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Sports safety sessions a success| - Friday 27 March

13 young volunteers from sports clubs across the Vale recently attended a workshop teaching them to deliver safe sports sessions.


Please recycle your foil this Easter| - Friday 27 March

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.


Waste Management Service Charges| - Thursday 26 March

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.


St. David’s Primary closed Friday 27 March| - Thursday 26 March

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.


Easter egg hunts at Cosmeston and Porthkerry| - Thursday 26 March

Cosmeston and Porthkerry Country Parks will be hosting their annual Easter egg hunts every day this Easter weekend.


Improved Bus Links for University Hospital Llandough from April| - Thursday 26 March

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.


Trinity street one way trial begins in April| - Tuesday 24 March

The six-month one way system trial for Trinity Street, Barry, begins on Wednesday 1 April.


Cyd Cymru switchers raise thousands for Vale food banks| - Tuesday 24 March

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.


8 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 24 March

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 8 arrests made and one missing person found last week.


Penarth leisure centre pool closed Saturday 28 March| - Tuesday 24 March

The pool at Penarth leisure centre will be closed on Saturday 28 March for essential maintenance.


New Building for Ysgol Dewi Sant| - Monday 23 March

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.


Upgrades for Llanfair Primary School| - Monday 23 March

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.


Brand new nursery for Romilly School| - Monday 23 March

Romilly Primary School in Barry celebrated the start of major expansion works with a turf-cutting ceremony this week.


Cowbridge cattle market proposal gets Vale Council’s support| - Monday 23 March

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.


Council Leader's response to Minister for Public Services| - Friday 20 March

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.


Council Leader's statement to full Council| - Friday 20 March

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.


Barry Job Centre update|  - Thursday 19 March

The Barry Jobcentre will remain closed until further notice.


Free Sports Development courses on offer to volunteers| - Thursday 19 March

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 Future of Llantwit Major Youth Centre – Have Your Say| - Thursday 19 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Youth Service is opening the floor to ideas on the future of the Llantwit Major Youth Centre.


Plans for St Paul’s Church to be discussed by Vale Cabinet| - Wednesday 18 March

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 celebrates day one of construction| - Tuesday 17 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.


Women’s Arts Association exhibition at Art Central| - Tuesday 17 March

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.


12 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 17 March

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 12 arrests made and one missing person found last week.


Funding boost for Barry Communities First project| - Tuesday 17 March

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.


Dolphin planning application approved| - Friday 13 March

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.


Vale celebrates International Women’s Day| - Friday 13 March

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.


Llantwit Major library reopens after refurbishment| - Friday 13 March

Vale councillors, the mayor of Llantwit Major, and local school choirs joined together to celebrate the reopening of the town’s library.


Barry Jobcentre update| - Thursday 12 March

Barry Jobcentre will remain closed for the rest of this week


Vale clarifies council tax decision| - Monday 09 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s cabinet agreed to a 3.9% rise in Council tax on 23 February 2015.


Palmerston Centre Closure |- Friday 06 March

Palmerston Community Learning Centre will be closed for emergency repair work from Monday 9 March to Friday 20 March


Vale to raise flag for Commonwealth Day| - Thursday 05 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.


Vale Council Building Control team raise £1000 for Holme Towers| - Wednesday 04 March

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Building Control team raised £1000 for the Marie Curie Centre at Holme Towers, Penarth.


New chapter for Vale libraries| - Wednesday 04 March

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.


11 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Wednesday 04 March

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


Vale Council echoes calls for speedy action on funfair site| - Tuesday 03 March

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.


Community Cabinet returns to Barry| - Monday 02 March

Residents will have the opportunity to put questions to the Council's cabinet at the latest Community Cabinet event pm 09 March.


Cllr John writes to mini football clubs| - Friday 27 February

The cabinet member for sport has written to all junior football clubs in the Vale to clarify some aspects of the Council's work to develop a football hub for the community.


Vale’s top talkers meet Mr Speaker| - Thursday 26 February

Ysgol Y Deri’s school construction ambassadors were named the winners of the 2015 Speaker’s School Council Awards in the 17-19 category.


St Bride’s bridge closure time reduced| - Wednesday 25 February

The road closure period to allow for the replacement of the road bridge in St Bride’s has been reduced by six weeks.


Date set for schools transformation consultation| - Wednesday 25 February

Consultation with parents, pupils and staff on a plan to invest £35m in transforming secondary education in the Vale will commence on 11 May 2015.


Facebook trader sentenced for selling fake merchandise| - Tuesday 24 February

A Barry man has been handed a suspended prison sentence for selling counterfeit clothing and accessories.


Big Fill heads out to Plymouth| - Tuesday 24 February

The BIG Fill has returned to complete the pledge of filling potholes in every ward in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Vale Council cuts cabinet post| - Monday 23 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has reduced the size of its cabinet to six members following the resignation of Cllr Rob Curtis from the Council’s executive group.


Beach Hut Rental Policy Announced| - Friday 20 February

After a wave of visitors hit the new look Barry Island this half term, details of how the striking new beach huts can be hired have been announced.


Doorstep Sport Booming| - Friday 20 February

A doorstep sport project aimed at getting more young people, more active, more often in their own communities is thriving in Barry.


Girls Marching to Fitness in the Vale| - Friday 20 February

Sports clubs within the Vale of Glamorgan are hosting free tasters and open days throughout March to help encourage women and girls of all ages to be more active.


Councillor Censured| - Thursday 19 February

Cllr Richard Bertin, Independent Member for the Court ward, has been censured following a Stage 3 hearing.


Waste Management Charges Explained| - Friday 13 February

Due to ever increasing budgetary pressures the Vale of Glamorgan Council has identified proposals for the introduction of a range of new waste management charges from 01 April 2015.


Beach Huts Open Week| - Friday 13 February

A Barry Island beach huts “open week” has been announced.


Vale Youth Service champions children’s rights| - Friday 13 February

Members of the Vale Youth Service’s Rights Ambassadors project have begun planning workshops which will be delivered in schools and other local organisations.


Vale Youth Councillor recruits new Children’s Commissioner for Wales| - Friday 13 February

Niclas Want, a member of the Vale of Glamorgan Youth Cabinet and pupil at Ysgol Gyfun Bro Morgannwg, was involved in the recruitment and selection process of the new Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Professor Sally Donaldson.


Town Team brings Cowbridge to life for visitors| - Friday 13 February

New panels are being installed in Cowbridge to give visitors information on the town and its history.


Vale Council expresses frustration at funfair delays| - Friday 13 February

After committing considerable time and effort to helping bring a new funfair for Barry Island, the Vale of Glamorgan Council finds itself in a familiar position.


Vale Council receives £1.2m award for achievement| - Thursday 12 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been awarded a grant of £1.2m by Welsh Government in recognition of its high achievement for the 2013/14 financial year.


£35million transformation set for Barry schools| - Thursday 12 February

A proposed £35million transformation of a number of schools in Barry will be considered by Vale of Glamorgan councillors on 23 February.


Flying the Rainbow Flag for LGBT History Month| - Thursday 12 February

Council flies rainbow flag outside Civic Offices for LGBT History Month.


Keep an eye on the post for your Household Notification Letter|  - Tuesday 10 February

Every household in the Vale of Glamorgan will be receiving one this week.


Extend celebrates its first birthday| - Monday 09 February

The Extend exercise class designed for elderly and disabled people held at the Gathering Place, St. Athan celebrated its first birthday last week.


Works progressing well at Penarth Head park| - Friday 06 February

Works are progressing well on the construction of the viewing platform at Penarth Head Park.


Vale joins rest of Wales with bulky item charges| - Friday 06 February

Due to ever increasing budgetary pressures the Vale of Glamorgan Council has indicated that it can no longer continue to provide bulky item waste collections free of charge to all customers.


Porthkerry Fly-tippers Fined| - Friday 06 February

A fixed penalty notice has been issued to people caught fly-tipping at Porthkerry Park.


Call for residents to host vulnerable adults| - Friday 06 February

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is calling on residents to help support the Adult Placement Service by becoming hosts and opening their homes to adults with learning and other disabilities for short breaks and on a long term basis.


Vale foster carers needed urgently| - Thursday 05 February

At least 550 new foster families are needed across Wales during 2015 according to figures released today from The Fostering Network.


Support for National Literacy and Numeracy Framework in Central South Wales Schools| - Wednesday 04 February

Support for the National Literacy and Numeracy Framework in South Wales schools will be embedded into the regional support provided by the Central South Consortium from September 2015.


St. Bride’s bridge road closure postponed| - Wednesday 04 February

The road closure to replace the bridge on St. Bride’s Road, Ewenny has been postponed following concerns raised by local businesses.


Trinity Street to trial one way system| - Tuesday 03 February

Responding to concerns raised by residents of Trinity Street regarding the speed and volume of traffic, the Vale of Glamorgan Council and local ward members have proposed a trial one way traffic scheme that will run for six months.


Public invited to speak at planning committee| - Tuesday 03 February

From February members of the public will be able to register to speak at Council planning committee meetings.


Clean-up operation targets anti-social behaviour in Merthyr Street| - Tuesday 03 February

The Safer Vale Partnership has undertaken an environmental clean-up initiative on the lane to rear of Merthyr Street and Holton Road, following issues with environmental anti-social behaviour.


5 people arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 03 February

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 5 arrests made last week.


Menter sets up Welsh childcare scheme| - Monday 02 February

Menter Bro Morgannwg has set up a Welsh-medium holiday childcare scheme for primary school children in the Vale of Glamorgan.


Art Central Gallery Hosts Holocaust Memorial Commemoration Event| - Thursday 29 January

Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan’s international art gallery in Barry, held  a Holocaust Memorial event hosted by the Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan, Cllr Howard Hamilton, on the 26 January, the evening prior to Holocaust Memorial Day.


Barry Island to benefit from second phase of improvements| - Thursday 29 January

A second phase of improvement works are due to commence next week at Barry Island as a follow up to the regeneration of the eastern promenade.


Pier and Esplanade improvements to start in February| - Thursday 29 January

A successful year for Penarth Pier and Pavilion is set to continue with additional improvements set for the Pier, Esplanade and Cliff Top.


Hub schools launched across South Wales| - Wednesday 28 January

Fifteen schools from across South Wales, including six from the Vale of Glamorgan, have been chosen by the Central South Consortium to offer school improvement programmes from January.


Ysgol Maes Dyfan site to be developed| - Tuesday 27 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council and Persimmon Homes have exchanged conditional contracts for a new residential development, subject to planning permission, on the site of Ysgol Maes Dyfan in Barry.


Penarth path project underway| - Tuesday 27 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced that the Paget Road to Penarth Portway Woodland Path project is now underway.


Vale of Glamorgan Council Statement on Voluntary Merger| - Tuesday 27 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is obviously disappointed with the announcement made today on the rejection of the proposed voluntary merger of the Vale with Bridgend County Borough Council.


Vale Council follows suit with sky lantern ban| - Monday 26 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has become the seventh authority in Wales to agree a ban on sky lanterns.


Cadoxton pupils program their futures| - Monday 26 January

Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, visited Cadoxton Primary School in Barry last week to learn about the Club Innov8 project.


Steps to improve Whitmore Bay| - Monday 26 January

Further improvements are being made along the Barry seafront, as the steps on the western side of Whitmore Bay from the beach to Friars Point are set to be improved.


6 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 26 January

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


Aneurin Road shrubberies to be cleared| - Thursday 22 January

Residents of Aneurin Road, Barry, will see their open space restored as part of a series of small improvement works carried out by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.


Christmas compost cleared for collection| - Thursday 22 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s waste and recycling teams have had a busy time collecting Christmas trees from across the Vale, with residents being able to put them out with their refuse and recycling.


3 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 19 January

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


Llantwit Major leading learning from the 1st to the 21st Century| - Friday 16 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council this week has agreed a formal contract with Bouygues UK to begin work on the innovative and aspirational Llantwit Learning Community.


Cowbridge hosts community table tennis sessions| - Friday 16 January

Cowbridge Leisure Centre is now hosting community table tennis sessions for anyone interested in taking up the sport or developing their skills.


Recycling Bring Bank Sites to Close| - Friday 16 January

From 31 January Vale of Glamorgan residents will need to visit one of two household waste recycling centres.


Welsh Water urges customers in the Vale to wrap up warm this winter| - Thursday 15 January

Welsh Water are giving away 1000 free pipe lagging kits to help stop pipes from freezing.


Lottery boost for the Vale of Glamorgan Heritage Coast| - Thursday 15 January

The Big Lottery has announced that it will be awarding a grant to the Vale of Glamorgan Council to support a project aimed at boosting the employment potential of the Vale of Glamorgan Heritage Coast.


Vale Council Keeps Traffic Moving| - Wednesday 14 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Highway Maintenance Team was out in force last night dealing with the difficult weather conditions of overnight rain, sleet, hail and snow.


5 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 13 January

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 5 arrests made last week.


Holocaust memorial exhibition opens 17 January| - Tuesday 13 January

Art Central, The Vale Council’s art gallery in Barry, will be opening its Holocaust Memorial Exhibition on 17 January marking the 70th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the 20th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide in Bosnia.


Vale Council responds to bad weather| - Tuesday 13 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council dealt with 29 incidents during this weekend’s storms. A total of 17 fallen trees and a number of other incidents reported in the Vale of Glamorgan following high winds and poor weather conditions on the weekend.


Vale shortlisted for National Tourism Award| - Friday 09 January

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been shortlisted for a National Tourism Award for Wales in the Best Event category.


Llantwit Major library moves back home| - Friday 09 January

The temporary library at the Old School in Llantwit Major will be closed between 12 and 17 January while its contents are moved back to the main library building on Boverton Road.


Local baker raises the bar| - Friday 09 January

Originally baking cupcakes from home as a single mum, Melanie Constantinou had no idea she would one day be selling traditional welsh Bara Brith to Fortnum and Masons of Piccadilly, London.


Ted Celebrates 100 Years| - Friday 09 January

Edward ‘Ted’ Turner, a resident at Gwenog Court, Barry, has celebrated his 100th birthday.


Temporary arrangements remain at St Andrews Primary School| - Friday 09 January

Temporary arrangements remain in place at St. Andrew’s Major Primary School, but a replacement boiler is soon to be fitted, and staff are confident the school will be back to normal as soon as possible.


St. Andrew’s Primary School Update| - Wednesday 07 January

The situation is improving at St. Andrew’s Major Primary School, with full nursery provision and breakfast and after school clubs back in action.


The BIG Fill Returns for the New Year| - Tuesday 06 January

The BIG Fill has returned to complete the pledge of filling potholes in every ward in the Vale of Glamorgan.


15 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Tuesday 06 January

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 15 arrests made, one ASBO issued, and one missing person found last week.


Christmas and New Year Recycling Collections| - Tuesday 06 January

A message to our residents from the Operational Manager for Waste Management & Cleansing


Penarth Head set for Viewing Platform Improvements| - Monday 05 January

The viewing platform at Penarth Head Park is set to be improved as part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Parks Refurbishment scheme.


St. Andrew’s Primary School Closed| - Monday 05 January

St. Andrew’s Primary School will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday 6 January, due to a boiler failure.


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