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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.

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.

Bank Holiday recycling and waste changes

There won’t be any recycling and waste collections in Bridgend County Borough on Monday 26 August due to the Bank Holiday, so collections will be one day later than usual for the rest of the week up until Saturday 31 August.

Schools celebrate A-Level results

The class of 2019 has a lot to celebrate as students across Bridgend County Borough’s schools have once again produced some very good A-Level examination results.

Surf group making waves in Porthcawl

A new Porthcawl surf group has joined the wave of local clubs that are offering opportunities for people with disabilities to enjoy sport.

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