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Volunteers' Week congratulations from Alun Cairns MP and Jane Hutt MS

Volunteers’ Week takes place 1 – 7 June this year. It’s a chance to celebrate and say thank you for the contribution volunteers make across the Vale of Glamorgan. Since the outbreak of Coronavirus, GVS has had to curtail its usual activities scheduled for Volunteers’ Week. However, despite of this, we all still need to thank and value all volunteers especially in this time of the pandemic where the role and value of volunteers has been crucial. Jane Hutt, Senedd Member for the Vale of Glamorgan and Alun Cairns, Member of Parliament for the Vale of Glamorgan wish to thank the volunteers of the Vale of Glamorgan.

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Congratulations from the Leader & Managing Director of Vale Council

We are writing to express our thanks for all the voluntary work that you are doing at the current time. Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, it has been incredible to see the level of community spirit that has come together across the Vale of Glamorgan. Volunteers have long played an important part in our civic life and the Council has long recognised the importance of this.

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Bro Radio set to launch in Llantwit Major on 100.2fm

Bro Radio, the community radio station for the Vale of Glamorgan, is excited to announce that industry regulator OFCOM, has approved plans for the station to improve and extend its FM coverage in 2020. The plans will not only see the station boost its existing FM coverage in Barry, but also launch a brand new frequency, 100.2fm, for listeners in and around Llantwit Major.

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Food Vale showcases the innovation of local businesses

Local food Businesses across the Vale of Glamorgan have been forced to show resilience and adaptability over the past months in their bid to support their communities with safe and relevant food and drink services. Now a brand new website will provide a lengthy and growing list of the area’s food businesses’ services and offerings to help people eat well and access good food easily.

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Call Companion's Service

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, at Re-engage (formerly Contact the Elderly) we have suspended our regular social gatherings and have created a new service for older people called call companions. Our call companion's idea is very simple: a volunteer call companion calls the same older person between two and four times a month at a mutually agreed time for an informal chat. Calls will last for around 30 minutes.

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