers involved with the child pedestrian training scheme Kerbcraft in Vale Primary Schools.

 

4 arrests following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 06 January

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

 

Safer Vale support Dry January| - Monday 06 January

The Safer Vale Partnership is supporting Alcohol Concern’s ‘Dry January’.

  

4 arrests following CCTV monitoring| - Thursday 02 January

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

 

Ty Iolo Christmas party| - Monday 30 December

The Ty Iolo Christmas party was held at the hostel on 20 December and all the children, staff and guests were lucky enough to meet a special guest, Father Christmas.

9 arrests following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 30 December

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 9 arrests last week. 

 

Information and Advice, Flooding in the Vale| - Monday 23 December

If your home is under threat from flooding sandbags can be collected from the Court Road depot, Barry. There is a limit of 15 per household, you will need to bring documentary proof of residence for each property. The depot is open 24 hours, seven days a week for emergencies.

Albert School signs off investment plan| - Friday 20 December

Improvement work is set to go ahead at Albert Primary School, Penarth after plans were agreed at a meeting this week.

 

Brothers given 8 months suspended sentence, banned from keeping animals for 5 years and fined £30,000| - Friday 20 December

Robert and Gwyn Bassett of Brook Farm, Llanmaes, Lantwit Major Vale of Glamorgan pleaded guilty at Cardiff Crown Court on 18th December 2013 to 39 charges under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 for causing unnecessary suffering and failing to provide a suitable environment, diet and appropriate care for a herd of approximately 100 head of cattle.

 

Parents and pupils support move to co-educational schooling for Barry| - 19 December

The results of a public consultation, organised by the Vale of Glamorgan Council, have revealed that parents and pupils in Barry are in favour of a change to co-educational secondary schooling for the town.

 

Winning streak at Cowbridge Library| - Thursday 19 December

The Cowbridge Library Adult Reading Challenge was to read six library books over the course of the summer holidays.

 

Safer Vale Partnership Festive Season Safety| - Thursday 19 December

 

Christmas is a time to relax and have fun but it can also be very busy and stressful.

 

DIY skills for Barry hostel residents| - Thursday 19 December

Staff from the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s homeless hostel Ty Iolo and council contractor Ian Williams Ltd have teamed up to provide DIY skills to former and current residents of the hostel.

 

Coaches of the Future| - Thursday 19 December

Coaches of the Future, is part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council's Olympic legacy programme to help inspire a generation and give young people the opportunity to develop an involvement in sports leadership and coaching.

 

Barry Island link road takes a major step forward| - Wednesday 18 December

Following last week’s announcement of a £2m Welsh Government loan to bring forward the development of the new link road to Barry Island, The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s cabinet has agreed the authority to enter into a two-way loan agreement with Welsh Government and the Barry Waterfront Consortium to avoid any delays to the final stages of negotiations. 

 

Vale Deaf PACT hosts British Sign Language course| - Tuesday 17 December

Police Officers and Police Community Support Officers from South Wales Police have successfully completed a ten week British Sign Language (BSL) course held at the Vale Deaf Partnerships and Communities Together (PACT) meetings.

Eastern prom work making good progress| - Monday 16 December

A scheme to transform the Eastern Promenade on Barry Island is well underway. 

 

Cyd Cymru deadline extended as demand grows| - Monday 16 December

The Cyd Cymru collective energy switching scheme for Wales is extending the deadline for registration until 12 January due to increasing demand, giving the public the maximum time possible to sign up for a better deal on their energy.

 

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 19 arrests last week| - Monday 16 December

The Vale of Glamorgan Council's CCTV team contacted police a total of 41 times during the week ending 15 December 2013.

 

Former Bryneithin site to be developed| - Thursday 12 December

Following a public consultation, the Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced that the former Bryneithin site in Dinas Powys will be developed to benefit older people.

 

Vale of Glamorgan Council challenges schools to improve|  - Thursday 12 December

Secondary school bandings for Wales have been published today (12 December) by the Welsh Government. 

 

Llandow fire is out| - Wednesday 11 December

The fire at the Vale Business Park in Llandow is now out. South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) closed the incident on the morning of Wednesday 11 December 2013.

 

Horse trader ordered to pay £14000| - Wednesday 11 December

Tom Price of Swn Y Mor Stables, Broughton, Wick appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on 9 December 2013. 

 

The Vales book of condolence for Nelson Mandela| - Tuesday 10 December

People in the Vale can add their messages to a book of condolence that has been set up by the Vale of Glamorgan Council following the death of Nelson Mandela. 

 

Prosiect Gwyrdd| - Tuesday 10 December

Prosiect Gwyrdd, a consortium between five South Wales Councils’ has signed a contract with Viridor to create green energy from the rubbish remaining after recycling and composting.

10 arrests following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 10 December

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

 

Update - Fire at Vale Business Park, Llandow| - Friday 06 December

The fire fighting operation at the Vale Business Park, Llandow, is still continuing with South Wales Fire and Rescue Service (SWFRS) crews working at the site throughout the day. In order to extinguish the fire, it has been necessary to demolish the building to access and douse the burning waste.  

 

Libraries aren't just for Christmas| -  Wednesday 04 December

Children attending a festive art session at Penarth library on Saturday 30 November were joined by Councillor Stuart Egan, Deputy Leader of Vale Council, and Councillor Mike Cuddy, leader of Penarth Town Council. 

 

Vale of Glamorgan project wins national award| -  Tuesday 3 December

The National Building Excellence Awards 2013 were held in London on Tuesday 12 November and saw Wales win three of the 13 categories. 

 

Five arrests following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 3 December

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

 

Council tenants advised to pay rent by direct debit| - Monday 2 December

Council tenants in the Vale of Glamorgan are being advised to arrange to pay their rents by direct debit.

 

Latest on fire at the Vale Business Park at Llandow| - Monday 2 December

Fire fighters report that they are working with the recycling company SiteServe to remove and extinguish burning material at the Vale Business Park at Llandow, Vale of Glamorgan. It will be some time before the fire is fully extinguished.

 

Vale Council to consult parents about school catchments| - Monday 2 December

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet has approved to consult with parents about changes to the catchment areas for Barry primary schools. School catchment areas help the Council to prioritise applications for the most popular schools. 

 

 

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