Jennings Building & (Old) Coety Primary Plans Submitted

After being announced to great fanfare by Bridgend Council in March, formal plans have been submitted to regenerate the Grade II listed Jennings Building in Porthcawl Habour as part of the town’s wider regeneration plans. The building was primarily used… 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

Ratings, Redevelopments & Rebellions

Bridgend Council Rated Last week, the Welsh Government released the latest annual report (pdf) on the performance of Wales’ 22 local authorities. Caebrwyn has covered where Carmarthenshire stands, while Plaid Wrecsam has highlighted areas where Wrexham Council are under-performing. I… 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

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

Bridgend Library relocation & Berwyn Centre update

A few months ago, Bridgend Council launched a consultation on moving Bridgend Library from its current building on Wyndham Street to Bridgend Recreation Centre (which is currently undergoing redevelopment). In response to Welsh Government statutory guidelines, BCBC carried out a… Continue Reading

Talbot Green plans submitted and two major Bridgend developments

Talbot Green New Town Centre The formal outline planning application for this new development near Y Pant Comprehensive, promising up to 2,000 jobs, has been submitted to Rhondda Cynon Taf Council. The first phase will involve the construction of a… Continue Reading

Bridgend Police Station on the move? I’d buy that for a dollar!

The recent masterplan for Bridgend town centre hinted that South Wales Police were “reviewing their accommodation requirements”. It appears that moves have been a lot quicker than I had anticipated. A planning application has been submitted for a new custody… Continue Reading