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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.


Athletes flood to Barry for Aquathon| - Friday 29 August

Cardiff Triathletes have teamed up with the Vale of Glamorgan Council to host the first Barry Island Aquathon.


First Aid Course for Sports Coaches| - Friday 29 August

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Sports Development Team have organised an Emergency First Aid course for sports coaches and individuals within a sports environment.


Plenty of Fun at Palmerston Family Fun Day| - Friday 29 August

Lots of families enjoyed the Family Fun Day at Palmerston Community Learning Centre, Barry on 15 August.


Dragon Sport Hockey Festival is a Major Hit| - Thursday 28 August

Six schools entering a total of nine teams took part in the Vale Sports Development Team’s hockey festival as part of the Dragon Sport programme, funded by Sport Wales.


Vale Council Prepares Local Housing Strategy| - Thursday 28 August

A draft Local Housing Strategy has been prepared by the Vale of Glamorgan Council which sets out the vision for housing during the next five years.


Barry RAFA search for family of local pilot| - Thursday 28 August

The Barry branch of the Royal Air Forces Association are trying to trace any local relatives of Lieutenant Albert Payne, a member of the Royal Flying Corps whose grave is located in Merthyr Dyfan Cemetery.


22 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Thursday 28 August

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 22 arrests last week.


Commonwealth Continues on Kings Square| - Thursday 28 August

The Sports & Play Family Fun Day, run by the Vale Council’s Sports Development Team, was held at Kings Square and Central Park, Barry in July and was attended by over 500 children, young people and adults.


Barry shopkeeper fined £1200 for selling counterfeit alcohol| - Thursday 28 August

Mohammed Sultan of Best One on High Street, Barry pleaded guilty to selling and exposing for sale counterfeit vodka found to be injurious to health at Cardiff and Vale Magistrates Court on Thursday 21 August.


Vale Schools Success continues with GCSE results| - Thursday 21 August

Schools in the Vale celebrate excellent GCSE results.


NATO Summit Traffic Restrictions Announced| - Tuesday 19 August

No road closures announced but some parking restrictions near to Cardiff Airport will be in effect during Summit.


Vale Students Celebrate Improved A Level Results| - Thursday 14 August

Thursday was a great morning for many students in the Vale of Glamorgan receiving their A level examination results.


Action plan to boost tourism presented at Vale Show| - Thursday 14 August

The Vale of Glamorgan Council Cabinet held a business breakfast meeting at the Vale Show on Wednesday to discuss ways to improve the area as a tourist destination.


Mobile Library Pops Up in Barry| - Thursday 14 August

The new pop-up library service was officially launched at Baltimore House, Barry on Friday 8 August.


Stream of supporters needed at Porthkerry Park| - Thursday 14 August

Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are calling for volunteers to help clear the streams of rubbish and fallen branches.


Murch Junior School Wins Wildlife Award| - Thursday 14 August

Murch Junior School have been awarded first place in this year’s Awards for Wildlife.


New play facilities at Alexandra Gardens| - Thursday 14 August

A special opening day was held at Alexandra Gardens last week in glorious sunshine to mark the official opening of new play facilities and fitness equipment for the local community.


3 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 12 August

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 3 arrests last week.


A Great Season for Girls Football| - Friday 08 August

The 3rd annual girls’ football festival for primary school pupils in the Vale took place last month at Bryn Hafren Comprehensive.


Family Fun Day to promote Disability Services| - Thursday 07 August

Disability Services funded by Families First are holding a Family Fun Day for children with additional needs, their siblings and families.


Vale Council to begin fundamental review and reshaping of services| - Thursday 07 August

Under plans due to be agreed next week, Vale residents, community groups and other public sector organisations will play a role in shaping how Vale of Glamorgan Council services will be delivered in the future.


Cabinet to hold August Meeting| - Tuesday 05 August

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Cabinet has confirmed it will be holding a meeting in August.


New Lease of Life for Paget Road Play Area| - Tuesday 05 August

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is due to begin work early next year to refurbish facilities at the Paget Road play area.


Safer Vale Open Day a huge success| - Tuesday 05 August

The Safer Vale Partnership Open day which took place at Barry Fire Station this year, was once again a huge success with visitors enjoying the glorious sunshine and range of activities and organisations.


15 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 05 August

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


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