I have welcomed the news that substance misuse services will be relocated away from the town centre. I have liaised since then with the Police and Crime Commissioner and the Probation Service to get Dyfodol moved to more suitable premises. I am delighted that it has now been agreed that it will be relocated to Celtic Court on Tremains Road.
My Work in Bridgend & Porthcawl
It was great to attend Bridgend Youth Council’s Summer Politics Session. We discussed a range of issues concerning young people, including climate change and education.
It was great to meet residents to discuss local issues, such as noise pollution on South Road, issues with accessing face-to-face appointments at Porthcawl GP surgery and concerns regarding the Porthcawl Regeneration Plan.
In recent days, I have received a huge amount of correspondence regarding the output of sewage from storm overflows by Welsh Water into the Severn Estuary. This has resulted in wastewater discharge off the coast of Porthcawl. I have written to the Welsh Government to call for them to follow the lead of the UK Government and act on this issue as a matter of urgency.
I will be holding a surgery in Porthcawl on Saturday 20th August at 2 pm. The surgery will be held at All Saints Church Hall, 29 Victoria Avenue, Porthcawl, CF36 3HD. To ensure I can see as many people as possible on the day, please register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In my column for the Glamorgan Gazette, I have welcomed this first step towards ensuring women and girls are safe from violence and assault in public, however this must not be the only steps taken. More action will be needed to make our streets safer for all.
I have written to BCBC regarding the caravans currently located on Rest Bay playing fields. The continued illegal parking of caravans and vehicles is now obstructing the use of community facilities in Porthcawl.
I have written to Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board to express my concerns regarding the high number of people waiting for arthritis-related surgery in our area. Additionally, I have requested that Cwm Taf Morgannwg Health Board provide an update on the development of elective orthopaedic centres in Bridgend County Borough.
I recently met with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to discuss Bridgend’s Levelling Up bid. In the constituency, I have endorsed the Porthcawl Grand Pavilion Redevelopment bid. This is an exciting project, adding a range of new facilities, including workshop and café spaces.
I am deeply concerned with the news that Easyway will cease trading after 31 July. The loss of these services will massively impact those in our community and beyond. These routes provide access to vital services such as the Princess of Wales Hospital and the Town Centre.