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10 February 2011
Name change saga

Name of Community Centre costs Council Money

Many residents are annoyed over the issue

Neath Port Talbot Council have written to all the residents in South Bryncoch who use the Owain Glyndwr Community Centre as their Polling Station to tell them that the Community Council have changed the name to the Waunceirch Community Centre.  The cost of administration, including a postal charge of 36p for each household, is said to be considerable.  Plaid Cymru councillors say blame for the unnecessary change of name and the expense involved lies totally with the Labour members of the council.

We are informed that the Police, who use the venue for their PACT meetings, will refer to it as:  Owain Glyndwr Waunceirch Community Centre because residents know it by that name - and it avoids confusion.   Residents believe that the centre will always be known by its original name.

Comment:  Including 'Waunceirch' in with the original name (as mentioned above) seems to be a sensible way to identify the Centre in a way that no-one can argue with.

FOOTNOTE -  Labour community councillors decided to change the name after unknown adult vandals pulled the sign down.   It is assumed that cost of a replacement sign is not covered by insurance because of the name change.  It will be regarded as a new sign and not a replacement.

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