European football is coming to Bridgend County Borough

Congratulations to Penybont FC for reaching the qualifying stages of the UEFA Europa Conference League.

The draw takes place on 20 June and further details relating to this historic fixture will be confirmed in due course.


Council shows support for Dementia Action Week

The council were proud to support the Alzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Action Week – a nationwide event dedicated to raising awareness of dementia and promoting an understanding of its symptoms.

On Monday (15 May), the main council office building in Angel Street was lit up light blue to mark the start of the week.

Also, Coychurch Crematorium Joint Committee recently nominated Alzheimer’s Society Cymru as its chosen charity. A donation of £12,000 has now been confirmed.

Other support available includes a new pop-hub dementia hub which is due to open at Ty Llynfi in Maesteg. Starting from 23 May, the service will be available every other Tuesday from 11 am to 1pm.

Locally, Awen Libraries have a range of books ‘Reading Well’ that have resources on dementia. Please visit Awen’s website for more information.

Halo Leisure are also running the ‘Feel Good for Life’ programme, designed to give people living with dementia and their carers an opportunity to socialise and be active. Further information is available on Halo’s website.


Have your say: Annual Director of Social Services Report        

To help the Council evaluate social care services, it has created four short questionnaires and are asking residents to complete the one which is most relevant to them.

 Every year the Corporate Director of Social Services and Wellbeing must complete and publish their Annual Report which evaluates the performance of the local authority in relation to the delivery of its social services functions over the past year.

 It is important the council receives regular feedback to help it improve the services and support it is able to provide.

The questionnaires include the following:

  • Adult Social Care – for those aged 18+ that have experience of adult social care in Bridgend.
  • Children and Young People – for those children and young people aged 8 to 17 that have experience of children’s social care in Bridgend.
  • Carers – for the unpaid carers of adults, children or young people that have experience of adult or children’s social care services in Bridgend.
  • Parents – for the parents of children and young people who have experience of children’s social care in Bridgend.

The consultation is due to close on 9 June 2023.

Please visit the council website for more information and to share your thoughts.


Dog control public spaces protection orders consultation

A public consultation has begun on plans to tackle dog fouling issues and irresponsible dog ownership in the county borough, with the closing date of 18 July 2023.

A previous dog control Public Space Protection Order (PSPO), which contained the same conditions, started in 2018 and ran through to last year. By law, the council must carry out a public consultation before it can make, extend or vary a PSPO.

Under the proposed renewal of the dog control PSPO, dog walkers could be fined £100 if they fail to pick up after their pets in public areas or walk their dog without carrying a supply of dog waste bags.

While the order does not restrict dogs from being off the lead in specific areas, it would require dog walkers to place their dog on a lead if requested to do so by an officer, making it an offence if they do not, which could also result in a £100 fine.

To take part in the consultation please visit the council website.