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Warm Spaces

We've put together a list of places across the county borough where residents can always find a warm welcome.  

Awen Libraries

All Awen libraries in the county borough are taking part in Awen’s Warm Welcome Programme:
• Free tea, coffee, hot chocolate and even cup-a-soup
• An enhanced activity programme 
• Jigsaws, board games and Lego sets in every library

All this, plus the usual:
• Free wifi and plenty of space to sit, work, read or just relax 
• Newspapers, magazines and books
• Wide activity programme including reading groups, craft sessions, storytimes and much more.

Bridgend 

Mondays:

  • Maths Class 1pm - 3pm
  • Youth Club 5pm - 7pm

Tuesdays:

  • Knit and Knatter 10.30am -12pm

Wednesdays:

  • Come Snack with us 11am - 12.30pm

Thursdays:

  • CFW 9am - 5pm
  • Art with Elaine 12pm - 1pm
  • Refugee Café 1pm - 4pm

Friday:

  • Quiz Morning 11am - 12pm

Wednesdays: 

  • Zumba 11am - 12pm

Fridays:

  • Yoga 11am - 12pm

Upcoming events:

  • Energy Wise Event (BAVO) 14/11/22 

Tuesday:

  • Foodbank 12pm - 2pm

Friday:

  • Foodbank 11am - 1pm

Mondays:

  • Drop-in Centre 9.30am - 3.30pm
  • Food Security - free hot meals 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • £5 family food bags

Tuesdays:

  • Drop-in Centre 9.30am - 3.30pm
  • Food Security - free hot meals 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • £5 family food bags

Wednesdays:

  • Drop-in Centre 9.30am - 3.30pm
  • Food Security - free hot meals 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • £5 family food bags
  • Movie Wednesday 1.30pm

Thursdays:

  • Drop-in Centre 9.30am - 3.30pm
  • Food Security - free hot meals 9.30am - 4.30pm
  • £5 family food bags

Friday:

  • Drop-in Centre 9.30am - 3.30pm
  • Food Security - free hot meals 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • £5 family food bags

Saturdays:

  • Drop-in Centre 9.30am - 3.30pm
  • Food Security - free breakfast 9am - 12pm
  • £5 family food bags

Mondays: 

  • Guitars for Veterans with G4V Wales 11am - 12pm
  • 'Breathing Space' with Tanio 1pm - 2pm

Tuesdays: 

  • Wellbeing Peer support 2pm - 4pm

Fridays:

  • 'Growing Strong' with Breath Creative 10.30am - 12pm
  • Art Matters 1pm - 2.30pm

Mondays:

  • Keep Fit 10.30am - 11.30am
  • Tae Kwon Do 5.30pm -9pm

Tuesdays:

  • Crochet and Knitting Group 10am - 12pm
  • Sewing Group 1pm - 3pm
  • Line Dancing 7.15pm - 8.30pm

Wednesdays:

  • Line Dancing 10.30am - 11.45am
  • Brackla Senior Citizens Assoc. 2pm - 4pm
  • Sewing Group 7pm - 9pm (not 3rd week of month)
  • Brackla Community Chorus 7pm - 9pm

Thursdays:

  • Crochet and Knitting 10am - 12pm
  • FL Exercise 10.30am -12pm
  • Food Pantry 2pm - 3.30pm
  • Golden Oldies Choral Group (fortnightly) 2pm - 4pm
  • Kick Boxing 6.30pm -7.30pm

Fridays:

  • Baby and Toddler's Group 10am - 12pm

Saturdays:

  • Slimming World 7.30am - 1pm
  • War Games 2pm - 10pm

Sundays:

  • Tai Chi 10am - 12pm
  • Kick Boxing 6pm - 7.30pm
  • BMA Academy 8pm - 9pm

Wednesdays:

  • Weekly Community Café 12pm - 2pm

Thursdays:

  • Carers Chorus Choir 1pm - 2pm
  • Dementia Carers Group (1st Thursday of every month) 1pm - 3pm

Fridays:

  • Tai Chi 2pm - 3pm

Tuesdays:

  • Board Game Night 6pm onwards

Wednesdays:

  • Mini Geeks & Guardians 10am - 12pm

Bryntirion and Laleston 

Upcoming events:

  • Monthly Repair Café: 19 November 2022

Thursdays:

  • Food Pantry 10pm - 12pm

Art and Beautiful Creations, 19 November, 10am - 3pm

Cefn Cribwr

Tuesday:

  • Food Pantry 1pm - 2pm

Friday:

  • Warm Space Café 11am - 1pm

 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Thegreenhall/ 

Cornelly 

Events and activities taking place at the hall include:

  • Line Dancing
  • Baby Sensory
  • Fitsteps 'Strictly' Style Dance Fit

For a full list of events and activities, please visit the hall's Facebook page.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cornellypublichall/ 

The Pantry - Call in to the shop after 12pm on Mondays, or any other day up to Friday from 9.30am. Grab a basket and purchase 10 items for £4.

 

Tuesdays:

  • Sewing Group 1pm - 3pm

Wednesdays:

  • Crafts 10am - 12pm 

2nd Thursday each month:

  • Repair Café Upcycling Project - All day

 

Website: caddt.org/services/the-pantry.html 

The church is open to all between 9.30am and 12pm for hot drinks, friendship and good conversation.

Website: cornellycommunitychurch.org/ 

Coychurch

Mondays:

  • Ti a Fi Pen Y Bont (Adult and Toddler) 10am - 11am
  • 1st Llangrallo Brownies 6pm - 7.30pm
  • Zumba 7.30pm - 8.30pm

Tuesdays:

  • Coychurch Women's Institute (1st Tuesday of month) 1.30pm - 3.30pm
  • Coychurch Gardening Society (4th Tuesday of month) (Oct. - Apr. 7.30pm - 9pm)

Wednesdays: 

  • Coychurch Mother's Union (3rd Wednesday of Month) 2pm - 4pm
  • Kyokushinkai Karate classes (Kid) 6pm - 8pm
  • Latin American Line Dance 8pm - 9pm

Thursdays:

  • Ballet Classes (term time) 5pm - 7pm
  • Over-50’s Coffee Mornings (alternate Thursdays) 10am-12.30pm
  • Age Connects – Personal nail service (alternate Thursdays mornings by appointment)
  • Aerobics 7pm-8pm
  • Welsh Dance 8pm-10pm

Fridays:

  • Hartbeeps (Adult and Toddler) 9.30am - 12.30pm
  • Duplicate Bridge Club 2pm-6pm
  • Coychurch Youth Club (Term time) 7pm - 8.30pm

Saturdays:

  • Ballet Classes (Term time) 9.30am - 12pm

Coytrahen

Thursdays:

  • CELT MH 2pm - 4pm (Employability)

Wednesdays:

  • Make 'n' Chatto - 10am

 

Thursdays:

  • Foodbank 10am - 12pm

 

Fridays:

  • Food Pantry 10am - 12pm

 

Mondays:

  • Parent and Baby/Toddler Group 10am

 

Tuesdays:

  • Parent and Baby/Toddler Group 11am

 

Wednesdays:

  • Chrisfit Circuit classes 6pm

 

Thursdays: 

  • Food Pantry 2pm - 4pm

 

Saturdays:

  • Weightwatchers 9.30am

Thursdays:

  • Slimming World 8am
  • Slimming World 9.30am
  • Slimming World 11am
  • Slimming World 6pm
  • Slimming World 7.30pm

Tuesdays: 

  • Bma Academy (Fitness class) 6pm

 

Wednesdays:

  • Community Crafts 11am - 2pm

 

Thursdays:

  • Bingo (Fortnightly) 5.30pm

Garw Valley

Events and activities include:

  • Gym
  • library
  • active kids
  • creche
  • boxing classes
  • Tai Chi
  • Yoga

Wednesdays:

  • Foodbank 1.30pm - 3.30pm

Fridays:

  • Foodbank 12pm - 2pm

Wednesdays: 

  • 50+ Activity Sessions Tai Chi 10am - 11am

Thursdays:

  • Food Pantry 10am - 12pm

Fridays:

  • Slimtone 9.30am - 10.30am
  • 50+ Activity Sessions Keep Fit 1pm - 2pm

All Awen libraries in the county borough are taking part in Awen’s Warm Welcome Programme:
• Free tea, coffee, hot chocolate and even cup-a-soup
• An enhanced activity programme 
• Jigsaws, board games and Lego sets in every library

All this, plus the usual:
• Free wifi and plenty of space to sit, work, read or just relax 
• Newspapers, magazines and books
• Wide activity programme including reading groups, craft sessions, storytimes and much more.

Wednesdays:

  • Foodbank 9am - 10.30am

Blaengarw Workman's Hall is taking part in Awen’s Warm Welcome Programme, please see below the activities taking place each week as part of this programme.

 

Workplace Mondays - Every Monday 9.30am – 4.30pm

Work from our home rather than yours…with free wifi under our beautiful mountains.  Free tea and coffee available and the warmest welcome in the valley guaranteed!

 

 

Creative Cwtch every Wednesday - Every Wednesday 10am – 12pm

A friendly get-together for local crafters with free hot drinks and biscuits! Bring along your own crafts to knit and natter, create and chatter and join our artistic group for a relaxing morning of creativity.

 

Free Music Fridays - Every Friday 10am-12noon

Join us for a morning of free live music led by some of the best musicians in the UK, with free tea and coffee on tap and a warm welcome every time…

Kenfig

Events and activities taking place at the centre include:

  • Slimming World
  • Bingo
  • Yoga
  • Karate
  • Lunch Club
  • Coffee Morning
  • Credit Union

Facebook: www.facebook.com/TalbotCCKenfigHill/ 

Fridays:

  • Foodbank 1pm - 3pm

Maesteg 

Mondays: 

  • Parent & Toddler Group 9.30am - 12pm
  • 'Material Girls' Sewing Group 6pm - 9pm

Tuesdays:

  • Tir Iarll Craft Group 2pm - 4pm (Except 1st week of the month)
  • Llantastic Signing Group 7pm - 8.30pm
  • Llangynwyd Community Association 7pm - 9pm (3rd Tuesday only)

Wednesdays:

  • Yoga 1pm - 2pm
  • Table Tennis 6pm - 8pm

Thursdays: 

  • Parent & Toddler Group 9.30am - 12pm
  • Bingo 1.30pm - 3pm
  • Pilates 6.30pm - 7.30pm

Fridays: 

  • Art Class 10am - 1pm
  • Film Club 6.30pm - 7pm
  • Monthly Supper Club 7.15pm - 9.30pm

Saturdays: 

  • Pilates 8.30pm - 9.30pm

Sundays: 

  • Tang Soo Do Karate 3.30pm - 6pm

Upcoming events:

  • Indoor Table Top Sale: 27 November 

Wednesdays: Over 50's Bingo/Café - Ladies only 2 pm - 4pm

Upcoming events:

  • Monthly Coffee Mornings, 24 November and 22 December

Tuesdays:

  • Peniel Toddlers 10am - 11.30am (Parents and 0-3yrs)

Fridays:

  • Foodbank 11am - 1pm
  • Kids Zone (Term Time) Aged 4-11yrs 

 

Thursdays:

  • Moo Music - Baby Moo 10.15am - 10.55am
  • Moo Music - Mixed Moo 11.15am - 11.55am
  • Moo Music - Baby Moo 12.15pm - 12.55pm

Mondays:

  • Slimtone 10am
  • Baby Massage 1pm

Tuesdays:

  • Crafting Group 11am - 2pm

Wednesdays:

  • Parent Carers morning (term time) 10.30am - 12.30pm

 

Thursdays:

  • Community Coffee morning 10am

 

Fridays:

  • Ti a Fi Mum amd Baby Group with Alex Hill 9.15am and 11am (term time)
  • Disco 16+ 7pm (Last Friday of month)

Fridays:

  • Coffee Morning 10am - 12pm 

Mondays:

  • Youth Club 5.30pm - 7pm

Mondays:

  • Kids Club 3.30 - 5.15 (5-8Yrs)

Tuesdays:

  • Food Pantry 1pm - 3pm
  • Bingo 1pm - 3pm
  • Kids Club 3.30 - 5.15 (5-11Yrs)
  • CFW Job Club 2pm - 4p
  • Youth Club 6pm - 8pm

Wednesdays:

  • Kids Club 3.30 - 5.15 (9-11Yrs)
  • Baby and Toddler Group (Post Natal) 1pm - 3pm

Thursdays:

  • Baby and Toddler Group (Language and Play) 9.15am - 11.15am
  • Kids Club 3.30 - 5.15 (5-11Yrs)
  • Youth Club 6pm - 8pm

Fridays:

  • Baby and Toddler Group 9.15am - 11.15am
  • Food Pantry 9.30am - 11.30am

Tuesdays:

  • Food Bank 10am - 12pm

Mondays:

  • Café Cwtch - Hot meals and drinks available until 3pm

Tuesdays: 

  • Café Cwtch - Hot meals and drinks available until 3pm

Wednesdays: 

  • Café Cwtch - Hot meals and drinks available until 3pm

Thursdays:

  • Café Cwtch - Hot meals and drinks available until 3pm

Fridays:

  • Café Cwtch - Hot meals and drinks available until 3pm

Upcoming events:

  • Monthly Repair Café, 09 November and and 14 December 
  • Energy Wise Event BAVO, 07 November

Mondays:

  • Mens Shed 11am - 2pm

Tuesdays: 

  • Mens Shed 11am - 2pm

Wednesdays:

  • Mens Shed 11am - 2pm

Thursdays:

  • Mens Shed 11am - 2pm

Fridays:

  • Mens Shed 1pm

Ogmore Valley

Wednesdays: 

  • Food Pantry 3pm - 4pm

Tuesdays:

  • Craft Group 11.30am - 1.30pm
  • Carer's Café 12.30pm - 2.30pm (1st & 3rd Tuesday of month)

Pencoed

Monday:

  • Foodbank 1pm - 3pm
  • Pilates 6pm - 7pm

 

Tuesdays:

  • Girl Guides 6.30pm - 8pm

 

Wednesdays:

  • Pilates 10.30am - 11.30am
  • WI Group 2pm - 4pm
  • Pilates 6pm - 7pm, 7pm - 8pm

 

Thursdays:

  • Tai Chi 2pm - 3pm
  • Funky Fitness Group 4.30pm - 7.30pm

 

Sundays:

  • Café Style Holy Communion 10.30am - 12pm
  • Just Breathe 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Porthcawl 

There are a range of events and activities taking place at the YMCA every day, including:

  • Astronomy
  • Conversational Spanish
  • Crafts
  • Paintng Workshop
  • Quiz
  • Table Tennis
  • Monthly Craft and Gift Fairs

Website: www.porthcawlymca.co.uk/whats-on

Mondays:

  • CAMEO (Ladies) 7pm (1st & 3rd Monday of the month)

Saturdays:

  • Saturday Snacks, 10am - 12pm

 

  • Daily appointments for job search and employability support.
  • Ukrainian Café (Last Tuesday of Month) 

The Grand Pavilion is taking part in Awen’s Warm Welcome Programme, please see below the activities taking place each week as part of this programme.

 

Creative Cwtch - Every Monday 10am – 12pm

A friendly get-together for local crafters with free hot drinks and biscuits! Bring along your own crafts to knit and natter, create and chatter for a relaxing morning of creativity whilst enjoying our beautiful sea views.

 

Workplace Wednesdays: Every Wednesday 9.30am – 4.30pm

Work from our home rather than yours complete with free wifi and a glorious sea view.  Free tea and coffee available – plus our fabulous café will be open for lots of yummy snacks to keep you going!

Please note: Excluding 21 and 28 December

 

Free Music Fridays: Every Friday 2pm – 4pm

Join us for an afternoon of free live music led by some of the best musicians in the UK, with free tea and coffee on tap and of course the best view in town.

Pyle 

Tuesdays:

  • Youth Night (Ages 8 - 11) 5.30pm - 7pm
  • Youth Night (Ages 11+) 7.15pm - 9pm

Wednesdays:

  • Food pantry 5.15pm - 7.15pm
  • Youth Night (Ages 11 - 14) 5.30pm - 7pm
  • Youth Night (Ages 14+) 7.15pm - 9pm

Thursdays:

  • Youth Night (Ages 8 - 11) 5.30pm - 7pm
  • Youth Night (Ages 11+) 7.15pm - 9pm

Fridays:

  • Aged (5-8yrs) (term time) 3.30pm - 5pm

 

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