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Vale of Glamorgan Council agrees to submit plan for merger with Bridgend| - Friday 28 November

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet has approved an expression of interest in a voluntary merger with Bridgend Council.


Cowbridge Comprehensive Commemorate First World War at Langemarck| - Wednesday 26 November

Students from Cowbridge took a trip to Belgium to pay their respects to the fallen of World War One.


Council responds to Barry Island Pleasure Park planning application| - Wednesday 26 November

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.


Council’s Social Services Praised in Annual Performance Evaluation| - Monday 24 November 

The Chief Inspector for Social Services in Wales has completed her annual performance evaluation of the Vale of Glamorgan’s Social Services department.


6 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 24 November

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.


Christmas Craft Session at Porthkerry Park| - Thursday 20 November

Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are holding a Christmas Craft session at the Forest Lodge, making models and decorations using natural materials.


Castleland Home Safety Week| - Thursday 20 November

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.


Remembering the Great War| - Thursday 20 November

On Saturday 15 November the Vale Council’s international Art Gallery, Art Central, launched its ‘Remembering the Great War’ exhibition.


Vale Council Launches White Ribbon Campaign| - Thursday 20 November

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.


Vale of Glamorgan Council investigates voluntary merger with Bridgend| - Wednesday 19 November

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.


Big Wrap holds Big Quiz for a Big Christmas| - Tuesday 18 November

Charity organisation The Big Wrap will be hosting a Big Quiz to help support disadvantaged children and young people across South Wales this Christmas.


10 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 18 November

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


Colcot Residents to choose new play area designs| - Wednesday 12 November

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.


Isabella and the String of Beads comes to Art Central| - Wednesday 12 November

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.


Ready, Steady, Grow| - Wednesday 12 November

Rangers and volunteers from Porthkerry Country Park have been busy improving a special area of the park by planting up a new hedgerow.


Vale’s Coaches of the Future Chosen| - Wednesday 12 November

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.


8 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 11 November

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


Cowbridge welcomes Community Cabinet| - Thursday 06 November

The next Community Cabinet meeting will be held at Cowbridge Town Hall on High Street, Cowbridge.


Trading Standards Warn Residents of Council Tax Scam| - Thursday 06 November

Vale of Glamorgan Trading Standards Officers are warning residents of a scam involving hoax council tax emails.


Art Central Remembers the Great War| - Thursday 06 November

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.


Council Hosts Animal Welfare Seminar| - Thursday 06 November

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.


Youth Cabinet visit Westminster| - Thursday 06 November

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 Crop Circles at Porthkerry Park| - Monday 03 November

Strange circles have appeared recently on the main meadow at Porthkerry over the weekend, raising a lot of questions for visitors.


5 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 03 November

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 5 arrests issued and 1 missing person found last week.


Barry Leisure Centre hosts Sports Sessions for Disabled| - Monday 03 November

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.


Terrific Turnout for Table Tennis Tournament| - Friday 31 October

Over 100 pupils turned up to take part in the Vale Council’s 5x60 table tennis tournament at Bro Morgannwg Comprehensive School.


15 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Friday 31 October

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 15 arrests issued last week.


Are you ready to go Superfast?| - Thursday 30 October

Imagine a place where you can do more, faster and online.


Vale observes two-minute silence for Armistice Day| - Thursday 30 October

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’s Young People Rewarded| - Tuesday 28 October

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 opens its doors to new volunteers| - Tuesday 28 October

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.


Community meeting held for Coldbrook flood risk management scheme| - Monday 27 October

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.


Young People Celebrated at Emojis Presentation| - Friday 24 October

A presentation evening was held at The Hub on 10 October to celebrate the success of the young people on the Emojis project.


Former St Cyres school site for sale| - Friday 24 October

Marketing Agents Rawlins and Madley have commenced the marketing of the former St Cyres Lower School site for a mixed use development.


First Youth Mayors for the Vale Elected| - Wednesday 22 October

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Youth Service has announced Stanwell School pupil Tom Chandler, 17, as Youth Mayor for the Vale.


Penarth Pool Reopens This Weekend| - Wednesday 22 October

Penarth Leisure Centre swimming pool is set to reopen this coming weekend.


11 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Wednesday 22 October

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 11 arrests issued last week.


Part-time lights to save £1m over three years| - Tuesday 21 October

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is changing its street lighting policy in a bid to reduce its CO2 emissions and save money.


Food Standards Agency urges you to 'look before you book' for Christmas| - Tuesday 21 October

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’.


Barry man fined after dangerous dog attack| - Tuesday 21 October

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.


Go Wild this autumn at Porthkerry and Cosmeston| - Tuesday 21 October

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.


Central Park Flies its Green Flag| - Tuesday 21 October

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.


Wombles head to Barry Island to help Keep Britain Tidy| - Tuesday 21 October

Keep Britain Tidy Launched their Diamond Jubilee Big Tidy Up in September at Wimbledon Common with the help of the Wombles.


Learning Community Welcomed by Penarth| - Friday 17 October

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.


Vale residents to have their say on library strategy| - Friday 17 October

The public consultation on three key proposals in the Vale of Glamorgan Council's new library strategy has begun.


Gibbonsdown residents to decide future of housing office| - Friday 17 October

Local residents are to decide the future of the former housing office on Aberaron Close.


School admissions now online| - Friday 17 October

Parents in the Vale of Glamorgan can now apply for school places online.


Barry Library tweets story for Chatterbooks Week| - Wednesday 15 October

To celebrate Chatterbooks Week, a children’s group at Barry Library have created their own story with the help of author Francesca Kay.


Art Central hosts Sculpture Cymru Exhibition| - Wednesday 15 October

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.


Rights ambassadors to bring children’s rights to life| - Wednesday 15 October

Young people from across the Vale of Glamorgan are to be given the opportunity to participate in an exciting new project called Rights Ambassadors


Ysgol Nant Talwg Welcomes New Building| - Monday 13 October

Pupils at Ysgol Nant Talwg invited Vale AM Jane Hutt and Cllr Chris Elmore to officially open their new building.


Youth Mayor voting begins as Local Democracy Week arrives| - Monday 13 October

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.


Lee Selby wins congratulations all round| - Monday 13 October

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.


World War Two Books Donated to Vale Libraries| - Monday 13 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.


Vale of Glamorgan Builder wins All Wales Award| - Monday 13 October

The Regional All Wales Building Excellence Awards 2014 were held in The Millennium Centre last Wednesday.


Vale Libraries Master the Mythical Maze for Summer Reading Challenge| - Monday 13 October

Libraries across the Vale of Glamorgan took part in the Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge 2014 to help promote reading skills amongst children.


Vale Residents Asked to Help Reshape Council Services| - Friday 10 October

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.


Vale Mayor launches Barry Dementia Supportive Communities| - Friday 10 October

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.


Top Marks for Welsh Karate League| - Friday 10 October

Penarth Leisure Centre hosted the Welsh Karate League on Sunday 28 September, with participants travelling from across the UK.


Public Urged to Fight Flu| - Tuesday 07 October

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.


Central South Consortium welcomes emphasis on self-improving schools| - Monday 06 October

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.


Get Online at Barry County Library| - Monday 06 October

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.


Wildlife Club for kids at Porthkerry| - Monday 06 October

Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are inviting wildlife enthusiasts aged 8 and over to join their Wildlife Club.


10 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 06 October

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests and 1 Fixed Penalty Notice issued last week.


Central Park Raises Green Flag| - Monday 06 October

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.


50 Plus Forum Celebrates 10 Years at Barry Memo| - Monday 06 October

The Vale’s 50 Plus Strategy Forum celebrated its 10th birthday at the Memorial Hall in Barry on 30 September.


Help Needed at Porthkerry Park| - Friday 03 October

Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are asking for volunteers to help clear the park’s footpaths of debris ready for winter walks.


Bro Radio Fun Night| - Friday 03 October

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.


Vale Mayor launches Barry Dementia Supportive Communities| - Friday 03 October

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 launches ‘Gigs Bach y Fro’| - Friday 03 October

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).


Barry Island Funfair Statement| - Thursday 02 October

A statement clarifying the Council's work towards enabling development of the funfair site at Barry Island.


Go Sober for October| - Wednesday 01 October

The Safer Vale Partnership are supporting Macmillan’s go sober for October initiative.


The Big Fill heads out to Buttrills and Baruc| - Tuesday 30 September

The BIG Fill will be in the Buttrills ward on Saturday 11  & Sunday 12 October and the Baruc ward on Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 October.


Community Chest Helps Keep Vale Active| - Monday 29 September

Since July, 27 organisations in the Vale have received a share of £32,259 through the Community Chest funding stream.


First Youth Mayor to be elected during Local Democracy Week| - Monday 29 September

Young people from the Vale of Glamorgan will be part of an election campaign to vote for the first Youth Mayor for the county.


Penarth Pier Picks Up Award| - Monday 29 September

The National Piers Society this week presented Penarth Pier with the Pier of the Year Award 2014.


7 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 29 September

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


Vale Council twins toilets with third world countries| - Thursday 25 September

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is raising money to help provide clean toilet facilities to third world countries.


Vale 50 Plus Strategy Forum Celebrates Ten Years| - Wednesday 24 September

The Vale 50 Plus Strategy Forum is celebrating its 10th birthday this week.


Barry Island Butlins remembered with blue plaque| - Tuesday 23 September

A blue plaque is to be unveiled by the Mayor of The Vale of Glamorgan Cllr Howard Hamilton on 27 September 2014 in the new seafront garden on Barry Island, part of the £3mil refurbishment of the coastline round Nells Point.


Last chance to vote for your favourite park| - Tuesday 23 September

Residents in the Vale are being urged to cast their vote for the annual People’s Choice Award to decide which of the 1482 Green Flag Award parks should be named the UK’s Park of the Year.


Cemetery Approach Open Space Clearing Begins| - Friday 19 September

Work is set to begin to develop the public open space at Cemetery Approach as a community garden.


Llantwit Major Karate Club achieves disability inclusion award| - Thursday 18 September

Llantwit Major Karate Club have become the first Sport Club in the Vale of Glamorgan, as well as the first Karate Club in Wales, to achieve the Silver Insport Accreditation Level.


Knight School held at Cosmeston Medieval Village| - Thursday 18 September

Cosmeston Medieval Village will play host to some of the bravest and boldest in the land as it opens its Knight School in September.


Snot Man Smells Success| - Thursday 18 September

Snot Man, a method used by the Vale of Glamorgan Council to gather people’s opinions, has been named Method of the Month in September’s edition of the Participation Cymru newsletter.


The Art of Dylan Thomas at Art Central| - Wednesday 17 September

On Saturday 13 September, people flocked to Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan’s prestigious international art gallery, to see the work of some of Wales’ most celebrated artists in one of the largest exhibits of work inspired by the work of Dylan Thomas.


Work to start on Llantwit Major Library| - Monday 15 September

The library on Boverton Road Llantwit Major will be closed from Monday 22 September in order for major improvements to be made.


10 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 15 September

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


Doorstep Sport comes to Barry| - Friday 12 September

A doorstep sport project has started in the Barry area with the aim of getting more young people, more active, more often in their own communities.


Flyers Distributed around the Vale| - Friday 12 September

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been made aware of flyers being distributed in the Barry, Sully, and Dinas Powys areas regarding the proposal for a permanent Gyspy and Traveller site on Hayes Road.


Dont waste your waste - get composting this autumn| - Thursday 11 September

With autumn almost upon us, the time has come to prune, trim and prepare the garden for next year.


The Art of Dylan Thomas comes to Art Central| - Tuesday 09 September

Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s prestigious international art gallery in Barry, is proud to be hosting ‘The Art of Dylan Thomas’, one of the largest exhibitions of work ever assembled relating to and inspired by the renowned poet.


Lewis Road Play Area Set For Improvements| - Tuesday 09 September

Work began yesterday to improve the facilities of the play area at Lewis Road, Llandough.


Vote for your favourite park| - Monday 08 September

Over 100 parks and green spaces in Wales received a Green Flag Award this year and Keep Wales Tidy are now urging people to vote for their overall favourite.


6 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 08 September

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 6 arrests last week.


Penarth Leisure Centre pool almost there| - Friday 05 September

The vast majority of the work required to make the swimming Pool at Penarth Leisure operational, following the fire earlier this year, has now been completed.


Great Turn Out for Sports and Play Family Fun Days| - Friday 05 September

This summer saw the Vale Council’s Sports & Play Development Team work in partnership with Barry Town Council to run two Family Fun Days.


Working together works| - Friday 05 September

When rangers and the community get together anything is possible.


Kids Go Wild This Summer| - Friday 05 September

‘Go Wild’, the new holiday activity programme at Porthkerry and Cosmeston Lakes Country Parks, has given young people (and their parents) the opportunity to take part in new and exciting Wildlife and Conservation activities.


Free ‘Digital Champion’ Training for Volunteers| - Thursday 4 September

Did you know that one out of five people in the Vale of Glamorgan are not confident in using the internet?


Library Strategy Called In to Scrutiny| - Wednesday 3 September

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s libraries strategy will be reviewed by the Lifelong Learning Scrutiny Committee on Monday 8 September.


September sees The BIG Fill head to Court and Castleland| - Tuesday 2 September

The BIG Fill will be in the Court ward on 13 and 14 September and the Castleland ward on 27 and 28 September.


15 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 2 September

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 15 arrests last week.


Temporary changes to Barry Hospital Minor Injuries Unit| - Tuesday 2 September

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has confirmed a temporary five day closure of the Minor Injury Unit at Barry Hospital. 

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