Thousands of pounds of council-taxpayers’ money is now being spent on a massive refurbishment and internal re-building programme at the Vale of Glamorgan Council’s main headquarters in Barry .
In a phased programme -which has now reached “Phase 2” – all the floors of the entire premises either have been, or are to be, re-carpeted – including the recently refurbished Council Chamber .
Access to the rear of the rear of the Civic Offices has been temporarily closed off and a caged compound set up to handle all the material being stripped out of the building including hundreds of apparently perfectly-serviceable ceiling tiles – which are all being sent for “recycling“.
Having reduced the number of people it employs, the council is now attempting to rationalise the number of office buildings it uses in what it calls a “Space Programme” and concentrate more staff in newly fitted-out offices in the main Civic Centre HQ building.
The council’s lease on a rented building in Barry called Provincial House is due to expire in November this year and staff currently accommodated in this building are to be relocated.
The Vale Council is supposed to cut back expenditure by £10,000,000 in the current financial year .