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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 9 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 9 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 9 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 9 January

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

 

Temporary arrangements remain at St Andrews Primary School| - Friday 9 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 7 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 6 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 6 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 6 January

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

 

Penarth Head set for Viewing Platform Improvements| - Monday 5 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 5 January

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

 

Free compost available once again| - 30 December 2014

From January 2015, Vale of Glamorgan residents will once again be able to collect free compost.

 

White Ribbon Campaign Launched in the Vale| - 29 December 2014

The Vale of Glamorgan Council, alongside the domestic abuse support service Atal y Fro, launched its White Ribbon Campaign in time for the new year with an event at the Civic Offices.

 

Twt Park gets a new lease of life| - 29 December 2014

The refurbishment of the Twt Play Area in Cowbridge has been completed.

 

Vale Calls for Adult Placement Support |- 29 December 2014

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is encouraging residents to help support the Adult Placement Team by opening their homes to adults with additional needs.

 

9 arrested following CCTV monitoring |- 29 December 2014

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 9 arrests being made last week.

 

Strong leadership sees Murch to a successful final inspection| - Wednesday 24 December

A “very clear sense of purpose and direction” and “very good links with the local infant school” has seen Murch Junior School awarded a ‘good’ rating in every area of its recent Estyn inspection.

 

Dinas Powys Infants’ wins NACE Challenge Award| - Wednesday 24 December

Dinas Powys Infants’ School has become the 29th school in Wales to win the NACE Challenge Award for More Able and Talented Pupils.

 

8 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 22 December

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

 

Top of the lollipops! Vale’s crossing patrol winners are announced| - Thursday 18 December

The unsung heroes and heroines, who guide the Vale’s youngsters safely across our roads twice a day, every day, were given the recognition they deserve at the Vale Road Safety Awards held earlier this month.

 

Last Chance for Vale Library Services Consultation| - Thursday 18 December

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s public consultation on the implementation of a new library strategy closes on 31 December 2014.

 

Further Improvements Planned for Barry Island| - Thursday 18 December

Friday 5 December saw the completion of the newly renovated Eastern Promenade on Barry Island, but the improvements are not stopping there.

 

Christmas Comes Early for Llanfair Primary School| - Wednesday 17 December

Pupils, Governors, Parents and Staff at Llanfair Primary School received an early Christmas present at their Christmas Fair to hear the news that their school will be receiving £500,000 investment to improve its buildings.

 

Sports Development fosters six international footballers| - Wednesday 17 December

Six footballers from the Vale are going to be lining up against England in 2015 thanks to a joint initiative between the Welsh Football Trust and the Vale of Glamorgan Sports Development Department.

 

Advance Dance – An Exciting Opportunity for Young Dancers| - Wednesday 17 December

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Arts Development Department have created ‘aDvance Dance’, a contemporary dance company for young people aged 14 -18, by working together with arts teams in other local authority areas and National Youth Dance Wales.

 

Live streaming of |Council meetings to begin| - Monday 15 December

A meeting of planning committee on 18 December 2014 will be the first Vale of Glamorgan Council meeting to be broadcast live online.

 

Kids go Christmas craft crazy at Porthkerry| - Monday 15 December

Nearly 50 people joined the rangers at the Forest Lodge on Saturday 6 December for an afternoon of Christmas craft-making.

 

7 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 15 December

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests made, and one fixed penalty notice issued last week.

 

New Bus Services for the Vale from January| - Friday 12 December

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced it will be supporting a new bus service between Llantwit Major, Cowbridge and Talbot Green from January and by doing so opening up a range of new public transport links across the Vale.

 

Council Offers Apprenticeships to Young People| - Friday 12 December

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is committed to supporting apprenticeship opportunities with over 20 young people moving into administration apprenticeships across the Council with the help of the Council’s Corporate Training team and recruitment agency Acorn People.

 

Creative Rural Communities launch ten new walks ahead of the festive period| - Friday 12 December

Ten new walks around the Vale of Glamorgan have been launched by Creative Rural Communities in time for Christmas.

 

Pumphouse regeneration works set to begin| - Tuesday 9 December

Work is set to commence on the regeneration of the grade II listed hydraulic pumphouse building on Barry Waterfront.

 

Vale wins two Fields in Trust awards| - Monday 8 December

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has won two awards at the Fields in Trust awards 2014.

 

St Richard Gwyn impressive but Cowbridge triumphant at basketball tournament| - Monday 8 December

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s 5x60 Team hosted a basketball tournament across two days last week for pupils from schools across the Vale.

 

Employment Unit Helps 500th Jobseeker| - Monday 8 December

The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Business and Employment Unit has helped hundreds of local jobseekers find suitable employment since the Work Programme began in 2011.

 

9 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 8 December

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 9 arrests made, one court summons issued, and one missing person found last week.

 

Barry’s Eastern Promenade Open to Public| - Friday 5 December

The Eastern Promenade development at Barry Island has been completed and will soon be open to the public.

 

School attendance improves again| - Thursday 4 December

Attendance levels at schools across the Vale of Glamorgan increased last year with fewer children missing lessons.

 

Llandough Primary Good in every Area| - Thursday 4 December

Llandough Primary School has received a rating of ‘good’, the second highest rating possible, in every area of its recent Estyn inspection.

 

Ty Iolo Welcomes Visit from Jane Hutt| - Thursday 4 December

Jane Hutt AM and Cabinet Member Cllr Bronwen Brooks paid a visit to Ty Iolo hostel in Barry last week to observe how, between the efforts of Council staff, residents, and third sector organisations, it is increasingly becoming an important part of its local community.

 

Council markets Innovation Quarter site to cinema operators| - Monday 1 December

The regeneration of Barry’s Innovation Quarter has taken a major step forward with the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s agreement to market the Innovation Quarter’s triangular ‘Southern Development site’ for a range of potential leisure and commercial uses including a cinema.

 

Recycling & Waste Calendars Go Online| - Monday 1 December

From December 2014 paper recycling and waste calendars will be replaced by online e-calendars, available via the Council’s website. The calendars will go live on Thursday 4 December.

 

Housing Strategy Officer Shortlisted for CIH Cymru Award| - Monday 1 December

Vale of Glamorgan Council Housing Strategy Officer Jenny Lewington has been shortlisted for the Rising Stars Cymru award.

 

Helen Sear Appears at Art Central| - Monday 1 December

Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s art gallery in Barry, will be hosting a talk by Helen Sear ahead of her work being shown at the 56th International Art Exhibition, the Venice Biennale, in 2015.

 

11 arrested following CCTV monitoring| - Monday 1 December

CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 11 arrests issued and one missing person found last week.

 

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