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The unsung heroes and heroines, who guide the Vale’s youngsters safely across our roads twice a day, every day, were given the recognition they deserve at the Vale Road Safety Awards held earlier this month.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s public consultation on the implementation of a new library strategy closes on 31 December 2014.
Friday 5 December saw the completion of the newly renovated Eastern Promenade on Barry Island, but the improvements are not stopping there.
Pupils, Governors, Parents and Staff at Llanfair Primary School received an early Christmas present at their Christmas Fair to hear the news that their school will be receiving £500,000 investment to improve its buildings.
Six footballers from the Vale are going to be lining up against England in 2015 thanks to a joint initiative between the Welsh Football Trust and the Vale of Glamorgan Sports Development Department.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Arts Development Department have created ‘aDvance Dance’, a contemporary dance company for young people aged 14 -18, by working together with arts teams in other local authority areas and National Youth Dance Wales.
A meeting of planning committee on 18 December 2014 will be the first Vale of Glamorgan Council meeting to be broadcast live online.
Nearly 50 people joined the rangers at the Forest Lodge on Saturday 6 December for an afternoon of Christmas craft-making.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests made, and one fixed penalty notice issued last week.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced it will be supporting a new bus service between Llantwit Major, Cowbridge and Talbot Green from January and by doing so opening up a range of new public transport links across the Vale.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is committed to supporting apprenticeship opportunities with over 20 young people moving into administration apprenticeships across the Council with the help of the Council’s Corporate Training team and recruitment agency Acorn People.
Ten new walks around the Vale of Glamorgan have been launched by Creative Rural Communities in time for Christmas.
Work is set to commence on the regeneration of the grade II listed hydraulic pumphouse building on Barry Waterfront.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has won two awards at the Fields in Trust awards 2014.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s 5x60 Team hosted a basketball tournament across two days last week for pupils from schools across the Vale.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Business and Employment Unit has helped hundreds of local jobseekers find suitable employment since the Work Programme began in 2011.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 9 arrests made, one court summons issued, and one missing person found last week.
The Eastern Promenade development at Barry Island has been completed and will soon be open to the public.
Attendance levels at schools across the Vale of Glamorgan increased last year with fewer children missing lessons.
Llandough Primary School has received a rating of ‘good’, the second highest rating possible, in every area of its recent Estyn inspection.
Jane Hutt AM and Cabinet Member Cllr Bronwen Brooks paid a visit to Ty Iolo hostel in Barry last week to observe how, between the efforts of Council staff, residents, and third sector organisations, it is increasingly becoming an important part of its local community.
The regeneration of Barry’s Innovation Quarter has taken a major step forward with the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s agreement to market the Innovation Quarter’s triangular ‘Southern Development site’ for a range of potential leisure and commercial uses including a cinema.
From December 2014 paper recycling and waste calendars will be replaced by online e-calendars, available via the Council’s website. The calendars will go live on Thursday 4 December.
Vale of Glamorgan Council Housing Strategy Officer Jenny Lewington has been shortlisted for the Rising Stars Cymru award.
Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s art gallery in Barry, will be hosting a talk by Helen Sear ahead of her work being shown at the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, in 2015.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 11 arrests issued and one missing person found last week.
From Monday 1 December 2014, The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be transferring its banking facilities from the Co-
Operative Bank to Lloyds Bank.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet has approved an expression of interest in a voluntary merger with Bridgend Council.
Students from Cowbridge took a trip to Belgium to pay their respects to the fallen of World War One.
Following recent developments to the situation key figures within the Council have made their views clear.
Dragon multi-sport festival a smash hit
- Monday 24 November
Over 100 primary school children from the Vale of Glamorgan participated in a multi-sport festival at Barry Leisure Centre this week.
The Chief Inspector for Social Services in Wales has completed her annual performance evaluation of the Vale of Glamorgan’s Social Services department.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 6 arrests issued last week.
Christmas in the Vale - Thursday 20 November
Christmas is just around the corner and the streets of the Vale are about to light up ready for the holiday season. There are a number of Christmas light switch-on events across the Vale for all to enjoy.
Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are holding a Christmas Craft session at the Forest Lodge, making models and decorations using natural materials.
Last week the Vale of Glamorgan Council and their partners ran a Home Safety event in the Castleland Renewal Area to promote National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week.
On Saturday 15 November the Vale Council’s international Art Gallery, Art Central, launched its ‘Remembering the Great War’ exhibition.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be hosting an event on 10 December to celebrate White Ribbon Day and to launch the White Ribbon Campaign within the Vale.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to work with its neighbouring authority Bridgend to develop a plan for a potential voluntary merger of the two organisations.
Charity organisation The Big Wrap will be hosting a Big Quiz to help support disadvantaged children and young people across South Wales this Christmas.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests issued last week.
Residents in the Colcot area are being given the chance to vote for their favourite designs for three play facilities in the ward that are set to be renovated.
Artist Katrina Kirkwood will be hosting her workshop entitled Isabella and the String of Beads at Art Central gallery to commemorate the work of her grandmother, Isabella Stenhouse, who was a doctor during World War I.
Rangers and volunteers from Porthkerry Country Park have been busy improving a special area of the park by planting up a new hedgerow.
15 sixth form pupils across the Vale of Glamorgan have recently been selected to be part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Coaches of the Future scheme.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 8 arrests issued last week.
The next Community Cabinet meeting will be held at Cowbridge Town Hall on High Street, Cowbridge.
Vale of Glamorgan Trading Standards Officers are warning residents of a scam involving hoax council tax emails.
From Monday 17 November, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s esteemed art gallery, Art Central, is proudly hosting an exhibition of remembrance marking the 100 year anniversary since the beginning of World War I.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council hosted an Animal Welfare Seminar at the Civic Offices on Thursday 30 October to discuss putting an end to animal cruelty and wildlife crime.
After the inauguration of the first Vale of Glamorgan Youth Cabinet, Alun Cairns MP for the Vale of Glamorgan invited the newly elected Youth Cabinet to Westminster.
Strange circles have appeared recently on the main meadow at Porthkerry over the weekend, raising a lot of questions for visitors.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 5 arrests issued and 1 missing person found last week.
This half term disabled children from the Vale took part in sporting activities at Barry Leisure Centre which included water polo, dodgeball and light aerobics.
Over 100 pupils turned up to take part in the Vale Council’s 5x60 table tennis tournament at Bro Morgannwg Comprehensive School.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 15 arrests issued last week.
Imagine a place where you can do more, faster and online.
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 Monday 11 November 2013.
Penarth Town Council has launched the Young Citizen Award in a bid to recognise the accomplishments of children and young people in the area.
Bro Radio, the local community radio station for the Vale of Glamorgan is opening its doors to creative, enthusiastic and community focused individuals wishing to delve into the world of radio and help develop their local station.
An exhibition and public meeting was held on 22 October 2014 to update the local community of progress on the Coldbrook flood risk management scheme.
A presentation evening was held at The Hub on 10 October to celebrate the success of the young people on the Emojis project.
Marketing Agents Rawlins and Madley have commenced the marketing of the former St Cyres Lower School site for a mixed use development.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Youth Service has announced Stanwell School pupil Tom Chandler, 17, as Youth Mayor for the Vale.
Penarth Leisure Centre swimming pool is set to reopen this coming weekend.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 11 arrests issued last week.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is changing its street lighting policy in a bid to reduce its CO2 emissions and save money.
If you’re planning that special Christmas meal with work colleagues, friends or family the Food Standards Agency would like to remind you to ‘look before you book’.
Christopher Selby of Michaelston Close, Barry, pleaded guilty to two charges under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 at Cardiff Magistrates Court on Thursday 9 October 2014.
Rangers are continuing their Go Wild autumn events for children aged 5 to 11 with a Beach Safari at Porthkerry Country Park and a Bird Bonanza at Cosmeston Lakes.
Members of the Barry Citizens Action Group and the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Parks and Grounds Maintenance Department joined together to celebrate the raising of Central Park’s newly acquired Green Flag.
Keep Britain Tidy Launched their Diamond Jubilee Big Tidy Up in September at Wimbledon Common with the help of the Wombles.
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.
The public consultation on three key proposals in the Vale of Glamorgan Council's new library strategy has begun.
Local residents are to decide the future of the former housing office on Aberaron Close.
Parents in the Vale of Glamorgan can now apply for school places online.
To celebrate Chatterbooks Week, a children’s group at Barry Library have created their own story with the help of author Francesca Kay.
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.
Young people from across the Vale of Glamorgan are to be given the opportunity to participate in an exciting new project called Rights Ambassadors
Pupils at Ysgol Nant Talwg invited Vale AM Jane Hutt and Cllr Chris Elmore to officially open their new building.
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.
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.
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.
The Regional All Wales Building Excellence Awards 2014 were held in The Millennium Centre last Wednesday.
Libraries across the Vale of Glamorgan took part in the Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge 2014 to help promote reading skills amongst children.
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.
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.
Penarth Leisure Centre hosted the Welsh Karate League on Sunday 28 September, with participants travelling from across the UK.
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.
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.
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.
Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are inviting wildlife enthusiasts aged 8 and over to join their Wildlife Club.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests and 1 Fixed Penalty Notice issued last week.
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.
The Vale’s 50 Plus Strategy Forum celebrated its 10th birthday at the Memorial Hall in Barry on 30 September.
Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are asking for volunteers to help clear the park’s footpaths of debris ready for winter walks.
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.
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 has organise a series of 6 Welsh language events around the Vale of Glamorgan, titled ‘Gigs Bach y Fro’ (Little Gigs in the Vale).
A statement clarifying the Council's work towards enabling development of the funfair site at Barry Island.
The Safer Vale Partnership are supporting Macmillan’s go sober for October initiative.
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