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Coety Primary School virtual consultation

Bridgend County Borough Council is holding an online consultation meeting for the Coety Primary School consultation.

The consultation is inviting views on the proposal to make a regulated alteration to Coety Primary School by enlarging the school from 2-form-entry to 2.5-form-entry, with effect from January 2025.

As a result of the development and through mixing year groups, there will also be an opportunity to increase nursery provision by an additional 12 full-time nursery places.

The virtual consultation will take place on Monday 16 January 2023, 5.30pm to 6.30pm, via Microsoft Teams.

If you wish to attend, please email or phone 01656 815135.

You can also have your say by completing our online consultation form:…/coety-primary-school…/

The consultation closes on Wednesday 25 January 2023.


Public urged to plan ahead due to upcoming M4 slip road closures
Essential works to clear hazardous trees by the M4 between J34 (Miskin) and J37 (Pyle) will start on Sunday 8 January for eight weeks.

The works are being organised by Welsh Government and will be mainly undertaken utilising the hard shoulder with lane 1 and 2 closures where necessary.

However, total closures of some slip roads between J34 and J37 will also be required on certain nights to provide the required safety zones.

Total closures of slip roads will be in place at the following locations between 8pm and 6am. Please note the dates may be subject to change:

  • Junction 35 westbound on slip (Pencoed)- 9 and 11 January
  • Junction 36 westbound on slip (Sarn Park)- 19 and 20 January and 22 and 23 January
  • Junction 36 eastbound on slip (Sarn Park)- 15 and 17 February
  • Junction 36 eastbound off slip (Sarn Park)- 19 and 20 February

Towards the end of the programme, daytime lane closures will be required between 9:30am and 3.30pm for up to six working days – exact dates to be confirmed.

For more information and times of closures, please visit the Traffic Wales website.


Free history talk at Maesteg Library

On 6 Jan 2023, Awen Libraries are hosting a free talk about Christopher Williams, a local artist who was born 150 years ago, in Commercial Street, Maesteg and whose artistic talents led him to painting royalty in palaces.

The talk takes place in Maesteg Library at 12noon. Free tea and coffee is available to enjoy during the talk, which will last up to 30 minutes. No booking prior is required.