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The Vale 50 plus Strategy Forum, along with a number of other older peoples groups in the Vale, have been working on an exciting intergenerational anti-graffiti art project.
Barry Camera Club will be launching their 2015 exhibition on Friday 7 August at Art Central Gallery on King Square.
Local councillors have welcomed a multi-million pound project designed to protect parts of Barry from flooding.
The Memo Arts Centre, Barry is installing new digital cinema facilities, which will enable them to live stream theatre productions and bring back blockbuster cinema releases to the area.
Ten south east Wales local authorities have formally agreed to join forces to help deliver a City Deal for the Capital City
Six parks within the Vale of Glamorgan have been awarded the coveted Green Flag by Wales’ leading environmental charity, Keep Wales Tidy, one more than in 2014.
The Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths AM, opened the newly converted Community Hub in Gibbonsdown, Barry on Tuesday 21 July.
Following a consultation and requests from residents and community groups, a 20mph speed limit is set to be introduced along Penlan Road in Llandough as a trial.
The Vale Centre for Voluntary Services has received £1,500 to buy iPads to help reduce social isolation amongst elderly people in Cardiff and The Vale of Glamorgan.
The Bro Radio team are heading out on the road this August to host a series of live music events and activities across the Vale.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is running a consultation on proposed improvements to the High Street and Broad Street shopping centre.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has recently unveiled a new logo for the children’s safeguarding service, designed by a pupil from Palmerston Primary School.
Doorstep sports volunteer Ellis Baldwin from Barry has been commended for his efforts after being named a Street Games Local Hero.
The Vale Council’s Sports and Play Development Team, along with Barry Town Council, will be celebrating Playday, the national day for play in the UK, on Wednesday 5 August.
The Vale Youth Forum, along with young people from all over Wales, met at the National Assembly for Wales, Cardiff for the announcement of the ‘Vote@16’ consultation on 15 July.
The Minister for Economy, Science and Transport has recently announced a further round of the Wales Enterprise Zone Business Rates Scheme.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Family Information Service has put together a huge programme of all the activities taking place for children and young people in the Vale this summer.
With the summer holidays fast approaching, the Council’s Sports and Play Development team have been busy planning their summer events programme, starting with a Family Fun Day.
Works to deliver energy saving External Wall Insulation (EWI) to over 200 homes across Barry is now underway.
From this weekend visitors to Barry Island will be able to book one of the popular new beach huts for use on the same day.
The Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council was recently given a tour of the well advanced and extensive renovation work that continues on one of Wales few remaining hydraulic pumping houses on Barry Waterfront.
Stanwell School has been judged as having excellent current performance and excellent prospects for improvement in an Estyn inspection report published recently.
After three years of further research and revision the updated Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan will be submitted to Welsh Government for inspection on 24 July.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Family Information Service has put together a huge programme of all the activities taking place for children and young people in the Vale this summer.
The Council's accounts for 2014/15 can now be viewed at the Civic Offices.
Following some comment in the local press the Vale of Glamorgan Council was very pleased to see a letter appear in last week’s GEM newspaper which offered a factual and independent appraisal of the situation.
One of Britain’s most successful children’s authors has praised the work of a group of young women from Barry whose first children’s books were launched this week.
Plans have been announced to upgrade roads around the High Street -Broad Street shopping centre in Barry to make visiting local shops even easier.
Households in the Vale of Glamorgan will soon be receiving a Household Enquiry Form asking residents to check whether the information that appears on the electoral register for that address is correct..
Free Golf in the Park sessions for beginners are being offered at Porthkerry Country Park for those looking to tee-off their golfing career.
17 students from the Vale of Glamorgan have been successful in their auditions to join one or more National Youth Arts Wales groups this year.
The regeneration of Barry Island’s eastern promenade has been recognised as one of the best examples of planning and design in the UK by the Royal Town Planning Institute.
Newydd Housing Association will be displaying plans for a proposed new affordable housing development at Wick Road, St Brides Major at a public consultation event on Thursday, 16th July 2015.
Susan Esseen, Business Manager at Evenlode Primary School in Penarth, after being nominated by her colleagues and friends, has been rewarded for her hard work.
An independent review has given the Council’s plans to create a new Learning Community in Llantwit Major the green light, reflecting their “high level of confidence” in the project.
The Vale Council’s Director of Social Services used last month’s Fostering in Wales Day to praise the work of foster carers both in the Vale and across Wales.
Barry Island is preparing for fun-packed summer in 2015 with the free Weekender events set to return once again.
Staff at the Ty Dyfan care home in Cadoxton, Barry invited Cllr Stuart Egan to open their newly transformed sensory garden area.
Primary school pupils from across the Vale took part in the newly formed Atomic Touch festival this month.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is inviting offers for the IQ Southern Development Site, a prime site situated within the Innovation Quarter on Barry Waterfront.
An extended trial bus service for Penarth was launched on 30 June.
The Webb Ellis Trophy is visiting Barry Island as part of the first ever Cardiff Blues Beach Rugby Festival.
Primary school parents from Barry have been hard at work discovering their creative sides by writing and publishing their own books.
Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s art gallery, launched a new exhibition last week entitled ‘Makeshifting: structures of mobility’.
Officers from the Waste Management and Cleansing team cleaned the site on the same day, and it has now been returned to public use.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is inviting offers for the land formerly occupied by much loved holiday camp at Barry Island as part of the ongoing work to regenerate the seaside resort.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests made, one court summons issued, and one missing person found last week.
Last autumn saw the Council’s proposal to introduce part night lighting and reduce energy consumption agreed by Cabinet.
The Leader of the Council, Cllr Neil Moore, has made the following statement explaining the latest development in the situation at Bryn-y-Don in Dinas Powys.
The first phase of constructing a watersports centre on the previously disused Mole at Barry number one dock has been completed.
Cowbridge library welcomed Dan Anthony, author of the Rugby Zombies series, for a story writing master class.
Charges for parking at Harbour Road and Nell’s Point in Barry Island, Rivermouth and Brig y Don in Ogmore by Sea, and Cymlau in Southerndown, are set to change from 13 July.
The Penarth Learning Community has been named the Project of the Year at the Constructing Excellence in Wales Awards 2015.
Two Welsh rugby internationals took time out of their world cup preparations to attend the Vale School Paragames which was held at Cardiff International Sports Stadium on Thursday 11 June.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council, alongside the Vale Ramblers and Penarth and District Ramblers, put on a series of walks for a 55 strong group of hikers from Mouscron, one of the Council’s three twinned towns.
Last week, the Vale of Glamorgan Council issued a statement to advise that some services for children and families at the Western Vale Integrated Children’s Centre (WVICC) were likely to close.
The team behind an S4C science programme paid a visit to Cowbridge library this week.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 5 arrests made last week.
The Vale’s country parks are hosting a series of Go Wild events for kids across the summer holidays.
Over the last academic year, nearly 450 volunteer hours have been accrued by individuals involved within the Council’s Coaches of the Future scheme.
Armed forces representatives will hold a ceremony outside the Civic Offices from 10.30am on Monday 22 June to mark the beginning of Armed Forces Week 2015.
The average time taken by the Vale of Glamorgan Council to deliver disabled facilities grants in the county has been reduced to 199 days, an improvement of 30% compared to last year.
The BIG Fill is returning to complete the pledge of filling potholes in every ward in the Vale of Glamorgan.
There is a criminal afoot at Cosmeston Medieval Village, and Walter the village Reeve needs help to solve the mystery.
“Earlier today, the Public Service Minister Leighton Andrews presented another new map for Local Government in Wales, as a further option for consultation.
On Thursday 11 June, the Council’s art gallery, Art Central, hosted the official opening of ‘Drawing the Line’, an exhibition by Cardiff and the Vale College Art and Design students.
The Council has taken a further step towards the creation of a community garden at Cemetery Approach, Barry with funding support being proposed by Barry Town Council.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s transport team have picked up two awards at the CILT Cymru-Wales National Transport and Logistics Awards 2015.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 8 arrests made last week.
Ten years ago on Friday 10 June 2005 the official reopening of the Vale of Glamorgan Railway Line took place, the first time since the early 1960s that passenger services had run on the railway line.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) have continued their success in educating young people in the Vale about racism.
A couple have been prosecuted for breaching Statutory Abatement Notices and had their sound equipment seized following a 12-month investigation into complaints of loud music disturbing residents.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been awarded the Insport Bronze national accreditation.
Throughout the month of June the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s prestigious gallery, Art Central, will be hosting the 2015 end of year show by Cardiff and Vale College, Art and Design students entitled ‘Drawing the Line’.
Hundreds of people gathered in Barry to show their appreciation for Barry boxing star Lee Selby this Saturday.
Following concerns raised by local residents at Barry Waterfront, the Council has committed to installing a traffic barrier on Y Rhodfa to address incidents of anti-social behaviour.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has organised an open-top bus tour through Barry to celebrate home-grown boxer Lee Selby’s title-winning fight in London last week.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s countryside service held a range of activity sessions for children during the half term break.
Mr Timothy Vaughan of Pant Wilkin Stables, Aberthin, was found guilty of one offence of obstruction of a public footpath at a hearing at Cardiff Magistrates Court last week.
Doing the right thing could see local people receive a £5 shopping voucher, courtesy of Morrisons Supermarket.
Penarth Windsor Lawn Tennis Club have been providing pupils from Ysgol Y Deri with weekly tennis sessions thanks to a Sport Wales funded Community Chest grant.
The Council’s Flying Start team, hosted a child safety fun day on 28 May at Pencoedtre Park, Barry.
A number of local sports clubs and organisations have recently benefitted from funding totalling £18,009 thanks to the Community Chest scheme.
The Council has become aware that some services at the Western Vale Integrated Children’s Centre (WVICC) are likely to close, due to financial issues involving a local charitable organisation.
Due to the reduction in local authority budgets and The Action Plan for Pollinators in Wales published by the Welsh Government, the Parks and Grounds Maintenance Division has revised the Flail Mowing of Highway Verges.
The Consortium in Central South Wales welcomes the findings of both reports and the contribution that Estyn and the Welsh Audit Office are making to supporting improvement in the region.
This year, for the first time ever, a Welsh Music Festival will be held as part of the Barry Island summer events programme.
As part of Carers’ Week 2015, a range of free events for carers in Cardiff and the Vale are being held in June at Cardiff City Stadium in Leckwith.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is offering 10 high performance sportspeople the unique opportunity of gaining free use of the Vale’s leisure facilities as part of the Sports Academy scheme.
The Vale Council’s Sports and Play Development Team have organised a number of coach education courses for individuals coaching sport within local community clubs and organisations.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests made and 1 fixed penalty notice issued last week.
A number of questions have been asked and so the Leader of the Council has written to a number of groups with the following to explain the project.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has finalised its local development plan, the authority’s blueprint for sustainable development, following an extensive consultation with residents.
One person was arrested and one missing person found thanks to CCTV monitoring in the Vale last week.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has donated £2370.53 to Vale Foodbanks.
Byelaws to prohibit swimming, fishing, and camping in the area have been proposed by the Council.
The Vale’s extensive cycle network is to be further extended following approval of the latest phase of the Port Road Cycle Route which will connect the Barry Docks link road to Wenvoe.
Cardiff and Vale College Team “The Killers” have eaten up all the competition to claim the Vale Adult Boccia League for 2015.
Community groups have submitted expressions of interest in running community libraries in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The Vale of Glamorgan’ Council’s art gallery Art Central, hosted the opening of ‘The Welsh Salon of Photography’ organised by the Welsh Photographic Federation.
From Monday 1 June, the four main libraries in the Vale will change to their new opening hours.
Vale of Glamorgan Council employees devoted a day volunteering to help local community projects as part of Give and Gain Day 2015.
Last December, Wales’ First Minister announced an additional £3.6 million of financial support to help promote the Welsh language across Wales during 2015-16.
Vale of Glamorgan Trading Standards Officers are warning residents of a scam involving hoax council tax calls.
Council leader, Cllr Neil Moore, responds to an open letter from Barry Comprehensive School.
The Vale of Glamorgan has signed up to the Time to Change Wales campaign to help end the stigma and discrimination faced by people with mental health problems.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 1 court summons issued last week.
The new health suite at Penarth Leisure Centre was recently opened by Cllr Gwyn John, Vale Council cabinet member for Visible Services and Leisure.
From Tuesday 26 May the revised Greenlinks on-demand G1 service will offer transport from St Athan to Cowbridge and Cowbridge to Bridgend Town Centre from Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 5:15pm.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Flying Start team is holding a child safety fun day on 28 May at Pencoedtre Park, Barry from 10am to 2pm.
To celebrate the opening of their brand new store at Barry Waterfront, Asda has backed a special library bookmark for every primary school pupil in Barry and the surrounding area.
The former housing office on Aberaeron Close, Gibbonsdown is to be leased to All Youth Matters for the use of the whole Vale community.
Vale residents are invitied to try out something new at the Gwanwyn art, craft and leisure spring festival.
Wednesday 28 April was tennis day at Ysgol Iolo Morganwg. The children enjoyed a fun packed day of specialist tennis coaching from Gareth East from the Urdd and Lisa-Marie Morris from Vale Tennis Academy.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced that it will be investing in five new all-weather 3G sports pitches for the county.
On Monday 11 May a nine week public consultation on options to transform, expand and modernise secondary education in Barry will begin.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests made last week.
A presentation evening was held on 17 April to celebrate the success of the young people involved in the Emojis project.
Residents interested in the future of Dinas Powys Library are invited to a public meeting to discuss the options to ensure library services continue in the community.
Following the closure of the A4232 Cardiff bay link road, there are severe traffic delays on routes into Cardiff and to the M4.
Vale of Glamorgan Council employee Ashley Criddle, an apprentice electrician with the housing department’s responsive repairs team, has been named Welsh Apprentice of the Year at the Apprenticeship Awards Cymru 2015.
Porthkerry and Cosmeston Country Parks have a range of events on offer for all ages around the May half term period.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 11 arrests made, three cautions and one court summons issued, and one missing person found last week.
The schools inspectorate Estyn has judged prospects for the Vale's largest primary school to be excellent.
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