Vale of Glamorgan Buses meeting called

Many residents will know that back in September, Local MP Alun Cairns called a residents’ meeting to discuss the ongoing issue of public transport in the Vale of Glamorgan.

Alun Cairns meets Darts Star Huw Ware

Vale MP Alun Cairns was delighted to hear of a young constituent’s recent success in the worldof darts. Huw Ware who is currently studying at Cardiff University has just returned from refereeing the Men’s final at the 40th Winmau World Masters in Hull.

Praise for Barry schools

Local MP Alun Cairns has praised two Barry schools for leading the way and winning the prestigious ICT Mark. The ICT Mark is an optional accreditation that is only awarded to schools that have reached a high standard of maturity in the use of technology.

Alun Cairns MP secures BBC debate

Alun Cairns MP has secured a debate in Parliament on Monday 21 October to discuss the future of the BBC. The General Debate will give MPs an opportunity to reflect on some of the recent issues, including the move to Salford, cultural working practices, pensions and management of the organisation. There are clear lessons that can be learnt from recent experiences.

Alun Cairns MP Visits Cadoxton Taekwando Club

Alun Cairns MP recently visited the Cadoxton Taekwando Club following their recent success in the WOMAA World Martial Games. The Club picked up 30 medals and eight major titles at the recent World Games in Dublin.

Vale Local Development Plan (LDP) - Next Steps

The Vale Council has published its long awaited Draft Local Development Plan (LDP). This is the document that sets out where development (housing and commercial) will be looked on favourably over the next 15 years. It also sets out planning policies relating to environmental consideration.

Alun Cairns MP Walks the Roman Way

Alun Cairns MP joined teams of local cubs, scouts, brownies and guides from across the Vale on the Roman Treasure Ramble last weekend. The event, organised as part of the scout/guide hospital community project saw the team from 5th Barry Argonauts come out as winners.

Barry Loses Out Again

You can imagine my anger and frustration at the Welsh Government’s announcement last week that Barry will not receive the £15M funding needed to regenerate the town. The Welsh Government Minister, Carl Sargeant, has confirmed that the bids for 11 council areas were being progressed to the second stage and that Barry and the Vale had not been successful.

Poor Vale bus services cause concern

Two weeks ago my column focussed on the changes to bus services across Barry and the rural Vale. I expressed concern about the cuts; and that the Local Authority should make bus services a spending priority, following the cut backs by the Welsh Government.