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7th August 2020
Popular Cardiff Bay spot fenced off after several large gatherings

Fences have been put up around the Roald Dahl Plass in Cardiff Bay, following a series of large gatherings there over the past few weeks. Hundreds of people gathered last weekend, and left behind them a mass of litter including empty bottles of alcohol and gas canisters. As a result of these gatherings, South Wales […]

7th August 2020
Indoor gyms, pools and leisure centres given green light to reopen on Monday

Leisure centres, indoor gyms and swimming pools will all be allowed to reopen on Monday. Confirmation came from the First Minister Mark Drakeford, as part of the next easing of lockdown restrictions here. Children's indoor play areas will also be able to open their doors again, but areas such as ball pits, which cannot be […]

7th August 2020
Recommendations for 'safe areas' in Penarth put forward by Town Council

Penarth Town Council has published recommendations on how they could make the town safer, following calls from a public consultation to do so. The results of a recent public survey on how the town centre has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic were published today. The consultation - which saw 840 people take part - […]

7th August 2020
Vale library buildings prepare to reopen on Monday

Vale of Glamorgan Council library buildings in Barry, Cowbridge and Llantwit Major are preparing to reopen on a controlled basis from Monday. Library services were initially suspended to help tackle the spread of coronavirus, before a click-and-collect service was launched in late June. From Monday, people will be able to access further facilities as the […]

7th August 2020
The Pupil Development Grant: Everything You Need To Know

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is offering a Pupil Development Grant (PDG) to assist families on a low income to buy school uniforms and other vital school equipment. This grant can be used to help with the following: The purchase of school uniforms including coats and shoes Uniform for enrichment activities including but not limited […]

7th August 2020
Vale Council Reveal Final Design For Cosmeston Play Area Refurb

The Vale of Glamorgan Council took to their social media accounts to reveal the final design for the refurbishment of the Cosmeston Play Area. As covered by Bro Radio, it was announced back in March that the play area, famous for its iconic pirate ship, was set for £240,000 worth of upgrades, having been described […]

6th August 2020
Art Central To Host Cardiff and Vale College Exhibition For Thirteenth Year Running

A virtual exhibition of students' end-of-year work will be held at Art Central, the Vale of Glamorgan Council's renowned art gallery. Featuring artwork from Foundation Level Art & Design students, it showcases variety of media including photography, fine art, graphics and three-dimensional design. Despite having limited access to resources and mentoring support, the students successfully […]

6th August 2020
Campaigners call to revoke environmental permit for Barry biomass burner

Campaigners are calling on Natural Resources Wales to revoke the environmental permit for the biomass burner in Barry. The Barry biomass power plant, on Woodham Road, will ‘gasify’ wood to generate electricity for 23,000 homes, by heating the wood to high temperatures. Builders began constructing the biomass incinerator in 2016, but the power plant has […]

6th August 2020
New contactless ticket machines and smartcards to help reduce physical contact during Covid-19 pandemic.

Train users in the Vale can expect to see new ticket machines at stations over the coming weeks. Transport for Wales (TfW) has started installing new ticket dispensers and operating smartcards on many of their routes across the Wales and Borders network. The Vale of Glamorgan line is now smart-enabled for weekly, monthly and annual […]

6th August 2020
Cardiff and Vale Introduce New 'Phone First' Round the Clock Access to Urgent Care

From yesterday, you will need to phone first if you think you need to attend the Emergency Unit and do not have a life-threatening emergency according to a new and innovative approach to how patients access urgent care from Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. Traditionally, patients have been able to access the emergency department by […]

5th August 2020
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Visit Barry Island

Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge visited Barry Island this morning. Watch: The Royals arrive on the Island (Credit - Barrybados) The royals arrived on the island in a convoy of luxury SUVs, escorted by a police motorcycle, to a modest crowd of excited locals. The couple, who have just returned from a holiday […]

5th August 2020
ReBUILD's FareShare “Free Food” Returns To CF61 in Llantwit Major

The ReBUILD project's FareShare scheme will be returning to the CF61 community space in Llantwit, offering free food to the community once a week. The move comes as the ReBUILD team begins making small steps to bring back a physical presence of their Wellbeing Cafe, after hosting it virtually, via Zoom, since the beginning of […]

4th August 2020
Glamorgan GEM newspaper to close

It has been confirmed that The Glamorgan GEM newspaper, that has served the Vale since 1983, will close. The news has been confirmed following a meeting between the owners - Tindle Newspapers Ltd - and members of staff. It comes after the owners of the Vale weekly paper entered a period of consultation with staff […]

4th August 2020
Vale of Glamorgan Council and 50+ forum raise awareness of older persons' entitlements

The Vale of Glamorgan Council and the County’s 50+ Strategy Forum are reminding older people of the financial entitlements available to them as many struggle with money worries during the coronavirus crisis. As well as leading to feelings of isolation, more time spent at home during the pandemic can mean increased household bills. But those […]

4th August 2020
Digital eyes trained on the county's problem parkers

A Civil Parking Enforcement Camera Car will soon be patrolling the streets of the Vale of Glamorgan to assist the Council’s Enforcement Officers in dealing with problem parking. This Camera Car aims assist with enforcement around problematic areas, such as outside of schools, bus stops and other locations where short-term parking is prohibited. Currently Civil […]

4th August 2020
Milford Haven RNLI hoax call is 'huge waste on resources'

A hoax call on Monday night, led to six RNLI lifeboats from Barry, Penarth, Weston and Burnham-on-sea being deployed to a "rescue" at Milford Haven at around 9.20pm. A coastguard rescue helicopter was also needlessly used after a mayday call was issued which said a yacht was sinking off Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire, with three […]

4th August 2020
Volunteers talk of providing support to bereaved with new Marie Curie service

Volunteers supporting a bereavement service for people who have lost loved ones through terminal illness across Wales are set to help even more of those grieving, thanks to Welsh Government funding. Fiona Douglass and Sharon Purcell are just two of the Companion volunteers who support Marie Curie’s Bereavement Companion Service across Wales, the South West […]

4th August 2020
Childcare Offer for Wales to reopen

Wales’ Childcare Offer providing 30 hours of early education and care to the working parents of 3 and 4 year olds across Wales is set to reopen, Deputy Minister for Health and Social Care Julie Morgan has announced today. The Childcare Offer was suspended in April to allow resources to be refocused, to support the […]

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