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Showing news stories from June 2019

A choir set up specifically for carers in Bridgend County Borough marked Carers Week by releasing its first original song!The ‘Off Duty’ choir was formed in January to give local carers some ‘me time’ and a chance to socialise with fellow carers. Less than six months later, they’ve recorded ...

Businesses and residents across Bridgend County Borough are being urged to show that they have the bottle to help reduce plastic pollution by supporting National Refill Day on Wednesday 19 June.The campaign aims to make single-use plastic bottles a thing of the past by encouraging people to carry a ...

Bridgend County Borough Council wants to know what people think about proposed amendments to its environmental enforcement scheme.Intended to tackle litter bugs, dog fouling, fly tipping and more, the scheme enables designated enforcement officers to issue fixed on-the-spot penalties in streets, parks, public places and more.The council has ...

Bridgend County Borough's three Community Recycling Centres are now open for one hour less each day.New opening hours came into effect this week which will mean that the centres in Tythegston, Brynmenyn and Maesteg will close one hour earlier every day during the summer, while the centres will open ...

Almost half of all eligible businesses in Bridgend County Borough have responded to a council letter advising them that they may benefit from business rate relief.Since letters were sent to 706 eligible ratepayers last month, the council has received 373 responses and to date, 340 of them have been ...

Following the recent announcement that Ford is planning to close its Bridgend engine plant in 2020, a high-level meeting of local business leaders and employers is being organised by Bridgend County Borough Council.As a result of the announcement the Council will also be relaunching two major funding initiatives that ...

Bridgend County Borough Council is expanding its support for children who have a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).A specialist learning facility will be established later this year at the Welsh-medium primary school, Ysgol Gynradd Gymraeg Calon y Cymoedd, in Bettws.The new provision will enable Welsh-speaking children who ...

An Overview and Scrutiny committee of Bridgend County Borough Council held on 4th June 2019 has agreed not to ask the Cabinet to reconsider a decision to remove public transport subsidies Faced with a need to make savings of £36m in the next three years, the Cabinet of Bridgend County Borough ...

The pavilion at Pencoed Recreation Ground is set to be refurbished, re-opened, and taken on by Pencoed Town Council.Bridgend County Borough Council's Cabinet have agreed that the Felindre Road pavilion, which has been closed for several months, will transfer to the town council but will undergo major repairs first. ...

Pedestrians in Bridgend County Borough are being warned not to be duped by a new scam that has hit local streets.During the last couple of weeks there have been several reports of two men impersonating the 3GS litter enforcement officers who are working on behalf of Bridgend County Borough ...

A statement by Cllr Richard Young, Cabinet Member for Communities: "As there has been a lot of inaccurate and exaggerated coverage over recent weeks regarding the Cofiwch Dryweryn mural in Nolton Street, Bridgend, I would like to clarify exactly what Bridgend County Borough Council's position is.Despite what you may ...

Senior members at Bridgend County Borough Council have described the decision to close Bridgend Ford as being 'the single biggest blow to our economy since the closure of the pits'.But Cllr Huw David, Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council, has pledged that the authority will offer workers at the ...

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