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Following a public consultation exercise with almost 300 responses, the newly improved play parks on Meggitt Road and Dryden Terrance are proving to be a hit with local children.
Libraries in Barry, Cowbridge, Llantwit Major, and Penarth are keen to set up friends groups to help support activities, generate ideas and promote the library in their area.
The play area at Alexandra Gardens, Barry will be closed for a short time to allow minor maintenance works to take place.
Eagleswell Primary School has been removed from the list of schools requiring significant improvement.
Penarth Learning Community has won two regional Building Control Awards at the Local Authority Building Control awards.
The Vale Youth Forum welcomed a number of new members recently at two meet and greet sessions.
Ysgol Iolo Morganwg showed they are true champions, winning the final of Côr Cymru Cynradd 2015 at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, which was broadcast live on S4C on Saturday 18 April.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s International Gallery, Art Central, is currently hosting Disability Arts Cymru’s annual touring exhibition, which includes work by over forty artists.
Sports clubs within the Vale of Glamorgan hosted free taster sessions and open days throughout March for local women and girls.
A doorstep sport project aimed at getting young people more active, more often in their own communities is thriving in the Barry area.
Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan, Cllr Howard Hamilton, will be hosting a charity concert on Saturday 18 April.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for planning excellence.
Bro Radio has volunteer vacancies available for young people between the ages of 16 and 21 to join their team.
Ten Schools from South Wales took part in a Special Educational Needs football tournament held at Cogan Recreation Ground with Ysgol Bryn Castell and Greenhill Special School coming out on top.
Families with disabled children across the Vale enjoyed a range of activities during the Sport and Play Family Fun Day based at Ysgol Y Deri in the Easter holidays.
The glorious Easter sunshine saw an all-time high number of families taking part in the Easter Egg Trial at Cosmeston Lakes and Porthkerry Country Parks.
A total of 76 local sports clubs and organisations were awarded funding totalling £83,614 in the past year thanks to the Community Chest scheme.
Trading Standards in Cardiff has again received a number of complaints from residents reporting that they are getting telephone calls from people claiming to be working for the council.
Hundreds of runners from across the UK will this weekend test themselves against 30 miles of the Vale of Glamorgan coast while competing in Run, Walk, Crawl’s first ever ultra-marathon in the county.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced additional traffic management measures for Barry Island to help alleviate congestion ahead of what is expected to be another busy weekend at the resort.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has introduced a pilot pool car scheme in order to dramatically reduce mileage claims, making estimated savings of over £125,000.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has welcomed the news that the Barry Island Pleasure Park is set to reopen on Friday 3 April, just in time for the Easter weekend.
The process for submitting expressions of interest in running a number of libraries in the Vale is now open.
Staff and service users welcomed Chief Medical Officer Dr Ruth Hussey to Penarth, and Deputy Health Minister Vaughan Gething AM to Barry on 31 March to take a tour of two successful health and social care projects in the Vale.
The six-month one way system trial for Trinity Street, Barry, is underway and will run until September.
The Welsh education inspectorate Estyn have reported today that adult community learning in the Vale is in good shape.
This Easter, the Vale Council’s Highways department is trialling new traffic management arrangements at Barry Island.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is seeking proposals from catering businesses to run the café at Cosmeston Lakes Country Park.
13 young volunteers from sports clubs across the Vale recently attended a workshop teaching them to deliver safe sports sessions.
With the Easter weekend upon us and the possibility of Easter eggs for our younger Vale residents, “please recycle your foil” is the message from The Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Due to the ever increasing financial pressures faced by all Council’s in Wales. The Vale of Glamorgan Council is implementing the following charges to Waste Management Services from 1st April 2015.
Governors at St David’s CIW Primary School, Colwinston, have made the decision to close for the last day of term, Friday 27 March, following a sickness bug.
Cosmeston and Porthkerry Country Parks will be hosting their annual Easter egg hunts every day this Easter weekend.
The 303/304 bus service operated by New Adventure Travel will be extended to include University Hospital Llandough and the Cardiff Bay sports village from Monday 20 April.
The six-month one way system trial for Trinity Street, Barry, begins on Wednesday 1 April.
A donation of £2370.53 will be made to the Vale Foodbank charity as a result of the success of the Cyd Cymru energy switching scheme.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 8 arrests made and one missing person found last week.
The pool at Penarth leisure centre will be closed on Saturday 28 March for essential maintenance.
Cllr Chris Elmore, Vale of Glamorgan Council cabinet member for schools, and Jane Hutt AM, Welsh Government Minister for Finance visited Llantwit Major on 20 March to inspect construction work on the new £2.2m Ysgol Dewi Sant building.
Staff and pupils at Llanfair Primary School welcomed a visit from cabinet member for schools Cllr Chris Elmore on 20 March as he marked the beginning of major works to improve the school’s facilities.
Romilly Primary School in Barry celebrated the start of major expansion works with a turf-cutting ceremony this week.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council will continue to support the Vale Market Action Group's work to redevelop the historic Cowbridge cattle market after the Council’s cabinet gave their approval to initial plans.
The Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council has responded to the Minister for Public Service's rejection of the voluntary merger proposal submitted by the Vale and Bridgend Councils.
At the meeting of 04 March the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council made a statement to full Council on the rejection of the voluntary merger proposal submitted by the Vale and Bridgend Councils.
The Barry Jobcentre will remain closed until further notice.
The Vale Council’s Sports Development Team is offering a free Keeping Safe in Sport workshop to young people aged 13 to 17 who volunteer in a sports club in the Vale.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Youth Service is opening the floor to ideas on the future of the Llantwit Major Youth Centre.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet will discuss initials plans put forward by a local social enterprise to convert St Paul’s Church in Penarth to a mixed use community space at their meeting on 23 March.
Oak Field Primary School pupils invited Cllr Chris Elmore, cabinet member for schools, to a turf cutting ceremony on 13 March to celebrate the beginning of construction work on the school’s new building.
The Women’s Arts Association officially launched their open art exhibition on 7 March at Art Central, the Vale Council’s esteemed art gallery, ahead of International Women’s Day.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 12 arrests made and one missing person found last week.
The future of the Vale of Glamorgan Council led anti-poverty programme Barry Communities First has been secured up until April 2016 after just over half a million pounds in additional funding was announced by the Welsh Government.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s planning committee has resolved to approve an application for a residential and commercial development on the Barry Island pleasure park site.
Representatives from local schools and organisations and from across Wales attended an event hosted by the Vale of Glamorgan Council on 6 March to celebrate International Women’s Day.
Vale councillors, the mayor of Llantwit Major, and local school choirs joined together to celebrate the reopening of the town’s library.
Barry Jobcentre will remain closed for the rest of this week
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s cabinet agreed to a 3.9% rise in Council tax on 23 February 2015.
Palmerston Community Learning Centre will be closed for emergency repair work from Monday 9 March to Friday 20 March
The Vale Council will be raising the Commonwealth flag at the Civic Office at 10.30am on Monday 9 March to celebrate Commonwealth Day 2015.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Building Control team raised £1000 for the Marie Curie Centre at Holme Towers, Penarth.
A timetable for implementing plans to safeguard the future of the library service in the Vale of Glamorgan has been set out following public consultation on the strategy.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale led to 11 arrests last week.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has joined local traders and campaigners in calling for a new funfair operator to be allowed to put his plans into action as soon as possible.
Residents will have the opportunity to put questions to the Council's cabinet at the latest Community Cabinet event pm 09 March.
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