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Showing news stories from February 2019

A Maesteg-based charity will soon be offering the Paralympic sport of boccia to local young people with learning difficulties after being awarded a £1,500 Community Chest grant.'Every Link Counts' will use the grant for equipment needed to set up a new boccia club so that young people can experience ...

Following the news that Bridgend Ford was meeting with trade unions to discuss potential job losses, Bridgend County Borough Council confirmed it stands ready to support the organisation and its employees.Cllr Huw David, Leader, has contacted senior managers at the plant to offer the authority's assistance.At the same ...

Bridgend County Borough Council has agreed a total net budget of £270.8m for the coming year.The council's gross revenue budget for 2019-20 will be around £420m, with an additional capital investment programme for the year of £36.1m.In order to fund additional budget pressures and cover a ...

Budding documentary makers from a Bridgend special school are contenders for a gong at the ‘Into Film Awards’ in London next month.Students from Ysgol Bryn Castell worked with Film Cymru to create a short film about democracy which has been nominated in the ‘Best Documentary’ category at the awards ...

Welsh rugby star, Ryan Jones, will be joining businesses in Bridgend County as special guest speaker for the Bridgend Business Forum's annual St David's Day business breakfast.Supported by Bridgend County Borough Council, the Bridgend Business Forum boasts over 900 members and offers a collective voice for local companies of ...

Shoppers visiting Bridgend town centre are reminded that they can report any anti-social behaviour or crime by calling 101.The Bridgend Community Safety Partnership - which is made up of Bridgend County Borough Council and South Wales Police together with other public, private and voluntary agencies - has issued the ...

Bridgend County Borough Council is asking if 2019 could be the year you start your fostering journey and make a positive difference to the life of a local child.A total of 6,407 children were looked after in Wales during 2018 - an increase of 464 or eight per cent ...

Fresh from opening the sixth new school to be built in Bridgend County Borough within the last five years, the Council's Cabinet are already planning the next wave of modern schools.Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Calon Y Cymoedd opened at the start of January in Bettws, joining the adjacent Betws Primary ...

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