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

Margam Mine Restoration Called-In?

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

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

Bridgend on the Move

Draft Local Transport Plan Unveiled The Welsh Government issued guidance to local authorities earlier this year to prepare local transport plans (LTPs) for 2015-2030. Bridgend’s draft LTP was discussed at the cabinet meeting yesterday (p99-192). The plans have to support… Continue Reading

South Wales Programme: Decision Time

South Wales Programme: The Evidence Moves towards a “final” recommendation of the controversial South Wales Programme of hospital reorganisations were announced yesterday, following a meeting of the relevant local health boards and Wales Ambulance Trust. Except….there wasn’t any decision, just… Continue Reading

South West Wales NHS changes: What you need to know

The Welsh Government, via Health Minister Lesley Griffiths (Lab, Wrexham) and the local health boards (LHBs) are currently reorganising hospital services across Wales. In the last few days, the four local health boards that cover southern Wales, launched a consultation… Continue Reading