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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.
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.
A successful year for Penarth Pier and Pavilion is set to continue with additional improvements set for the Pier, Esplanade and Cliff Top.
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.
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.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced that the Paget Road to Penarth Portway Woodland Path project is now underway.
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.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has become the seventh authority in Wales to agree a ban on sky lanterns.
Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths, visited Cadoxton Primary School in Barry last week to learn about the Club Innov8 project.
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.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 6 arrests made last week.
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.
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.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 3 arrests made last week.
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 Leisure Centre is now hosting community table tennis sessions for anyone interested in taking up the sport or developing their skills.
From 31 January Vale of Glamorgan residents will need to visit one of two household waste recycling centres.
Welsh Water are giving away 1000 free pipe lagging kits to help stop pipes from freezing.
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.
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.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 5 arrests made last week.
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.
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.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been shortlisted for a National Tourism Award for Wales in the Best Event category.
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.
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.
Edward ‘Ted’ Turner, a resident at Gwenog Court, Barry, has celebrated his 100th birthday.
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.
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 has returned to complete the pledge of filling potholes in every ward in the Vale of Glamorgan.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 15 arrests made, one ASBO issued, and one missing person found last week.
A message to our residents from the Operational Manager for Waste Management & Cleansing
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 will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday 6 January, due to a boiler failure.
From January 2015, Vale of Glamorgan residents will once again be able to collect free compost.
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.
The refurbishment of the Twt Play Area in Cowbridge has been completed.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is encouraging residents to help support the Adult Placement Team by opening their homes to adults with additional needs.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 9 arrests being made last week.
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’ School has become the 29th school in Wales to win the NACE Challenge Award for More Able and Talented Pupils.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 8 arrests made, and one missing person found last week.
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.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s public consultation on the implementation of a new library strategy closes on 31 December 2014.
Friday 5 December saw the completion of the newly renovated Eastern Promenade on Barry Island, but the improvements are not stopping there.
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.
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.
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.
A meeting of planning committee on 18 December 2014 will be the first Vale of Glamorgan Council meeting to be broadcast live online.
Nearly 50 people joined the rangers at the Forest Lodge on Saturday 6 December for an afternoon of Christmas craft-making.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests made, and one fixed penalty notice issued last week.
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.
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.
Ten new walks around the Vale of Glamorgan have been launched by Creative Rural Communities in time for Christmas.
Work is set to commence on the regeneration of the grade II listed hydraulic pumphouse building on Barry Waterfront.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council has won two awards at the Fields in Trust awards 2014.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s 5x60 Team hosted a basketball tournament across two days last week for pupils from schools across the Vale.
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.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 9 arrests made, one court summons issued, and one missing person found last week.
The Eastern Promenade development at Barry Island has been completed and will soon be open to the public.
Attendance levels at schools across the Vale of Glamorgan increased last year with fewer children missing lessons.
Llandough Primary School has received a rating of ‘good’, the second highest rating possible, in every area of its recent Estyn inspection.
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.
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.
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.
Vale of Glamorgan Council Housing Strategy Officer Jenny Lewington has been shortlisted for the Rising Stars Cymru award.
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.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 11 arrests issued and one missing person found last week.
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