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This week BCBC and Town & Community Councillors attended a briefing regarding a review into the BCBC council boundaries. The review is looking at the overall number of County Borough Councillors in BCBC and at individual wards. The review will not include Town & community councils. The initial findings are that BCBC is over represented in comparison with the Welsh average for similar authorities and the overall number of councillors is likely to reduce from 54 to 49 (+\- 1). There is also considerable disparity between the number of residents/electors represented per BCBC councillor across the borough. This means that in the 2022 borough elections there are likely to be 5 fewer county councillors and many of the existing ward boundaries may be changed to achieve more equal councillor to elector ratios. The Boundary Commission will be consulting with various bodies including your Town & Community councils and BCBC ward councillors in the near future. If you have any views on this please contact your local BCBC or Town & Community councillor so that they can be represented in their submissions.

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Please note that tomorrow's meeting of NHCC will be at Tondu Methodist Church from 7pm. All are welcome. ... See MoreSee Less

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At the recent meeting of Newscastle Higher Community Council I was given the go ahead to begin work on creating a Community Action Plan. To do this properly I REALLY need your help.

The idea is that we will gather information from as many residents, schools, churches, businesses and so on of Pen-Y-Fai and Aberkenfig as we can on exactly what it is they want the community council to do, to change and to be responsible for long term. We want to then put all of that together, create a long-term plan, budget it properly, and present it to BCBC as part of our ongoing community requirements.

We plan for the information gathering period to take about six months, with draft and presentation another month, three months to budget and two months for consultation with residents for final approval, ready for BCBC to incorporate Newcastle Higher properly by their 2019 assessment.

We already have the details for the schools and businesses, and we will approach residents with community surveys and surgeries, but if there are any resident’s groups or charities that we may not know about, that want to be involved in this, please get in touch with me at lee@aberkenfig.org.uk with contact details.

Many thanks.
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Actions from NHCC last month:

We have written to the Head of Planning with objections to the development to Car Cael, Pen-y-Fai and have reaffirmed our concerns with the proposals at Pentre Felin, fully endorsing Councillor Radcliffe and the residents questions and concerns in this matter, and have asked for BCBC to take action.
We have chosen Cllr and Chair Ann John to sit on the grants panel meeting of the Suncredit Solar Community Benefit fund.
We have authorised maintenance works in Aberkenfig, repairs to the Christmas lights and have organised and panted this year's daffodil crop.

The next NHCC meeting is tonight, at St John's Church in Aberkenfig, at 7PM, and all are welcome to attend.
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Lee Robson shared Bridgend County Borough Council's post to the group: Independent News from Newcastle Higher Community Council. ... See MoreSee Less

Where are you watching this weekend’s fireworks? If you’re still undecided, there are a range of public displays to choose from throughout the county borough. Check out our website to find your local display, as well as information on how to make sure you can enjoy bonfire night safely: bit.ly/2gLEJZH

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Lee Robson shared Carnegie House's event to the group: Independent News from Newcastle Higher Community Council. ... See MoreSee Less

Bridgend Festival of Light Parade

November 11, 2017, 4:00pm - November 11, 2017, 6:00pm

Join us for the Bridgend Festival of Light and Lantern Parade at and outside Carnegie House, Wyndham Street Bridgend. Local children are busy throughout half term making lanterns, and will be joined by circusgroup Organised Kaos, Drumming Group Weapons of Mass Percussion, and Wonderbrass! Expect heart-lifting drum beats and hip-swinging music, amazing stilt-walkers and delicious food and drink stalls. The parade will end with 30 minute fire show by Organised Kaos - come and join the fun with all the family! Best of all - IT'S FREE! We invite you and your children to join us at 3:30pm at Carnegie House to collect your lanterns and join us for the parade which will gather outside the venue at 4pm. Details of free Lantern Making Workshops: Monday Oct 30th: 10am - 1pm at Carnegie House. Tuesday Oct 31st: 10am - 1pm at Carnegie House and 2:30pm - 5:30pm at Bridgend Library, Wednesday Nov 1st: 10am - 1pm at Carnegie House, Thursday Nov 2nd: 9:30am - 12:30pm at Westward Community Centre, Friday Nov 3rd: 10am - 1pm at Westward Community Centre & Saturday Nov 11th: 10am - 1pm at Carnegie House.

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Scrutiny is important.
www.bridgend.gov.uk/media-centre/2017/september-2017/27-10-2017-scrutiny-at-the-council-get-invol...
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Newcastle Higher Community Council meeting tonight, St John's Church, Aberkenfig, 7PM.

All Welcome.
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Lee Robson shared Help4Wales Foundation Animal Safe Haven's event to the group: Independent News from Newcastle Higher Community Council. ... See MoreSee Less

Bridgend independents fundraiser

September 23, 2017, 7:00pm

Funtastic night with quiz live singer music buffet and raffle

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