Brynna

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Brynna
Brynna church.jpg
Brynna is located in Rhondda Cynon Taf
Brynna
Brynna
Location within Rhondda Cynon Taf
Population3,818 (2011)[1]
Principal area
Ceremonial county
CountryWales
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPontyclun
Postcode districtCF72
Dialling code01443
PoliceSouth Wales
FireSouth Wales
AmbulanceWelsh
EU ParliamentWales
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
Wales
Rhondda Cynon Taf
51°32′20″N 3°27′48″W / 51.538828°N 3.463203°W / 51.538828; -3.463203Coordinates: 51°32′20″N 3°27′48″W / 51.538828°N 3.463203°W / 51.538828; -3.463203

Brynna (Welsh: Brynnau) is a small village situated between Pencoed and Llanharan. It is located at the point where the borders of two Welsh county boroughs, Rhondda Cynon Taf and Bridgend, meet.

Due to Brynna's proximity to the M4 motorway as well as both Pencoed and Llanharan railway stations, it offers residents easy access to most of South Wales.

Brynna was originally called Brynna Gwynion but church records show that it was later shortened to Brynna from 1897 onwards.[2]

Education[edit]

Brynna is home to one primary school, Brynnau Primary School[3] and is a feeder school for nearby Pencoed Comprehensive School. Welsh language provision is catered by Ysgol Gynradd Dolau in nearby Llanharan.

Opening in 1904 Brynnau Primary School celebrated its centenary year in 2004 with a number of events taking part in the village.[2]

Governance[edit]

Brynna is also the name of an electoral ward to Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council. It forms the western half of the Llanharan community (bordered to the west by Bridgend County Borough) and includes Brynna village, Bryncae and Llanilid.[4] The ward elects a county councillor.[5]

Brynna is also a community ward for Llanharan Community Council, electing six of the fourteen community councillors.[6]

Social Life[edit]

Social life in Brynna focuses around the last remaining pub in the village, The Mountain Hare. A previous pub the Eagle Inn is now closed. Brynna FC is the local football (soccer) team and it currently plays in the South Wales Bridgend premier division.[7]

Amenities[edit]

Brynna Woods and Llanharan Marsh have recently (2010) been taken over by the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales and work is in progress to improve access for local people to enjoy this outstanding area for wildlife.

2013 will see major work by the Wildlife Trust to improve the habitat of Llanharan Marsh which is one of the few types of 'Valley Mire' habitats in Rhondda Cynon Taff. Fencing and subsequent grazing by local Welsh black cattle will help to bring back some of the natural flora and fauna that were previously there.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Community population 2011". Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  2. ^ a b Rhondda Cynon Taf Archived August 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ http://www.rctednet.net/brynnauprimary/welcome/welcome.htm~~~~[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Election maps". Ordnance Survey. Retrieved 16 February 2019.
  5. ^ "The County Borough of Rhondda Cynon Taff (Electoral Arrangements) Order 1998". Legislation.gov.uk. 23 November 1998. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  6. ^ "About the Council". Llanharan Community Council. Retrieved 17 February 2019.
  7. ^ BRYNNA FC | South Wales Amateur League - Division 2 Archived August 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

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