Don’t miss out on Nantymoel’s new Luncheon Club

Residents are reminded that a new Luncheon Club has been set up in Nantymoel and anyone attending can enjoy a three-course meal for just £5.

The club takes place at The Mem Community Centre (Inc Nantymoel Boys and Girls Club) and is made possible by the support of funding from BAVO, Bridgend County Borough Council and Welsh Government.

The club also offers residents the chance to meet new people and chat about absolutely anything.

Volunteers work very hard to make the club possible and new people are always welcome to get involved.

The next Luncheon Club will be held on 20 September.

Call 07815878772 to book a place or message The Mem on Facebook.


Progress at Maesteg Town Hall

Work to redevelop the iconic Maesteg Town Hall is moving ahead at pace and some of the most recent developments include:

  • Completion of the lime plastering – this will significantly improve the historic fabric of the building.
  • Intricate carpentry works to the gantries above the stage.
  • Specialist paint decoration across the building.
  • Installation of key utilities.

The next milestones will include:

  • Continuation of dry rot mitigation.
  • Decoration across various parts of the building.
  • New flooring to be laid to various parts of the building.
  • Utility connections.
  • Developing the children’s area of the library.


Reminder: Bridgend’s biggest jobs fair is back

Bridgend County Borough’s biggest jobs fair is returning to the Bowls Hall, Bridgend Life Centre on Thursday 14 September and there will be plenty of exciting opportunities on offer.

The ‘Bridgend Jobs, Careers and Prospects Fair’ is a free event run by the council’s Employability Bridgend team in partnership with Jobcentre Plus. The doors will open to visitors at 10am and the event will finish at 1pm.

Some of the employers confirmed to date, are:


  • Bridgend County Borough Council
  • Avon Cosmetics
  • CGI
  • Tata Steel
  • Bridgend College
  • First Cymru
  • Every care


Car parking at Halo Bridgend Life Centre is free for two hours at the front of the building, but your car number plate must be registered at reception. You can also get three hours of free parking at the Rhiw Car Park.

Please visit the council’s website for more information on our jobs fair.


Virtual Learning courses available

The council’s Adult Community Learning team have a variety of online courses available for the benefit of residents.

The e-learning courses allow individuals to access and study at their own pace and location.

Current courses include:


  • Understanding Diabetes
  • Hospitality Customer Service Skills
  • Warehouse and Logistics – an introduction
  • Small Acts of Confidence
  • Raising Resiliency
  • Mindful Self-Compassion
  • Dealing With and Accepting Failure
  • The New Manager – Choosing Your Management Style


To view a full list of courses and to register, please visit the council’s website.


Last chance to have your say: Community Recycling Centres Consultation

It is proposed to reduce the operating days of each community recycling centre in the county borough by one day a week to meet the financial savings identified in the council’s Medium-Term Financial Strategy.

Following consultation, if it is decided that recycling centres should close one day a week, officers will work with Kier to ensure that the days chosen will cause minimal disruption to the public.

Weekends would not be selected for closure as these are busier days.

Please visit the council’s website to have your say on the Community Recycling Centres Consultation.

The closing date is Tuesday 12 September.