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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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Time is running out to apply to EU Settlement Scheme

Friday 21 May 2021

EU citizens living in Bridgend County Borough have just 50 days left to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme. The scheme, which is part of the UK’s new post-Brexit immigration system, offers citizens of the 27 EU member states, as well as Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, the right to keep living and working in […]

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Businesses alerted over Covid-19 scam letters

Friday 21 May 2021

Businesses in Bridgend County Borough are being warned about a scam letter claiming to be from UK Government telling firms they need to buy Covid-19 detection air purifying devices. The National Anti-Fraud Network (NAFN) says the correspondence claims to be from the Covid Task Force, part of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy […]

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How the council is supporting town centre retailers

Monday 19 April 2021

As non-essential retailers have been allowed to reopen from this week, Bridgend County Borough Council is offering a range of measures to support businesses and help keep shoppers safe. On Monday, the latest easing of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions came into force and saw some retailers welcoming back shoppers for the first time since December. This […]

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Free Covid-19 tests for people unable to work from home

Monday 19 April 2021

People who are unable to work from home will be offered free rapid Covid-19 self-testing kits from tomorrow (Friday 16 April). The twice-weekly asymptomatic tests will be available for people who can’t work from home and their households to collect from the Bowls Centre Car Park in Bridgend between 8am and 1pm, seven days a […]

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