The Vale Council have provided an update on the measures they are set to take to prevent the ongoing car parking disruption and to tackle the reports of anti-social behaviour.
I have liaised with the Council and South Wales Police in order to find a solution suitable to residents of Ogmore and visitors, who naturally want to visit one of Vale’s many natural beauty spots.
Councillor Peter King, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services and Transport, stated that ‘there are plans for additional measures to protect both residents and also the common at Brig y Don car park. The works involve making the Brig y Don car park smaller by the use of stone boulders which will fit in with the surrounding common land. This will assist with protecting the residential amenity of surrounding properties as well as allowing the common to regenerate.’
Attached below is an image of the draft proposals for Brig y Don Car Park. I am hopeful these proposals will have the desired effect of bringing order to the car park, providing more safety to nearby residents.
Here is a further list of the measures the Council are set to implement by June 2021.
• Additional Litter staff and collections.
• Consultation due to commence this month on additional parking controls for the village.
• Regular visits and leaflet drops by the community safety team to offer advice and reassurance to residents regarding any anti-social behaviour.
• Car Park attendants at the Rivermouth Carpark with restricted opening hours to 8pm pending the implementation of an ANPR rising bollard scheme for the car park. The latter is currently awaiting approval from the Planning Inspectorate in relation to its potential impact on the common.
I will continue to work with residents, South Wales Police and the Local Authority to ensure the successful implementation of these measures. I urge visitors of Ogmore to respect the area and be considerate of others. I am hopeful that these ongoing issues will be rectified with these new measures.