What's Occurrin'?

GOODSHEDS We’ve all been talking about it. The Goodsheds development is creating a huge buzz around Barry. With every announcement we find out another business that’s setting up in one of the shipping container shops! Follow their Instagram page for more updates.

WORK EXPERIENCE WITH RHOD GILBERT Back in April we watched as Rhod Gilbert visited a Barry based care home as part of his TV show ‘Work Experience.’ In an emotional episode he shines a light on how important our care staff are and the roles they take on for their residents. It’s well worth a watch! Find it on BBC iPlayer.


Four Barry boys are swapping a trip to Prague for pounding the pavements to raise money for Velindre Cancer Centre. After their holiday was cancelled they decided to travel the 1500km distance to Prague during their daily exercise. They have smashed their fundraising target of £3000 but every penny helps!

BARRY ROUND TABLE COLLECTION Santa Claus is coming to town! He might be a little early (or late) but Father Christmas has been helping Barry Round Table collect vital donations for the Vale Food Bank. If you’d like to donate, send them a message on their Facebook page.

TORTOISE SANCTUARY Next time you’re ‘shellebrating’ with a big roast dinner, have a think about the International Tortoise Association Sanctuary in Sully who are looking for donations. As well as needing funds the sanctuary has a box outside to collect leftover veg. A great excuse for not eating your veg! MARATHON IN MAY The last thing you expect to find when you come to work in the morning is a man in a t-rex costume walking around Barry. But that’s what Marc has been doing as part of the Ty Hafan

virtual ‘Marathon in May’. If you see him around don’t forget to give him a wave! BARRY TOWN FC IN EUROPE Now that the 19-20 season has been prematurely brought to a close, the decision on who goes to Europe is based on their position in the league. As Barry Town were fourth in the JD Cymru Premier, they have been nominated for a Europa League place in 2020-21. CADOG'S CORNER Corner should have been launching their newly converted container, but instead they have launched Operation Cadog, packing and delivering food parcels to families. Operation Cadog involves a team of volunteers who source and buy the food which they pack into bags at Victoria Park Community Centre. Click here to make a donation.

VE DAY CELEBRATIONS AT HOME On the 75th Anniversary of VE Day we walked the dog around Barry and we were so pleased to see (and hear!) all the socially distanced street parties happening. Well done for celebrating and commemorating in a safe way!

FREE CREATIVE PACKS Barry Making Waves are giving away free creative packs which include postcards to sew and paint, a sheet for your lockdown stories, crossword and badge. They are collecting an archive of images and stories so get involved! https://issuu.com/hashtagdigitalmedia/docs/barry_magazine_june_2020