Bridgend 2017: Key Issues Countywide

The next few posts will go over the key issues in Bridgend’s local election. This isn’t an unlimited list and I’m sure all of you have your own concerns you would want to raise with candidates yourselves. Today, I start… 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

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

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

Recruitment problems stifle Bridgend Social Services

Earlier this week, Bridgend Council’s Children & Young People Committee discussed staffing levels in children’s social services (pdf). Ongoing issues are said to “challenge many authorities” and are “well-documented”. The meeting was primarily held to discuss the reasons why recruitment… 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

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