Bridgend Traders Forum latest updates

Remembrance Day

Bridgend Town Council are holding their annual Remembrance Service and parade in the town centre over the weekend of Saturday 12th (Childrens day) and Sunday 13th (Parade and service) November. Download Press release HERE

Christmas in Bridgend – Christmas Window Competition

Bridgend Traders Forum are going to run a Christmas window competition this year with the winning display getting the prize of winners shield which we will engrave each year with the winner. The competition will be judged between Monday 21st and Thursday 24th November and the winner announced on Saturday 26th November during the Christmas event in town – See below.

All you need to do is dress your window for Christmas by Monday 21st November and email us to let us know you want to be involved in the competition – email

Christmas Parade and Lights Turning on Event

BCBC have funded and commissioned epm Creative Events to deliver an event on Saturday 26th November.
The event will consist of Bridge FM coming into town with their stage form 12 noon on the day, music across town and some childrens characters walking the streets. Then parade stating at 3.30pm at the Bridge FM stage and ending back there for Santa to turn on the Town Centre Christmas lights and the Town Council Christmas Tree.
More information, itinerary and poster distributed this weekend.
Download draft itinerary HERE For your information only not for public display

Digital Christmas

Over the festive season the BCBC will be using the ‘Spend Christmas in your town centre’ brand to encourage people to visit their local town centre to shop, socialise and celebrate.

To help communicate the message there will be:

• Radio adverts on Bridge FM
• Magazine adverts
• Social media posts
• Posters in shop windows
• A free town centre parking offer is also in place
• Dedicated Christmas events page on the council website.

To specifically support town centre businesses, Bridgend County Borough Council is offering businesses the chance to advertise promotional offers on a ‘Digital Christmas’ website, which is FREE to businesses in Bridgend, Porthcawl & Maesteg town centres.

EPM creative will run the website from Saturday 12th November 2022 to Thursday 5th January 2023 inclusive. As part of the promotion of the website EPM are offering businesses a FREE entry on the We Love Bridgend app for the promotional period (12/11/22 – 05/01/23).

The We Love Bridgend app can be downloaded search BRIDGEND on Apple Store or Google Play

Or scan the QR code:

Businesses can register for one or both of these initiatives by using the following link:


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Register your business

We hope you will become involved in whichever way you feel will help your businesses engage with a wider consumer base during the Christmas trading period.

So, as you can see lots going on to help the businesses and drive footfall to the area.