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We’re inviting residents aged 16+ to join our Citizens’ Panel and give regular feedback on various council services. Panel members receive up to three surveys each year, with the next survey being sent to members later this month. If you’d like to join the panel, please complete the sign-up form at: bit.ly/1qDDte0

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The confirmed candidates list will be issued by BCBC by 4pm today. That will fire the starting gun on the election campaign. You can show your support by sharing our logo and liking and sharing our posts. It's time for Change in Coity.

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I'm pleased to learn that BCBC are forced to delay the imposition of their new waste collection scheme. There is a challenge from one of the companies who weren't successful in the tender process. If the scheme goes ahead we will be limited to two “specially branded and coloured bags” for landfill waste. The scheme will be policed by “Education and Enforcement” officers issuing fixed penalty notices. The scheme is being hailed as a “recycling revolution”, but it is one we didn’t ask for. Yes there are targets to be met and no one can seriously argue against increasing recycling rates. But is this the way to do it? The Department for Communities and Local Government published guidance in 2014 challenging the myths around recycling. Myths like “moving to fortnightly collections was the only way to improve recycling rates and to change attitudes to recycling”. It is a document BCBC clearly ignored and is full of advice like; “policies which impose unreasonable restrictions on residents undermine the fundamental point of a local service for local taxpayers – namely collecting rubbish and recycling in return for their council tax” AND “We all recognise that we have got to cut down the amount that gets dumped in landfill. But this should not be done in the most heavy-handed way possible - such as cutting back the service, imposing new bin taxes, using unfair bin fines or snooping through people’s dustbins. In all likelihood, this would have just fuelled fly-tipping, backyard burning and more trips to the dump as people tried to avoid paying the tax.” Unbelievably a Council so intent on increasing recycling rates does not collect recyclables from schools. So every week in Bridgend tens of thousands of milk bottles like the one below are sent to landfill. Where is the sense in that? Let's hope the challenge leads to a rethink. It is time for a change.

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We are pleased to announce an Independent Candidate we will be supporting in Brackla Ward for the Local Authority Elections in May 2017. Please find below Marcelle Humphreys' post announcing that she is standing. You can find out more about Marcelle and her campaign at her Facebook Group page at www.facebook.com/groups/1572562703040771/ We look forward to working with Marcelle and the Constituents of Brackla Ward in the run up to May and hopefully on their behalf post election

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I am pleased and excited to announce that I will be standing as an independent candidate in the forthcoming May elections. I intend to stand as both County Councillor for Brackla Ward and for Brackla Community Council.

When I moved to Bridgend 20 years ago, Brackla was where I set up my home and where my wife and I started our family. It was there that my two sons started their education (at Tremains Primary) and where for a while I coached football ,for Brackla Juniors. While I moved just out of Brackla three years ago I still feel part of the community and I am passionate about ensuring that the community receives the best public services possible.

I am not, nor have I ever been a member of a political party. Ever since I was first able to vote I have voted for candidates purely based of their party colours. But the political landscape has changed and I believe the dogmas of the major parties have no place in local government. They are simply too far removed from our community to care about the issues we that matter to us like fly tipping and the condition of our roads.

The decisions about what is best for Brackla should be based on the needs of the community and not dictated by the Party Whips in Westminster. The dissatisfaction with the current BCBC administration is obvious whether it is about the ludicrous new recycling initiatives policed by private companies for profit or the slow demise of our town centre. If elected in May I will strive to challenge the decisions of the elected members and to hold the officers and senior managers to account.

I have never stood for election before and I am grateful for the support of Change For Bridgend. I am excited to be part of a Change for Bridgend team that has the energy, passion and talent to make a difference. I am sure that it is time for a change and I want to play my part in making it happen.
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We are pleased to announce an Independent Candidate we will be supporting in Brackla Ward for the Local Authority Elections in May 2017. Please find below Nathan Goldsworthy's statement announcing that he is standing. You can find out more about Nathan and his campaign at his Facebook Group page at www.facebook.com/groups/1572562703040771/ We look forward to working with Nathan and the Constituents of Brackla Ward in the run up to May and hopefully on their behalf post election

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This is the page which will be used by Change For Bridgend in their campaign for Local Authority Elections in May 2017.

Can I please ask, if you live in Brackla Ward please like this page. If you know someone who lives in Brackla Ward please invite them to like this page.

This will be an essential form of communication with the public over the next three months and numbers are essential.

2017 Time For Change
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