Ffordd Penrhyn, Barry

Statement by the Leader of the Council 


  • Friday, 24 July 2020


Ahead of a planned protest in Barry on 25 July the Leader of the Vale of Glamorgan Council has issued the following statement to clarify the naming of Ffordd Penrhyn in Barry. 


Cllr Neil Moore, Leader of the Council, said: “The street in question was not named after an individual, but rather includes the Welsh translation for peninsular or headland, reflecting its location near the coast. It is also a Cornish name for headland. The name does not refer to any historical figure.


“A process to review all statues and commemorations, including street names, public buildings and plaques in the Vale of Glamorgan is under way.  It is vital those on public land are representative of local people’s values and those of a modern, inclusive Council.


“We will be working with our communities and appropriate organisations to investigate links to slavery and any other behaviour or practice not befitting our ethos. The Council will be considering the contents of the review in due course.


“This is a further example of the Council’s determination to tackle prejudice in all its forms.  As an organisation, we remain absolutely committed to the principle of equality regardless of race, age, gender, religion, disability or sexual orientation.”