Across the Ages for Poppy Appeal Band Concert

A first class Royal British Legion poppy-appeal fund raising concert was recently held at the Pontycymer Leisure Centre with multi-generational attendees and participants.  Organised by the Garw Branch of the Royal British Legion and Norman ‘Dixie’ Dean, the event saw superb performances from a combination of choirs including – schoolchildren’s choirs (of Blaengarw, Bettws, Ffaldau[…]

Ogmore AM and MP Give Local Businesses A Boost!

Local Ogmore duo Huw Irranca-Davies AM and Chris Elmore MP are calling on small businesses to get in touch with them in the run up to Small Business Saturday. Following their successful campaign to blow the trumpet for local businesses last year, Chris and Huw are asking new small and medium sized enterprises to get in touch with them. Small Business Saturday falls[…]

‘Our Valleys, Our Communities, Our Stations’ – Valleys Taskforce comes to Ogmore

As part of a series of regional community events, the Welsh Government’s Ministerial Taskforce for the South Wales Valleys held a public event at Coleg Cymunedol Y Dderwen in Tondu providing local residents an opportunity to hear about future transport plans and to put forward their suggestions on local travel arrangements. Organised by Transport for[…]

Ogmore AM helps celebrates 25 years of National Lottery Community Funding

A photographic exhibition held at the Senedd, celebrating 25 years of National Lottery community funding in Wales, saw 25 national charities and community groups selected to join in the celebrations with the support of National Assembly Members. The community groups shared stories about their funding awards and demonstrated how this much needed funding has allowed[…]

Huw Irranca-Davies Joins Citizens Advice Cymru to Celebrate 80th Anniversary

Ogmore Assembly Member Huw Irranca-Davies sponsored a Citizens Advice Cymru event in the Senedd as the organisation celebrated its 80th anniversary. Citizens Advice was formed the day after the outbreak of World War II, and initially helped people deal with the impacts of war, and the huge changes it brought to their daily lives.   While[…]