Bank Holiday waste and recycling collection plans confirmed

The council would like to remind residents of its bank holiday waste and recycling arrangements.

There will be no collections on Monday 27 May, and as a result all collections that week will be one day later than usual until Saturday 1 June.

Residents are asked to place their recycling and waste at their property’s edge by 7am on your collection day.

Community recycling centres at Brynmenyn, Maesteg and Pyle will remain open as normal.

Following reports of abuse towards recycling and waste crew members, we would like to remind residents that harassment and intimidation of staff will not be tolerated.

For more information on waste and recycling collections, please visit the council’s website.

New look for ‘My Account’ online service

Following customer feedback, the council has made some improvements to the design of its online My Account service.

The layout and navigation has been improved to allow users to find the service they need more easily.

Residents can use My Account to:

  • View their Council Tax
  • Apply for Housing Benefits
  • Apply for primary/secondary school admissions
  • Report issues such as potholes, pest control & streetlights
  • Plus much more

Additional improvements will also be available in due course. Please visit the council’s website to find out more about My Account.

Calling all unpaid carers!

All unpaid carers are invited to join Halo at their Carers Respite Programme at Bridgend Life Centre.

The programme will take place every Tuesday between 4 June and 9 July from 2pm – 4pm.

Support includes:

  • Exercise, relaxation, and wellbeing sessions
  • Access to Halo Leisure’s Health & Toning Suite
  • Holistic therapy workshops for stress relief
  • Nutrition advice and healthy lifestyle tips
  • Information on carers’ rights and support systems

Halo have also partnered with ‘Everycare’ and the ‘Dementia Support Team’ from Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board to provide FREE replacement care for your loved ones during the programme!

Thanks to the funding support from Bridgend County Borough Council, this programme is free of charge.

To find out more and to secure your place please email or call 07812496038.

Further information about the Carers Respite Programme is also available on Halo’s website.


Invasive Species Week is here!!

This week is Invasive Species Week and several Balsam Bash events will be held in the coming weeks to help stop the spread of Himalayan Balsam and protect local wildlife.

The events will take place at:

  • Parc Calon Lan: Tuesday 18 June & Tuesday 16 July, 10am
  • Bedford Park: Friday 14 June & Friday 26 July, 10am

Himalayan Balsam is an invasive plant that has a detrimental impact on our native species. It can spread very quickly and grows in dense stands which crowd out many native species whilst also drawing bees and other pollinators from local plants.

Visit the council’s website to read more about nature and the environment in Bridgend County Borough.

Don’t miss out: Welsh Government Future Proofing Fund

Grants of between £5,000 and £10,000 are available to eligible businesses in the retail, hospitality, and leisure sectors.

The fund will help micro, small and medium sized businesses strengthen their future trading position by increasing profitability through investment in renewable energy technology, improvements to the fabric of their premises, and upgrades to systems or machinery to reduce energy use.

The grant’s will be paid up to 75 per cent of project costs or £10,000, whichever is the lesser amount. It is expected that the business will contribute the remaining 25 per cent from other sources.

Visit Welsh Government’s website to check whether your business will be eligible for the grant.

Closing date: 11:59pm on Thursday 6 June 2024 or until the total value of submitted applications exceeds the budget allocation.