Marking Children’s Mental Health Week with Pencoed Scouts

Children’s Mental Health Week held in February aimed to encourage children, young people and adults to celebrate their uniqueness and to ‘Be Ourselves’.  As part of ongoing events held throughout the country, Ogmore Assembly Member and Welsh Government Minister Huw Irranca-Davies met with the Pencoed Scout Group to discuss the importance of well-being and what[…]

Breaking the Silence with a Cuppa and a Chat

‘Contact The Elderly’ is a national charity dedicated to tackling loneliness and social isolation among older people through face to face contact. They recently launched their latest group which covers the areas of Llanharan, Brynna, Pencoed, Llanharry, Ynysmaerdy, Brynna and Bryncae. Volunteer-led Sunday tea parties are organised in a volunteer host’s home and guests must[…]

Great News From Pencoed Company Expansion Creating New Jobs

Local employer Ortho Clinical Diagnostics (Ortho), a global company with a base in Pencoed have, due to increasing demand, announced plans for expansion, hoping to create almost 50 jobs with help from Welsh Government investment. Ogmore Assembly Member and Welsh Government Minister Huw Irranca-Davies visited Ortho’s Pencoed plant with First Minister Carwyn Jones. Following a[…]

Inspiring Words at Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day has been marked with various events throughout Wales and the UK, providing a time to reflect and honor survivors of the Holocaust and subsequent genocides. Bridgend County Borough Council’s event at the Sony Theatre in partnership with Bridgend College heard their special guest, genocide education campaigner Mr Eric Murgangwa Eugene[…]

Coal Mining Heritage Sees Multi-Million Pound Project To Benefit Valley Homes

A pioneering large scale mine-water energy project is on the way for Caerau, a small ex-mining community at the top of the Llynfi Valley. A UK first, the ground-breaking multi-million pound initiative will see the extraction of naturally heated underground water from mine workings at the former Caerau Colliery site distributed via a network of pipes[…]

FFaldau Pupils Question Huw Irranca-Davies AM During Visit to National Assembly

Ffaldau Primary School pupil group known as the ‘Eagles’ recently met with Ogmore Assembly Member and Welsh Government Minister Huw Irranca-Davies during their visit to the National Assembly for Wales.   The pupils were on an educational visit to the Assembly to learn about its importance to Wales as a nation and to have a tour[…]

Huw Irranca-Davies AM Supports ‘Stand UP St Dwynwen’ to Tackle Climate Change

  At an event in the Senedd, Ogmore Assembly Member and Welsh Government Minister Huw Irranca-Davies pledged his support for the ‘Wales Stand Up Campaign’.  Last year, hundreds of people and their pets across wales took part by sharing their pictures on social media. From sandals on sand to slippers at sunset, they made their[…]

Innovative South Wales Policing Project is ‘ACE’ says Assembly Member

Photo from L/R:  Sergeant Gareth Bradley, Cllr Phil Waite, Emma Reed (Barnardo’s) Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Chris Elmore MP, Gemma Paskins BCBC, Acting Chief inspector Ross Crutcher Ogmore Assembly Member and Welsh Government Minister Huw Irranca-Davies visited Maesteg Police Station to hear about the new ground-breaking intervention programme known as ‘ACEs’ (Adverse Childhood Experiences). The pilot[…]

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018 At The Senedd

This year’s Holocaust Memorial Day, Saturday 27th January marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and provides an opportunity to commemorate the Holocaust and subsequent genocides.    At the Senedd, Assembly Members were asked to sign the Holocaust Educational Trust’s Book of Commitment to show their support for Holocaust education and remembrance in the UK.   […]

AM and MP Impressed With Visit To Leading Stem Cell Company ReNeuron in Pencoed

During a visit to ReNeuron in Pencoed, Ogmore representatives Huw Irranca-Davies AM (Minister for Children and Social Care) and Chris Elmore MP were impressed to hear how well the company have settled into South Wales and are now expanding overseas.   ReNeuron is hugely successful in using unique stem-cell technologies to develop cell based therapies for[…]

Small Businesses Receive a Boost From Local MP and AM

  Huw and Chris with Joanna Bayliss of ‘Fresh and Fruity’ Local small businesses received a boost over the past few weeks as Ogmore MP, Chris Elmore, and AM, Huw Irranca-Davies, helped promote some brilliant examples of entrepreneurship. In the run-up to the annual Small Business Saturday, this year held on Saturday 2nd December, the local politicians asked[…]

Respect For Our Shop Workers

Photo:  Usdaw ‘Respect for Shop Workers Week – Freedom From Fear Campaign’ Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies is asking people to spare a thought for shop workers in the run up to Christmas which can see rising tension levels in stores during this time.   The Assembly Member said:  “Our recent successful social media campaign promoting small[…]

Get Purple and Save Lives

This November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month and a recent event at the Senedd saw Assembly Members ‘on purple alert’ raising awareness of the dreaded disease which is predicted to be the 4th biggest cancer killer in the UK by 2026.  Ogmore Assembly Member and Minister for Children and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies who attended[…]

“ON YOUR BIKE!” – OGMORE AM HUW IRRANCA-DAVIES SUPPORTS REMEMBRANCE IN SECOND ANNUAL POPPY RIDE IN WALES

Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies joined the Wales Area manager of The Royal British Legion, Veterans, Serving personnel and other Assembly Members to race against the clock on an exercise bike to mark the Remembrance period in Wales and commemorate the Battle of Passchendaele 100 years ago. The 6 hour bike ride was held in[…]

AM Praises Work of Shaw Trust Cymru

Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies met with the national charity Shaw Trust Cymru to hear how they are helping people of all abilities and backgrounds to gain skills, find work and gain greater independence in the workplace.   Across Wales, SHAW Trust Cymru delivers the government’s specialist employment programme Work Choice, a provision for people with[…]

Visit Your Assembly – Find Out Who, What, Where, How

Ogmore Assemby Member Huw Irranca-Davies is encouraging school children to visit the National Assembly for Wales. Nantymoel Primary and Pencoed Comprehensive School are just some schools from Ogmore who have recently visited the Senedd and also met up with Huw during his working day down Cardiff Bay. Inviting local schools, Huw stated: “It’s always a[…]

Solcer House Shines As Low Carbon Housing

The Welsh Assembly’s Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (CCERA) visited Solcer House situated on the site of Cenin Renewables Ltd in Pyle near Bridgend as part of the Welsh Government’s enquiry into the success of low carbon housing. The unique design of the energy positive Solcer House combines reduced energy demand, renewable energy[…]

21st Century Teaching Facility, Y Pant Comprehensive School Opens in Pontyclun

As part of the Labour Welsh Government’s 21st Century Schools Programme, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council has invested over twenty four million pounds to provide a new hi-tech, modern teaching facility in Pontyclun – supported with nearly twelve million pounds from the Labour Welsh Government. Officially opened by First Minister Carwyn Jones, the ceremony was also[…]

Coffee and Cake – You’re Invited

Huw Irranca-Davies AM with Macmillan Head of Regional Fundraising for Wales and West Midlands Catrin Devonald Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies is encouraging people to pop into one of their local Macmillan Coffee Mornings being held throughout the country next week on Friday 29th September. The Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is an extremely successful[…]

Short Debate – Primary Care Provision In The Llanharan Area

PRIMARY CARE PROVISION IN THE LLANHARAN AREA HUW IRRANCA-DAVIES AM HOLDS SHORT DEBATE IN THE SENEDD WEDNESDAY 20TH SEPTEMBER 2017 CLICK ON PICTURE TO PLAY VIDEO OF SHORT DEBATE Due to a long-running issue affecting primary care in Llanharan, Brynna and surrounding areas, Huw held a Short Debate in the Senedd, highlighting the ongoing concerns[…]

CHILDREN IN WALES OFF TO A FLYING START

GARTH FLYING START Flying Start – making a real difference to children’s lives in Ogmore with Bridgend County Borough Council leading the way in early years support.  Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies visited Flying Start Centres in Garth and Lewistown to officially open the facilities along with Bridgend County Borough Council Leader Huw David, Deputy[…]

TIME FOR TEA IN PONTYCLUN

MP for Ogmore, Chris Elmore, Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies and Assembly Member for Pontypridd Mick Antoniw attended the Prosecco and Strawberries event at the Boars Head, Pontyclun.   The event was organised by the Pontyclun Bosom Pals: the breast cancer support group for Pontyclun and the surrounding areas. The Ogmore MP commented: “Cancer is something which affects[…]

Assembly Member Urges Landlords and Agents to Avoid Prosecution

Assembly Member for Ogmore, Huw Irranca-Davies, is urging local landlords and agents to ensure they’re registered or licensed following a change to the law. The warning comes after two recent convictions resulted in landlords being fined thousands of pounds for non-compliance with Rent Smart Wales. With enforcement powers now active, those still refusing to comply[…]

Huw Praises Work at Royal Glamorgan Hospital

Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies AM received a warm welcome when he visited the Royal Glamorgan Hospital in Llantrisant recently. He saw first-hand the excellent facilities of the A&E Department, Acute Emergency Care Unit and the Radiology Department, a direct result of continued Welsh Government investment in health services in Wales. Following further tours of[…]

Ogmore Transport Plans On Track

Gazette Article Wednesday 23rd August 2017  (see below for full press release) Top Priorities for Ogmore Highlighted at Transport Forum Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies held a high-powered Transport Workshop in Tondu looking at infrastructure and service improvements to rail and bus networks throughout the Ogmore Constituency; examining present and future transport links to secure[…]

Airborne Systems Sets Gold-Standard for Manufacturing, Design and Enterprise

Photo L/R: David Olerenshaw (Production Manager – Metals Division), Huw Irranca-Davies AM, Julian Raymond (former engineering apprentice) Nestling in the bottom of the valley in Llangeinor is a quiet but dynamic success story for Ogmore, Wales and the UK. The Queen’s Award for Enterprise winner Airborne Systems is setting the highest global standards for aerial deliverability and[…]

‘Ysbryd Y Llynfi’ Time Capsule Celebration Event

Organised in partnership with Natural Resources Wales, the Llynfi Woodland Group held a time capsule celebration event with the theme ‘Llynfi past, Llynfi present and Llynfi future’ at the ‘Ysbryd y Llynfi’/’Spirit of the Community Woodland’ site in Maesteg. Funded by the Welsh Government Nature Fund with support from Ford Motor Company and as part[…]

And They’re Off! – Maesteg’s First Parkrun

174 runners braved the weather for Maesteg’s first ever Parkrun at Maesteg Welfare Park. Made possible through joint working with BAVO (via their Llynfi Valley 20 Project), Bridgend County Borough Council, Halo Leisure, Yr Hen Blwyth Running Club and members of the community. Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies and BCBC Cabinet Member Councillor Phil White helped[…]

Welsh Labour Government Passes Bill to Protect Public Sector Working Rights across Wales

The Welsh Labour’s Local Government Secretary, Mark Drakeford, announced that the Welsh Labour Government will act to protect the current UK-wide position where agency workers are prevented from covering the work of public sector employees during industrial action. Ogmore constituency’s Assembly Member, Huw Irranca-Davies, stated: “I’m proud that the Welsh Labour Government is defending the[…]

Dame Kelly Holmes Trust Keeping Young Lives on Track

Set up in 2008 The Dame Kelly Holmes Trust delivers a transformational mentoring programme, led by world class athletes, for young people disadvantaged by barriers and challenges in their lives.  It gives them hope by encouraging and highlighting their potential for a positive future. The Trust launched their ‘Get on Track’ programme last year in[…]

Y Bont’s Brilliant Bake Off

Bridgend charity Y Bont held their annual bake-off competition this week asking politicians Chris Elmore MP and Huw Irranca-Davies AM to judge the event. The pair joined Y Bont, a charity that works with disabled children, for their afternoon tea and fundraising event. It’s the second time the politicians have judged the event. Chris said:[…]

Mae Croeso Mawr Ar Y Maes Ym Mhencoed! – Urdd Eisteddfod 2017 / A Great Welcome On The Maes In Pencoed! – Eisteddfod Urdd 2017

   Mae croeso mawr ar y Maes ym Mhencoed! – Urdd Eisteddfod 2017 Gwyl Dathlu iaith, diwylliant ac ieuenctid Cymru ar Gampws Coleg Pencoed Penybont. Digwyddiad rhagorol – da iawn i bawb sy’n gysylltiedig. Gweler fy natganiad yn y Senedd ac yn is na’r fersiwn testun a ffotograffau sydd ynghlwm yn cael hwyl gyda Chymdeithas[…]

Maesteg Plays Host To Influential Welsh Assembly Committee

Glamorgan Gazette Article 28.06.2017 The Welsh Assembly’s Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (CCERA) visited Maesteg recently to hold one of their evidence sessions as part of their ongoing enquiry into woodlands and forestry in Wales. The enquiry session took place in the surroundings of the old library (in the ironworks part) at Maesteg Recreation[…]

Huw Irranca-Davies AM celebrates National Clean Air Day with LPG vehicles

Huw celebrated #NationalCleanAirDay (15/06/17) by taking a ride in one of Autogas’ new LPG powered taxis which aims to drive an improvement in Wales’ air quality levels by cleaning up the nation’s diesel taxi cabs. It is one of several technological solutions which could help decarbonise the emissions from vehicles, especially in our cities and[…]

Helping Hands for Llanharan & Brynna Wimbles Litter Pick

During their latest litter pick, Llanharan and Brynna Wimbles saw tremendous community spirit with many members of the local community pitching in to help.  With efforts from groups such as, Bryncae F.C U14s, U16s Juniors, Cubs, local families, councillors, local PCSO’s, and many more, the morning was a great success. Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies[…]

Huw Takes on the Hinterland Challenge In Ramblers Cymru Big Welsh Walk

CLICK ON PHOTO FOR VIDEO OF Ramblers Cymru Big Welsh Walk Huw recenty joined the hugely popular Ramblers Cymru Big Welsh Walk which is supported by the Brecon Mountain Rescue Team, in Ceredigion on Saturday, May 6th. The four separate trails which are supported by the People’s Postcode Lottery, ranged between two and fifteen miles and took walkers[…]