The area of Barry focuses on the wards if Dyfan, Gibbonsdown, Court, Cadoc, Illtyd, Buttrills, Baruc and Castleland.
Almost every area of the Vale of Glamorgan has its own community council, for Barry this is Barry Town Council.
There are a range of community and cultural facilities in Barry including the Memo Arts Centre which is a vibrant and exciting multi-purpose arts venue with a cinema and Art Central Gallery which is located in Barry Town Hall.
There are also good rail links to Cardiff and the region with four stations located in the town and Barry Island. The regeneration of the town and Barry Island has significantly improved opportunities, housing and the local environment and has helped increase visitor numbers to the Island and attendance at the many events now held in the resort.
Barry also benefits from having a community hospital which provides a variety of primary and secondary care services, including: Outpatients, Minor Injuries, Radiology, Rehabilitation Wards, Mental Health Services for Older People (MHSOP) Wards, Therapies, Dental, GP and Out of Hours Services
Cardiff and Vale College is one of the largest colleges in the country and has had a base in Barry for over 50 years – supporting individuals, employers and the community across the county. The campus at Colcot Road, includes teaching facilities for a huge range of courses, as well as facilities for the community.
Other facilities and amenities in the area include:
- 7 GP practices
- 1 Police Station
- 1 Fire Station
- 1 Library
- 12 Community Centres
- 8 Parks
- 21 schools
- 8 Allotment sites
- 2 foodbanks