Latest News from Bridgend County Borough Council

Pencoed Library to undergo modernisation work

Bridgend County Borough Council is pleased that Awen Cultural Trust has been awarded a grant from the Welsh Government to reconfigure and modernise Pencoed Library.

The registered charity, which manages library services on behalf of Bridgend County Borough Council, will provide match funding to install solar panels on the south-facing roof, contributing to creating a more sustainable building.

The plans for Pencoed Library, which will close later in the autumn and reopen in early 2023 for its 50th anniversary year, include:

• Updating static, old furniture with more mobile options so that the space can be used more flexibly for activities and events.

• Creating a work/study space to support those working remotely or those who need quiet areas to concentrate on their school or studies.

• Building a community meeting room for local groups and support services to use.

Cllr Rhys Goode, Cabinet Member for Wellbeing and Future Generations, said: “This grant is fantastic news for Pencoed and the surrounding area. Libraries play an incredibly important part in our communities, for people of all ages and backgrounds.

“Our successful partnership with Awen will help us to create modern spaces that provide people with the services they most need, such as remote working areas, as well as welcoming spaces to read, work and socialise within the local community.”

No changes to waste and recycling collections over the bank holiday weekend

In preparation for the double bank holiday weekend next week (Thursday 2 and Friday 3 June), residents are reminded that there will be no changes to waste and recycling collections.

Please place your waste and recycling at the kerbside before 7am on your normal collection day.

Visit the council website to find out more about waste and recycling.