Exciting Times Ahead for the all new Bryncethin RFC Community Centre

Following a major revamp via Bridgend County Borough Council’s Community Asset Transfer Programme, the Bryncethin RFC Club House has been transformed into a top-class community hub to serve the club and wider community. The opening of this modern club-house and versatile community hub is a tribute to the passion and willingness of Club members and the[…]

Is Your Business Ready for Brexit – Deal or No Deal? If not, you’re running out of time

The UK is due to leave the EU on 31st October – with or without a deal – and the Welsh Government has published important advice for businesses to prepare via a ‘5 point check-list’ which asks: If you are an importer or exporter, you’ll need an Economic Registration and Identification (EORI) number.  Get an[…]

Celebrations as Treetops Care Home mark 30 year milestone

Treetops Care Home, based in Brynmenyn marked their 30 year anniversary at their annual ‘Open Day’ recently held at the Home. Management, staff and residents of the privately owned home gave a warm and friendly welcome to everyone who attended their anniversary celebrations which was also attended by the first and original matron of Treetops[…]

Ogmore AM and MP Help Judge Annual “Y Bont Bake Off”

Huw Irranca-Davies and Chris Elmore, the local AM and MP for Ogmore, took time out from their Parliamentary duties to help judge Y Bont’s annual Bake Off competition. Y Bont is a Bridgend-based charity working to support children with disabilities to reach their full potential. The Ogmore duo joined several new judges this year, including[…]

Breaking the Barriers – Support for Welsh Government’s call to end pavement parking

Motorists who park on pavements with no consideration for the safety of pedestrians or cyclists could soon face action as the Welsh Government announce plans for an expert group to look at ways of clamping down on illegal parking across Wales. This follows the recent announcement of the Welsh Government’s to change the default speed[…]

Exciting New ‘Project Skyline’ shows ‘How To Build A Valley’

Project Skyline is a ground-breaking study looking at what would happen if local people were handed the means to shape their own environment. Working with three pilot valley communities, Treherbert, Ynysowen, and Caerau, along with NRW and the local authority the study looks at how to make this happen. Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies hosted[…]

Vernon Hartshorn OBE MP Exhibition Launches in Y Llynfi Library

Staff from Awen Cultural Trust have celebrated the launch of the Vernon Hartshorn OBE MP exhibition being displayed at Y Llynfi Library. Alongside Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Chris Elmore MP, Mayor of Maesteg, Steve Smith, and the Chair of Garw Valley Community Council, Sorrel Dendy, representatives from the organisation were proud to open the exhibition on[…]

Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen yn barod ar gyfer Cwricwlwm Sgiliau Newydd/ Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen All Set for New Skills Curriculum

Gwahoddwyd Huw a Gweinidog Addysg Llywodraeth Cymru, Kirsty Williams, i Goleg Cymunedol y Dderwen i weld y gwaith arloesol sy’n cael ei wneud gan y disgyblion a’r staff ar y cwricwlwm newydd – ‘Cwricwlwm i Gymru’. Yn dilyn yr ymweliad, dywedodd Huw: “Roedd cyffro ac angerdd y staff a’r disgyblion yn ysbrydoledig ac roedd y[…]