Latest News from Pyle, Cefn Cribwr and Kenfig Hill 19 May 2024

Update on recycling and garden waste collections across the county borough

As a result of a backlog of recycling collections following the bank holiday weekend, residents who have not had their recycling collected by the end of Friday will need to take their recycling back in and represent on their normal collection day next week. Areas affected include North Cornelly, Newton, Nottage and Porthcawl. Residents can use other containers for collection providing the crews are able to see the contents of these containers.

Whilst there have been issues with capacity at some community recycling centres (CRCs) earlier this week, all sites are currently taking all materials, except for Pyle CRC, which is currently not accepting small electrical items.

Additional skips have also been put in place at CRCs to assist with the increased capacity required over the weekend.

The council apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Residents are advised to report any missed collections on the council’s website: or by email: [email protected]


Raising awareness of support during Dementia Action Week

Dementia Action Week is currently ongoing until 19 May 2024 and it’s important that those diagnosed have access to the right support.

In Bridgend County Borough there are several places you can get support and guidance for you or a loved one.

Awen Libraries have a range of books in the new ‘Reading Well for dementia’ booklist, featuring titles recommended by a panel of people affected by dementia, leading health professionals and library staff.

The collection has been built to help people understand more about dementia and includes books that provide information and advice; there are also personal stories and children’s fiction.

BAVO are offering free spaces for activities and support at Aberkenfig Library for people living with dementia and their carers on a Monday evening.

Halo Leisure have a ‘Feel Good for Life’ programme, designed to give people living with dementia along with their carers, opportunities to socialise and be active.

Finally, Alzheimer’s Society UK have resources available for people living with dementia, their carers, and professionals.


It’s Foster Care Fortnight 2024

Foster Care Fortnight 2024 is celebrating all our foster carers and all they do to create safe, loving homes for children that need it most.

To mark the occasion, Foster Wales have launched a brand-new cookbook, entitled ‘Bring something to the table’ which will feature an exciting selection of mouth-watering recipes for readers to sample.

Vicky Davies, a foster carer from Bridgend has shared her cherished family recipe in the new book which boasts 20 recipes from celebrity chefs, along with recipes from people in the fostering community.

Vicky said: “Sunday roast is the favourite in our house – chaotic but a firm favourite. The children love being sat at the table at mealtimes, interacting as a family unit and being involved in conversation.

“One of the children I cared for even said it was her favourite part of her day when we were all together at the table.”

The book also shares some life-changing fostering moments from carers and care experienced young people in a bid to raise awareness of the need for more people to come forward and consider fostering.

Cllr Jane Gebbie, the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Social Services and Health, said: “Every year Foster Care Fortnight highlights the need for foster carers in our county borough, and this year is no different. With the release of this wonderful cookbook, the hope is that it will inspire prospective foster carers locally to realise their potential and what they can ‘bring to the table’.

“Many of us have skills and experience that would make us perfect foster carers, and we hope that the networking Foster Wales Bridgend will undertake during this two-week event will enable our residents to visualise a future where they themselves could foster a young person in need.

“This campaign is also an opportunity for us to celebrate our committed team of foster carers, and sincerely thank them for everything they do to ensure the needs of children and young people are not only met, but as they demonstrate daily, go above and beyond to create safe and supportive environments, where young people can thrive and experience life changing moments.

“We would like to invite individuals in our local communities to explore the exciting possibilities of fostering children and young people with Foster Wales Bridgend.”

Please visit the council website to read more about Foster Care Fortnight 2024



News provided by:

Huw David, County Borough Councillor for Pyle, Kenfig Hill & Cefn Cribwr

Office Tel: 01656 643225, Email: [email protected]