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The first ever inter-generational mini-OlympAge Games event was held at Halo's Ogmore Valley Life Centre recently.School pupils and older people from Ogmore Valley teamed up to compete at a range of Olympic-themed activities, such as chain relay, bounce ball, target throw and new age kurling.The fun-filled activities, which ...

Royal Porthcawl has become the first Golf Club in Wales to obtain the GEO-Certification sustainability award after receiving valuable support from Bridgend County Borough Council's 'Dune 2 Dunes' project.The 'Dunes 2 Dunes' project, funded by the Sustainable Management Scheme, which is supported by the Welsh Government Rural Development Programme ...

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A new policy for supporting care leavers through their university and higher education studies has been adopted by Bridgend County Borough Council.Previously, the council's financial support has enabled young people to meet the costs of term time and vacation accommodation, pay for tuition fees and receive weekly maintenance payments. ...

With continued and increased uncertainty about when the UK will leave the European Union, preparations are underway at Bridgend County Borough Council.Under the leadership of the interim Chief Executive, a project team has been formed and a 'risk tracker' developed to help the authority prepare for a wide range ...

Secured by Bridgend County Borough Council in collaboration with Welsh Government, the 'Urban Centre Property Enhancement Fund' can provide financial support towards renovation work on shopfronts, signage, windows and doors, as well as internal and external structural improvements.Cllr Charles Smith, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Education, said: "As well ...

The Bridgend YMCA has been awarded the maximum Community Chest grant to help them train more volunteers and offer more activities to boost young people's mental and physical wellbeing.To help achieve the YMCA's aims of making their centre on Angel Street become a hub of activity for more local ...

Two of the next new primary schools to be built in Bridgend County Borough will be financed through a Mutual Investment Model, the Welsh Government's innovative way of investing in public infrastructure.In total, Bridgend County Borough Council has plans to build four new primary schools and one new special ...

Bridgend County Borough Council has been supporting LGBT Fostering and Adoption Week by encouraging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) members of the local community to consider adopting or fostering children in the county borough.Currently, there are only two same-sex couples who are foster carers for Bridgend County Borough. ...

A free PopUp Business School that provides participants with the knowledge and tools needed to start their own business without funding or money is returning to Bridgend County Borough for one week only this month!Taking place at Halo's Bridgend Life Centre from Monday 25 to Friday 29 March 10am ...

Any gardeners in Bridgend County Borough who sign up for this year’s garden waste recycling collections before Monday 1 April will receive the seasonal service at a discounted rate.Offered by Bridgend County Borough Council in partnership with Kier, the service makes it possible to recycle garden waste including plants, ...

The mysterious 'Lego Man' street artist has struck again in South Wales, this time with a colourful tribute in support of a Bridgend schoolgirl's mission to raise positive awareness of Down's Syndrome.Eleven-year-old Hollie Evans was stunned with the surprise graffiti which was created at Litchard Primary School last weekend ...

Plans to set up more specialist learning facilities for Welsh-speaking children with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD) have moved a step closer.Having already established Welsh-medium provision at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd, as well as English-medium provision at Pencoed Primary School and Maesteg Comprehensive School, Bridgend County Borough ...

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Responsibility for health care services in Bridgend County Borough will move from the ABMU Health Board to the Cwm Taf University Health Board from 1 April 2019, and local residents are being reminded that the boundary change won't affect how services are delivered to patients.Discussing the matter at a ...

Porthcawl residents are being invited to attend a drop-in information session where they can help influence the next phase of work on the town's flood defences.With the work set to target the western breakwater, eastern promenade and Sandy Bay areas, the drop-in session will feature information boards outlining the ...

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 ...

Bridgend County Borough Council have teamed up with local organisations such as the Wallich and Gwalia and other partners to support rough sleepers again this winter.We are working in partnership to make sure that homeless people have a warm, safe place to sleep and can access a range of ...

The largest business property development scheme ever undertaken by Bridgend County Borough Council is underway.Carwyn Jones AM joined councillors and officers at Village Farm industrial estate in Pyle to view the £5.5m plans for the Enterprise Hub Programme.Utilising £2.3m EU funding and contributions from Welsh Government ...

A riverside section of the Craig y Parcau local nature reserve in Bridgend is now more accessible to walkers following a series of improvements.Found next to Newbridge Fields on the opposite side of the river to the sports pitches, Craig y Parcau is an area of woodland which can ...

New Welsh-medium childcare provision will be created in Bettws, Bridgend, Porthcawl and the Ogmore Valley to help increase the number of Welsh speaking families in Bridgend County Borough.Nationally, the Welsh Government has a target of achieving a million Welsh speakers by 2050. To help support this target, they made ...

Taxi fares will change in Bridgend County Borough next week after a new pricing proposal suggested by licensed drivers was agreed. A number of taxi drivers have argued that fares should be increased for the first time since 2011 due to the rise in cost of livingcoupled with the cost ...

The key developments that will trigger Porthcawl’s stunning transformation over the next five years have been unveiled by Bridgend County Borough Council.The Council’s Cabinet have today decided on the ‘regeneration jigsaw’ that will be pieced together over several phases to deliver a new food store, leisure attractions, housing and ...

Bridgend County Borough Council’s programme of support for newly qualified social workers has earned them an award at the Social Care Wales Accolades – the BAFTAs of the social care world.The local authority took top spot in the ‘Developing a confident and sustainable workforce’ category at the prestigious award ...

Bridgend County Borough Council is inviting views on a proposal to establish more specialist learning facilities for youngsters with a diagnosis of autistic spectrum disorders (ASD).Having already established provision at Pencoed Primary School, Maesteg Comprehensive School and Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Llangynwyd, the council is now proposing to set up ...

Bridgend County Borough residents are being warned to watch out for phone calls and doorstep visits from scammers suggesting that they have a rat problem in their home.Pretending to be from either the Environmental Health or Welsh Water, the scammer will then proceed to ask the resident for money ...

The safeguarding and protection of the most vulnerable people in Bridgend County has been given a significant boost with the launch of the Bridgend Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). The new integrated service became fully operational in July and is the third hub of its kind in south Wales. Housed in ...

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