Free parking offers extended

Existing free parking offers at two council-maintained town centre car parks in Bridgend and Porthcawl will remain available until further notice, whilst long-term options are considered.

Visitors can continue to park for free for the first three hours at the Rhiw multi-storey car park in Bridgend town centre and between 12noon and 3pm at John Street in Porthcawl.

The offer, which was due to end on 30 April, was designed to help local traders and shoppers with the recovery from the pandemic, as well as offering support with the ongoing cost-of-living crisis.

For more information on town centre parking, please visit the council’s website.


Porthcawl Subway gets colourful makeover

In a bid to inspire the local community, recent artwork has been unveiled at The Hibiscus Subway in Porthcawl.

The colourful artwork created by artists Another Day Another Spray and THEW Creative includes imagery of the seaside, inspired by Porthcawl’s iconic scenery.

Funded by the Safer Streets project, the aim of the artwork is to replace hateful and divisive aerosol art with uplifting, welcoming and positive expressions that reflect the true warmth of the community.


Bank Holiday waste and recycling collection plans confirmed

Bridgend County Borough Council has confirmed waste and recycling collection arrangements for the upcoming Bank Holidays on the next two Mondays.


  • Monday 1 May (May Day) – collections will be as normal with no changes.
  • Monday 8 May (Coronation Bank Holiday) – there will be no collections on the Monday of this week, and all collections will be one day later than normal up to and including Saturday 13 May.


For more information on waste and recycling collections, please visit our website.