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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  

Enjoy the coast and stay safe this summer

As Bridgend County Borough basks beneath an early summer heatwave and dolphins have been spotted offshore at Porthcawl once more, visitors are being urged to stay safe when enjoying the area’s stunning coastline.

Organising a summer event?

Residents and organisers who are planning to hold public events this summer are being reminded that a useful council toolkit is available.

Top tips for staying cool as temperatures rise

With temperatures expected to reach as high as the mid-thirties and an amber weather warning in place for much of Wales between Sunday 17 – Tuesday 19 July, residents of Bridgend County Borough are being urged to take extra care over the next few days.

Children’s play areas upgraded in £500k investment

Work has begun on a £500k investment programme aimed at refurbishing play areas across the county borough and replacing out-of-date equipment. The work is being undertaken in a series of contracts managed by the Green Spaces section.

Pencoed Library to undergo modernisation work

Bridgend County Borough Council is pleased that Awen Cultural Trust has been awarded a grant from the Welsh Government to reconfigure and modernise Pencoed Library.

Porthcawl retains its three Blue Flags

Rest Bay, Trecco Bay and Porthcawl Marina have all retained their prestigious Blue Flag awards which recognise the highest levels of cleanliness and water quality.

Porthcawl 10k set for return

The Healthspan Porthcawl 10K, a major running event that debuted in 2019 will return this summer after a two-year absence. It is expected to attract thousands of runners from across the UK.

Jubilee street parties in Bridgend County Borough

Residents of Bridgend County Borough are being reminded not to leave it too late if they want to apply for a temporary road closure and hold a street party as part of the Queen’s forthcoming Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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