Latest News from Bridgend County Borough 4/3/24

Special parade marks St David’s Day

To celebrate St David’s Day, schools across Bridgend County Borough came together with Menter Bro Ogwr for a special parade at McArthur Glen Designer Outlet (The Pines).

The Leader, Cllr Huw David attended to present prizes to pupils who entered a ‘Love Wales’ competition.

The parade started at the food court and went around the shops, before returning to the court where pupils got to perform for shoppers,  visitors and family.


Road resurfacing works update

Resurfacing work on the roundabout between Brackla Way and Coychurch Road begun today Sunday 3 March, following a delay to last week’s start date due to contractor equipment issues.

The work is weather permitting and is scheduled to take place on the next three Sundays.

Local diversions will be in place. Please visit the council’s website for information about upcoming roadworks.


Free children’s swimming lessons at Maesteg Swimming Pool

Halo have an exclusive offer for children’s swimming lessons at Maesteg Swimming Pool this month.

Parents and Carers, who sign their children up for swimming lessons between 1 and 15 March 2024, will get two weeks free.

This offer is a chance for your children to learn to swim or improve their skills. Instructors ensure a fun and safe environment for all ages.


To sign up, please complete Halo’s expression of interest form.


Green Top Street Markets return for 2024

Green Top street markets are returning to Bridgend County Borough for 2024.

Visit Bridgend and Porthcawl town centres to sample independent produce from local artisan food, craft and gift makers.

Bridgend town centre hosted its first market of the year last weekend.

Please visit the council’s website to view a schedule of street markets for 2024. More information is also available on the Green Top Events website.


Reminder: Registrations now open for garden waste collection service

Residents can now register for our 2024 garden waste collection service.

Collections will take place every two weeks between Monday 18 March  and Friday 15 November 2024, and will cost £50 per household, or £45 for pensioners.

What can be recycled?

  • Grass
  • Hedge cuttings
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Plants


Each household that registers will receive two garden sacks for collecting and storing their garden waste ready for their collection day.

Please visit the council’s website to register for garden waste collections.


Express your interest in Bridgend Tourism Events Support Fund

Tourism event organisers can now receive support for the Bridgend Tourism Events Support Fund.

The grant scheme, which is fully funded by UK Government’s Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), is open to organisers of tourism events that will be actively marketing Bridgend County Borough between the period of April 2024 and January 2025.

Priority will be given to new events which align with the council’s Destination Management Plan.

The council’s tourism team are keen to hear about ideas from event organisers; please contact [email protected] to arrange an informal chat.


Please visit the council’s website for more information and to complete an expression of interest form.