Local News

Support for Ex Llantwit Mayor Parachute Jump

Former mayor of Llantwit Major Ralph Austin has received support from Vale MP Alun Cairns and Llantwit Councillor Tony Bennett as he trains for a parachute jump in aid of Wales Air Ambulance.

Vale MP Welcomes Assembly Candidate

Vale MP Alun Cairns has welcomed new Welsh Assembly candidate for the Vale of Glamorgan after the local Conservative Association selected Ross England to stand for election in May 2016.

Car Parking Charges - Badly Planned and Badly Timed

The Vale Council Labour and LLantwit First cabinet members sat down on Monday evening and approved proposals for the introduction of significant car parking costs in several parts of Barry and Cowbridge.

Rugby Challenge for Cowbridge School Pupils

Pupils from Ysgol Iolo Morganwg in Cowbridge took part in a unique rugby challenge recently when youngsters came up with a Dragons’ Den style enterprise idea.

Rotary Champion Congratulated – Eventually!

Vale MP Alun Cairns met with Barry resident Donald Carsley recently to personally congratulate him on winning the ‘Champion of Change’ award for his work in establishing the Interact Club for school age children on behalf of Llantwit Major Rotary Club.

Car Parking Charges - Barry & Cowbridge

Mr Cairns said: “Council tax payers in Barry will find it hard to understand how charging up to £5 to park close to our high streets is going to help regenerate Barry and support Cowbridge. Encouraging trade should be the main objective when regenerating out towns, not seeing them as a cash cow.

MP Opens New Generation of Chip Shop in Barry

Vale MP Alun Cairns helped mark the formal opening of a new generation of fish and chip shops at ‘The Saucy Chip Club’ on Holton Road in Barry. The new style of fish and chip show is the brainchild of Craig O’Shea, the third generation of a Barry family that has been frying in the Vale since the Second World War.

Supporters Join Cowbridge Cream Tea

Vale MP Alun Cairns joined a number of Cowbridge residents to support the Mayor’s Cream Tea event in aid of Prostate Cymru and Motivation Learning Trust held in the Lesser Hall.