Bridgend Town & Community Council Election Results 2017

Last, but not least, it’s a look at the town and community council results in Bridgend (pdf), bringing my coverage of the 2017 local elections to a close. Community councillors are at the lowest rungs of the political ladder and… Continue Reading

Bridgend Council Election Results 2017

After the doorstopping, leaflet posting and Facebook rants, voters have elected a new Bridgend County Borough Council – the result is above. My“projection” wasn’t that far off in the end. Turnout was reportedly just under 40% – higher than 2012,… Continue Reading

Bridgend 2017: Party Policies & Prospects

My coverage of the 2017 local elections draws to a close with the most important post of all: What are the parties/groups promising to do for Bridgend? I’ll list some key policies each group are proposing (where applicable) and I’ll… Continue Reading

Bridgend 2017: Who’s standing where?

There are 39 wards in Bridgend and for the first time they’re all being contested, meaning nobody will be elected unopposed. The finalised list of candidates was released a few weeks ago, but instead of having to trawl through the… Continue Reading

Bridgend 2017: How have Bridgend Council performed?

  As you probably all know by now, on June 8th we’ll have a snap UK General Election….if/when the House of Commons votes for one tomorrow. I won’t come back to it until after the local elections are well out… 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

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

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

Bridgend eyesore to go, Labour purge & more

Here’s another round up of some of the stories in Bridgend recently. Former McDonald’s to be redeveloped? Having stood vacant for around a decade, one of the worst eyesores in Bridgend town centre – the former McDonald’s/Burger Master on Nolton… Continue Reading

Live From Angel St. – October Planning Committee

The monthly meeting of Bridgend Council’s Development Control Committee was held yesterday afternoon. As usual, the webcast is available here. Today, I’ve decided to focus on two significant planning applications in the Bryntirion and Llangewydd areas of Bridgend town.The Committee… Continue Reading

Maesteg Market, New Leader & More

Here’s another round up of some of the major talking points in Bridgend, including reports from the monthly Bridgend Council (BCBC) cabinet and full council meetings, as well as a rare discussion in the National Assembly. Maesteg Indoor Market To… Continue Reading

Election 2016: Bridgend & Ogmore

With polling day just around the corner, it’s worth turning attentions to local constituencies. There’s little point in repeating what I said last year in terms of constituency profiles (Bridgend, Ogmore), so I’ll concentrate on the politics. Bridgend Candidates: Jaber… 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

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

Live From Angel Street – January Planning Committee

It’s been a long time coming but, at long last, Bridgend Council (BCBC) have begun the live streaming and recording of council meetings (Camera Shy). Those who deserve the credit include long-standing campaigners for webcasting, Plaid Cymru town councillor and… Continue Reading

Carwyn’s Six Point Plan for Bridgend Town Centre

Following the launch of a Conservative-backed petition on de-pedestrianising part of Bridgend town centre, the debate over the town centre’s future continues unabated in the letters section of the Glamorgan Gazette. Little of consequence has been said so far. However,… Continue Reading

Firefighters Sacked, By-Election Update & Pedestrianisation

I start in the Ogmore Valley, where a serious row has broken out – as covered on the front page of this week’s Glamorgan Gazette – over changes to the terms and conditions for retained fire fighters based at Ogmore… Continue Reading