Accessibility links

1
Language selection

2018 budget consultation

Consultation overview

Over the past four years, we have made budgetary savings of more than £30 million. Some of the ways we have done this include:

  • cutting senior management and reducing our workforce by more than 400 employees
  • transferring cultural services to Awen Cultural Trust
  • reducing provision of some services like public conveniences and street cleaning

Also, we have made a wide range of investments including state-of-the-art new schools, new sea defences, and new highways improvements.

Despite the changes made to date, we still have to make a further £35 million saving by 2023, which is currently 13.5% of our net budget.

In this consultation, some of the areas we are asking you about include:

  • council tax
  • leisure and cultural services
  • schools and education
  • transport
  • recycling and waste
  • social services

Respond and win a prize*

Those 13 and over who complete this survey will have the opportunity to be entered into a free prize draw to win one of the following:

  • a family of four ticket for Maesteg Town Hall’s pantomime on 12 January 2019
  • a family of four ticket for Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl’s pantomime, on 15 or 16 December 2018
  • a one year Halo Leisure membership

Terms and conditions apply for the prize draw

Prize draw

  • Family of four ticket for Maesteg Town Hall pantomime on 12 January 2019
  • Family of four ticket for The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl pantomime on 15 or 16 December 2018
  • One year Halo membership

Terms and conditions

Respondents under the age of 16 will not be eligible for the one year Halo Leisure membership. They will be entered into a prize draw for the opportunity to win a family of four pantomime ticket for Maesteg Town Hall or The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl.

We will pass the details of the winner of the one year Halo membership to Halo Leisure who will contact you directly. For the pantomime tickets, we will contact the winners directly.

We will not pass your email address, phone number or other personal information onto any other organisation.

Please refer to the privacy notice detailed at the beginning of the survey. Your personal data will be used for the purposes of the prize draw only. It will be held by the consultation team until the end of the consultation period (18 November), after this it will be securely removed from our system.

Prize draw (*over 13s only)

  • Family of four ticket for Maesteg Town Hall pantomime on 12 January 2019
  • Family of four ticket for The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl pantomime on 15 or 16 December 2018
  • One year Halo Leisure membership

Terms and conditions

If you are under the age of 16 you will not be eligible for the one year Halo Leisure membership. You will be entered into a prize draw for the opportunity to win a family of four pantomime ticket for Maesteg Town Hall or The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl.

We will pass the details of the winner of the one year Halo membership to Halo Leisure, who will contact you directly. For the pantomime tickets we will contact the winners directly (for those aged 13 to 16 this will be via your school).

We will not pass your email address, phone number or other personal information onto any other organisation.

Please refer to the privacy notice at the beginning of the survey. Your personal data will be used for the prize draw only. It will be held by the consultation team until the end of the consultation period (18 November). After this it will be securely removed from our system.

*Unfortunately under 13s are not eligible for the prize draw.

How to respond

This consultation will begin on 24 September and close on 18 November 2018. You can respond or ask further questions via the following options:

Contact

Communications, Marketing and Engagement

Bridgend County Borough Council
Telephone: (01656) 643664
Address: Civic Offices, Angel Street, Bridgend, CF31 4WB.

Alternative formats are also available upon request.

Engagement workshops

You can also respond at our community engagement workshops.

A timetable of community engagement workshops.
Date Venue Time
Monday 24 September Sarn Library 9:30am to 12:30pm
Tuesday 25 September Pencoed Library 9:30am to 12:30pm
Thursday 27 September Bettws Library 2pm to 6pm
Friday 28 September Pyle Library 9:30am to 12:30pm
Monday 1 October Bridgend Library 9:30am to 12:30pm
Friday 12 October Maesteg Library 9:30am to 12:30pm
Monday 22 October Aberkenfig Library 9:30am to 12:30pm
Tuesday 23 October Y Llynfi Library 9:30am to 12:30pm
Thursday 25 October Pontycymmer Library 9:30am to 12:30pm
Monday 29 October Porthcawl Library 9:30am to 12:30pm
Wednesday 31 October Ogmore Valley Life Centre 10am to 1pm

Social media question and answer sessions

Join our live social media question and answer sessions with the Chief Executive.

A schedule of social media question sessions.
Platform Date Time
Twitter and Facebook 07 November 2018 7pm

Important consultation dates

A likely timetable for procedures and proposals.
Activity Date
Response deadline 18 November 2018
Report to Cabinet on the outcomes of the consultation 18 December 2018

Don’t forget you can still have your say on improving council services by joining our Citizens’ Panel.

A to Z Search