Ten Free Places To Visit This Summer Around Cardiff And The Vale.

Pippa-Marie SheppardCommunity

With the Summer Holidays starting and restrictions lifting, we’ve put together a list of free, fun things to do during the next six weeks around Cardiff and The Vale!  1: St Fagans Museum, Cardiff.  Take a step back in history with an educational yet fun trip to one of Cardiff’s most loved attractions! 2: Rumney Park. Home to the biggest … Read More

New Lights Landing At Bryn Y Don Skatepark

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A new lighting system will be landing at Bryn y Don Skatepark in Dinas Powys, the Vale of Glamorgan Council has announced. The new cameras will only be activated when someone enters the park and will then switch off automatically at 9pm. The lights will bring a new form of safety for those who wish to use the park at … Read More

The Turner House Launches Call Out for Artists

Katherine PeachCommunity, Creative, Culture, Featured, Uncategorized

The Turner House gallery have announced their first major open-entry art exhibition showcasing the creative talent from those living in Penarth and surrounding areas. Artists of all ages and abilities can submit their creations to be exhibited in the gallery from the 30th September to the 31st October 2021. It is completely free to enter, and Locals are invited to … Read More

RNLI Penarth ‘Friendship Bench’ aims to tackle loneliness and boost mental health

Pippa-Marie SheppardCommunity

A striking orange and blue bench on Penarth Esplanade, put in place by RNLI Penarth and Vale of Glamorgan Council, is aiming to tackle loneliness and give people the chance to talk about mental health. The ‘Friendship Bench’, painted in RNLI colours, will be accompanied by a sign encouraging people to sit, have a chat and potentially make new friends. … Read More

Esplanade Bench Transformed For Mental Health Initiative

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A Bench overlooking Penarth Pier has been transformed in an aim to encourage the community to ‘sit, have a chat and potentially make new friends’. In the wake of a vast increase in the number of callouts to mental-health related incidents around the UK, The Penarth RNLI has teamed up with the Vale of Glamorgan Council to create the ‘Friendship … Read More

Penarth Community Asked To Participate In Backpack Project

Pippa-Marie SheppardCharity, Community

Families in Penarth are being encouraged to work alongside other families in order to fill pre-loved backpacks which will be forwarded to children in Africa. Mary’s Meals has launched their new ‘backpack project’ in a bid to make a difference to the lives of children living in Malawi. A meal is provided to 1,838,859 of the world’s poorest children every … Read More

‘At The Turner House, we believe everyone is an artist.’: Open-Call Exhibition

Pippa-Marie SheppardCommunity

The Turner House Gallery has launched a new open-exhibition, ‘a major open-entry art exhibition celebrating the creative talent from those living in Penarth and surrounding areas’. In order to submit your artwork, you must reside or work in Penarth or surrounding areas. This includes Cardiff and The Vale. Taking to their website for the announcement, The Turner House said: ‘At … Read More

Mayor Of Penarth Wishes Local Educator a Happy Retirement After Dedicating 15 Years To Nursery

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Cllr Ian Buckley has presented a local educator with a gift on behalf of the governors of Cogan Nursery after announcing her retirement. Headteacher Pauline Rowlands has dedicated the past 15-years of her life to teaching, with Penarth Town Council posting on their website: ‘Cogan Nursery has been key in the development of so many children from Cogan, Penarth, Cardiff, … Read More

Plans To Bring Water-based Sports To Cosmeston Lakes Underway

Pippa-Marie SheppardCommunity

Plans to bring water-based activities to Cosmeston Lakes are underway as the Vale of Glamorgan Council invites bids from organisations. Whilst no specific sports have been mentioned, it is hoped that padel-boards and pedalo rental will be seen at the attraction. The Council are also looking for an organisation to facilitate current user groups and undertake the management of all … Read More