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Bridgend Council’s budget consultation has launched

Tuesday 28 September 2021

The council has launched its annual budget consultation for 2021, called ‘Shaping Bridgend’s Future’. The consultation aims to engage with residents on a long term vision for Bridgend County Borough. By completing the online survey, you can have your say on how you think we have performed as a local authority over the past year […]

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Businesses urged to stay alert to a fraud scam

Friday 20 August 2021

Businesses are being urged to stay alert as a fraud scam is targeting existing and potential suppliers of equipment to organisations such as the council. A local business has recently been defrauded out of almost £40,000 worth of goods. Businesses are reminded that all authentic emails from the council will originate from a ‘@bridgend.gov.uk’ email […]

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Property Index updated for businesses seeking town centre premises

Thursday 1 July 2021

The Town Centre Property Index has been reviewed and updated allowing businesses to make informed decisions about town centre properties without the need for a site visit. Prospective buyers looking for properties in Bridgend, Porthcawl and Maesteg’s town centres will be able to refer to the Index to evaluate properties for their business as well […]

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Delicatessen and bakery under new management!

Wednesday 16 June 2021

24-year old single mum Jodie is single-handedly conducting a management buyout of independent retailer H&C Fine Foods, a delicatessen and bakery in Porthcawl town centre. Jodie began working at H&C when she was just 16-years old and has worked her way up to store supervisor over the years. With the mentoring and support of the […]

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Further Welsh Government funding for businesses now available

Friday 4 June 2021

The Welsh Government is making a further package of business support available through the Economic Resilience Fund (ERF). The ERF will provide funding in the form of cash grants for businesses, social enterprises and charities and associated supply chain businesses that have experienced a material negative impact as a result of ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. The […]

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Shopmobility to return as free car parking offer extended

Tuesday 25 May 2021

Bridgend County Borough Council has confirmed that plans are underway to relaunch the town centre’s Shopmobility service. The service, which provides disabled shoppers with access to electric scooters, wheelchairs and more, had to temporarily shut down following the closure of the Brackla One multi-storey, which is located at Cheapside in the town centre. The multi-storey […]

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Rent discount set to continue

Tuesday 25 May 2021

Bridgend County Borough Council has further extended its concessionary rent scheme for market traders and occupiers of small industrial units. The 50 per cent discount will now be in place until 31 August 2021. It forms part of a phased series of concessionary rent rates which were originally introduced to support small and medium-sized businesses […]

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People unable to work from home can order Covid-19 tests online

Friday 21 May 2021

Volunteers and residents who are unable to work from home can now order a free lateral flow self-test kit to be delivered direct to their home. Improving the availability of lateral flow tests will make regular asymptomatic testing for coronavirus more convenient and accessible for people not covered under existing schemes at workplaces, childcare settings, […]

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Last chance to apply for Community Renewal Fund

Friday 21 May 2021

Time is running out to apply for the UK Community Renewal Fund, a £220 million scheme that aims to support people and communities most in need. Bridgend County Borough Council is still accepting applications for the fund but the deadline is fast approaching – all applications must be received by 7am on Monday 24 May. […]

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Council seeking new organisation to run re-use shop

Friday 21 May 2021

Bridgend County Borough Council and its waste partners Kier are seeking a new organisation to run the re-use shop at the Maesteg Household Waste Recycling Centre. The Siding, which was formerly run by Wastesavers, is temporarily closed after the social enterprise announced that it can no longer run it. It says the impact of the […]

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