Barry And District News: STUNNING: Aberthaw Power Station at sunset sent in by Andy Fenton via e-mail

8:59am Thursday 17th April 2014

STUNNING: Aberthaw Power Station at sunset.

Lack of consultation on Gibbonsdown Estate

8:54am Thursday 17th April 2014

AS reported in the article ‘Residents angry at lack of consultation’ (Barry & District News, April 3), I should like to point out that we are the largest council housing estate in the Vale of Glamorgan, with one of the highest percentages of senior citizens.

Watchtower proposal

Barry And District News: IDEAS INVITED: The Watchtower could be a great tea room says our letter writer

8:48am Thursday 17th April 2014

MY proposal for the Watchtower is small cosy tea room where the public could enjoy the beautiful sea view whilst enjoying a cuppa, the proceeds of which going to the Barry Lifeboat.

Hollywood comes to Barry

8:14am Thursday 17th April 2014

I WOULD like to thank everyone who came along to the Hollywood Night of Glitz and Glamour at the Mount Sorrel Hotel on April 4.

Why I am opposed to Cardiff merger

8:09am Thursday 17th April 2014

I NOTE the comments made by my Independent colleague Phil Clarke (Rhoose) and would like to make it clear that I do not support his views regarding merging the Vale with Cardiff Council.

When will they ever learn

7:57am Thursday 17th April 2014

SO our wonderful CONLIB coalition Government are now looking to crack down hard on welfare cheats by making greater use of Bailiffs, and to force them to sell their homes to pay back the taxpayer.

Don't forget the traders in Park Crescent

7:53am Thursday 17th April 2014

WE READ with interest the article in the Barry &District dated February 27, 2014 entitled 'Consultants have vision of Vibrant Town Centre'.


7:15am Thursday 17th April 2014

BARRY&Vale Friends of the Earth met in the Castle Hotel last week and were joined by concerned residents from HOPE in the Vale and shocked residents from the Laburnum Close area of Gibbonsdown.

Thanks for donations

7:13am Thursday 17th April 2014

I WOULD like to thank all the people of Barry who have donated their money or volunteered their time to our project to plant 700 native trees on the entrance of Barry as a living memorial to the Barrians who never returned from the ravages of the First World war.

Rags to riches story

Barry And District News: Jenner Park, home to Barry Town United (5415401)

7:12am Thursday 17th April 2014

LAST weekend’s promotion for Barry Town United is a real rags to riches story for a club that has overcome great difficulties in the past twelve months.

Barrians don't be bullied

9:00am Thursday 10th April 2014

DO you want hundreds of houses built in your town?

Dog mess in park is a disgrace

8:58am Thursday 10th April 2014

DURING a recent visit to Pencoedtre Park walking the dog, I was absolutely appalled at the amount of dog mess I spotted.

Tourist Information Centre to be leased

Barry And District News: PORT OF CALL: Former tourist information centre (4860685)

8:56am Thursday 10th April 2014

I READ with interest last week that the ground floor of the former Barry Island Tourist Information Centre is to be leased to community organisations.

Wales needs the Living Wage

8:56am Thursday 10th April 2014

ACCORDING to the TUC nearly a quarter of all jobs in Wales pay less than the Living Wage.

New career for Renee?

8:41am Thursday 10th April 2014

WALKING up Tynewydd Road one day last week with my pet dog Renee, I spotted a pair of abandoned Ugg boots on the pavement.

No island dream for Barry Island

8:40am Thursday 10th April 2014

IT is so sad to see the eyesore on Barry Island Pleasure Park.

Even more pain for us

8:37am Thursday 10th April 2014

I SEE now that the Vale Council not content with hitting the Vale residents with a disgusting hike in council tax are now looking to increase parking charges at various venues around the Vale.

Nell's Point debate

8:36am Thursday 10th April 2014

IT seems unbelievable that the site of the former holiday camp on Nell's Point has not yet been given the green light for any of the projects put forward for the site in a little over 17 years.

Ban on e-cigarettes in public places defies logic

8:09am Thursday 10th April 2014

THE Welsh government now inhabits the lunatic fringe of British politics.

Looking back...

Barry And District News: Pupils of high Street School

8:02am Thursday 10th April 2014

REGARDING the old photograph of pupils of High Street School submitted by Hilary Jones nee Tudor (Barry & District News, April 3).

Looking back...

Barry And District News: MEMORIES: Pupils of Jenner Park Senior School taken in 1948

8:41am Thursday 3rd April 2014

WE have been contacted by several readers regarding the photograph of pupils of Jenner Park Senior School, taken in 1948, submitted by Denley Stewart (Barry & District News, March 13).

The same Steve Prior I knew?

8:39am Thursday 3rd April 2014

HAVING read the article in the Barry & District News (January 23) about tree destruction, the name Steve Prior was mentioned.

Supporting Easter project

8:37am Thursday 3rd April 2014

BEAUTYBASICS Barry is proud to support Easter Project 2014 Wales.

Nothing said about noise

8:35am Thursday 3rd April 2014

FOR a great number of weeks there has been a constant noise from the quarrying and the crushing of stone at Crystal Springs which is on the periphery of a conservation site.

BHF thanks

8:33am Thursday 3rd April 2014

I AM writing to thank readers for the support so far for British Heart Foundation (BHF) shops’ Spring Clear Out campaign.

Minimum Nurse Staffing Levels Bill

8:32am Thursday 3rd April 2014

ON March 5, I was delighted to receive support from Assembly Members from all parties to allow my Minimum Nurse Staffing Levels Bill proceed to the next stage.

Thanks for your care

8:22am Thursday 3rd April 2014

I WOULD like to say a big thank you to all the staff in B4 haematology and day centre for looking after me through my leukaemia after all the bad publicity the hospital has been having lately and a big thank you to my consultants Dr Kell and Dr Claire Rowntree for all their support.

£180,000 a step too far

8:21am Thursday 3rd April 2014

HOW much longer do we the people of Wales have to put up with Carwyn Jones and his Labour mob,wasting our money.

Health must do better

8:19am Thursday 3rd April 2014

I FEEL I must write in to say how disappointed I am with the attitude of the First Minister towards Ann Clwyd MP.

Airport transport infrastructure needed

8:18am Thursday 3rd April 2014

THE recent announcement concerning increased passenger numbers for Cardiff Airport is welcome news.

Lord Mayor's coffee morning

Barry And District News: Mayor's Consort Mrs Jayne Norman, Mayor of the Vale of Glamorgan Cllr Margaret Wilkinson and Alan Morgan of Coastwatch

8:14am Thursday 27th March 2014

The Vale of Glamorgan Mayor hosted a coffee morning in aid of the National Coastwatch Institution at Nell's Point, which raised £540.00.

Support women and men from abuse

7:31am Thursday 27th March 2014

ALL of us need to congratulate – without congratulations – Jane Hutt’s upstanding contribution to women’s rights in our local community and at a higher level.

Fears over merger with Cardiff

7:28am Thursday 27th March 2014

LAST week the Vale Conservative group tabled a motion in full council opposing a merger with Cardiff, as recommended by a recent Welsh Government commissioned report.

Added airport costs are too much

7:25am Thursday 27th March 2014

WATCHING an item on television about Cardiff Wales Airport, and not having flown from there for approximately 12 years, I would like to recount a recent experience of doing so.

Forced to respond

1:38pm Monday 24th March 2014

I HAVE been a social member of Brynhill Golf Club for many years, but I wish to point out an anonymous letter regarding Astro-turf and a garden shed which could be interpreted as being sent by myself (Barry & District News, March 20).

It’s up to you

8:49am Thursday 20th March 2014

SO the Labour-led Vale of Glamorgan Council has decided to ramp up our council tax by a further 4.5 per cent.

Back to the dark ages

8:35am Thursday 20th March 2014

HALF the street lights on Barry Island are not working and it is very dark coming along Harbour Road at night.

Upper Holton Road

8:34am Thursday 20th March 2014

HAVING just received a briefing, I am really excited about the regeneration proposals for the Upper Holton Road area in Barry.

Artist for Watchtower

8:32am Thursday 20th March 2014

I CALL on the Vale of Glamorgan Council to make it a condition that the sale of the Watchtower only goes to someone who will make use of it for the people of Barry.

How did the NHS handle your complaint?

8:30am Thursday 20th March 2014

COMMUNITY Health Councils, the network of independent watchdogs throughout Wales, are seeking to support the review being undertaken on behalf of Welsh Government on the way the NHS complaints procedure works in Wales.

Thank you

8:28am Thursday 20th March 2014

LAST month, on February 7, we asked people across Wales to Ramp up the Red for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) Cymru and join us in the fight for every heartbeat and raise money to continue to fund the vital research needed to fight heart disease.

About time to put local issues first

7:58am Thursday 20th March 2014

ONCE again the Rob Curtis publicity machine rolls on.

Dumped waste

7:55am Thursday 20th March 2014

I WOULD like to ask a question of the Vale of Glamorgan council under the auspices of the paper.

Invitation to join new group

7:54am Thursday 20th March 2014

ON Monday, March 10, the first meeting of Barry Citizens was held in St Helens Church Hall, Wyndham Street.

Proud to be Welsh

7:52am Thursday 20th March 2014

I AM the Welsh dragon and this is my Wales.

Excessive housing in LDP

7:51am Thursday 20th March 2014

HAVING lost the argument over StatsWales housing projections for the Vale, now shown to be 4,000 fewer than in Labour’s LDP (Local Development Plan), Cllr Lis Burnett now switches arguments (Barry & District News, March 5).

Please sign our e-petition

7:49am Thursday 20th March 2014

EACH month our volunteers clean the beaches of Barry and each month there seems to be more and more rubbish to clear.

Emergency thanks

11:01am Thursday 13th March 2014

WE would like to thank all the firefighters who helped us move furniture and saw we were alright when water came into our home and we had to be evacuated.

Appeal to readers

9:01am Thursday 13th March 2014

I WOULD like to encourage your readers to watch an inspirational television show I am delighted to be appearing in.

Fun day a great success

1:05pm Monday 10th March 2014

I ATTENDED the St David’s Day fun day held at Palmerston Community Centre with my two grandchildren after seeing it advertised in the paper, and what a success it was.

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