Community Projects


  • Ffordd yr Eglwys Play area - The members of Cornelly Community Council have now applied to Bridgend County Borough Council for this area to be given Village Green status.  If this is achieved it will mean that the play area and adjoining green area will be saved for the future enjoyment of the children of Cornelly.  This is an ongoing project and updates will be given as and when they occur.
  • Bus Shelters at Heol Las/Plas Kenfig – The shelter at Gorslas was put in place at the end of May and was very well received by residents in the area.The shelter at Heol Las was put in place at the beginning of October and it is hoped that everyone is feeling the benefit of keeping dry while waiting for a bus.

    Members of Cornelly Community Council with Headteacher and pupils from Afon-y-Felin School at recently erected Gorslas Bus Shelt

  • Circular Walk Signs – The first phase of the Circular Walk has now been completed and the six signs mentioned in the last Newsletter were officially opened on Thursday 10th July. Cornelly Community Council would like to thank Bridgend County Borough Council and the Countryside Council for Wales, who both made a major contribution to the project.  Officers from the County Borough helped with the preparation and design of the leaflet to accompany the walk (copies available at Cornelly Community Centre or click here) and the Countryside Council for Wales contributed funding to enable the leaflets to be printed.  Also, Bridgend County Borough Council ensured that works were carried out to allow the whole route to be open and available for use, including signing and waymarking of the route itself.  There was unfortunately a mistake was made in the information contained in the sign at South Cornelly which has now been rectified.  The Community Council would like to apologise for this error. Cllr Richard Granville has accompanied children from the three Cornelly Schools on the first phase of the Walk and they have all been very impressed with the walk itself and found the information contained within the signs extremely interesting. The signs for the second stage of the Walk are now in the planning stage and it is hoped they will be in place by Spring 2009.
    Members of Cornelly Community Council with pupils and staff from Afon-y-Felin School,
    Corneli Primary School and Ysgol yr Ferch yr Sger, at the official opening of the first phase of the Circular Walk Signs throughout the footpaths of Cornelly
  • Troed y Ton Residential Home - A Resolution was passed at a council meeting held on 15th October, pledging full support from the members of the Community Council in any action taken to prevent the closure of this Home.  Members feel that Troed y Ton is a valuable asset for the future of the communities of Kenfig Hill, Cefn Cribbwr, Pyle and Cornelly, as well as being invaluable to the present residents, and they would be glad to give any assistance they can to stop the home from closing.
  • Remembrance Sunday - Members of the Community Council would like to formally thank Revd. Ian Rees for the fitting tribute he paid to 90 years of Remembrance, at the service held on 9th November.  The service was excellent and the Church was once again full to capacity with young and old.  It was very pleasing to see so many young members of the community in attendance, including the Cubs, Scouts and Afon y Felin School.  It should also be mentioned that it was a pleasure to meet the youngest member of the congregation, Noah James Davies, who is ten days old and was accompanied by his proud parents – Brian & Clare Davies (Brian being the Vice Chair of this Community Council).
  • Street Cleaning within Cornelly
    The members of the Community Council are very keen to see the streets of Cornelly looking clean and tidy and to this end they have been looking into ways they can work alongside Bridgend County Borough Council to ensure the streets are kept to a high standard.
  • Thanks to Communities First - The members of Cornelly Community Council would like to thank Communities First for adding an update on Community Council projects to their last Newsletter, which was an excellent publication containing lots of interesting information.


  • Hanging Baskets – After consultation with residents in South Cornelly it was agreed that hanging baskets were the best option for the village and they were put in place throughout Cornelly at the beginning of June.  Residents have been very pleased with the baskets this year and the members of Cornelly Community Council would like to congratulate the suppliers - Gutteridges, on the excellent quality.
  • Clearing of grounds at Maudlam Church – the Community Council organised the professional clearing and spraying of the church grounds.
    Rev. Ian Rees expressed his gratitude to Cornelly Community Council for arranging the clearing and spraying of the church yard and he is delighted that it will be an annual project funded by the Community Council.
  • Memorial Clock at Maudlam Church – the clock was in need of refurbishment and re-gilding and the Community Council provided the funds and made the necessary arrangements for this work to be completed during August.
  • Christmas Lights –It is hoped that the residents of Cornelly enjoyed the Christmas lights once again this year.
  • Summer Playschemes – the community council have again agreed to contribute to the cost of BCBC providing the playschemes.


  • Youth Project at Marlas – £10,000 was donated toward the cost of a new youth provision at Marlas.
  • Barrier at Llew’s Car Park – £700 donated to cost of setting up barriers to alleviate problems being experienced in the area.
  • Maps of Footpaths in Cornelly – The three primary schools in Cornelly were presented with framed maps of Cornelly Footpaths.
  • Sunday School at Corneli Primary School POD –£300 donated towards set up costs of this project.
  • Cornelly Scouts – Donation of £500 for purchase of two new flags
  • Public Hall – £7,132 spent on maintenance work
  • Community Centre – £13,200 spent on foyer refurbishment
  • Sker Beach – In a letter received from the National Assembly for Wales, dated 19th June 2008, the members of the Community Council were informed that a decision had been made by the Petitions Committee of the National Assembly, to formally close the petition which was handed in on behalf of the residents of Cornelly.  The letter stated that this decision had been taken because the Petitions Committee agreed with the Assembly Government’s position, which is that based on current scientific evidence there is no confirmed connection between coastal change and dredging.