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Welcome to Bridgend County Borough Council’s media centre. These pages feature latest news from the county borough, and you can also keep up to date by following us on social media.

New chewing gum bins target a sticky problem

Innovative new ‘chewing gum’ bins have been stuck on lampposts along John Street in Porthcawl as part of the latest move to encourage recycling and cut down on waste.

Cabinet to discuss extra £8.8m

The Cabinet of Bridgend County Borough Council is set to consider budget proposals for 2020-21 which could see an additional £8.8m invested in schools, highway maintenance, street cleansing, services for children who have additional learning needs and more.

550 more foster carers needed across Wales in 2020

The Fostering Network has estimated that 550 foster families will be needed in Wales to keep up with the widespread demand. To combat this, Bridgend County Borough Council has launched, #20 Reasons, a campaign to encourage people within their local area to consider fostering.

Apply for nursery admissions online

Applications can be made online from Monday 6 January for nursery places for children who will be starting school full-time in September 2020 or part-time from January/April 2021.

Leader welcomes budget settlement news

The Leader of Bridgend County Borough Council has welcomed news that the authority is set to receive a higher settlement that what was originally expected for 2020-21.

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