ST BRIDES MAJOR LLANTWIT MAJOR
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Get Well Soon: Best wishes for a speedy recovery to Roger Lewis following his recent illness.
Community Council: At the October meeting it was reported that three serious crimes and several smaller crimes had been committed recently. Speeding is a high priority and a Speed Watch group is to be organised; application forms are available from the Clerk or PCSO Stone.
An update was requested regarding the progress of Ogmore by Sea Village Hall and the meeting was advised that the Trustees have asked for an extension to the construction completion date.
The Vale Council has advised that Poppet Lane and Greyhound Lane in St Brides Major are unadopted and therefore they have no responsibilities for them.
Cleaning of the War Memorial has been arranged in time for the World War I commemorative service.
Quotations for the installation of seats in the bus shelters have been received.
Coffee Morning: All welcome to come along to a coffee morning at 11am on Monday, November 5 in the Ogmore Church, Ogmore-by-Sea when there will be fireworks!
Ewenny Arts Festival: Welsh guitar duo Mark David and Tom Gray at 7.30pm on Friday, November 16 in the Village Hall, Ewenny; tickets £5.
Vale of Glamorgan Ensemble Annual Christmas Concert by Candlelight at 7.30pm on Friday, December 21 in Ewenny Priory; tickets £13.
More information from www.ewennyfestival. co.uk.
Womens Institute: Members of Southerndown WI are hoping to plant a shrub near the War Memorial in commemoration of World War I.
The Barn: Family brunch is available at 12noon on Sunday, December 9 and Sunday, December 16.
Afternoon tea at 1pm and 4pm on Saturday, December 8, Sunday, December 15 and Sunday, December 22.
More information and costs available from www. thebarnatwestfarm.co.uk or call 01656 880465. IT has been a time of change in Welsh politics over the past few months, with every party having held or are currently in the process of conducting a leadership election.
The contests have provided parties with an opportunity to engage with members, and Plaid Cymru’s leadership election certainly did that. We saw thousands take part in hustings events across the length and breadth of Wales, with Adam Price winning a clear mandate to lead the party into the next Assembly election as we bid to form the next Welsh Government in 2021.
It is clear that Wales, and welsh politics is at a crossroads. We have had a Labour First Minister in Wales since 1999, yet Labour’s record in terms of educational standards, health outcomes and economic development indices see Wales lagging at the bottom of many international league tables. You cannot get away from the fact that the Labour Government has failed in these areas – there is a need for fresh ideas.
A different and better Wales is possible, and at this time of global uncertainty Wales needs to grasp the leavers of power. For far too long we have allowed external influences to shape Wales instead of taking the helm ourselves.
Adam Price has been clear that we need to chart our own course in the world, and is determined to lead a dynamic and outward looking Welsh Government. In the first few weeks of his leadership, we have seen our party membership grow by more than 3,000 people.
I am pleased to have been given the role of Plaid Cymru spokesperson for Local Government, Care and Public Services as part of Adam’s Shadow Cabinet and I will be working hard to develop innovative and radical policies in these areas.
There are interesting times ahead in Welsh politics.