|"The future Brackla Park and."|
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Thursday, 26 May 2016
By OwenThursday, May 26, 2016ACTRAV, BCBC, Bridgend, BridgT, Housing, Metro, Planning, Rail, Roads, SarnView Comments
After yesterday's look at the pedestrianisation report, there are two significant planning-related stories out of Bridgend over the last few days worth touching on.
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
By OwenWednesday, May 25, 2016BCBC, Bridgend, BridgT, Conservatives, Disability, Labour, Retail, Roads, ServicesView Comments
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As reported in this week's Glamorgan Gazette, Bridgend Council are to discuss a much-anticipated report from Capita on the potential part de-pedestrianisation of Bridgend town centre (pdf).
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
By OwenTuesday, May 24, 2016Anglesey, Conservatives, Energy, EU, FirstMin, FMQs, Immigration, Labour, Lesotho, Lib Dems, M4Newport, Medicine, Plaid, SteelSOS, UKIP, Universities, WGEdView Comments
I'm trying something new for the Fifth Assembly in order to improve the depth of coverage and that's blogging First Minister's Questions (FMQs) for the first time.
Saturday, 21 May 2016
By OwenSaturday, May 21, 2016Abolish, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Communists, Election 2016, Eng Dems, England, Greens, Independents, Ireland, Monmouthshire, MRLP, NPT, PFirst, TUSC, WomEPView Comments
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This final after action report looks at the performance of the minor parties in Wales.
Thursday, 19 May 2016
By OwenThursday, May 19, 2016Cabinet, CounGen, FirstMin, Labour, Lib Dems, WGCom, WGEcon, WGEd, WGEnv, WGFinLG, WGHealthView Comments
|(Pic : WalesOnline)|
Following Carwyn Jones' confirmation as First Minister, he announced his new government earlier this afternoon.
Wednesday, 18 May 2016
By OwenWednesday, May 18, 2016Assembly, Conservatives, FirstMin, Internet, Labour, Lib Dems, Plaid, Plenary, UKIPView Comments
|Back in your box, Twitter. Feeling salty?|
Normal service is resumed....sort of. The National Assembly has – as anyone with an ounce of common sense would've expected – rubber-stamped both the appointment of Carwyn Jones as First Minister and the formation of a Labour minority government.
Tuesday, 17 May 2016
Monday, 16 May 2016
Sunday, 15 May 2016
By OwenSunday, May 15, 2016Bridgend, BridgT, Buses, Conserv, KPC, Metro, NetwR, NPT, Planning, PorthC, Rail, Roads, Tourism, ValeView Comments
|Porthcawl remains one of the largest towns in Wales without a direct rail connection.|
What might it take to reintroduce the link?
(Pic : porthcawlandthegreatwar.com)
Tourist season is coming, and thousands of people from near and far will soon begin descending on the south Wales coast to take advantage of any sunny days we'll have. In Porthcawl's case it's almost certain most of them will arrive by car.
Saturday, 14 May 2016
By OwenSaturday, May 14, 2016Cardiff, Conservatives, Conwy, Election 2016, InOutRef, PM, SteelSOS, Swansea, Vale, WhitehallView Comments
Thursday, 12 May 2016
By OwenThursday, May 12, 2016Blaenau Gwent, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Election 2016, Internet, PFirst, Plaid, RCTView Comments
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
By OwenWednesday, May 11, 2016Assembly, Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems, Plaid, Plenary, UKIPView Comments
|As you can tell by Leanne's body language, she's absolutely|
thrilled to have been put forward as First Minister.
One headline today was about a man being caught on video knocked out by a clown in a circus stunt. A man was knocked out by a clown in Blackwood too.
Tuesday, 10 May 2016
By OwenTuesday, May 10, 2016Blaenau Gwent, Election 2016, Hospitals, Labour, Medicine, RCT, SteelSOSView Comments
Monday, 9 May 2016
By OwenMonday, May 09, 2016BCBC, Bridgend, BridgT, Business, DECC, Energy, Labour, MaesT, PorthC, Roads, TCCsView Comments
|A scheme similar to the one outlined above could be coming to Bridgend.|
(Pic : Vattenfall)
With the "excitement" of the elections dying down – and ahead of the Assembly reconvening – it's time to turn attentions to some interesting items on the agenda for Bridgend Council's (BCBC) monthly cabinet meeting tomorrow afternoon.
Sunday, 8 May 2016
By OwenSunday, May 08, 2016Conservatives, Crime, England, HomeOff, Independents, Labour, Lib Dems, PCC2016, Plaid, Policing, UKIPView Comments
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The results of the four Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) elections in Wales were revealed this afternoon.
Friday, 6 May 2016
By OwenFriday, May 06, 2016Abolish, Assembly, Blaenau Gwent, Bridgend, Cardiff, Conservatives, Election 2016, Greens, Internet, Labour, LGBT, Lib Dems, Plaid, RCT, UKIP, WIssView Comments
|We now know who will fill these seats in the Fifth Assembly and,|
as expected, it takes on a purplish tinge.
(Pic : indymedia.co.uk)
After months or weeks of campaigning, the Welsh electorate (or, more accurately, those who bothered to vote) has delivered our verdict.
By OwenFriday, May 06, 2016Bridgend, ByElecWM, Conservatives, Labour, Lib Dems, Plaid, RCT, UK Parliament, UKIPView Comments
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Before turning to the National Assembly results, it's worth first covering the result of the by-election for the vacant Ogmore Westminster seat.
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
By OwenWednesday, May 04, 2016BCBC, Bridgend, Conserv, KPC, Merthyr, NatR, NPT, PlanningView Comments
|Plans to restore the former Margam/Parc Slip opencast site near Kenfig Hill have stalled.|
(Pic : BBC Wales)
As promised last month, I take a break from the Assembly election to (sort of) cover a special meeting of Bridgend Council's (BCBC) Planning Committee held this afternoon.