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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.

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Seafront road closed during the Porthcawl Elvis Festival

To help ensure that crowds attending the Porthcawl Elvis Festival (28 – 29 September) can enjoy strolling safely along Porthcawl’s seafront in their blue suede shoes and colourful costumes, a stretch of the main road along the esplanade will be closed for the majority of the weekend.

Winners applauded at Bridgend’s greatest awards!

Bridgend County Borough’s flagship awards programme, ‘The Bridgend Business Forum Awards 2019’ sponsored by Valleys to Coast Housing took place at the Coed-y-Mwstwr Hotel, Coychurch recently.

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.

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.

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.

New re-use shop in Maesteg

A new re-use shop will open this autumn at the community recycling centre in Maesteg as a haven for bargain hunters!

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