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Christmas is just around the corner and the streets of the Vale are about to light up ready for the holiday season. There are a number of Christmas light switch-on events across the Vale for all to enjoy.
Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are holding a Christmas Craft session at the Forest Lodge, making models and decorations using natural materials.
Last week the Vale of Glamorgan Council and their partners ran a Home Safety event in the Castleland Renewal Area to promote National Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week.
On Saturday 15 November the Vale Council’s international Art Gallery, Art Central, launched its ‘Remembering the Great War’ exhibition.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council will be hosting an event on 10 December to celebrate White Ribbon Day and to launch the White Ribbon Campaign within the Vale.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is to work with its neighbouring authority Bridgend to develop a plan for a potential voluntary merger of the two organisations.
Charity organisation The Big Wrap will be hosting a Big Quiz to help support disadvantaged children and young people across South Wales this Christmas.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests issued last week.
Residents in the Colcot area are being given the chance to vote for their favourite designs for three play facilities in the ward that are set to be renovated.
Artist Katrina Kirkwood will be hosting her workshop entitled Isabella and the String of Beads at Art Central gallery to commemorate the work of her grandmother, Isabella Stenhouse, who was a doctor during World War I.
Rangers and volunteers from Porthkerry Country Park have been busy improving a special area of the park by planting up a new hedgerow.
15 sixth form pupils across the Vale of Glamorgan have recently been selected to be part of the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Coaches of the Future scheme.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 8 arrests issued last week.
The next Community Cabinet meeting will be held at Cowbridge Town Hall on High Street, Cowbridge.
Vale of Glamorgan Trading Standards Officers are warning residents of a scam involving hoax council tax emails.
From Monday 17 November, the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s esteemed art gallery, Art Central, is proudly hosting an exhibition of remembrance marking the 100 year anniversary since the beginning of World War I.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council hosted an Animal Welfare Seminar at the Civic Offices on Thursday 30 October to discuss putting an end to animal cruelty and wildlife crime.
After the inauguration of the first Vale of Glamorgan Youth Cabinet, Alun Cairns MP for the Vale of Glamorgan invited the newly elected Youth Cabinet to Westminster.
Strange circles have appeared recently on the main meadow at Porthkerry over the weekend, raising a lot of questions for visitors.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 5 arrests issued and 1 missing person found last week.
This half term disabled children from the Vale took part in sporting activities at Barry Leisure Centre which included water polo, dodgeball and light aerobics.
Over 100 pupils turned up to take part in the Vale Council’s 5x60 table tennis tournament at Bro Morgannwg Comprehensive School.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 15 arrests issued last week.
Imagine a place where you can do more, faster and online.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is continuing its support for the Royal British Legion by holding a wreath laying ceremony to commemorate Armistice Day on Monday 11 November 2013.
Penarth Town Council has launched the Young Citizen Award in a bid to recognise the accomplishments of children and young people in the area.
Bro Radio, the local community radio station for the Vale of Glamorgan is opening its doors to creative, enthusiastic and community focused individuals wishing to delve into the world of radio and help develop their local station.
An exhibition and public meeting was held on 22 October 2014 to update the local community of progress on the Coldbrook flood risk management scheme.
A presentation evening was held at The Hub on 10 October to celebrate the success of the young people on the Emojis project.
Marketing Agents Rawlins and Madley have commenced the marketing of the former St Cyres Lower School site for a mixed use development.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s Youth Service has announced Stanwell School pupil Tom Chandler, 17, as Youth Mayor for the Vale.
Penarth Leisure Centre swimming pool is set to reopen this coming weekend.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 11 arrests issued last week.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is changing its street lighting policy in a bid to reduce its CO2 emissions and save money.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
Keep Britain Tidy Launched their Diamond Jubilee Big Tidy Up in September at Wimbledon Common with the help of the Wombles.
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.
The public consultation on three key proposals in the Vale of Glamorgan Council's new library strategy has begun.
Local residents are to decide the future of the former housing office on Aberaron Close.
Parents in the Vale of Glamorgan can now apply for school places online.
To celebrate Chatterbooks Week, a children’s group at Barry Library have created their own story with the help of author Francesca Kay.
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.
Young people from across the Vale of Glamorgan are to be given the opportunity to participate in an exciting new project called Rights Ambassadors
Pupils at Ysgol Nant Talwg invited Vale AM Jane Hutt and Cllr Chris Elmore to officially open their new building.
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.
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.
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.
The Regional All Wales Building Excellence Awards 2014 were held in The Millennium Centre last Wednesday.
Libraries across the Vale of Glamorgan took part in the Mythical Maze Summer Reading Challenge 2014 to help promote reading skills amongst children.
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.
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.
Penarth Leisure Centre hosted the Welsh Karate League on Sunday 28 September, with participants travelling from across the UK.
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.
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.
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.
Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are inviting wildlife enthusiasts aged 8 and over to join their Wildlife Club.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests and 1 Fixed Penalty Notice issued last week.
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.
The Vale’s 50 Plus Strategy Forum celebrated its 10th birthday at the Memorial Hall in Barry on 30 September.
Rangers at Porthkerry Country Park are asking for volunteers to help clear the park’s footpaths of debris ready for winter walks.
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.
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 has organise a series of 6 Welsh language events around the Vale of Glamorgan, titled ‘Gigs Bach y Fro’ (Little Gigs in the Vale).
A statement clarifying the Council's work towards enabling development of the funfair site at Barry Island.
The Safer Vale Partnership are supporting Macmillan’s go sober for October initiative.
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.
Since July, 27 organisations in the Vale have received a share of £32,259 through the Community Chest funding stream.
Young people from the Vale of Glamorgan will be part of an election campaign to vote for the first Youth Mayor for the county.
The National Piers Society this week presented Penarth Pier with the Pier of the Year Award 2014.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 7 arrests last week.
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is raising money to help provide clean toilet facilities to third world countries.
The Vale 50 Plus Strategy Forum is celebrating its 10th birthday this week.
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.
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.
Work is set to begin to develop the public open space at Cemetery Approach as a community garden.
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.
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, 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.
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.
The library on Boverton Road Llantwit Major will be closed from Monday 22 September in order for major improvements to be made.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 10 arrests last week.
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.
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.
With autumn almost upon us, the time has come to prune, trim and prepare the garden for next year.
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.
Work began yesterday to improve the facilities of the play area at Lewis Road, Llandough.
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.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 6 arrests last week.
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.
This summer saw the Vale Council’s Sports & Play Development Team work in partnership with Barry Town Council to run two Family Fun Days.
When rangers and the community get together anything is possible.
‘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.
Did you know that one out of five people in the Vale of Glamorgan are not confident in using the internet?
The Vale of Glamorgan Council’s libraries strategy will be reviewed by the Lifelong Learning Scrutiny Committee on Monday 8 September.
The BIG Fill will be in the Court ward on 13 and 14 September and the Castleland ward on 27 and 28 September.
CCTV monitoring in the Vale of Glamorgan led to 15 arrests last week.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board has confirmed a temporary five day closure of the Minor Injury Unit at Barry Hospital.
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