Porthcawl & Cornelly projects chosen for BCBC cash

Since 2016-17, BCBC has made £100,000 available each year for town & community councils to fund certain projects. The allocations for 2017-18 are to be discussed by BCBC’s cabinet next week (pdf). £20,000 went unspent in the previous year and… 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 2017: Key Issues – Porthcawl & Pyle

Following on from my look at county-wide issues and those in the Bridgend and Pencoed area, I move west to consider Porthcawl and the Pyle, Kenfig Hill and Cornelly areas. Another reminder of who’s standing where. 1. Porthcawl Regeneration Whither… Continue Reading

Delay to bin changes confirmed & more

Here’s another monthly update of some of the reports to be discussed by Bridgend Council’s (BCBC) cabinet and full council later this week. Controversial New Waste Collection Service Delayed (pdf) As you probably all already know, the introduction of the… 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

Margam Mine Restoration Called-In?

                                                                                                                    (Pic: BBC Wales) Update 9th June 2016: According to a BCBC officer at… Continue Reading

Live From Angel Street – March Planning Committee

  The latest Bridgend Council (BCBC) webcast returns to the Development Control Committee, and monthly meeting held on Thursday (March 31st). You can watch it here. Two agenda items were worth flagging up.First up were proposals from Persimmon for 108… Continue Reading

Son of a Beech: Parc Slip Update

There were further – perhaps significant – developments on the Parc Slip opencast mine saga over the last fortnight, with Bridgend Council’s Planning Committee provided with an update by officers ahead of their meeting on Thursday (15th October) – which… Continue Reading

Bridgend school “traffic lights” & Councillor leaves Labour

Last week, the Welsh Government unveiled the first school rankings using a new “traffic light” system, which replaces the old system of school bandings.It ranks primary and secondary school in order to determine which schools are out-performing or under-performing compared… 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