New mobile youth centre to come to Pyle
The council’s Youth Support and Community Safety Partnership teams have been working together to launch a new mobile youth centre, bringing youth support services to communities across the county borough.
Funded by the ‘Safer Streets’ initiative, the brightly coloured mobile unit, which has a digital screen, comfy seating, heating, and refreshments for young people will be setting off around the county borough from the 20 November.
The mobile unit will initially focus on the areas of Bridgend town centre, Pyle, Maesteg and Sarn to offer young people a secure place where they can spend time and interact with professionally qualified youth workers.
Working in partnership with colleagues at South Wales Police, the mobile centre will travel to identified ‘hot spot’ areas of anti-social behaviour as well as reaching out to communities where young people have limited or no access to youth services.
Please visit the council website to read more about our new mobile youth centre.
Social Care Recruitment Fair at Sarn: Jobs that make a difference
Have you ever thought about working in social care, but maybe had questions before wanting to take the first step?
If so, the council’s Social Care team will be at Sarn Community Hub, Merfield Close on 21 November, between 5 and 7pm to help answer your questions.
The council offers ongoing professional support, continued training, opportunities to gain qualifications and career progression.
Applicants don’t necessarily need qualifications, or a driving licence and the council are interested to hear from school and college leavers, people returning to employment and those that are semi-retired.
Dance for people with Parkinson’s at Porthcawl
Awen are working with National Dance Company Wales to offer a Dance for Parkinson’s taster session at Awel y Mor Community Centre (Porthcawl) on 19 November at 3.15pm.
Dance has been proven to develop confidence and strength, whilst temporarily relieving some participants of Parkinson’s symptoms in everyday life.
The free session is supported by the council’s Super-Agers project. More information is available on the National Dance Company Wales website.
Maesteg Town Christmas Parade
The Maesteg Town Christmas Parade, organised by the Town Council, will return on Saturday 2 December 2023, and you can join in the festivities from 4.30pm with a Christmas light switch on during the celebrations.
Santa’s Grotto will also be open on the 2 and 3 December – you can write your letter to Santa and post it to the Elves at the North Pole Mail Room. Check if you’ve made the naughty or nice list and spread some Christmas cheer with the whole family.
For more information on Christmas events in a town near you, visit the council website.
Free town centre car parking for Christmas shoppers
Bridgend County Borough Council has confirmed that free parking will remain available at two council-maintained town centre car parks to support traders and encourage people to shop local during the Christmas period.
Drivers will be able to continue to park for free for the first three hours at the Rhiw multi-storey car park in Bridgend, and between noon and 3pm at John Street in Porthcawl.
With free parking also available at the Llynfi Road multi-storey in Maesteg and the Penprysg Road car park in Pencoed.
County Borough Councillor for Pyle, Kenfig Hill & Cefn Cribwr
Office Tel: 01656 643225
Email: [email protected]