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Children across Bridgend County Borough are in for another action-packed summer of fun and activities with a FREE 'fun in the park' event to be held at Newbridge Fields, Bridgend this Saturday 13 July 1pm - 3pm.Children and parents will get a flavour of what's in store for them ...

An important step has been taken towards the regeneration of the Salt Lake site in Porthcawl.The Cabinet of Bridgend County Borough Council have this week decided to officially dispose of the land it owns at the site which is classed as 'public open space'.It's one of many legal ...

A National Lottery grant of £774,900 has been awarded towards the exciting redevelopment of Maesteg Town Hall.The funding is another significant step forward for the project, which aims to repair and refurbish the iconic 138-year-old building while providing new modern arts and culture facilities.Bridgend County Borough Council and ...

The Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council has spoken at the House of Commons about the likely impact that closing the Ford Engine Plant will have on the area.Cllr Huw David has told the Welsh Affairs Parliamentary Select Committee that 'urgent investment and rapid action' will be vital in ...

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 ...

Councillor Huw David has been re-elected as the Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council.Cllr David, the Labour Group Leader who is also the ward member for Cefn Cribwr, was unanimously re-elected as the Leader of the local authority at the annual meeting of Council held on Wednesday 15 May. ...

Working parents in Bridgend County Borough are now able to access up to 30 hours of funded early years education and childcare for their three and four-year-olds.Bridgend County Borough Council is the latest local authority in Wales to access the Welsh Government's childcare scheme, which gives eligible working parents ...

Rest Bay, Trecco Bay and Porthcawl Marina have all retained their coveted Blue Flag awards which recognise the highest levels of cleanliness and water quality. Cllr Richard Young, Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “We are proud that these three sites have each retained their Blue Flag Awards. A Blue Flag ...

Work on Porthcawl’s new water sports centre in Rest Bay is progressing well ahead of the facility opening later in the summer. The new centre will provide a base for local water sports groups and clubs as well as offering a café/bistro upstairs, an ice cream kiosk downstairs, and toilet ...

The Cabinet of Bridgend County Borough Council has taken the difficult decision of removing a £148,000 subsidy paid to privately-owned public transport operators.The decision follows the results of a recent public consultation exercise and has been made as the council prepares to cover an estimated £36m shortfall in funding ...

Bridgend County Borough Council is continuing to make a range of support available as businesses and residents prepare for the UK’s departure from the European Union.On Monday 3 June, a new ‘chip and check’ service will be launched to help EU nationals who wish to apply to continue to ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

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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