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

A-Levels 2018: Strong results, but behind the Welsh average

While the Class of 2018 has apparently produced Wales’ best-ever A-Level results, despite excellent individual and whole-school performances, the overall picture in Bridgend has seen pass rates in the top grades fall back again. Slightly worryingly, the fall in top… Continue Reading

A must read if you own a dog in Bridgend

They’ve tried signs. They’ve tried polite notices. They’ve tried giving warnings in the press and elsewhere about what would happen if behaviour didn’t change. None of it’s made any difference. Bridgend Council has lost patience with irresponsible dog owners. They’re… Continue Reading

Deadline for Brackla wood development comments extended

As covered in this week’s Glamorgan Gazette, a deadline to submit comments relating to a small, but controversial, development in Brackla has been extended until Tuesday July 3rd. The outline planning application (details available here) is for three plots for… Continue Reading

How has the Councillor Community Fund been used?

In 2017-18, Bridgend Council set up a £285,000 fund which would enable councillors to spend up to £5,000 on projects that would benefit their respective wards. BCBC’s Audit Committee will discuss what’s been done with the fund to date (pdf).… Continue Reading

Rent cut and “indoor square” part of Bridgend Market turnaround plan

There’s been a sense of anxiety amongst town centre traders and the public about the future of Bridgend Market, but BCBC has finally published its turnaround plan (pdf). BCBC currently have a 99-year leasehold on the market (which runs until… Continue Reading

Future of public toilets in Bridgend to be decided next week

Following the decision to cut bus subsidies (though some were given a last-minute reprieve – more here), BCBC’s Cabinet is to decide on the future of public toilets in Bridgend county next week (pdf). New duties will be placed on… Continue Reading

Confirmed: Bridgend to switch health boards in 2019

Following a public consultation the Health Secretary, Vaughan Gething AM (Lab, Cardiff South & Penarth), has announced today that Bridgend county will be changing health boards. From April 1st 2019, health services in Bridgend will be run by Cwm Taf… Continue Reading

Report: BCBC takes a £200k budget hit to support Parc Prison

  An Overview & Scrutiny Committee meeting, due to be held later this week, will discuss the social services Bridgend Council (BCBC) provides to support Parc Prison (pdf). Parc Prison has just under 1,800 inmates (62 of which are young… Continue Reading