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This is a new venture for the council and it is intended that the beach huts will be hired to members of the public on a daily basis for the vast majority of the time.However we also want to see the beach huts being used, on occasion, to house stalls for local traders and to provide a space for craft fairs or other similar events during the summer.
Vale of Glamorgan Council is asking the public for suggestions on how best to use the newly constructed beach huts at Barry Island, which are due to open this summer.
As part of the work to regenerate the Island's Eastern Promenade, the council is constructing two sets of brightly coloured beach huts.
One set of larger huts will be located near the eastern shelter, with a second further along the promenade near the new water feature and toilet block.
Details of how visitors, businesses or residents can hire one will be discussed at a Scrutiny meeting this week.
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A Blue Plaque could be erected to commemorate the former Butlin's site on Barry Island.
The call comes from Vale of Glamorgan Councillor Richard Bertin who says a request was made to him from former workers who asked that the camp "should not be forgotten."
The cost will be met by former employees but a permanent site for the plaque has yet to be identified.
The Barry Island camp was the last-built in the holiday empire and opened in 1966. It closed 30 years later.
The rescue services and the police have been exemplary in their commitment in the search and support for the family.
But this is devastating news and our deepest sympathies and thoughts are with the parents of Hollie McClymont for the loss of their beloved daughter in this tragic accident.
South Wales Police have confirmed that a body recovered from the sea off the coast of Fontygary this afternoon is that of missing teenager Hollie McClymont.
Body recovered from sea at Fontygary this afternoon confirmed as 14yo Hollie McClymont who went missing at Barry Island on Sunday
CI Marc Lamerton: "Thoughts are with Hollie's family at this difficult time." Thanks to Barry community and media for support.
Police have recovered a body from the sea near Fontygary in the Vale of Glamorgan.
The body has not been formally identified.
The family of Hollie McClymont, who was reported missing on Sunday afternoon, have been informed of this development and our thoughts are with them at this difficult time
Forty officers have been dedicated to the ongoing search for missing teenager Hollie McClymont from Glasgow.
The 14-year-old, who was visiting South Wales with family and friends, was reportedly last seen getting into difficulties in the water at Barry Island.
Acting Superintendent Marc Lamerton told ITV News police are 'extremely concerned' but are actively pursuing all lines of inquiry for Hollie's safe return.
The coastguards' role in the search has now been scaled down with the investigation headed by South Wales Police, but they remain on standby.
The search for missing teenager Holly McClymont continues today. If you've seen her call us on 101 http://t.co/eF9CjzslXB
Specialist search teams are continuing their search for Holly McClymont on foot and at sea today focusing on the Barry coastline