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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.

Young Carers ID card scheme

Bridgend County Borough Council has handed out its 300th Young Carers’ ID card in a scheme intended to create more understanding of the issues Young Carers face.

Cheques for Mayor’s charities

The former Mayor of Bridgend County Borough, Councillor John McCarthy, has presented cheques to the three charities he chose to support during his year in office.

Childcare offer helps parents

Working parents of young children are being reminded that they may be eligible to access some free childcare.

Public views wanted on possible cutbacks

As local authorities continue to deal with reduced budgets caused by a decade of austerity, Bridgend County Borough Council is considering cutbacks to services including street cleaning, CCTV, pest control, town centre events, adult learning, education support services, as well as closing one of its three community recycling centres.

Care leavers can inspire others

As thousands of students begin university this month, Bridgend County Borough Council would like to wish luck to all of its care leavers who will be embarking on the latest chapter in their lives.

Sports pitches and play areas

The conundrum over how sports pitches, pavilions and playgrounds should be managed in the future will continue to be debated this week by councillors at Bridgend County Borough Council.

New ‘Sit and Chat bench’ in Porthcawl park

A ‘Sit and Chat bench’ has been painted in bright colours in Porthcawl’s Griffin Park as a place where people can take a seat if they’re happy to chat to others.

Meet Oggie our new chatbot

Bridgend County Borough Council has launched a new Chatbot on its website to enable residents to communicate with the council in English or Welsh, day or night.

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