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I was disappointed at the news that the Trust running the Rest Bay convalescence hotel are looking to close it in October because they say it has ceased to be financially viable. The Grade 2 listed building is now up for sale and there are rumours that it may be converted to apartments.
Nobody wants to see this convalescence hotel close and I have already met with the Chair of the Trustees to explore all the options available to them. However, if as seems likely, this sale goes ahead then it is important that Bridgend Council uses its powers to ensure that any planning approval involves the replacement of the community use that will otherwise be lost.
The Rest Bay Hotel is used by many local groups including U3A and currently acts as the base for Healing the Wounds, a charity that helps former armed forces personnel suffering from PTSD. We need to ensure that their future is secured and the Council is in a unique position to facilitate that. I hope that officers and Councillors will be pro-active in ensuring this happens.