Barry Town Council is at the grassroots level of local government in Wales. It is the largest Town Council in Wales, made of up 22 elected members, served by 30 staff.

The Council provides Cemetery services, manages two community centres, green spaces, and also engagement and events within the town.

Barry Town Council’s powers fall within three main categories:

  1. representing the whole electorate within the community;
  2. delivering services to meet local needs; and
  3. striving to improve quality of life in the community.

The introduction of the Wellbeing of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 has seen the Council adopt the 7 Wellbeing Goals for Barry;

  • A prosperous Barry;
  • A resilient Barry;
  • A healthier Barry;
  • A more equal Barry;
  • A Barry of cohesive communities;
  • A Barry of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language;
  • A globally responsible Barry.

Barry Town Council is committed to improving the economic, social, environmental and cultural wellbeing of Barry and of Wales.

We as a town Council have certain legal rights (for example, in relation to planning) and undertakes a wide variety of consultation and representation in the interests of local residents.

We consult on planning applications, street naming, diversion orders and a whole range of licensing issues. The Council has the power to prosecute and defend legal proceedings in the interests of local residents, and to take part in local public enquiries.

There are also a number of other responsibilities, including

  • acting as Burial Authority for the area,
  • the management and running of a number of community buildings within the town
  • the support of local bodies, businesses and worthwhile local projects.

Barry Town Council is NOT the Unitary authority – The Vale of Glamorgan Council is the governing body for the Vale of Glamorgan, one of the Principal Areas of Wales.

The main remit for Vale of Glamorgan Council includes:

  • Benefits
  • Council Tax
  • Children Centres
  • Highways
  • Leisure
  • Libraries
  • Licensing
  • Parking
  • Planning
  • Rubbish Collection
  • Schools

As much as we would like to we are unable to help with the many areas of work that the Vale of Glamorgan Council have within their remit, so please contact then directly on:

Tel: 01446 700 111

Or visit The Vale of Glamorgan’s Council websitewww.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk