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

Pencoed Primary “Call-In” & Mr Urdd yn ddod i Benybont

Committee “Calls In” Pencoed Special Needs Decision Bridgend Council’s (BCBC) cabinet recently proposed changes to special needs provision at Pencoed Primary School. A replacement school is due to be built in the next few years following a merger with Heol-y-Cyw… Continue Reading

More details of Bridgend “Cultural Trust” revealed

As you can probably tell, the election’s the only game in town at the moment. I’m sure many of you are as bored with that as I am but it means it’ll probably be quiet on here for a few… 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

Libraries, Bus Cuts, Schools Moves & Parc Slip II

Bridgend Council’s (BCBC) first cabinet meeting of 2015 was held yesterday afternoon, and some interesting items appeared on the agenda. I return to the Parc Slip open-cast issue later too. BCBC Cultural Services To Be “Outsourced”? (Related) A bunch of… 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

School transport back on the agenda & more

Bridgend Council (BCBC) held their monthly cabinet and full council meetings earlier this week, so it’s worth tracking what was discussed and follow up on a few things I’ve covered previously. All the necessary information is contained here (pdf –… Continue Reading

Reports, Holes, Libraries & Stars

BCBC Annual Report 2012-13 Bridgend Council’s annual report was recently released (pdf). It’s an admittedly heavy read and I only glanced through it, but it’s important as it outlines how the council is performing against their own and national benchmarks.… 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

Three proposed school changes for Bridgend

The process of school modernisation continues in Bridgend County, and three significant ones have emerged in the least few weeks and months (Items 14,15 & 16). Bridgend Council’s cabinet have released the results of consultations on the three. To BCBC’s… Continue Reading