Category Archives: Bridgend News

News: M4 bottleneck means Bridgend will miss out on benefits of billion pound City Deal

Economy and Transport Secretary Ken Skates said delivering a solution to the problems was a manifesto commitment The M4 bottleneck at Newport will stop companies investing in Bridgend and will mean the area misses out on a billion pound City Deal, fears a local councillor. The £1.2bn Cardiff Capital Region City Deal, which involves 10… Read More »

News: Bridgend & Porthcawl volunteers raise over £100,000 for terminal illness charity

Bridgend & Porthcawl Fundraising Group are celebrating a milestone after raising over £100,000 for Marie Curie since 2011 The close-knit group of local volunteers have campaigned tirelessly over the last 7 years, raising funds by organising various local events, which include quiz nights, fashion shows, tributes acts and their forthcoming clairvoyance evening. The group also… Read More »

Affordable housing plans in Brackla are back again

Plans to build affordable homes on a children’s play area in Bridgend are to go before councillors again after they asked whether the need for housing outweighed the loss of recreational space. Wales & West Housing Association want to build four two-bedroom homes on land to the west of Bryn Bragl in Brackla. The site… Read More »

Everything that’s changing with recycling in Bridgend

Kier managers appeared before councillors to answer questions Managers in charge of Bridgend’s controversial £82m seven-year Kier waste contract appeared before councillors on Monday to answer questions on the first year’s performance. Heavily criticised when the new system started – missed and delayed collections led to maggots infesting uncollected waste in the early days –… Read More »