“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

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

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

School catchment area changes set to come in for 2019

Subject to Cabinet approval, some changes affecting school catchment areas could be coming in for Bridgend schoolchildren in time for the 2019-20 academic year (pdf). Broadlands: Maes yr Haul & Trelales Primary Due to over-subscription at Maes yr Haul Primary,… Continue Reading

Council plans next round of school modernisation

Following on from recent posts, also up for discussion by BCBC’s Cabinet next week are initial proposals for the next round of school modernisations and replacements (“Band B”), scheduled to take place between 2019-2024 (pdf). Officers have shortlisted schemes within… Continue Reading

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 Summer Playscheme Details 2017

(Pic: Bridgend & Porthcawl Gem) Bridgend’s schools started their summer holidays this week. That means 6 weeks of children complaining that they’re bored, parents trying to find childcare….alongside me struggling for ideas for articles. Summer playschemes have always seemed popular… Continue Reading

Bridgend set to scrap child burial fees & more

Here’s another round-up of some of the items of the agenda for Bridgend Council’s (BCBC) cabinet at their meeting tomorrow. In addition, BCBC councillors are expected to pass the 2017-18 budget (details here) on Wednesday (1st March). For those of… Continue Reading

De-Pedestrianisation Update & Bin Police

  Bridgend Council’s (BCBC) Cabinet meet next week to discuss a new round of reports, including a significant move towards opening  Bridgend town centre to traffic, flood management, praise for libraries and proposals for a“Bin Police” to enforce the two… Continue Reading

Lollipops, Balloons, Bayswater & Brackla Station

  Here’s a round up of the highlights from the monthly Bridgend Council cabinet meeting held earlier this week, and an update on the Brackla Station “project”. School crossing patrols set for review A review of school crossing patrols was… Continue Reading

Bridgend on the Move

Draft Local Transport Plan Unveiled The Welsh Government issued guidance to local authorities earlier this year to prepare local transport plans (LTPs) for 2015-2030. Bridgend’s draft LTP was discussed at the cabinet meeting yesterday (p99-192). The plans have to support… Continue Reading

Bridgend Deposit Local Development Plan

The deposit plans outlining development in Bridgend County for the next 10 years are now online. This of course won’t be the final version, it’ll have to go through consultation, inspectors reports etc until it’s full adoption by the council.… Continue Reading