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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.

This news list is currently being filtered by Leisure and culture  

Work with council to save sport

The Cabinet of Bridgend County Borough Council has agreed that the authority can no longer afford to subsidise sports pitches, playing fields and pavilions following ‘ten years of suffering cuts and being forced to set austerity budgets’.

Porthcawl's Watersports centre is revealed

Surfers, kayakers, paddle-boarders, canoeists and more are set to benefit from a new £1.5m Watersports Centre which has been officially opened at Rest Bay in Porthcawl.

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.

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.

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.

Have your say on sports pitches and pavilions

With just three weeks left to go before the consultation deadline (10 July), Bridgend County Borough Council is urging people to have their say on the future of sports fields, pavilions, grass cutting and play grounds.

New Pencoed skateboard and BMX park

An underused former tennis court has pulled a 360⁰ transformation to become a popular new £59,000 skateboard and BMX park.

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