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News update from Bridgend Council

Update on Blaencaerau Play Park’s Temporary Closure
Safety concerns have led to the temporary shutting down of the play area at Blaencaerau. Discussions involving Bridgend County Borough Council, V2C, and Maesteg Town Council are in progress concerning a potential community asset transfer for the playground, hinting at an upcoming investment to rejuvenate the facility.

Tour of Britain to Pedal Through Bridgend!
Mark your calendars for 10 September 2023, as the prestigious Tour of Britain cycling race will course through Bridgend County Borough during its eighth stage. The event sees 120 professional cyclists from 20 teams globally compete. Residents and commuters are advised to check the website for any rolling road closures.

A Reminder on the Childcare Offer for Wales
The Welsh Government’s Childcare Offer for Wales continues to support parents/carers, offering up to 30 hours of early education and childcare per week for up to 48 weeks a year. The initiative aims to lessen childcare expenses, allowing parents and carers to return to work, study, or invest in family needs.

Bridgend County Borough Council Invites Citizens to Join their Panel
The council is appealing to individuals, especially those aged 16 to 30, to join the Citizens’ Panel. Members can participate in up to three surveys annually, offering insights into topics like Public Spaces Protection Orders, town centre masterplan, and more, while also receiving regular newsletters.

Give Blood and Contribute to the National Cause
The Welsh Blood Service is urging residents of Bridgend County Borough to consider blood donation this summer. Upcoming appointments include Trinity Church Centre, Porthcawl on 15 August, Tesco Extra, Bridgend on 24 August, and Tesco, Maesteg on 29 August. It’s crucial to note that a two-day wait is mandatory post a Covid-19 vaccination before donating blood.