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The Vale of Glamorgan Council will join other local authorities throughout the United Kingdom to mark Commonwealth Day on Monday 10 March 2014.
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.
Land clearance works have begun along the Coldbrook catchment in Barry in preparation for a £2million flood risk management scheme.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 12 arrests last week.
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.
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.
Statement from Parkwood Community Leisure, which operates Penarth Leisure Centre on behalf of Vale of Glamorgan Council
We can confirm that a fire broke out at Penarth Leisure Centre on Sunday 23 February 2014 at approximately 17.15.
Works to transform the Eastern Promenade on Barry Island have been progressing well.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests last week.
The main routes across the Vale of Glamorgan are to undergo additional road repairs under the ‘BIG Fill’ banner
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
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.
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.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has organised Money Matters and More, on Tuesday 25 February at Memorial Hall in Barry from 10am to 3pm.
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 in the Vale of Glamorgan are being visited by house-to-house canvassers working to update the electoral register.
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.
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.
Following the Christmas period three members of the Safer Vale Partnership successfully completed ‘Dry January’, abstaining from alcohol for 31 days.
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.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 14 arrests last week.
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.
A new initiative in the Vale of Glamorgan is set to make playgrounds free from cigarette smoke and smoking related litter
Trading Standards are warning Vale residents about copycat government websites after a number of complaints from members of the public.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is pleased to announce that Dinas Powys Infant School has come third in an anti bullying competition, winning £25.
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.
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.
A bridge in Dinas Powys that links the north and south of the village is to be renovated by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been to court to take ownership of a large number of horses rescued last November (2013).
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.
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.
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.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests last week.
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.
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.
Glamorgan's leading tourist attractions, Cosmeston medieval village.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 3 arrests last week.
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.
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.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council and the National Landlords Association will host the Landlord and Letting Agents forum on Thursday 20 February 2014.
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.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council's prestigious art gallery, Art Central, is hosting the HINENI exhibition to commemorate the Holocaust.
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.
The Cyd Cymru collective energy switching scheme for Wales has attracted 5,500 residents from across Wales, all keen to cut their energy bills.
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.
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.
Staff, parents and children at Bute Cottage Nursery School in Penarth are celebrating the outcome of their recent Estyn inspection.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests last week.
Karin Williams, a school crossing patrol officer from Rhoose is a finalist in the St David Awards in the bravery category.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Porthkerry Wildlife Group recently joined the ranger service to put out over 50 Dormouse tubes.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 8 arrests last week.
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).
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.
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.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 4 arrests last week.
The Safer Vale Partnership is supporting Alcohol Concern’s ‘Dry January’.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 4 arrests last week.
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.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 9 arrests last week.
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.
Improvement work is set to go ahead at Albert Primary School, Penarth after plans were agreed at a meeting this week.
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.
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.
The Cowbridge Library Adult Reading Challenge was to read six library books over the course of the summer holidays.
Christmas is a time to relax and have fun but it can also be very busy and stressful.
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, 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.
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.
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.
A scheme to transform the Eastern Promenade on Barry Island is well underway.
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.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council's CCTV team contacted police a total of 41 times during the week ending 15 December 2013.
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.
Secondary school bandings for Wales have been published today (12 December) by the Welsh Government.
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.
Tom Price of Swn Y Mor Stables, Broughton, Wick appeared at Cardiff Crown Court on 9 December 2013.
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, 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.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests last week
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.
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.
The National Building Excellence Awards 2013 were held in London on Tuesday 12 November and saw Wales win three of the 13 categories.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 5 arrests last week.
Council tenants in the Vale of Glamorgan are being advised to arrange to pay their rents by direct debit.
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.
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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