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

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

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

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

Controversial Garw Valley school plans submitted

As you might remember (School shake up planned for Garw Valley), Bridgend Council (BCBC) have put forward plans for a “two-schools, one site” campus in Betws, replacing Betws Primary – which was partially destroyed by fire in June 2012 –… 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

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

Bridgend Council: The Good, the Alright and the Ugly

Local elections are often highly unpredictable. People say they’re fought on local issues and I’d agree with that – despite how this election campaign has been fought. I’m going to stick with that at least. It’s nice to be able… Continue Reading