Bus Routes & Public Toilets “Under Review” (Again)

Amongst the items on the agenda at next week’s Bridgend Council Cabinet meeting are proposals to make possible cuts to bus services totalling £188,000 (pdf). Local authorities subsidise bus routes that are deemed “commercially unviable”. In 2017-18 this support totalled… Continue Reading

Bridgend 2017: Key Issues Countywide

The next few posts will go over the key issues in Bridgend’s local election. This isn’t an unlimited list and I’m sure all of you have your own concerns you would want to raise with candidates yourselves. Today, I start… Continue Reading

Bridgend Budget 2017-18

Bridgend Council’s (BCBC) budget – the final one before the local elections in May – is to be discussed by the cabinet tomorrow, with the council due to vote on it at a later date. The General Picture (pdf) The… Continue Reading

City Deal, Porthcawl Resort & Business Hub

  Bridgend Council (BCBC) and its cabinet will be meeting again this week to discuss various reports. Here’s another round-up and they’re all economy-themed this time. BCBC set to back City Region Deal As many of you probably already know,… Continue Reading

Labour’s Committee Collapse & More

  Here’s another round-up of some of the main items on the agenda of this week’s Bridgend Council (BCBC) cabinet and full council meetings. Bridgend Labour’s Committee Seats Slashed I start with big changes to the make-up of Bridgend Council’s… Continue Reading

Live From Angel Street: Budget Debate 2016-17

As promised, I return to Bridgend Council’s (BCBC) budget for 2016-17 (more detail here), which was discussed and debated by full council yesterday afternoon – the first full council webcast since webcasting was introduced. You can watch the whole thing… Continue Reading

Bridgend Public Toilets Earmarked for Closure

As you might remember, earlier this year Bridgend Council (BCBC) undertook a public consultation on the future of council-run public toilets in the county (Consult At Your Convenience). At Tuesday’s cabinet meeting, cabinet members will discuss the results of the… Continue Reading

Bridgend’s Cabinet Expansion & Cuts Consultation

  Bridgend Council’s cabinet currently consists of five full members and a deputy – reportedly the smallest local authority cabinet in Wales: Cllr. Mel Nott (Lab, Sarn) – Council Leader Cllr. David Sage (Lab, Brackla) – Deputy Leader Cllr. Mike… Continue Reading

Bridgend Council Budget 2014-15

Yesterday, Bridgend Council (BCBC) met to approve the authority’s budget for the coming financial year and next four years – or “Medium Term Financial Strategy” as they put it.All of the budget documents are available here. Tough Times Local government… Continue Reading

Who gets hit by Bridgend’s school bus proposals?

(Pic: The Guardian) Although I covered this in September, with Bridgend Council’s Children & Young People’s Committee recently reporting back (doc) on proposed changes to school transport in the county, it’s worth returning to again. Summary of BCBC’s Proposals Subject… Continue Reading

Home Care, School Buses & Helicopters

Detailed home care remodelling options revealed On September 12th, Bridgend Council’s Health & Wellbeing committee continued their discussions on a remodelling of home care/“home help” services in the county, which I mentioned back in April. Further consideration of the proposals… Continue Reading