Bridgend Council 2019-20 budget consultation results revealed

Bridgend Council’s Cabinet is due to discuss the results of the annual “Shaping Bridgend’s Future” consultation next week (pdf). The budget for 2019-20 is likely to be introduced in February 2019 and the consultation is supposed to help officers decide… Continue Reading

Tynyrheol Primary School “requires urgent improvements” following Estyn report

Tynyrheol Primary, which is based in Llangeinor and was successfully saved from closure in 2014, has been deemed to be “unsatisfactory and in need of urgent improvement” in management, teaching and standards following an Estyn inspection. The Estyn inspection report,… Continue Reading

Annual Report 2017-18: Bridgend Council “sees improvements”

Here’s a summary of some of the key findings from Bridgend Council’s Annual Report for 2017-18 (pdf). The report does warn that some of the indicators/statistics used to measure performance compared to other councils in Wales haven’t yet been published.… Continue Reading

How does BCBC want to work with town & community councils?

  Later this morning at a scrutiny committee meeting, BCBC officers will discuss collaboration between BCBC and town & community councils (pdf). The Welsh Government recently commissioned an independent review of town and community councils. There are currently 735 across… Continue Reading

£1.7million towards walking & cycling in Bridgend county

Bridgend Council has announced a number of walking and cycling schemes to be taken forward after being awarded £1.7million by the Welsh Government. The schemes that have been selected to go forward include: Completing the walking and cycling route between… Continue Reading

Maesteg Town Hall redevelopment plans submitted

In the last few days, the formal planning application for a multi-million-pound redevelopment of Maesteg Town Hall was lodged with Bridgend Council (here). The project is expected to cost up to £6million. In January 2018, there were doubts as to… Continue Reading

Park Street “most polluted street” in Bridgend

There’s an obligation on councils to annually monitor air pollution. Bridgend Council’s report for 2018 (pdf) suggests that while the county as a whole is meeting air quality objectives (I doubt this includes trunk roads like the M4 as these… Continue Reading

Committee to be updated on rubbish collections performance

It’s one of the most controversial policies of this Bridgend Council term, but members of a Scrutiny Committee will have another chance to query the performance of the new waste and recycling contract with Kier this morning (pdf). Here’s a… Continue Reading

“Adults at Risk” data for Bridgend revealed

“Adults at Risk” are vulnerable adults who may be at risk of various forms of abuse and may require intervention by social services. Data from 2017-18 for “Adults at Risk” in Bridgend county – and where they are – was… Continue Reading

Pencoed Primary redevelopment & Rockwool expansion approved

The latest Development Control Committee meeting took place earlier this week, and here’s a summary of the key points. A webcast of the meeting is available here (link), though the sound quality is very poor (or maybe I’m going deaf).… Continue Reading