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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.

Rugby to boost literacy thanks to Afon-Y-Felin pupils

Pupils and teachers at Afon-Y-Felin Primary School in North Cornelly have been working closely with the Welsh Rugby Union (WRU) to help develop exciting new learning resources which will use rugby to boost literacy!

Rare orchids thrive at Kenfig

A recent council check on orchid numbers at Kenfig National Nature Reserve in Bridgend County Borough had to stop when wardens and volunteers found there were too many to count in a single day.

More safe routes for walking and cycling

More than £3.6m worth of transport and active travel improvements will be made in Bridgend County Borough over the next year thanks to grants from Welsh Government.

Achieve your goals with Employability Bridgend

By swapping boilers and pipes for footballs and cones, a young Dad from Brackla is well on his way to a new football coaching career thanks to Employability Bridgend.

School’s out for summer!

Children across Bridgend County Borough are in for a real treat this summer as an action-packed programme of activities and events awaits them.

Summer Reading Challenge blasts off

Children across Bridgend County Borough are in for another action-packed summer of fun and activities with a FREE ‘fun in the park’ event held at Newbridge Fields, Bridgend on Saturday 13 July 1pm – 3pm.

Apply for school bus passes online

Online applications can now be made by families of children who will be eligible for school bus passes when they start year seven in secondary school this September.

Important information for purple bag collections

Households who have registered for Bridgend County Borough Council’s purple bag recycling collections are being reminded that if they don’t put out any bags on three consecutive occasions over a six week period then it will be assumed they no longer need the collections.

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