Vale Groups Visit Parliament

Vale MP Alun Cairns welcomed various community groups from Barry and Rhoose to Westminster for a tour of Parliament.

Radical Library Changes Confirmed for Vale, Consultation Flawed Says MP

The plans confirming the downgrading of services and access to libraries across the Vale of Glamorgan were rubber stamped by the local authority on Monday (9th). Vale MP Alun Cairns has described the consultation process as “flawed” and criticised the council for not giving enough consideration to the role that libraries hold in child literacy and learning.

No Topic Left Uncovered When Barry Students Meet MP

Welsh Baccalaureate pupils from Bryn Hafren Comprehensive School in Barry quizzed Vale MP Alun Cairns about the major issues affecting Barry this week. Mr Cairns met with pupils to discuss Barry Island re-generation, 3G sports pitches in the area and gauged opinion on co-educational schooling in the town.

Vale MP Angered by Vale Council Tax Increase at Eight Times Rate of Inflation

Vale MP Alun Cairns has described the 3.9% increase in council tax announced by the Vale of Glamorgan council as “astonishing”. The increase is eight times the Bank of England rate of inflation (0.5% Dec 2014), and the Vale MP has criticised the council for not reassessing levels of spending before putting up bills.

£200 Cheque Donated By Llantwit Locals for Cowbridge Charity Shop

Local residents from Llantwit Major and Vale MP Alun Cairns raised £200 for local charity Ty Hafan over the Christmas period. Members of Llantwit Major Conservatives raised the sum by organising a fundraising stall with games during the Christmas lights switch on in December.

Marathon Effort

I ran 16 miles on Sunday evening for the first time in a number of months. I completed that distance in the knowledge that the 2015 London Marathon is only eight weeks away – and I have just chosen the two charities that I will be running in aid of.

Barry Sea Cadets Welcome MP at HMS Cambria

Vale MP Alun Cairns met with Sea Cadets in Barry to view the facilities at HMS Cambria and to meet a number of new members that had recently joined the group.