Barry Teacher Honoured by Prime Minister at Downing Street

Barry head teacher Clare Lewis recently attended a reception for teachers hosted by Prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing Street.Vale MP Alun Cairns nominated Miss Lewis from All Saints Primary in Barry to attend the reception at the request of the Prime Minister.

Residents Join MP For Gibbonsdown Rubbish Clearance

Vale MP Alun Cairns joined local residents from Treetops in Gibbonsdown for a rubbish clear up after the neighbours grew concerned at the amount of rubbish in the area. Mr Cairns arranged to visit with a team to clear many bags of household rubbish and came across items such as used needles and dog mess.

MP Supports World Cancer Day

Vale MP Alun Cairns is backing an appeal from Cancer Research UK to save the lives of more cancer patients, as news comes that one in two people will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives.

Barry Island Regeneration

Gem readers will be aware of the priority to regenerate Barry Island.  It is a fantastic resort that deserves to be revitalised.  It once attracted quarter of a million visitors a day at its peak at the turn of the last century.  A new fairground facility is within our grasp. 

Ewenny Bridge Closure – MP Welcomes Network Rail Decision

Vale MP Alun Cairns has welcomed the news that the bridge renewal project at Ewenny has been re-assessed following urgent meetings held in Westminster and at Network Rail headquarters in Newport. Mr Cairns had previously called on Network Rail to ensure that interruption to the community to be minimised, and a new plan is being devised to see the road closure to be reduced from five months to around three.

The Need For 4G Pitches

I should have worn my wellies. After a number of re-arranged dates due to postponements caused by the weather, I met with coaches and players from the Vale of Glamorgan mini leagues in Barry on Saturday.

Gearing Up For Election

As I write this column, there are 100 hundred days to go until the General Election. Since 2010, the Conservative government has worked hard to turn the economy around – the job is far from finished and there is much more we have to do in the Vale of Glamorgan.