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May 2023

New School Campus for Ysgol Iolo Morganwg given the green light - 31/05/2023

A brand-new £13.74 million school campus will be built in Cowbridge to double school spaces to 420 by September 2025


A new defibrillator with 24/7 access has been installed at a key location in Barry - 31/05/2023

The lifesaving electrical device has been installed outside Rondel House, Maes-Y-Cwm Street, which provides a Day Service for Older People with assessed complex needs.


Council announce garden waste and refuse collection changes from July - 26/05/2023

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced it will introduce the planned changes to garden waste and refuse collections from July


New placemaking approach provide role in planning - 25/05/2023

Bespoke 'place-making' plans are to be developed for each of the four towns in the Vale of Glamorgan following the Council's adoption of the Placemaking Wales Charter.


Vale Libraries to reintroduce library fines - 25/05/2023

Following the lift of library fines during the Covid-19 pandemic, The Vale of Glamorgan Council is reintroducing the system to encourage library users to return items.


Operation Elstree 2023 launches across the Vale - 24/05/2023

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has partnered with community safety organisations for the return of the Vale's summer safety campaign.


First school road closure to promote active travel starts off with success - 23/05/2023

The Vale of Glamorgan council launched its first timed school street closure at Fairfield Primary school in Penarth earlier this month.


Priority improvements proposed for Penarth Esplanade - 19/05/2023

A programme of high priority improvements to Penarth Esplanade and the town's seafront is to be considered by the Vale of Glamorgan Council following an extensive public engagement exercise.


New Placemaking Programme to involve residents in planning Cowbridges future - 19/05/2023

Cowbridge Town Council held its first community mapping session this month signalling the launch of a placemaking programme that will give the local community a voice in planning the future of the town.


The Vale welcomes a new Mayor and Deputy for 2023/24 - 18/05/2023

Councillor Julie Aviet was voted new Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan at the Council's Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 10 May.


Council applies for On-Street Residential Charging Scheme OCRS funding to expand installation of EV charging stations for residential access - 16/05/2023

As more people begin the switch to electric vehicle, the Vale of Glamorgan Council is working with Cardiff Central Region (CCR) to acquire additional funding to expand delivery of public EV charge points across the Vale.


The Vales Public Services Board finalises its 2023 28 Well being Objectives available on their brand new online hub - 11/05/2023

The Public Services Board (PSB) have launched a new website which details its Well-being Plan for the next 5 years.


Celtic Way park to undergo extensive refurbishment - 09/05/2023

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has secured over £180,000 of section 106 funding to improve community facilities in Rhoose.


The latest round of event funding applications are now open - 09/05/2023

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is inviting event organisers to apply for 2023/24 event grant funding of up to £2500.


Electric vehicle fleet cuts 13 tonnes CO2 emissions - 04/05/2023

The Vale of Glamorgan Council's switch to electric vehicles has dramatically reduced the local authority's carbon footprint.


'Play Streets' pilot initiative launches in the Vale - 03/05/2023

The Vale of Glamorgan Council has been working closely with some residents in the Vale to implement safe, temporary street closures for children to enjoy outdoor play.