Gibbonsdown

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Gibbonsdown
District of Barry
Ramsey Road, northwestern rim of Gibbonsdown
Ramsey Road, northwestern rim of Gibbonsdown
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Barry
Gibbonsdown
Gibbonsdown
Location in Barry
Gibbonsdown is located in Vale of Glamorgan
Gibbonsdown
Gibbonsdown
Location in the Vale of Glamorgan
Coordinates: 51°24′53.76″N 3°15′52.30″W / 51.4149333°N 3.2645278°W / 51.4149333; -3.2645278
Country United Kingdom
Region Wales
County Vale of Glamorgan
Town Barry
Time zone GMT (UTC+0)

Gibbonsdown, colloquially known as 'Gibby', is an area situated in the north east of Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, Wales. Gibbonsdown borders Merthyr Dyfan to the northwest and Cadoxton to the southeast.

Crime[edit]

In 2009, Gibbonsdown was the location of the fatal stabbing of Paul Jones.[1] John Chivers was arrested that night and later sentenced to a minimum of 18 years in prison,[2] After the murder, Gibbonsdown Residents' Board chairwoman Molly Conway made complaints about the police for a lack of manpower and patrols on an estate well known as having problems with crime and anti-social behaviour.[3]

Landmarks[edit]

Gibbonsdown is home to the Holm View Community Leisure Centre, the Gibbonsdown Children Centre, and the Oakfield Primary School (known as the Gibbonsdown Primary School before its reconstruction). It also has the Ysgol Maes Dyfan, a primary school with 96 pupils as of 2005, teaching special needs children.[4] It is also home to Pencoedtre park and the Master Mariner pub.

Transport[edit]

Notable roads include Treharne Road (known to locals as "The Treharne"), Caradoc Avenue, Robins Lane, and Skomer Road, which connects the area to Wenvoe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Barry man denies murder charge". Barry and District News. August 20, 2009. Retrieved June 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ "John Chivers' life term for pal's Barry stabbing". bbc.co.uk. 11 March 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "Murder Accused is Set to Deny Charge". Wales Online. August 8, 2009. Retrieved June 7, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Ysgol Maes Dyfan English Report". Estyn. Retrieved June 7, 2010. 


Coordinates: 51°24′53.76″N 3°15′52.30″W / 51.4149333°N 3.2645278°W / 51.4149333; -3.2645278