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A new chapter was marked in the proud history of Jenner Park stadium in Barry on Thursday when Chris Coleman officially opened the new 3G artificial playing surface.
Public service providers from across the Vale have come together to show their support for White Ribbon Day and the battle against domestic violence.
The Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council has made a statement in response to the publication of draft legislation designed to reorganise local government in Wales.
Users of a day care service in Barry for people with physical disabilities have been catapulted into the limelight after staring in a film commissioned by financial services giant, Legal & General.
The new 3G playing surface at Jenner Park in Barry will be officially opened by Chris Coleman, manager of the Wales national team, on 26 November 2015
Barry Community Garden is offering residents the opportunity of creating furniture at an upcycling course on 21st 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.
A proposal for a substantial hotel and linked resort development on the site formerly occupied by Barry Island’s holiday camp has been welcomed by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
The temporary one way system on Trinity Street in Barry will not be made permanent after the results of a public consultation undertaken by the Vale of Glamorgan Council showed it to be supported by only one in five local residents.
The site of the former Sealawns hotel near Ogmore is finally to be cleared by its owner following the success of long running legal action by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
The Chief Inspector for Social Services has described how a significant programme of service reform is now delivering joined up, community-based social care and health services in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Professor Sally Holland, will be co-hosting a training event designed to create ‘Super Ambassadors’ for young people in the Vale of Glamorgan as part of plans to mark Universal Children’s Day 2015.
A Barry based artist this has this week seen his life’s work put on display as part of a retrospective exhibition.
Welsh hockey international Beth Fisher co-hosted a young ambassadors training day in Barry this week as part of a scheme run by the Vale of Glamorgan Council to get more young people involved in sport at school.
The Question Time event will take place on 17 November at the Memo Arts Centre in Barry.
The Accomodation Solutions Team have been recognised for their excellent work to reduce the time taken to transfer patients back into their homes after hospital stays.
Bathing waters at three beaches in the Vale of Glamorgan have been rated as excellent against tough new standards set by the European Union.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has readied its fleet of gritters and spreaders in preparation for winter’s arrival.
The open public meeting to discuss the Trinity Street one way system trial will be held on Friday 13 November by the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Members of the public will now be able to register to speak at meetings of the Council’s Public Rights of Way Sub-Committee.
Civic bodies across the Vale will be holding ceremonies to mark Armistice Day next week.
Here, Rob Thomas, Managing Director of the Vale of Glamorgan Council is keen to share some good news that deserves to see the light.
The next Community Cabinet meeting will be held at the Paget Rooms in Penarth on 16 November.
The Penarth Learning Community which is made up of two new schools in Penarth, St Cyres and Ysgol y Deri, has been held up as an exemplar of an excellent community project.
A new cheerleading club has been set up in Barry thanks to funding from Sport Wales Community Chest.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has published its Improvement Plan Part 2 for 2015.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has received a funding windfall of over £224,000 to provide an economic boost to its coastal communities.
The Auditor General for Wales has said that, ‘The Vale of Glamorgan Council continues to perform well and manage its finances effectively and its forward planning arrangements and track record suggest that it is well placed to secure improvement in 2015-16.’
The board of governors at Sully Primary school has been awarded the Quality Mark Bronze Award for Governing Bodies by Governors Wales in recognition of their impact upon the school’s improvement.
The latest School Sport Survey has revealed that children in the Vale of Glamorgan are participating in sport in increasing numbers.
The regeneration of Barry reached another milestone this week as the Vale of Glamorgan Council celebrated the completion of the town’s famous Pumphouse.
Daniel Marshall from Cowbridge Comprehensive School has been elected as the Vale of Glamorgan’s Youth Mayor with Bronwen Lloyd from Ysgol Gymraeg Bro Morgannwg elected as Deputy Youth Mayor.
They were elected to their respective positions at a meeting of the Vale Youth Forum on Monday 19 October, presided over by the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Councillor Neil Moore.
This year’s Summer Reading Challenge with the theme of ‘Record Breakers’ captured the imagination of children in schools across the Vale of Glamorgan.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has removed a group of travellers who had occupied Nell’s Point car park at Barry Island without authorisation for the second time this week.
The Council has been shortlisted by the Chartered Institute of Waste Management for a Sustainability and Resource Award. The awards recognise good examples of partnership working to achieve a safer, cleaner environment.
Llanfair C.P. School has made good progress since its inspection in July 2014 according to schools inspector.
Travel to the new medical centre in Dinas Powys will be much easier for local residents as a result of a forward- thinking partnership between the Vale of Glamorgan Council and Dinas Powys Voluntary Concern.
Young people from across the Vale of Glamorgan are to be given another opportunity to participate in the exciting Rights Ambassadors project.
The group of travellers who had occupied the Nell’s Point car park at Barry Island have been forced to leave the site by the Vale of Glamorgan Council and the facility has been reopened to the public.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be serving an order for possession to the travellers who have occupied Nell’s Point car park at Barry Island without authorisation.
The Vale of Glamorgan and City of Cardiff Councils are pleased to announce the start of the construction of an Organic Waste Treatment Centre.
The Leader of the Council has released a statement explaining the Council's ongoing work to end the unauthorised occupation of the Nell's Point car park at Barry Island.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has served a legal notice to the group of travellers who have occupied the Nell’s Point car park at Barry Island without authorisation.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has taken swift action following the unauthorised occupation of the Nell’s Point car park at Barry Island.
Following the submission of the Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan to the Welsh Government on 24 July an independent Planning Inspector has now been appointed to review the plan.
The new 3G pitch at Jenner Park in Barry saw its first sporting action this week.
In the early hours of Friday 09 October the Nell’s Point car park at Barry Island was occupied, without authorisation, by a group of travellers.
A group of tenacious young people from schools and further education facilities across the Vale of Glamorgan have been presented with their Duke of Edinburgh badges at a ceremony.
Cllr Bronwen Brooks, Cabinet Member for Housing and Community Safety, has clarified the Council's response to the refugee crisis.
Young people across the Vale of Glamorgan will be honing their debating skills this week and fine-tuning their manifestos ahead of next week’s Local Democracy Week.
A social worker at the Vale of Glamorgan Council has been recognised for her work and dedication in the field of social services over the past 12 years.
A pupil at Penarth’s Evenlode Primary School has was won third prize in a national rugby short stories competition.
A unique music development scheme which aims to uncover and support aspiring musical talent across South Wales has now launched in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The public consultation on the one-way system currently being trialled on Trinity Street in Barry has closed.
Denise Rawlings a Social Worker at the Vale of Glamorgan Council has been nominated for an award for her work and dedication in the field of Social Services over the past 12 years.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is seeking the views of residents on how it could improve their short daily commuting experiences on foot or by bicycle to work and local facilities.
Electoral registration officers will be visiting households in the Vale between 26 September and 30 October as part of the Council’s annual canvass of voters.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is set to begin work to draw up a new set of proposals for improving secondary schooling in Barry following consultation with parents and pupils.
The Vale 50+ Strategy Forum will be celebrating Older People’s Day this year with a with a fashion show on Thursday 1st October at the Memo Arts Centre, Gladstone Road Barry.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council will soon be kicking off its new Confident Coaches Programme aimed at increasing participation in sports among young people and adults and recognising their work through an accredited qualification.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has moved swiftly to offer its support to refugees displaced by the crisis in the Middle East.
Children at Llangan Primary School in Cowbridge were all smiles this week as a new kitchen was unveiled at their school thanks to an investment from the Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Saturday 19 September saw the opening of ‘7 to 77’, an exhibition celebrating 70 years of the work of Dilys Jackson at the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Art Central gallery in Barry.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced that the introduction of car parking charges for Barry and Cowbridge town centres is to be delayed while the proposed charges are reviewed.
Sully library will be closed for one day on Saturday 19 September. The library will be open as usual on Tuesday 22 September.
Seventy years of work by the notable Welsh artist Dilys Jackson is currently on display at the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Art Central gallery in Barry as part of an exhibition entitled ‘7 to 77’.
The start of the new school year has seen Romilly Primary School in Barry welcome pupils to its brand new nursery building.
More than 500 people attended this year’s Festivale tenant engagement event at the end of August.
The next phase of building work on the site of the new multi-million pound Llantwit Learning Community is underway.
The Council’s trading standards team are warning Vale residents of a telephone scam after more than 60 incidences were reported in one day.
The Vale of Glamorgan boasts two of Wales’ best examples of town planning, it was announced this week.
Adult Autism Advice has recently been helping autistic adults from Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan to get on their bikes with the help of Pedal Power.
A hackney carriage driver in the Vale of Glamorgan has had his Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Drivers licenses revoked.
Vale of Glamorgan Trading Standards Officers are warning residents of an email scam offering people a refund on their Council tax bills.
Councillor Bronwen Brooks, Cabinet Member for Housing, Building Services and Community Safety, has added her voice to the debate in response to the ongoing refugee crisis.
Following discussions with the Vale of Glamorgan Council, Cardiff Bus have agreed to add the two stops at the crematorium on Port Road, Barry to a number of its routes.
‘Please help us reduce contamination’ is the call from Council waste chiefs baffled by the latest recycling feedback and keen to sort, wash and squash this latest trend.
RNLI lifeguards will finish their daily safety service on the beaches of the Vale of Glamorgan this weekend.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been ranked the joint highest performing council in the country according to figures from Data Unit Wales.
A fire at a recycling plant at the Llandow Industrial Estate is being monitored by South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, with the operation set to be scaled down over the coming week.
On Wednesday 9 September, Barry, Penarth, Cowbridge, Llantwit Major and Holm View leisure centres are providing free exercise activities as part of National Fitness Day, helping make it the most active day of the year in the UK.
On Thursday 03 September the Vale of Glamorgan Council will be supporting Seafarers UK, by raising the Red Ensign, the official flag of Merchant Navy Day outside the Civic Offices.
Figures released by Welsh Government show that attendance levels at secondary schools in the Vale of Glamorgan were the best in Wales last year.
An exciting new programme of Get Back on Track courses for adults with additional needs has been launched at Palmerston Community Learning Centre, Barry.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s school meals service has now completed its roll out of cashless catering across the county’s schools.
In a demonstration of its commitment to transparency and accountability the Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced that members of the public will now be able to register to speak at meetings of the Council’s Public Rights of Way Sub-Committee.
Twenty one sports clubs from accross the Vale are due to benefit from the latest round of Community Chest funding.
A local Llandough councillor who campaigned for action to be taken to address speeding in the village is urging people to respond to the consultation currently underway on the introduction of a permanent 20mph speed limit.
In a record breaking day of GCSE results Llantwit Major Comprehensive School steals the show with a 14% improvement in A*-C grades.
Schools in the Vale of Glamorgan have recorded their best ever GCSE results.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced that the next phase of its ongoing programme to establish a network of cycle paths across the Vale will begin this week.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s business breakfast event became a double celebration when the Waterloo Foundation announced it would continue to support the ‘Inspiring the Vale’ bursaries scheme for another year.
This year’s A-level and AS-level results show Vale of Glamorgan schools have outperformed the national average yet again.
Barry Camera club launched their annual photographic exhibition this month at Barry’s Art Central Gallery.
The Cardiff City FC Foundation has teamed up with the Premier League Kicks project to offer free sports coaching sessions to young people aged 14 to 19.
An attraction in the Vale of Glamorgan has been named Wales' most special place by the National Trust for the second year running.
Cosmeston Lakes Country Park will be hosting a pop-up outdoor sports activity weekend later this month.
The Vale Council’s Sports and Play Development Team recently held a successful and well-attended play scheme in Dinas Powys at the Murchfield Community Centre for children aged 4 to 11.
The Vale of Glamorgan Youth Mayor has raised almost £100 for mental health charity Mind in the Vale at the Island Rocks weekender on Saturday 1 August 2015.
The Flying Start Family Centre recently held an event to present certificates to parents who attended the Get Cooking Programme.
Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are calling for a raft of volunteers to help with their latest stream cleaning operation.
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’.
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